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"... divorce was permitted because of the hardness of your hearts."

Never forget,
God CAN change the human heart!


"Don't be afraid; just believe ..." Luke 8:50

A Standers job is to honor our vows to God until that work
has been accomplished in your heart and in your spouses heart.

Society calls you crazy for standing. "Move on. Get a life. Forget about them. Get a new spouse."

I ask, would you ever say that to someone who had experienced the loss of a child during a rebellious act or a prodigal type of situation. I would venture to guess that you would say no. You can't just go get a new son or daughter. No, you wouldn't just drop them and teach the rest of your family that you simply don't love them anymore and that there are many more children to be had. Your spouse is your lifetime mate under any circumstance. They are your family. Pray for them in those terms. Love is our greatest purpose and our greatest challenge. The thing is ... Love wins!




Power of the praying HusbandPower of the praying Wife
The Power of the Praying Husband and The Power of the Praying Wife
Miracles in a book form. Stormy is truly blessed as a person and writer.
Thank you Stormy!

BY M. A.

"... I went and spoke with my priest and he told me the following in which I thought you might find some comfort and wisdom as well.

For the record, I didn't find that much comfort in his words, but I got the point ... It's all about perseverance.

As the good Father said, "You can't give up after a week if things aren't going your way. Only he who perseveres in asking, seeking, and knocking, will receive, will find and receive. It's not enough to ask God for certain graces for a month, a year, 10, 20 or even 50 years; we must never tire of asking. We must keep on asking until the very moment of death, and even in the praying of the Rosary, which shows our confidence in God and the Blessed Virgin, we must join the thought of death to that of perseverance and say, 'Although He should kill me, I will trust in Him.' I will trust Him to give me what I ask.

God's munificence is shown by his making us seek and ask, over a long period of time, for the graces which He wishes to bestow, and the more precious the grace, the longer He takes to grant it. Why? In order to increase the grace still more; in order that the recipient may more deeply appreciate it; in order that the one who receives it may guard against losing it, for people do not appreciate very much what they obtain quickly and at little cost to themselves."

That said, it looks like patience--serious patience--is a virtue I'm really going to have to develop."





She's standing her ground, down on her knees;
Though a strange contradiction that seems to be.
The world says to stand and show them your might,
But God's Word says kneel and fight them with light.

She fights against evil as she kneels at God's throne;
She's engaged in a battle, and she's not alone.
In the war against darkness, she intercedes;
She's standing her ground, down on her knees.

Copyright ©1997 by Jan McIntosh


Ephesians 6:10-20

The Whole Armor of God
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on
the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against
powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of
wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you
may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of
righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery
darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit,
being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints-- and
for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make
known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I
may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.



 Exodus 14:13
And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today.

Exodus 18:19
Listen now to my voice; I will give you counsel, and God will be with you: Stand before God for the people, so that you may bring the difficulties to God.

Exodus 33:21
And the LORD said, "Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock.

Numbers 30:4
and her father hears her vow and the agreement by which she has bound herself, and her father holds his peace, then all her vows shall stand, and every agreement with which she has bound herself shall stand.

Numbers 30:9
"Also any vow of a widow or a divorced woman, by which she has bound herself, shall stand against her.

Joshua 1:5
No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses,
so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.

Joshua 7:13
Get up, sanctify the people, and say, "Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, because thus says the LORD God of Israel: "There is an accursed thing in your midst, O Israel; you cannot stand before your enemies until you take away the accursed thing from among you."

Joshua 10:8
And the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not fear them, for I have delivered them into your hand; not a man of them shall stand before you."

Joshua 20:4
And when he flees to one of those cities, and stands at the entrance of the gate of the city, and declares his case in the hearing of the elders of that city, they shall take him into the city as one of them, and give him a place, that he may dwell among them.

Joshua 23:9
For the LORD has driven out from before you great and strong nations; but as for you, no one has been able to stand against you to this day.

Judges 2:14
And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel. So He delivered them into the hands of plunderers who despoiled them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies.

