This time, about one year ago my husband started something that has changed our marriage and our relationship with each other and with God. It was also around this time last year, that my grandpa was fighting pancreatic cancer. Through more conversations with him, I learned of what a passionate and devoted prayer he was. I always knew that he prayed for his grandchildren and family, but I didn't know to what extent. My dad spent lots of time with him while he was in the hospital and shared with me that at night he would go through each of his grandchildren and spouses lifting up prayer requests for big and small things in each of our lives. I took so much comfort and encouragement knowing that so many of my needs were being lifted up to the Lord by him, every night.
This time last year, we also heard a sermon about husbands taking care of and praying for their wives, which caused Chris to start a routine that has been such a blessing in our life. He now prays for me, our families and friends every single night. He has yet to miss one night since last February. One day in March last year after he had prayed for us I was talking about what an example my grandpa would leave behind and Chris said that when we're 80 years old we can tell our grandchildren that starting in February 2010, we prayed for our family every night too.
With that being said, we have now been praying for the exact same prayer request every single night.
We have been praying for me to get pregnant and for us to start our family.
So far God has yet to answer our prayer.
I know that God is waiting for His perfect timing to give us a baby, and after a year of praying it is becoming a challenge to not grow wearing in lifting up the same prayer request night after night.
I've been finding great comfort and encouragement in verses like this:
"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him." Psalm 37:7