Pray Today For: Quentin Esme Brown and Peter Cary Peterson

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Note: Please forgive the absence for the last couple of weeks. I was ill with the flu.

Jesus said in Matthew 5:44 to “love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.”

Today and every day going forward we will pray for those in the news and for those who need the love of Jesus in their hearts. If there is anyone you feel compelled to pray for in this blog, please email me at

When I read this today, I was dumbfounded; totally floored: “Tiffany Trump’s friends just entered a sexless marriage, which isn’t a terrible idea.”

The Yahoo News article talks about New York “socialites” Quentin Esme Brown and Peter Cary Peterson, who were recently married in Las Vegas. They weren’t married on a drunken whim, as many succumb to when in Vegas, but had planned it for years. The perplexing thing about it is that they planned on making it a “sexless, open marriage,” and actually planned on “dating other people.”

“Peter and I are not romantically involved–in fact we … will continue to seek love in all forms,” Brown said.

The same article mentions a new book by a licensed therapist, Susan Pease Gadoua, called “The New I Do,” who says she hasn’t met anyone else with this kind of marriage, but that “it fits in with the way she sees many people deciding to change the rules to suit their relationship needs.”

This type of new age thinking has the potential to influence millions and millions of young people, a generation that could even further destroy what God had originally meant for marriage between a man and a woman. I will expound upon this later in the week.

Therefore, let us pray:

“Lord, we pray today for Ms. Brown and Mr. Peterson. We pray that you sear their hearts. Without judging them, we see that they obviously care for each other, but if they plan to be with others that it may not be the love that you intended between a married man and a woman. We pray that they develop that type of love for each other to where they will not want for others, but want for each other both in agape love and physical love as you intended it. We pray that you bless that home and open their eyes to see that they only need each other, with you as the foundation of their marriage.

We also pray that this type of thinking doesn’t influence others. We pray that impressionable people won’t be influenced by their recent actions and ideals and will turn to You for guidance and direction on love and marriage and what is right in Your eyes. While we don’t pray negatively for anyone, we pray that this new book by Susan Pease Gaduoa is seen and read with eyes of discernment and that others are not influenced by something that the enemy has obviously devised to destroy what You see as good.  We rebuke this movement and pray that the Holy Spirit slays it right now at is very foundation. We praise you and thank you for all marriages between a man and a woman and ask that you bless them and cover them with Your blood so that they may endure everything the enemy throws at them to try to ruin lives. You are greater and mightier than the enemy, and we put our trust always in You to protect us and our marriages from his deceit. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.”

“Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.  The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, for she was taken out of man.’  That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” (Gen. 2:22-24) 
“Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.  This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.  However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. (Eph. 5:22-23)




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