Facing Marriage Problems? Here are 3 Tips to Overcome

No marriage is immune from having ups and downs. All relationships hit unforeseen speedbumps like issues of trust, intimacy, finances, family, communication—there are so many boxes to tick!

How you and your spouse face those obstacles can determine how you are going to make it in the long run.

Worry not. Beyond Small Talk is here to help you!

Guest Bearwin Meiley shares 3 practical tips to help you overcome if you are experiencing marriage problems:

1. Submit to God and obey Him

Have you ever tried praying together as a couple? Seeking God’s presence has never been more important in these trying times.

As Bearwin shared, “My wife and I have shortcomings, but we submit first to the Lord. The more you and your spouse grow closer to God, the more you grow closer to each other.”

2. Be each other’s accountability partner

In good times and in bad, where do you turn to?

Bearwin suggests that you turn to praying and Bible-reading—and encourage your spouse to do the same. Often people turn to friends, relatives, or churchmates for motivation, but it is good to know that marriage thrives on openness, honesty, and being each other’s cheerleader.

In tough times, remember that your spouse is the accountability partner God provided for you.

“My wife and I check on one another, ‘How’s your devotion?’ That is what I appreciate about my wife. When we started growing in God, whatever we were praying for, my wife would submit—and that is very, very important in marriage,” he testified.

3. Help each other in leading your children to God

As your family go through a challenging season, it is crucial to help your children develop a strong, enduring, and close relationship with God.

Marriages are not perfect, but they ought to know that they have a perfect God whom they can take refuge in when the going gets tough.

“One thing that I am so grateful, is that our 2 children know who God is and how He saved them. Everything is temporary, but your relationship with God is more than enough,” Bearwin shared.

Husbands and wives, God designed marriage that you must work as a team united with Him to carry out what He has called you to do even when—and especially when—times are rough.

No matter what marriage problems you are facing right now, know that God is your ever-present help. May you always seek Him and tune into what He wills for your marriage and your household!

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1 ESV)

Do you need someone to help you pray for your marriage? You may call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700, or send in your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

Stay tuned to the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia Facebook page and YouTube channel.

5 Effective Ways to Share God’s Love on Social Media

What’s on your mind?

Millions of people use social media every day to share what’s on their mind. While many posts bring people together, some online conversations have driven people apart.

You might be wondering what you can do to have a positive influence online. You might be thinking, “How can I use my social media to share God’s love?”

Thankfully, as Jesus Christ lives in you, He can help you use your platforms in sharing His comfort to the hurting, helpless, and hopeless.

Spreading the Good News anywhere is a blessing! So here are 5 ways on how you can share the love of God on social media:

 1. Share the Word of God

Did you know that when you share a Bible verse, you are planting seeds of faith into the hearts of the people and helping them reflect on the Word of God?

In a study titled, Effects of Christian Faith Sharing through Social Media, researchers found out that faith sharing through social media significantly impacts the beliefs and behavior of those who encounter those posts.

So, share that morning verse you have read in your devotional book in social media. Post your favorite worship song. Retweet that powerful testimony so others can be strengthened, too.

Who knows, maybe one of your friends needs a little encouragement and that post could pop up just in time. You might not know the impact of those messages to their life, but God’s Word is alive, and He can use your posts to touch their hearts.

Are you looking for inspiring content to share today? CBN Asia website, Facebook, Twitter, and Tiktok accounts have an array of articles, stories, and videos that can help strengthen people’s faith in God. Click that share button now!

2. Tell your story

How has God blessed you? Share it today!

Your personal testimony is a powerful tool in sharing what God has done and continues to do in your life. It doesn’t just represent you coming to Jesus—it can also bring others to Him.

In his interview with Live the Word Love the Word, social media content creator Doug Kramer shared how he maximizes their family’s platform to share about the goodness of God in their lives.

They share their usual family activities like praying together, teaching their kids Christian values, and glorifying God in their successes and everyday lives.

Whether you have thousands of followers or just a few, your story and answered prayers can influence others, too!

3. Pray for your friends on social media

Noticed that friend’s post about health issues? Reach out to that friend and send a prayer. It will surely lighten the burden. If you know someone who is going through a challenging situation, grab that opportunity to share the love of God and pray for that person.

