Our Prayer Requests

Our Pastor at our home church often reminds the church of this truth: "Prayer can do anything God can do."  If I really took that to heart and believed it fully, it would not only change HOW I prayed but how OFTEN I prayed!

We believe prayer to the One True God works in ways that nothing else does. So we list our prayer requests each month and ask you to pray for one or all of them, expecting the Lord to answer!  Thanks, in advance, for your prayers for us and for the couples the Lord is bringing!

Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to You I pray. In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait expectantly.  Psalm 5:1-3

February 2021
  • OUR TEAM: Please pray for our Marriage Revolution Team in Houston, Dallas, and Little Rock - that God would be working deeply in our lives, marriages, and families. And that the overflow of that deep work would be life-transforming ministry to others. 

  • OUR NATION: As we shared last month, please continue praying for God to revive His Church in this country and around the world. It must start with us! We know the only lasting solution to all the issues we are facing is each person hearing and responding to the Gospel, and then wholeheartedly following Christ. We are praying for deep brokenness in all of us as the Body of Christ. And the first result of that brokenness would be crying out to Him in deep prayers of repentance and faith.

  • SPIRIT-LED, CHRIST-CENTERED COUNSELING: The DNA of our ministry and each of our staff is to give Christ-centered and Spirit-led counsel to every couple and individual coming. Please pray that each counselor would truly be dependent on the Spirit in each session. And pray that everything we do and say would continually point to Christ, our Savior!

  • OUR FAMILY IN 2021: We celebrated our son, Caleb's, 21st birthday last month, and are celebrating our Sarah's 23rd this month! Thankful for the joy of being parents and the privilege to pray for all three of our kids to wholeheartedly follow Him!

  • FIRST LOVE AND COMMUNITY: That we would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of a deeply abiding relationship with Him. And after that, we would continue to make it a priority to be deeply connected to Christ-centered community in and outside of our local church.

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January 2021
  • OUR NATION: Many have been praying for revival in our country for years or even decades. As Christ-followers, we know the only lasting solution is each person hearing and responding to the Gospel, and then wholeheartedly following Christ. Please pray for this revival to break out in 2021 and begin a deep healing in our nation and a great influx of souls into God's Kingdom!

  • OUR TEAM: Please pray for our Marriage Revolution Team in Houston, Dallas, and Little Rock - that God would be working deeply in our lives, marriages, and families. And that the overflow of that deep work would be life-transforming ministry to others.

  • OUR MINISTRY REACH: That God would help us reach couples and individuals in 2021, in greater numbers, but also in greater depth of transformation.

  • FIRST LOVE AND COMMUNITY: That we would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of an deeply abiding relationship with Him. And after that, we would continue to make it a priority to be deeply connected to Christ-centered community in and outside of our local church.

December 2020
  • UPWARD FOCUS THIS SEASON: As we shared earlier, our prayer is that this Christmas season would be one of the greatest celebrations of Immanuel for our family, and for yours. Let's intentionally make time to do this. The greatest Giver gave the greatest gift - Himself - so that we could be reconciled to Him!!

  • CONTINUED PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY: Please continue to pray for the Lord to bring spiritual revival, first in His Church, and then in a broader way in our country. We truly believe this is the only real way to bring real lasting change for all of us.

  • GIVING THANKS AS A COUPLE: As some of you know, Shawn and I took time on November 28th to thank God for another wedding anniversary - our 28th! And although we did spend time together that day, we are "officially getting away" for a few days mid-December to truly celebrate and spend time together. Appreciate your prayers of thanksgiving to God for His great grace over those 28 years AND for His continued help for what we hope are many more years of growing in our relationship with Him and with each other!

  • OUR FAMILY IN 2020: Thanks for praying this for us over the course of this year. Please continue to pray that all of us would grow in our humility and gratitude as we end 2020 and those Christ-like qualities would flow into every relationship and every circumstance we encounter in the year to come!

