Why I Started Praying For the Other Woman
It started shortly after I found out that she existed. That nudging from the Holy Spirit telling me I should be praying for the other woman.
I tried to ignore it for a while. Truthfully, I had no desire to pray for the woman who had taken so much away from me.
However, the words of Matthew 5:44 seemed inescapable, and I knew what I had to do.
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The Hardest Prayer I Have Ever Prayed
I’ve been a Christian all my life. My parents taught me how to pray before I could even speak in full sentences. Praying has never been difficult for me. That was until I began praying for the other woman.
Why I Prayed For The Other Woman
I’ve never really had an enemy in my life.
Yes, there were catty girls in my teen years that I didn’t like being around and co-workers who I didn’t especially enjoy working with. Several people have rubbed me the wrong way, but actual enemies? No, thankfully I hadn’t had any.
Then she came along.
This woman, who crept into my life, took what was mine and turned him into someone I didn’t even recognize.
Yes, I did consider her an enemy.
I was angry with her and hurt by her, and she was the last person on earth I wanted to pray for!
However, I knew deep in my heart that she needed my prayers tremendously. I mean, you have to be pretty lost in your sins to destroy an entire family and not even feel bad about it. She made it pretty clear that she was proud of herself for it.As a Christian, I knew that if I wanted to act like a true child of God, I needed to pray for the other woman, no matter how hard it might be to do. #restoreamor #prayingforyourmarriage Click To Tweet
How I Prayed For The Other Woman
Praying for the other woman was no easy task.
When I first began doing it, I relied heavily on intercession. I would often pray that God would just know my heart and the prayers I couldn’t say yet.
Sometimes it helped to write things out in a journal. That way I could express what I was feeling. Releasing my emotions in that way helped me to let go of some of the pain I had been holding on to.
Over time I realized that my anger toward her was only hurting me, and what was left of my marriage.Ironically when I began to pray for the heart of my enemy, God began to change my heart! #christian #christianmarriage #prayers #otherwoman #marriage Click To Tweet
While I was praying for her, I began to feel God chip away at the walls I had placed around my heart. As difficult as it was to pray for someone who had been a part of my pain, it was key in my healing process.
Going through struggles in your marriage can be difficult.
Sadly, I hear women talking about working through affairs often. If you have found yourself in a situation like mine, I would strongly encourage you to pray. Prayer can make a huge difference in your life and your marriage.
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