Another simple yet powerful way to share God’s love on social media is to ask your friends if they have any prayer request. Let them know that in every situation, they can always come to God through prayer.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6 NIV)

4. Help others and encourage your online friends to do the same

Share God’s kindness by supporting your kababayans in need. While you’re at it, you can share posts on outreach activities, volunteer opportunities, and ways to support His ministry—like Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm—to encourage others to help as well.

As you experience God’s blessings, you can inspire your online friends that they can be a blessing, too.

5. Simply be nice

In the era of cancel-culture, endless rants, and online bullying, there is always room for kindness.

Make a difference by simply being nice on social media. As Matthew 5:16 puts it perfectly, let your light shine before your online friends, so that they may see those good works and glorify your Heavenly Father.

Maximize your online presence by sharing, inspiring, and encouraging others to grow in their faith. Tell your friends that God loves them so much that He gave His life to the world. Take every opportunity to share about God’s Word.

“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’” (Mark 16:15 NIV)

Do you need an encouragement today? Feel free to call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer request to [email protected].

5 Most Popular Filipino Culture and Values

5 Most Popular Filipino Culture and Values – Which One Do You Love Most?

What makes you a proud Filipino?

The Filipino culture is an exuberant story that tells of the nation’s journey through the centuries. The values and customs many Pinoys hold dear to their hearts reflect a colorful history, a celebration of life, and their unwavering faith in God.

To mark this year’s National Culture Consciousness Week, here are 5 of the most popular Filipino culture and values that bind the Pinoys to each other. Which one do you love the most?

5 Most Popular Filipino Culture and Values

1. Pagmamano

The westerners shake hands, the east Asians bow down, while some southeast countries clasp their hands. Then there’s the Filipinos with their own cultural trademark called pagmamano.

Pagmamano is an honoring gesture that communicates warmth and respect when the younger ones greet or say goodbye to their elders. It is done by taking the elder’s hand and touching it lightly on your forehead—a distinct way of showing respect and receiving blessings from them.

2. Using po and opo

Kumusta po?

Aside from pagmamano, po and opo are words Filipinos use to show respect when talking to elders or someone they respect. Opo is a polite way to say ‘yes,’ and its contraction po punctuates or ends a sentence.

The origin of the words remains unclear. Nonetheless, these simple catchphrases continue to win the hearts not just of Filipino elders, but also of foreign guests.

3. Bayanihan

There used to be a time when bayanihan looks like neighbors carrying a bahay kubo to a new location. Nowadays, people describe bayanihan as an outpouring of community spirit as people give their all for the common good.

From lifesaving heroic acts to simple yet sacrificial deeds, anyone can be a bayani when they unite to help their kababayans. And through your partnership with humanitarian organizations like Operation Blessing, you help keep that Filipino spirit alive.

4. Filipino hospitality

They say the Filipinos are the most hospitable people you may find anywhere. Whether it’s a long-lost relative visiting from out of town or a foreign guest, the Pinoys take the extra mile to show how they care for others.

The Filipinos bring this warm hospitality to other nations or wherever they set foot. So whether in the homeland or overseas, sharing God’s kindness is a sacred duty. Naturally friendly and hospitable, Filipinos are effective in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ to other nations. You too, can share God’s saving love to others! Visit this page to know how.

5. Love for God and family

Having close family ties is also one of Filipinos’ unique cultural values. They give so much value to the family that they labor so hard and sacrifice so much for the ones they love.  Sentimental. Devout. The Filipinos’ heart is as warm as their sunshine.

It’s the kind of light that illuminates the land in times of crisis and hardships; the light that trusts the Almighty and believes that the nation’s strength emanates from Him. Compassionate, courageous, and God-loving—a clear national identity that is unmistakably Filipino and truly Christian.

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!” (Psalm 33:12 ESV)

Do you want to share God’s benevolent love and rich Filipino culture and values to other nations?

Kababayan, wherever you might be in the world right now, you can be God’s faithful servant and a blessing to the Philippines and beyond!

Partner with the Asian Center for Missions to know how you can help mobilize missions, care for existing missionaries, and train aspiring missionaries who are called to go and preach the gospel to the nations.

