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Monday Morning Prayer – Difficult Relationships

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DIFFICULT RELATIONSHIPS

The Prayer:
“Heavenly Father, this fertility journey is not easy on my relationship with others. Help me to be silent or to watch what I say, and that no unwholesome word will come out of my mouth, but help me to speak with wisdom, with kindness and compassion. For my husband/wife, the one you gave as my partner in life, I ask for Your help to respect him/her and their desires for a family. Help me with my mother, father and other family members, to love and honor them, even though they may not understand our decisions on this fertility journey. For my friends, help me not to take an offense at their silence of my fertility issues or to be hurt by their way of helping me. I praise You that I am free to love those around me because of Your great love for me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Scripture Reflection:

Exodus 20:2, Proverbs 17:17, Proverbs 31:26, Matthew 7:12, Matthew 11;25, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, Ephesians 4:29-32, Ephesians 5:33

If you have a prayer need for any fertility related issue, please, consider posting the request on our Prayer Wall. Once you’re on the Prayer Wall follow prompts to add our prayer request by name or anonymously. We love you and care for you as you are going through this hard journey.

If you’d like to discover more scripture and prayers for the infertility road, you can find them in my book, Dancing Upon Barren Land – Prayer, Scripture Reflection and Hope for Infertility. The book is available via soft cover or E-book format as well.

Love y’all,
Lesli

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Olive

Dear Lesli,

Thank you for this reminder. For a whole year, I was jealous of a family member who had conceived and was hyper-sensitive about everything she said and did. My husband is at a wit’s end with the new green-eyed monster in me and I do not like the person I have become. I know that change does not come on my own and I need to rely on the Holy Spirit to manage the relationships around me and to be at peace. My eyes must be focused on Jesus and not on the people and the circumstances around me.

Love,
Olive

Lesli Westfall

Hi Olive,

You are so right about your focus and reliance to be on the Holy Spirit. Even though we don’t want to be and say we don’t want to be the green-eyed monster…it is still easy for us to be ultra-sensitive and all consumed with what we so desire; a baby. I’ll be praying for you. Keep your head and your ‘pretty eyes’ up towards the heavens and call on God when you need Him. He is there.

Love in Christ,
Lesli

Lesli,

This is an absolutely beautiful prayer. It so captures the gut wrenching conflict we sometimes find ourselves in with the people we love the most on this journey. It is also a fantastic reminder that love in Him, gives us the freedom to be compassionate and love others, even if things get tough. So grateful to have found this.

Lesli Westfall

Thanks Rosanne! I appreciate you kind compliments and am thankful this prayer, His Word has touched you.

Blessings,
Lesli