Monday, April 13, 2009

Marriage Mondays: A Couple's Prayer and a Contest!

Marriage Mondays 4-13-09





Lyrics | Steven Curtis Chapman Lyrics | I Will Be Here Lyrics

It’s Monday and that means it’s time for Marriage Mondays. Today’s encouragement for couples comes from Renee Bartkowski’s Prayers For Married Couples. It’s called Couple’s Prayer. I hope you enjoy it.

Dear God,

We often tend to forget that we are two unique individuals with two different personalities and two very different ways of coping with life.

As a result, we sometimes get impatient with each other’s method of doing things and stubbornly insist on handling things our own way.

At times, we are even tempted to believe that our way is the only right way.

Help us to be more tolerant of the way our partner chooses to cope with life. Teach us how to always be open-minded enough to consider alternate ways of doing things…honest enough to admit when our way is not best…fair enough to realize when it really doesn’t matter which way things are done…and kind enough to occasionally give into our partner’s way of handling things.

Let us learn, Lord, not only how to use the art of compromise wisely and efficiently but to always temper it with a generous dose of understanding and love.

Amen.


A couple more notes today. First, in two weeks we’ll be inviting C. J. Rapp over to talk a little about her book I Am Says You Are. That will be on April 27. So along with Marriage Monday, the ladies will get a great little bonus. I’ll be reviewing the book sometime next week so be on the lookout for that.

Finally, we didn’t have too much success with our last contest, so we’re gonna try again. We here at One Man Revival will be giving away a pair of CD’s to one lucky reader with next week’s edition of Marriage Mondays. The winner will be chosen from respondents to blogs over the next week from any of the areas that One Man Revival is read. That means you just need to respond to one of the blogs at one of four locations to qualify (Blogspot, MySpace, Shoutlife or Livejournal), one entry per person. You can respond all you want, but you only get entered once.

So Frank, what do I win? Glad you asked. The winner will receive a copy of Group 1 Crew’s self-titled CD and Mandisa’s True Beauty. So enter this week by commenting on the blogs.

I love you guys!
Frank

29 comments:

Jenndiggy said...

Want me to advertise the giveaway a little? Might draw in a little traffic to your blog! If so, just let me know either by e-mail or facebook! :) ~ Jenn Short

Frank Jenkins said...

absolutely! Any advertisement is appreciated!

bleatham said...

Hi!
Just wanted you to know that I really enjoyed your couples prayer in the Marriage Monday segment!. THanks and God Bless you!

bleatham(at)gmail.com

tatertot374 said...

Hi! I saw this posted by Jenn and I truly enjoyed the prayer. Thank you for continuing the word and the contest.
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

cherie said...

Great couples prayer! Thanks!

yadgirl said...

Make sure you list the end date if you post a contest to a website.

Frank Jenkins said...

yadgirl, people have until I get ready to post Marriage Monday on Monday April 20. That means, they have until about 8am CDT on Monday.

SweetMissa said...

Beautiful song and prayer! Great blog! I'm getting married next summer, and I am going to bookmark your blog so I can continue reading!

Melissa
tigerweebear@aol.com

dolls123 said...

I'm looking forward to the book review in 2 weeks. Signed up as a follower

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

vmkids said...

count me in to win

mverno said...

love to see it in print. mverno@roadrunner.com

bbecky1234 said...

What a wonderful blog! I truly enjoyed the prayer and look forward to more!

christin said...

Thanks for a wonderful prayer:) This is my first visit, but I'll be back:)
christinbanda(at)yahoo(dot)com

mmentor said...

this is my first visit

Banti said...

Nice prayer. This week I watched movie of Conversations with God, had the tears rolling down. So beautiful! Thanks Jenn for alerting us!
Betty

yellowlabs said...

Loved the prayer. Thanks for the great giveaway!

reddon30 said...

Great couples prayer and so on spot...thanks for the contest.

ky2here said...

Hallelujah. Please include me.

turboterp said...

Your couples prayer was very moving. I'm going to share it with some friends. Thank you!

darlanpaulsmamma said...

Your couples prayer was very refreshing and much needed! I will be revisiting it with my spouse later! Thanks for the giveaway as well

Amy said...

Great couples prayer!!! Thanks for the contest!

chrisandamyward(at)comcast(dot)net

Marianna said...

I love your blog already! Thanks for the encouragement and reminder to be patient! Oh and thanks for hosting the giveaway too!

Frank Jenkins said...

OK gang, the contest officially ends at 8am CDT. If your post is after that, you didn't make it. Don't worry because I'll be announcing something else cool for the upcoming Agapefest after Marriage Mondays tomorrow.

Gianna said...

Please enter me :)

masonsgranny59 said...

count me in to win to win this 4 my daughter:)

Frank Jenkins said...

The contest is closed. Please give me time to contact the winner and I'll post with Marriage Mondays.

yadgirl said...

I want to win.

John Deal said...

I was moved by your couples prayer.
AztecFeller@aol.com

Frank Jenkins said...

This contest is closed and has had a winner. If you still wish to enter a contest, please check out the Countdown to Agapefest thread, dated 4-20.

Thanks!