You may visit ACM’s website and Facebook page to learn about the work that God is doing through the ministry.

3 Practical Health and Wellness Tips for Men

June is Men’s Health Month!

Do you want to take good care of your loved ones? Staying healthy is the key! A healthier mind, body, and spirit enable you to care for your family and spend more time with them.

Check out these 3 practical health and wellness tips that will benefit you and your family:

Tip #1: Take care of your physical health

You might be working so hard that you’re not aware of the consequences of unhealthy lifestyle and bad eating habits. It is never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle! Remember that a healthy body will help you live a productive life.

How do you take care of your physical health?

In his interview with Beyond Small Talk, coach and motivational speaker LA Mumar said that eating right, drinking lots of water, and getting enough sleep are so basic, but they can make a positive difference to your health.

For Coach LA, observing a healthy lifestyle is really important. Being healthy and staying fit allow him to take good care of his loved ones.

He encourages men to exercise and advises fathers to engage their children while working out. For instance, he plays basketball and swims with his two boys. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone–he gets to exercise and bond with his kids at the same time.

This is a great idea for a busy person who juggles family, work, and other responsibilities. Try exercising or playing different kinds of sports with your family members. It will not only keep you in shape, but it’ll also let you enjoy the bonding experience with your loved ones.

Tip #2: Nurture your mental health

Many people are still affected by health issues, financial problems, and other challenges brought by the pandemic. If anything is weighing you down, it’s time to look after your mental health.

Inspirational speaker Carl Pascua shared tips to overcome anxiety, and suggested that reconnecting with your loved ones, spending time praying and reading the Bible, and looking for something that can give you fulfillment are all vital for a healthy mental health.

Tip #3: Nourish your spiritual health

Just as you eat, exercise, and keep your physical body healthy, you need to recharge from the ultimate source of strength—God. Carve out time to pray and rest in the presence of your Heavenly Father.

The 700 Club Asia host Erick Totanes shared the benefits of cultivating a prayer life, “A man connected to God through prayer, discerns well, hears well, understands well, and leads their lives well and the family that they have.”

Follow these health and wellness tips to stay healthy not only for yourself, but for your loved ones as well!

Do you need prayers for your health?

Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0700 and we would love to pray for you. If you want to see more inspiring content, check out our Facebook page.

Stressed at Work? Here are 3 Tips to Overcome

Does work stress you out?

For many, the workplace can be a source of stress. While small amount of manageable stress can help motivate you and keep you focused, too much of it can lead to burnout.

Thankfully, there are some things you can do to help yourself break free from stress. Here are 3 tips to overcome your work-related stress:

1. Revisit your purpose and priorities

Why do you work?

There is a greater purpose why you are working and that is found in Colossians 3:23 NIV, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human master.”

You give your best at work not because you want to please men, but because you want to serve God above all. To manage stress, list down your purpose and priorities then ask God to help you focus on what truly matters to Him.

2. Improve your work-life balance

You can love your job but still get stressed if you don’t practice a healthy work-life balance.

Do not let work steal your time with God and with your loved ones. Schedule a time for rest and relaxation without feeling guilty. Go to your quiet place. Take days off and allow yourself to breathe, recharge, and rest in the presence of God.

See how it can bring refreshment to your soul and strength as you face tomorrow. Find comfort in God’s Word in Philippians 4:6 NIV, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

3. Seek help

If you’re one breath away from burnout, here’s something to comfort you: You don’t have to go through everything alone.

God wants you to seek help from others and trust that they can really support you. Jesus showed this trait when He called His 12 disciples and gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease (Matthew 10:1 NKJV).

He could’ve done all the miracles but chose not to. Instead, He empowered His disciples to work miracles. In the same way, trust that God can help you through your workmates and loved ones! Reach out to someone and ask for help when you need it.

Above all, pray. Seek help from your Heavenly Father and trust that He will help you overcome (Isaiah 41:10).

Are you stressed at work?

This Professional Wellness Month, allow us to encourage you through prayers. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer requests to [email protected]

5 Helpful Tips to Manage Post-Election Anxiety

Feeling anxious after the election? Are you looking for encouraging words to lighten you up?

