July 30th ~ Living through Divorce
Lord, God, when the love that once existed between spouses dies, it is like the death of a beloved person. Regardless of which spouse initiates the break, it is always a painful experience that leaves behind an unpleasant aftertaste of failure. The feelings of joy and hope that surrounded vows of lifelong commitment seem to have belonged to someone else, in another place and time. If reconciliation is not possible, grant those going through divorce the ability to forgive one an- other for the hurts each has received. Guide them to avoid harboring thoughts of anger and revenge. Help them to heal and learn from their painful situation. May they seek to know Your will regarding the new life You would have them follow. Amen.