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

October 2020

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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.

February 2020

FAMILY REQUEST:  As we had shared earlier in this update, our oldest son, Josh, and his wife, Audrey are currently separated: Please pray steadfastly for: 1) For 2020 to be the greatest year of spiritual growth Josh and Audrey have ever experienced - as they are strongly connecting and abiding closely with the Lord. 2) For wisdom for us as parents and Audrey's parents as well. That we would only say and do what God would want us to say and do as we wait expectantly for God's work in both Josh and Audrey and their marriage.


CLARIFY AND SIMPLIFY: As we had shared last month, 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!


22ND BIRTHDAY: Our daughter, Sarah, celebrated her 22nd birthday on February 6th and we celebrated together as a family on February 11th. We are so thankful for all of our kids and for the special blessing of having Sarah in the middle of our two sons. 


MISSION TRIP FOR SARAH: Please pray for our Sarah who is going on mission trip to Malawi (Africa) in early April. She is excited to go and will be helping do a VBS with young kids. Pray also for her safety and the safety of all the group from our church. 


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.

January 2020

FIRST THINGS FIRST:  Pray that each of the staff of Marriage Revolution will grow in loving God and loving others in 2020. That as we each deeply abide in Him, the overflow of that relationship will spill over on our marriages, our families, and on the couples He sends to us for counseling. 


CLARIFY AND SIMPLIFY: As we had shared earlier, 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!


20TH BIRTHDAY: Our youngest son, Caleb, celebrates his 20th birthday on 1/20/2020! We thank the Lord for Caleb - he is a great gift to our family and all who know him! Please pray for Caleb - that he would wholeheartedly follow the Lord in this New Year and develop more Christ-centered relationships. 


OUR FAMILY IN 2020: As we had shared earlier, 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.

December 2019

WISDOM FOR LEADERSHIP: Please pray for the Lord alone to be leading decisions the board and leadership of Marriage Revolution are making that will affect the end of 2019 and our direction in 2020 as well.


CELEBRATE IMMANUEL:  Please pray that all of the Marriage Revolution Team and thier families will truly celebrate Jesus -- the reason for this Christmas Season. Like the shepherds on the night of His birth, may we rejoice with exceedingly great joy!


FOCUS ON PRAYER: Please pray that Shawn and I, our family, and all the staff at Marriage Revolution would have a growing reliance on prayer.  As it says in Psalm 116, "because He inclines His ear to us, we will call on Him as long as I live."


FAMILY TOGETHER: Please pray for the Solbergs as we have all 6 of us together for a brief time in December to celebrate an early Chistmas. Pray for safe travel for our oldest son, Josh, and his bride, Audrey as they are in both Texas and Arkansas for the Christmas Season. Thanks for your prayers for us!


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 2019

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the Name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.  Colossians 3:16-17

 

Our prayer is that our family and your family will take time at Thanksgiving to truly give thanks to God the Father! And may we do this, not just on Thanksgiving, but every day of the year!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!!!