The Divorce Shackles

2 Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

3 “What did Moses command you?” he replied.

4 They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.”

5 “It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied. 6 “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ 7 ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

10 When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. 11 He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. 12 And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.” Mark 10:2-10

Divorce is always a difficult subject, and even more so for those in the midst of it. It’s draining, heart-wrenching, and full of emotional ups and downs. Despite its prevalence in our society, it comes at a great cost for those involved. People do and say things they regret doing when divorce is hanging over them.

Rather than pointing a finger, lecturing, or telling people what they already know, let’s pray for the people in your life who are in the midst of a separation or divorce.

Pray for any children involved as they are often confused and the hardest hit.

What do you pray for exactly? Peace, clarity, strength, protection, and God’s direction.

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