Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Travailing

Jeremiah 9:17-18:
Thus saith the Lord of host, consider ye, and call for the mourning women, that they may come; and send for cunning(skillful) women, that they may come; And let them make haste, and take up a wailing for us, that our eyes may run down with tears, and our eyelids gush out with waters.

There will be times when our husband will not only need us to just pray for him, but to travail on his behalf. (There will also be times when we will need them to travail for us.) Men face so many different issues, that they need us praying for them without ceasing. Some issues require for us to travail on their behalf; for breakthrough, to destroy yokes, to pull down strongholds.

When our husbands are weak, The Bible says that the Holy Spirit travails through us. "In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance to the will of God." Romans 8:26-27

We can contribute to our husband’s happiness by travailing in prayer for them. Travail about issues that are most dear to their hearts.

Travailing can mean to bare, bring forth, or distress. Travailing can even mean to act as a midwife to one. What does a midwife do? A midwife helps bring new life. Travailing and pouring out your heart on behalf of your husband (or anyone) brings about great change. Through travailing prayer we can powerfully intercede for our husbands and such intercession involves spiritual warfare and the birthing of miracles. How awesome is that; that God entrusts us with the responsibility of birthing miracles!

Whether your husband has been saved for years, just a few days, or is not saved at all, both of you will benefit greatly from your travailing prayers.
Jesus spent so much time travailing in prayer, weeping before His heavenly father. Let’s follow His example. Another saint that comes to mind that travailed in the bible is Hannah. Hannah was barren and travailed in prayer to have a child. It did not come to her easily. Hannah travailed before the Lord so hard, that Eli thought she was drunk. She weeped, cried, moaned, and groaned so much so, she was mistaken for a drunk! Wow!

Travailing prayers work great victories; not only did the Lord give her a child, but she became the mother of 3 sons and 2 daughters.

Ladies, take time and travail for your husband when you feel his burden; and when you see the fruits of your labor, you can say like Hannah, “For this I prayed”! I Samuel 1:27 For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him…

written by Angelica Hamilton

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