Mark 10: 1-9

Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan. Again, crowds of people came to him, and as was his custom, he taught them.

2, Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3, “What did Moses command you?” he replied. 4, They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.”

5, “It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied. 6, “But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ 7, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, 8 and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Divorce is judicial declaration dissolving a marriage, one that releases the marriage partners from all matrimonial obligations.

However, divorce causes more trauma than a piece of paper. Divorce brings pain, hurts, lost of trust, social withdrawal, resentment… oh not only to the partners. To the children, the families involved. Divorce is an act of the devil to destroy the decree of GOD, as He has said in verse 9. ‘‘Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.’’

So often people rush into marriages with the thought of divorce from the start. But marriage is a sacred covenant you’re to share with one person not everyone. This is why we are encouraged to choose our parents with the help of God not by our human emotions.

Let us say a prayer against divorce

Dear God

My marriage is in your hands.

You put us together.

Keep us together, oh God.

Heal us, of wounds that we don’t even know are wounds.

Where I have hurt my spouse, forgive me.

Where my spouse has hurt me, enable me to forgive.

I shall no longer hold on to offence.

Divorce is not our glory!

This marriage shall not fall apart.

Revive us, oh God!

Raise a might testimony,

In Jesus’ name!

May your glory be seen in this! Amen