  • FIRST LOVE: We would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of an active and growing relationship with Him. And that after Him, our priorities would be: Marriage second, Family third, and Ministry activities and everything else after that.

      

November 2020
  • FOR OUR COUNTRY: With all the division in our country, we would love for you to begin or continue praying for the Lord to bring revival, first in His Church, and then in a broader way in our country. This is the only real way to bring real change to the tensions we all feel in this great country in which we live!

 

  • GIVING THANKS: We are so thankful, as a ministry, to share that October 2020 was our best month ever for helping couples. Between our four offices in Texas and Arkansas, we completed a total of just over 350 sessions. Thankful for the couples the Lord is bringing and the transformation He desires in each one!

 

  • SPIRIT-LED, CHRIST-CENTERED COUNSELING: The DNA of our ministry and each of our staff is to give Chrst-centered and Spirit-led counsel to every couple and individual coming. Please pray that each counselor would truly be dependent on the Spirit in each session. And pray that everything we do and say would continually point to Christ, our Savior!

 

  • OUR FAMILY IN 2020: Our focus as a family in 2020 is on humility and gratitude. Please pray that all of us would grow in our humility and gratitude in 2020 and those Christ-like qualities would flow into every relationship and every circumstance we encounter in 2020. 

 

  • FIRST LOVE: We would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of an active and growing relationship with Him. And that after Him, our priorities would be: Marriage second, Family third, and Ministry activities and everything else after that.

October 2020
  • PRAISE FROM SEPTEMBER: Thanks so much for your prayers last month for our Team Meeting in Houston. We had a great time learning and connecting together over 2 1/2 days and there were no issues with travel, safety, or sickness! Thank You Lord!

 

  • LEADERSHIP WISDOM: Please pray for the Marriage Revolution Board of Directors and Leadership, that the Lord would give them supernatural discernment and wisdom in all areas, but especially in moving forward with the growth we are experiencing as a ministry.

 

  • LOCAL CHURCH LEADERSHIP: Many of you, like us, have been praying for our local church pastors/leadership in this season of COVID-19. We want to encourage you to continue to pray steadfastly for wisdom and courage in leading for those pastors/leaders. This is a time for the Lord's Church to have vision to grow and expand the Kingdom. So let's be steadfast in praying for that supernatural vision and wisdom for those leaders!

 

  • OUR FAMILY IN 2020: Our focus as a family in 2020 is on humility and gratitude. Please pray that all of us would grow in our humility and gratitude in 2020 and those Christ-like qualities would flow into every relationship and every circumstance we encounter in 2020. 

 

  •  FIRST LOVE: We would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of an active and growing relationship with Him. And that after Him, our priorities would be: Marriage second, Family third, and Ministry activities and everything else after that.

September 2020
  • REVIVAL IN OUR NATION: As we had shared previously, please continue steadfastly praying for our nation and its leadership. The only real answer for all that ails our hearts and our nation is the life-transforming power of a relationship with Jesus. Let's commit to pray in expectation for a great revival. It starts with the prayers of the Body of Christ!

  • OUR TEAM MEETING THIS MONTH: As we shared in our update above, please pray for our Team for 1) travel safety, 2) for growth and connection, 3) for logistics and details, and 4) for protection for all of us from COVID-19. 

  • FAMILY ITEMS: Please pray for Caleb as he has begun his new semester at college and takes care of his responsibilities at school and for his job. Pray also for increased hours at his job. Pray for protection and safety for Sarah as she continues her Nanny business and serves and loves on families and kids. Pray also for her continued work with the youth at our church. Pray for Josh as he goes through a very intense time of training for becoming a firefighter and EMT. He will finish up in mid-December. Thanks also for praying for each of our kids to intentionally grow in their relationship with the Lord and connect with other Christ-followers that can help them along the way. 

  • OUR FAMILY IN 2020: Our focus as a family in 2020 is on humility and gratitude. Please pray that all of us would grow in our humility and gratitude in 2020 and those Christ-like qualities would flow into every relationship and every circumstance we encounter in 2020. 