Judges 4:20
And he said to her, "Stand at the door of the tent, and if any man comes and inquires of you, and says, "Is there any man here?' you shall say, "No."'

1 Samuel 6:20
And the men of Beth Shemesh said, "Who is able to stand before this holy LORD God? And to whom shall it go up from us?"

1 Samuel 12:7
Now therefore, stand still, that I may reason with you before the LORD concerning all the righteous acts of the LORD which He did to you and your fathers:

1 Kings 10:8
Happy are your men and happy are these your servants, who stand continually before you and hear your wisdom!

1 Kings 19:11-13
God's Revelation to Elijah
11 Then He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD." And behold, the
LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. 13 So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

2 Kings 23:3
Then the king stood by a pillar and made a covenant before the LORD, to follow the LORD and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statutes, with all his heart and all his soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people took a stand for the covenant.

2 Chronicles 20:9
"If disaster comes upon us--sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine--we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is in this temple), and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.

2 Chronicles 29:11
My sons, do not be negligent now, for the LORD has chosen you to stand before Him, to serve Him, and that you should minister to Him and burn incense."

2 Chronicles 34
And he made all who were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin take a stand. So the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers.

Job 6:29
Yield now, let there be no injustice! Yes, concede, my righteousness still stands!

Job 33:5
If you can answer me, Set your words in order before me; Take your stand.

Psalm 20:8
They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and stand upright.

Psalm 33:11
The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations.

Psalm 89:28
My mercy I will keep for him forever, And My covenant shall stand firm with him.

Psalm 109:31
For He shall stand at the right hand of the poor, To save
him from those who condemn him.

Psalm 119:161
Princes persecute me without a cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your word.

Proverbs 8
The Excellence of Wisdom
~ Wisdom Is Everlasting
1 Does not wisdom cry out, And understanding lift up her voice? She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, Beside the way, where the paths meet. She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the city, At the entrance of the doors:

Proverbs 12:7
The wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the house of the righteous will stand.

Proverbs 19:21
There are many plans in a man's heart, Nevertheless the LORD's counsel--that will stand.

Proverbs 27:4
Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, But who is able to stand before jealousy?

Isaiah 3:13
The LORD stands up to plead, And stands to judge the people.

Isaiah 14:24
The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, "Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, And as I have purposed, so it shall stand:

Isaiah 21:8
Then he cried, "A lion, my Lord! I stand continually on the watchtower in the daytime; I have sat at my post every night.

Ecclesiastes 8:3
Do not be hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand for an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him."

Isaiah 32:8
But a generous man devises generous things, And by generosity he shall stand.

Isaiah 40:8
The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever."

Isaiah 46:10
Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, "My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,

Jeremiah 6:16
Thus says the LORD: "Stand in the ways and see, And ask for the old paths, where the
good way is, And walk in it; Then you will find rest for your souls. But they said, "We will
not walk in it.'

Jeremiah 44:28
Yet a small number who escape the sword shall return from the land of Egypt to the land of Judah; and all the remnant of Judah, who have gone to the land of Egypt to dwell there, shall know whose words will stand, Mine or theirs.

Jeremiah 46:14
"Declare in Egypt, and proclaim in Migdol; Proclaim in Noph and in Tahpanhes; Say, "Stand fast and prepare yourselves, For the sword devours all around you.'

Jeremiah 46:21
Also her mercenaries are in her midst like fat bulls, For they also are turned back, They have fled away together. They did not stand, For the day of their calamity had come upon them, The time of their punishment.

Jeremiah 48:19
O inhabitant of Aroer, Stand by the way and watch; Ask him who flees And her who escapes; Say, "What has happened?'

Ezekiel 2:1
And He said to me, "Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak to you."

Ezekiel 13:5
You have not gone up into the gaps to build a wall for the house of Israel to stand in battle on the day of the LORD.

Ezekiel 17:14
that the kingdom might be brought low and not lift itself up, but that by keeping his covenant it might stand.

Ezekiel 22:30
So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.

