I am headed out later this morning to meet up with a friend for lunch. She is one of those ladies I think of when I consider "3Older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good, 4so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored." from Titus 2. She has a daughter who became engaged a couple of weeks ago, and the engagement has led to the Mother of the Bride (MOB) contacting a group of twelve ladies. In preparation for the daughter's upcoming wedding and marriage, the MOB is forming a prayer team. What a wonderful gift to the happy couple--- months of prayer support to prepare them to enter into their marriage covenant!
I was initially, and am still, tickled by the invitation to join in this team committed to preparing the bride and groom through prayer for the challenges that inevitably come over the course of planning a wedding and in the days and years of marriage to follow. I can imagine no greater gift that we can offer, and the idea of documenting the prayers for the couple in scrapbook form will create a precious testimony of the days leading up to their wedding, and of the unique blessings desired for the pair by the prayer team God has inspired the MOB to form.