  •  FIRST LOVE: We would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of an active and growing relationship with Him. And that after Him, our priorities would be: Marriage second, Family third, and Ministry activities and everything else after that.

August 2020
  • OUR NATION: As we had shared last month, please continue steadfastly praying for our nation and its leadership. As we all know, the only real answer for hatred against others that are not our race or creed is the life-transforming power of a relationship with Jesus. Let's be diligent to pray for revival in our nation - a great awakening not seen in this country in hundreds of years. Lord, bring revival!!

  • HIS CHURCH: Pray that the true Body of Christ in this nation, and around the world, would rise up and show those outside the body what loving God and loving our neighbor really looks like in the midst of this pandemic. And pray for unity among His Church, because Jesus said they would know us by the love we have for one another.

  • OUR TEAM: As we shared in the update above, we are thanking God for the growing number of couples coming. Pray that the Lord will add new members to our Team as He determines. Also pray that as we grow in reaching more couples, the quality of our counseling would remain very high and always be glorifying to God.

  • OUR FAMILY IN 2020: Our focus as a family in 2020 is on humility and gratitude. Please pray that all 6 of us would grow in our humility and gratitude in 2020 and those Christ-like qualities would flow into every relationship and every circumstance we encounter in 2020.

  • FIRST LOVE: We would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of an active and growing relationship with Him. And that after Him, our priorities would be: Marriage second, Family third, and Ministry activities and everything else after that.

July 2020
  • OUR NATION: Please pray for our nation and its leadership. We know the only real answer for hatred against others that are not our race or creed is the life-transforming power of a relationship with Jesus. Let's be diligent to pray for revival in our nation – a great awakening not seen in this country in hundreds of years. Lord, bring revival!!

  • OUR TEAM: Please pray for our Team at Marriage Revolution – that we would be used by God daily to incarnate Christ to couples and individuals. Pray the the Word of God would do the transforming work of God in those couples He is bringing!

  • OUR FAMILY IN 2020: Our focus as a family in 2020 is on humility and gratitude. Please pray that all 6 of us would grow in our humility and gratitude in 2020 and those Christ-like qualities would flow into every relationship and every circumstance we encounter in 2020.

  • FIRST LOVE: We would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of an active and growing relationship with Him. And that after Him, our priorities would be: Marriage second, Family third, and Ministry activities and everything else after that.

June 2020
  • WISDOM FOR OUR LEADERSHIP: Please pray for the Marriage Revolution Board and Leadership to be led by the Lord alone in this unique season of COVID-19. May they hear the Lord's voice and follow in faith and obedience. And may the Lord use us greatly to help couples who have been deeply affected during COVID-19. 

  • HEALTH FOR OUR TEAM:  As our counseling offices begin to open up face-to-face appointments again (along with continuing online sessions), may the Lord protect all our Team at Marriage Revolution from contracting the Coronavirus and therefore exposing those who come for counseling. Pray those clients who may have been exposed to continue with "online" counseling. 

  • GOD DOING HIS WORK IN US: As we all can sense, God has been working through all the changes experienced as a result of COVID-19. Our prayer is that we are aggressively cooperating with all the Lord is doing IN this season and also in PREPARING for what He has planned for us on "the other side" of this Coronavirus. We know the Lord has great plans to glorify Himself and build His Kingdom, and He wants to use us in those plans. Lord, we say YES to whatever You ask!

  • OUR FAMILY IN 2020: Our focus as a family in 2020 is on humility and gratitude. Please pray that all 6 of us would grow in our humility and gratitude in 2020 and those Christ-like qualities would flow into every relationship and every circumstance we encounter in 2020. 
     

  • FIRST LOVE: We would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of an active and growing relationship with Him. And that after Him, our priorities would be: Marriage second, Family third, and Ministry activities and everything else after that.