Ezekiel 44:11
Yet they shall be ministers in My sanctuary, as gatekeepers of the house and ministers of the house; they shall slay the burnt offering and the sacrifice for the people, and they shall stand before them to minister to them.

Ezekiel 47:10
It shall be that fishermen will stand by it from En Gedi to En Eglaim; they will be places for spreading their nets. Their fish will be of the same kinds as the fish of the Great Sea, exceedingly many.

Micah 5:4
And He shall stand and feed His flock In the strength of the LORD, In the majesty of the name of the LORD His God; And they shall abide, For now He shall be great To the ends of the earth;

Habakkuk 2:1
I will stand my watch And set myself on the rampart, And watch to see what He will say to me, And what I will answer when I am corrected.

Malachi 3:2
"But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner's fire And like launderers' soap.

Matthew 12:25
But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: "Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.

Mark 11:25
"And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.

Acts 14:10
said with a loud voice, "Stand up straight on your feet!" And he leaped and walked.

Acts 26:6
And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made by God to our fathers.

Acts 26:16
But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.

Acts 26:22
Therefore, having obtained help from God, to this day I stand, witnessing both to small and great, saying no other things than those which the prophets and Moses said would come--

Romans 14:4
Who are you to judge another's servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand.

1 Corinthians 7:37
Nevertheless he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own will, and has so determined in his heart that he will keep his virgin, does well.

1 Corinthians 10:12
Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.

1 Corinthians 15:1
Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I
preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand,

1 Corinthians 16:13
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

Philippians 1:27
Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel,

Philippians 4:1
Therefore, my beloved and longed-for brethren, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, beloved.

1 Thessalonians 3:8
For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.

2 Thessalonians 2:15
Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.

2 Timothy 2:19
Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity."

1 Peter 5:12
By Silvanus, our faithful brother as I consider him, I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand.

Revelation 6:17
For the great day of His wrath has come, and who is able to stand?"



A Stander's Commitment
from: marriage restoration ministries

I am standing with God in obedience for the healing and restoration of my marriage. We made a vow and I will forever keep my vow, but to satan I will never bow. For better or worst, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part.

Remember these vows honey, you will forever be my other half.

I am not without sin so I will not cast a stone. You are not the enemy, God is now my spouse for a season, so I am not alone. I am the spouse of your youth, I will always admit to be a Stander, I will not lie, I will forever speak the truth.

What God has joined together let no man separate, By the mercy of Almighty God I know I have the ability to wait. Standing I will, and standing I must, tell me now my spouse, who is now between us?

With God all things are possible. My God specializes in things that are Impossible. He parted the Red Sea, He shut the lions' mouth for Daniel, He was in the fiery furnace with the three Hebrew boys, finally when you return home my one flesh, it will give me such joy.

No weapon formed against me shall prosper. If you think satan means you good, he will only bring you disaster. For my God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory. My body, the temple of God, will I forever keep holy.

I will pray, I will fast, and surely I will stand. Because I know this present situation is in God's hand.

A Standers Affirmation
From: rejoiceministries.org



Mission Statement:
From: Standing Together Prayer& Support Group

We believe that when we got married that we made a covenant with God on our wedding day.

We don't believe that this covenant can be broken.

We believe that marriage is ordained by God to be a life long commitment between a man and woman with love, commitment, and fidelity for each other only.

Matthew 19:6 says this: "So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what God has joined together, no man can separate."

We believe that God hates divorce as He says in His Word in Malachi 2:16, and that only He has the power to restore marriages.

We believe that the same God who sent Jesus to reconcile us to Himself is not only able but desires to bring reconciliation to husbands, wives, their children, and their families.

We believe that we are to show unconditional love and forgiveness to our spouses as God says in His Word in Ephesians 4:31-32 and 5:1-2 "Let all bitterness and wrath and anger, and clamor and slander be put away from you along with all malice." "Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as Christ has forgiven you." "Therefore, be imitators of God as beloved children, and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you, and gave Himself up for us an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma."

