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

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!!!

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.

October 2019

THE RIGHT FOUNDATION: Pray that each of the staff of Marriage Revolution will truly keep the counsel we do day-by-day Gospel-centered and founded in the Word of God. It is often tempting to play "referee" in conflict between husbands and wives. But we want to give them a foundation in the Word of God and the Gospel that brings true transformation!

CONTINUED 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."

TRAVEL IN OCTOBER: Please pray for our daughter, Sarah, and Glen as they drive to Birmingham AL in mid-October to attend the CCEF Biblical Counseling conference. I pray the Lord will do a work in both of us through His Word and His Spirit during our time at the conference.

OUR FAMILY IN 2019: Our focus is Colossians 3:1-3 - that all 6 of us would truly seek the things that are above - the things of His Kingdom. And not get distracted by the things on Earth, as we surrender and allow the Lord to live through us day-by-day.

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 2019

MARRIAGE REVOLUTION:  Please pray with us as we know one of our important next steps in our Little Rock office is bringing on another counselor or couple to help with the growing number of couples that He is bringing. Pray the Lord alone will lead this.


MENTOR TEAM: We had a great fellowship time with our Mentor Team here in Little Rock! Pray the Lord would grow that Team so that we could come alongside more young married couples to help them build a strong foundation for marriage. 


TIME AWAY: Shawn and I and Sarah and Caleb will be traveling in September to see Josh and Audrey in North Carolina and to spend some time relaxing on the beach as well. Pray for this time away to be refreshing and for our time as a family (the 6 of us) to bring us all closer together. 


OUR FAMILY IN 2019: Our focus is Colossians 3:1-3 – that all 6 of us would truly seek the things that are above – the things of His Kingdom. And not get distracted by the things on Earth, as we surrender and allow the Lord to live through us day-by-day.


FIRST LOVE: That all 6 of us 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 2019

WISDOM FOR POTENTIAL NEW STAFF:  By God's grace and favor, there are more opportunities to bring on new staff for Marriage Revolution. We are asking the Lord and the Lord alone to lead these important decisions. 

GROWING RELIANCE 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."

PRIORITIES AND TIME MANAGEMENT: Please continue to pray for both Shawn and Glen to seek and respond to the Lord's desire for us 1) setting our daily priorities, and also 2) managing our daily time.

OUR FAMILY IN 2019: Our focus is Colossians 3:1-3 - that all 6 of us would truly seek the things that are above - the things of His Kingdom. And not get distracted by the things on Earth, as we surrender and allow the Lord to live through us day-by-day.  

 

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 2019

STAFF MARRIAGES:  Please pray for the marriages of our Marriage Revolution staff: For Hans and Star, for Dane and Paola, for David and Ginger, for Heather and Matt, for Taylor and Jake, and finally for Glen and Shawn. Pray for us to keep the Lord first in our marriages and for our marriages to show the Gospel to those around us. 


PRIORITIES AND TIME MANAGEMENT: Pray for both Shawn and Glen to seek and respond to the Lord's desire for us 1) setting our daily priorities, and also 2) managing our daily time.


OUR FAMILY IN 2019: Our focus is Colossians 3:1-3 - that all 6 of us would truly seek the things that are above - the things of His Kingdom. And not get distracted by the things on Earth, as we surrender and allow the Lord to live through us day-by-day.

 

MARRIAGE WORKSHOP:  Thanks for praying the the pilot workshop we held on June 15th. It went very well and we got some good feedback on how to make it better. Pray for the Lord's clear leading on next steps He wants us to follow.


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 2019

MARRIAGE REVOLUTION:  Please continue to pray for the staff and leadership of our ministry. The Lord is bringing opportunities for us to grow with new staff and new offices. Pray that the Lord alone would be leading in all these decisions.


