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

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.

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.

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.

February 2019

GROWTH AS COUNSELORS:  Please pray for Glen and Shawn - that we would continue to grow as biblical counselors by reading, knowing, and applying the Word of God to our own lives and the lives of the couples He is bringing in Little Rock. 


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.


SARAH'S BIRTHDAY: Our daughter, Sarah, turns 21 this month!  Hard to believe but we are thankful for the wonderful young woman she is. Pray for her to walk closely with the Lord and for her to never lose her first love for Him!


COLLEGE/CLASS UPDATES: Please pray for Caleb as he starts his second semester of college this January. He will be applying for Occupational Therapy Assistant school for the Fall of 2019 and we are praying that he will be accepted, if that is the Lord's direction for him to follow. Please also pray for our daughter-in-law, Audrey, as she has been accepted and is in the midst of her first semester of core classes to become a Recreational Therapist. 


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 2019

MARRIAGE REVOLUTION STAFF: Please pray for God-given wisdom for all our Marriage Revolution staff as we daily walk with couples in counseling. Please also pray that the Lord would protect our marriages and help us to continue to grow in humility, grace, and dependence on Him!

VERTICAL CONNECTION: One of the things we stress over and over in counseling is the priority of our vertical connection with God. We cannot expect to understand how to do marriage or parenting or anything unless we are vitally connected to the Lord. Pray for Shawn and Glen and all our staff to make the Lord the priority He should be.

2019 MINISTRY FOCUS: Please pray, as we have outlined in this update, for 1) the couples the Lord is bringing, 2) Abiding Marriage outreach, 3) Mentor Team growth, 4) Marriage Workshops, and 5) more members for our Adopt-A-Couple Prayer Team.

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.

December 2018

TRULY CELEBRATING JESUS THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON:  Pray that the Solberg Family, all 6 of us, would take time to truly celebrate Jesus this Christmas, both individually, and when we are gathered together as well. Pray we will not get lost in all the distractions of this time of year but stay focused on Immanuel - God with us!!


COUPLES COMING: Please pray for the couples the Lord is bringing to counseling in all three of our locations: Houston, Dallas, and Little Rock. Pray that the Lord Himself will do His transforming work in their hearts individually and in their marriages.


FOCUS 2018/2019: Please pray for Shawn and Glen, that we would finish this year strong, following the Lord's direction and constantly re-aligning our will with His. Pray also for the Lord to continue clarifying His plans and desires for us as we move into 2019 and beyond


CHRISTMAS-NEW YEAR'S BREAK: All three of our offices will be shutting down for vaious periods of time around Christmas and New Year's. Pray that the time away would be restful and rejuvenating for all the staff and their families. 


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 2018

INCARNATING CHRIST IN COUNSELING: As we get the privilege of sitting in front of hurting husbands and wives, we are reminded that one of our greatest responsiblities is to incarnate the love and grace of Christ to them. So please pray that we will do this and that folks will leave their session having experienced the love and grace of God.

COUPLES COMING: Every couple the Lord brings for counseling has challenges - as we ALL do in marriage. :) But we are finding that the ones that have been married for many years seem to have a more difficult road to the change the Lord wants for them. Please pray specifically for three couples for the Lord to work a miracle in each one of their marriages for His glory: Couple 52, Couple 121, and Couple 150. Thank you!

CONTINUED FOCUS AND PRIORITY: Please pray for Shawn and Glen - that we would truly follow the Lord moment by moment as He directs what our focus and priority is. That we would more and more easily set aside "our agenda" for His, and walk closely and obediently by His Spirit.

THANKSGIVING: We heard a speaker recently share that the foundation of a Christ-followers joy is gratitude. If that is indeed true, then when I am "joy-less" in my day, that means I need to stop and give thanks to the One who has given all for me! Please pray that the Solberg family will be full of gratitude to the Lord, the Giver of every good gift, and that the overflow of that gratitude would be His joy in every circumstance of life.

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.