Prayer For Reconciliation
My wife left me after 5 years of marriage and 2 children. Is it wrong for me to turn to God and seek reconciliation. We were very active in church, but we both fell away from God. I have lost my love. She will not even talk to me about this. Is there hope. Am I wrong for praying for reconciliation?
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---MIKE on 2/26/10
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I'm not so sure it's wrong unless it's outside of the will of God. You must seek God for his will and allow him to lead you. Faith comes where the will of God is known.
---Shary on 3/12/10|
Yes, you should always reconcile if at all possible as that honors God.
---Alan on 3/12/10|
if it's wrong to ask for reconciliation then someone needs to show me in the bible where it's at. all i can find is only reconcilliation regardless of the sin. for as we are christians if we repent and ask forgiveness he likewise is forgiving. who can truly say what will happen tommorow,only he can.
---michael on 3/3/10|
There is hope. I became friends once with a man down the street who was in the situation as you describe.
I encouraged him to trust God personally and for his wife. It did not happen over night, but his wife came back to him. The last I heard, they were still together after 30 years, still attending church.
All this to say, trust God in Christ for whatever happens. Maybe God let this happen so you would learn to trust Him, not just for your marriage, but for your life in Him.
---Rod4Him on 3/3/10|
I guess my question is why did she leave?
---Dave on 3/3/10|
Were you ever with God, by doing what He was having you do in sharing with Him in His peace? "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body, and be thankful." (Colossians 3:15) You say you have lost your love. I offer, that God's love does not get lost. So, were you really with Him? You need to get with God, in prayer, yourself, see how He corrects you into real loving, and with this see how things have (or have not) gotten better with your wife. Deal with however *you* have done things in ways that could be *tempting* her not to accept you. Weak people do give in to temptation, so you need to stop however you have been
*tempting* her not to forgive you.
---Bill_bila5659 on 2/28/10|
Cluny I agree with you. Here is what the Bible says about reconciliation. 1 Corinthians 7:10,11 And to the married I command,yet not I but the Lord,let not the wife depart from the husband,but and if she depart,let her remain unmarried,or be reconciliated to her own husband:and let not the husband put away his wife. This doesn't cover the act of adultery which if that is the cause it changes the outcome. The act of marriage brings together two people and makes them one flesh. Mark 10:7,8--cleave to his own wife.and they twain shall be one flesh,so then they are no more twain,but one flesh. With divorce man/woman puts asunder part of their own flesh. Reconcile to Christ,pray she does,and then pray for yours and wifes reconciliation.
---Darlene_1 on 2/27/10|
I would be thinking about reconciliation with God first, then ask for reconciliation with my wife..If you have turned from God, shouldn't you worry about Him first?
---a_friend on 2/26/10|
---kevin on 2/26/10|
Of course it's not wrong to pray for reconciliation.
The Bible says that God hates divorce.
---Cluny on 2/26/10|