You’ve come to the right place!

Now that the election is over, Filipinos have different views on the results. Tension and anxiety affect many Pinoys these days.

If you, too, are experiencing post-election anxiety, take a look at these practical tips that can help you cope with your situation:

1. Identify your anxiety triggers

What exactly triggers you about the election? Is it the content of the news that you hear on TV and radio? Or the posts that you see while scrolling your news feed? Are you unhappy with the results of the election or worried about the future of the country?

Pause and think. Mayo Clinic says that you need to identify the source of your anxiety so you can start addressing it.

You can’t control what’s happening around you, but you can control how you respond to it. You don’t have to react on everything that you read or watch on the screen. If you feel overwhelmed by current events, staying off the news and discussions might be helpful for you.

2. Share your feelings with God

When you are bombarded with different reactions and issues nowadays, be intentional in being still in the presence of God. Speak out your feelings to God for He is ready to lend an ear without any judgment. As you open your heart, be ready to listen and respond to what He is going to reveal to you. Pray that He guides you and gives you understanding on how to deal with your situation.

Be still, and let His Word give you peace.

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10 NKJV)

If you are anxious about the election results, remember that God is in control of everything. He is a sovereign God! He can change the hearts of the leaders (Proverbs 21:1), so, pray that God makes them righteous ones. He appoints leaders according to His plans, so pray that He helps you entrust the future of the Philippines in His hands.

“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.” (Daniel 2:20-21 NKJV)

3. Share your thoughts to a trusted person

If election matters continue to bother you, talking to a family member, a friend, or a counselor can help you, according to Mayo Clinic.

Share your feelings and thoughts to a trusted person who is willing to listen and even guide you in handling stress and anxious thoughts.

4. Accept the reality

After giving yourself enough time to sit with your feelings and praying for them, it’s time to accept the reality of life.

It’s time to move forward after the election and accept the newly appointed officials. Pray for the leaders and let God work in their hearts. Pray for the nation, that all Filipinos may live a godly life.

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” (1 Timothy 2:1–2 ESV)

5. Seek professional help if needed

Feelings of anxiety come and go, but if your post-election anxiety gets worse to the point that you can’t handle it anymore, Mayo Clinic suggests that you consider consulting a medical professional.

Take care of your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, and allow God to do the rest.

Always remember that Jesus is always there for you. He is a friend who’s ready to listen and give you peace when you’re stressed out. Take your first steps to peace by visiting this page.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28 NKJV)

If you are still struggling with post-election anxiety, we are here to pray for you. Feel free to call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or contact us through Viber at 0943-144-4933.

Healed by the Word: 11 Bible Verses to Pray When You Need Healing

Do you need healing in your life?

No one is a stranger to the brokenness of this world. Physical illness, emotional pain, and conflicts leave everyone in need of healing.

Thankfully, the Scriptures share how you can experience healing from God in your body, spirit, and community.

Here are 11 Bible verses about healing to help you stand on the promises of God for your own life and on behalf of those you love:

1. Pray for God’s intervention and healing

“Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.” (Hosea 6:1 NKJV)

If you need healing, draw close to God and receive the comfort He freely gives. He tears and strikes down imperfections, but His promise of grace will help and heal.

2. Pray for peace

“I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will lead them and repay them with comfort, creating for their mourners the fruit of the lips. Peace, peace, to the far and the near, says the Lord; and I will heal them.” (Isaiah 57:18-19 NRSV)

God has seen your brokenness, yet He is always willing to rescue you from it. He doesn’t just heal—He can lead you, comfort you, and reward you with eternal peace.

3. Pray for God to deliver you from sickness and distress

“Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction. Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!” (Psalms 107:19-21 ESV)

When the sick and distressed cry to God, He hears them. He delivers them. Even in common cases of recovery from sickness, God in His love speaks, and it is done—the body and soul are restored to health.

4. Pray for restoration in every area of your life

“I will restore your health and heal your wounds, declares the LORD.” (Jeremiah 30:17 BSB)

You probably have experienced firsthand the pain of loss, illness, and injustice. Do not worry, God sees you. And your Heavenly Father—being a God of new beginnings—declares restoration upon you.