May 2020
  • CONTINUED MINISTRY WISDOM AND ADJUSTMENTS: As we shared last month, please pray for wisdom and for God's leading for both the leadership and Team at Marriage Revolution as we continue to make adjustments during this season of COVID-19. Continue to pray that the ministry would grow in it's reach to couples and grow in couples utilizing "Online/Virtual" counseling in this season and afterward. Finally, please continue to pray for God's favor and blessing during this unique season!

  • HELP FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS:  During this pandemic, Marriage Revolution is reaching out to provide biblical counseling for Medical Professionals in the midst of this pandemic. Find out more by clicking this link to our website.  

  • SPIRITUAL GROWTH FOR OUR FAMILY: Long ago, someone shared 3 John 1:4 with us: "I have no greater joy than to hear my children are walking in the truth." This is our prayer for our kids and for all our family. That we would not just know the truth, because information alone never transforms us. But rather, we would walk in/obey God's truth, moving from "believer" to "follower". 

  • OUR FAMILY IN 2020: Our focus as a family in 2020 is on humility and gratitude. Please pray that all 6 of us would grow in our humility and gratitude in 2020 and those Christ-like qualities would flow into every relationship and every circumstance we encounter in 2020. 
     

  • FIRST LOVE: We would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of an active and growing relationship with Him. And that after Him, our priorities would be: Marriage second, Family third, and Ministry activities and everything else after that.

April 2020

MINISTRY WISDOM AND ADJUSTMENTS: Please pray for wisdom and for God's leading for both the leadership and Team at Marriage Revolution as we make adjustments during this season of COVID-19. Pray the ministry would grow in it's reach to couples and grow in couples utilizing "Online/Virtual" counseling in this season and afterward. Pray for God's favor and blessing during this unique season!

HEALTHCARE WORKERS:  During this pandemic, pray for supernatural protection, energy, and wisdom for all our healthcare workers who are in harm's way each and every day. This is on our hearts and minds as many of the couples we are counseling with in Little Rock are healthcare workers. 

CLARIFY AND SIMPLIFY: As we had shared previously, please continue to pray for God ALONE to be leading our next steps of faith and obedience as He leads us into how to live out those two things in 2020! 

MISSION TRIP FOR SARAH: Sarah's mission trip to Malawi was first postponed until late July but now has been canceled due to concerns about travel from the Mission Staff at our church. Please pray the trip will be rescheduled as soon as possible and every member of the Team will still be able to go!

OUR FAMILY IN 2020: Our focus as a family in 2020 is on humility and gratitude. Please pray that all 6 of us would grow in our humility and gratitude in 2020 and those Christ-like qualities would flow into every relationship and every circumstance we encounter in 2020. 
 

FIRST LOVE: We would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of an active and growing relationship with Him. And that after Him, our priorities would be: Marriage second, Family third, and Ministry activities and everything else after that.

March 2020

MARRIAGE REVOLUTION: Please pray for all the counselors on the MR Team – that we would truly incarnate Christ to every couple that God brings to us. Pray also that the Lord would use us as one part of His plan to bring restoration and transformation in husbands and wives for His Glory!

MARRIAGE WORKSHOP: Thanks for praying for Glen and Shawn as we put on a Marriage Workshop in the Little Rock area on Friday, March 13th. That God would use that workshop to bring both hope and practical help to every couple attending.

FAMILY STUFF: Please continue to pray for our oldest son, Josh, and his wife, Audrey, who are currently separated. Pray also for our daughter, Sarah, as she heads out to Africa on a mission trip April 3-10. Finally, pray for a great time as a family as we celebrate Shawn's birthday on March 30th!

OUR FAMILY IN 2020: Our focus as a family in 2020 is on humility and gratitude. Please pray that all 6 of us would grow in our humility and gratitude in 2020 and those Christ-like qualities would flow into every relationship and every circumstance we encounter in 2020.

FIRST LOVE: We would never lose our "first love" for Jesus Christ and the pursuit of an active and growing relationship with Him. And that after Him, our priorities would be: Marriage second, Family third, and Ministry activities and everything else after that.