MENTOR TRAINING:  Please pray for a Mentor Training we will be holding on June 15th at our church as we seek to continue investing in and equipping the Mentor Team. Pray for vital feedback from this training that will further shape the workshop material we are presenting, so that we can take it other places in our community. 


PRIORITIES AND TIME MANAGEMENT: Pray for both Shawn and Glen to seek and respond to the Lord's desire for us 1) setting our daily priorities, and also 2) managing our daily time. 


OUR FAMILY IN 2019: Our focus is Colossians 3:1-3 – that all 6 of us would truly seek the things that are above – the things of His Kingdom. And not get distracted by the things on Earth, as we surrender and allow the Lord to live through us day-by-day.


FIRST LOVE: That all 6 of us 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 2019

LEADERSHIP OF MARRIAGE REVOLUTION:  Please pray diligently for Hans Molegraaf and the Marriage Revolution Board of Directors. Pray they will seek and follow the Lord's direction with leading and managing our growing Team as well as helping support the Team with the many couples He is bringing for counseling. May the Lord's wisdom ALONE be our path forward!


OUR FAMILY IN 2019: Our focus is Colossians 3:1-3 - that all 6 of us would truly seek the things that are above - the things of His Kingdom. And not get distracted by the things on Earth, as we surrender and allow the Lord to live through us day-by-day.
 
MARRIAGE WORKSHOP PILOT IN JUNE:  Please pray for time to finalize everything needed for the Marriage Workshop we will be piloting in Little Rock in mid-June. Pray we will carve out enough time this month so there will not be a lot of stress going into the week leading up to the workshop. It is scheduled for June 15th. 


PRIORITIES AND TIME MANAGEMENT: Pray for both Shawn and Glen to seek and respond to the Lord's desire for us 1) setting our daily priorities, and also 2) managing the time we have each day. We feel overwhelmed at times but know the Lord does not want us to live there but in the rest and peace He offers as we seek Him!


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 2019

MARRIAGE REVOLUTION STAFF:  Please continue to pray for our staff at Marriage Revolution - that we would truly bring the Gospel and God's help and hope to every couple. And please also pray for growth as counselors and a great time together as we all meet in Fort Worth in late April to attend the Biblical Counseling Conference.


OUR MARRIAGE CLASS:  Shawn and I recently finished up a marriage equipping class at one of the campuses of our church. We had a small but faithful group of couples who came regularly – from pre-marrieds to a couple married almost 40 years. Please pray each of these couples will more and more consistently put into practice what we learned together. 


YOUNG MARRIEDS CONNECTION: Please pray for a new outreach at our church as we are working with the Young Adults Pastor to try to connect young couples, married 3 years or less, with other young couples, as well as our Marriage Mentors. 


OUR FAMILY IN 2019: Our focus is Colossians 3:1-3 – that all 6 of us would truly seek the things that are above – the things of His Kingdom. And not get distracted by the things on Earth, as we surrender and allow the Lord to live through us day-by-day.


FIRST LOVE: That all 6 of us 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 2019

THANKFULNESS TO THE LORD:  We ask you to give thanks with us to the Lord for the growth we are experiencing at Marriage Revolution both in staff AND in the number of couples He is bringing. May the leadership, Board of Directors, and staff all be closely connecting and closely following His and only His leading! 


OUR FAMILY IN 2019: Our focus is Colossians 3:1-3 - that all 6 of us would truly seek the things that are above - the things of His Kingdom. And not get distracted by the things on Earth, as we surrender and allow the Lord to live through us day-by-day.


 SHAWN'S BIRTHDAY:  My beautiful bride, Shawn, is having a birthday in March - on March 30th to be specific. I am truly grateful for every day that the Lord gives us together as we continue to grow in Him and with each other. 


GLEN/SHAWN GETAWAY THIS MONTH: We are taking three days during March to get away to Hot Springs (about an hour from Little Rock) to have some time just to rest and relax with the Lord and as a couple. Please pray our time away would be restful, fun, and just what the Lord desires 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.