We believe that while God is preparing our spouses to bring them home, that we are to use this time to draw closer to God and to allow God to work in our lives to help us become the Godly men and women and husbands and wives that He desires us to be. We know that nothing is impossible for God, and we believe that if we are obedient to Him and stand for our marriages to be healed and restored, that God will give us the desires of our hearts.

Questions? Contact List Owner at millss03@ij.net

To Pray Over A Divorce Decree

The Word of God declares in Malachi 2:14 .
"the Lord was witness to the covenant made at your marriage"
and in
Matthew 19:6,
"What God hath joined together let no man put asunder."

Therefore, according to Colossians 2:14,
we bring this legal decree to the foot of the Cross and declare that it is cancelled and blotted out.

It is therefore ordered, adjured and decreed by God's court that the marriage relationship heretofore existing between
__________ and __________
is hereby compatible, resolved, held worthy and valuable and
both parties reunited together now and forever.

By Pat Couchman

Friends ask me why I would take this stand,
To pray and praise and wait for just one woman.
It doesn't make sense in this world we live today,
To take a stand for marriages every single day.
I hear their words that tell me not to pray,
For I will probably never see the day.
That my wife will walk through that door,
And we will be wife and husband once more.

She has her own will that is what I have been told,
She's made a decision, her heart has turned cold.
She has chosen not to be married therefore I should walk away,
But in my heart I know the Lord has called me to stand and to wait.
Today my friend I want to tell you why I take this stand,
It is because I serve the Lord Almighty and He has a plan.
His plans are good, His word is truth, and He holds me in His hand,
And I stand with Jesus every day for this one special woman.
See, Jesus knew what it was for no one to believe,
That He would die and rise again for all to see.
He knew the pain He would endure as His life came to an end,
But for the joy that was set before Him He died for all men.
Beatings and shame, spit on His face, nails in His hand,
He saw you and me and followed His Father's plan.
He died for all mankind and then He rose again,
The joy of the Lord quickly spread through the land.
Now He has said to me, "Follow me in all you do,"
There is joy coming, but valleys you will walk through.
For there is a plan I have for marriages across this land,
I have established a covenant between woman and man.
Many will come against you just as they did Me,
But do not be afraid for in the end joy you will see.
Not just one marriage will be united in love,
But many marriages taken for the Kingdom above.
And so my friend now you know why I continue to stand,
For the joy that is set before me in this Promised Land.
For I know it is not just for my wife I pray each day,.
But for all marriages to be healed that the enemy stole away.
For the joy that is set before us many covenant keepers stand,
To watch and see how the Lord will unfold His perfect plan.
We may suffer shame from those who do not believe,
But for the joy set before us in heaven to Jesus we cleave.
Knowing He has gone before us He knows the pain in our heart,
That comes from separation when one flesh is torn apart.
He strengthens us and carries us through every single day,
For the joy that is set before us when one day we will hear Him say,
"Well done good and faithful servant"



I refuse to be discouraged,
To be sad, or to cry;
I refuse to be downhearted,
And here's the reason why...
I have a God who's mighty,
Who's sovereign and supreme;
I have a God who loves me,
And I am on His team.
He is all wise and powerful,
Jesus is His name;
Though everything is changeable,
My God remains the same.
My God knows all that's happening;
Beginning to the end,
His presence is my comfort,
He is my dearest friend.
When sickness comes to weaken me,
To bring my head down low,
I call upon my mighty God;
Into His arms I go.
When circumstances threaten
To rob me from my peace;
He draws me close unto His breast,
Where all my strivings cease.
And when my heart melts within me,
And weakness takes control;
He gathers me into His arms,
He soothes my heart and soul.
The great "I AM" is with me,
My life is in His hand,
The "Son of the Lord" is my hope,
It's in His strength I stand.
I refuse to be defeated,
My eyes are on my God;
He has promised to be with me,
As through this life I trod.
I'm looking past all my circumstances,
To Heaven's throne above;
My prayers have reached the heart of God, I'm resting in His love. I
give God thanks in everything,
My eyes are on His face;
The battle's His, the victory is mine;
He'll help me win the race.

~ Author Unknown ~



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