5. Pray that God blesses your soul

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psalm 103:2-5 ESV)

In the psalmist’s mind, the most important thing was to be forgiven by God—even more important than physical healing. Thankfully, God both forgives and heals. With that, may all creature praise and thank Him!

6. Pray for the heart to receive God’s healing

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” (Psalm 147:3 ESV)

It is God’s pleasure to heal you of all your diseases, mend your broken heart, and to set you free from the hand of the enemy. Open your heart. Cry to Jesus. He is always there to lift you up during your lowest point.

7. Pray for everyone’s revival

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV)

In the middle of crisis, division, and chaos, God desires to revive the nation and save His people. His healing can come when people learn to humble themselves, pray, and turn from their earthly ways. Pray for their hearts to be touched and souls to be saved.

8. Pray that God surrounds you with people who can pray for you

“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.” (James 5:14 ESV)

God doesn’t intend you to suffer alone. He doesn’t want you to suffer in private. He uses people to help those who are sick and calls everyone to pray for each other to bring about healing—may it be a physical, emotional, or spiritual need.

9. Pray that God increases your faith

“A woman who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, for she said to herself, ‘If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.’ Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, ‘Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.’ And instantly the woman was made well.” (Matthew 9:20-22 ESV)

Physical healings don’t always happen, but God always sees the condition of everyone’s heart. Jesus saw that the bleeding woman had great faith that His power could heal her—and He did heal her, according to His will. So, ask and keep on asking with great faith and determination. Remember, everyone whom Jesus wills to be healed will be healed.

10. Pray for a heart that seeks Jesus more than anything

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33 ESV)

Everyone wants healing. You’re praying for healing for yourself or for your loved one. Although God can grant miracle healing, He wants you to focus on Him, not just on the reward. May you pray for a heart that seeks God more than anything. Seek the Healer, not the healing. Seek the Miracle-worker, not the miracle.

11. Pray in the name of Jesus

“And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:13 NKJV)

Keep praying in Jesus’ name, because God can do what you ask in His name if it’s according to His will. Praying in Jesus name is acknowledging that He alone has the power to heal. So, pray and declare healing in Jesus’ mighty name!

Do you need prayers for healing?

We would love to join you in lifting your concerns to God. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer requests on our Facebook page.

3 Thoughts to Ponder to Help You Find Peace Amid Grief

Have you ever received the news? Yes, the one that drastically changed your life that is about a loved one who suddenly passed away.

If this has happened to you, you are very much familiar with the tears and the extreme pain that followed immediately after. You might feel like that lingering feeling will remain with you forever.

Thankfully, it’s possible to find peace amid grief. Actress and Beyond Small Talk host Bettinna Carlos-Eduardo can attest to that after she suffered a miscarriage early this year.

If you are grieving, know that God’s comfort is always available for you. Here are 3 thoughts to ponder that can help you find peace when you are grieving the loss of a loved one:

1. God is sovereign

Have you ever asked God why He allowed your loved one to die?

You are not alone. People who grieve and mourn try to find answers and explanations on why their loved one was called home soon. The answer to those whys may be obvious now, or they may never be answered in this lifetime.

But whether those questions are answered or not, you can find peace in the truth that Jesus Christ is sovereign. He is in control of everything. So, take all your questions and pain to God in prayer. Ask Him to help you trust and embrace His divine purpose and plans.

“God is the Creator; He controls everything. He was the cause of that life, and He is all powerful to continue that life if it’s His will,” Bettina said. She also shared her realizations after undergoing the procedure, “When my fallopian tube was taken out, there was pain. But there was peace even with that pain. There was peace knowing that God knew what He was doing.”

2. God is good

The world will tell you that there’s no good in goodbyes and there’s no good in grief.

The Word of God tells otherwise. During your brokenness, God is near to you (Psalm 34:18). During your times of mourning, He calls you blessed and promises that you will be comforted (Matthew 5:4). In times of grief, God’s goodness is magnified—and because He is good, His plans for you are good, too.

To find peace amid your grief, Bettinna suggests that you submit to God’s will and choose to see God’s character: That He is a good, gracious, and loving Father.

“And as painful as it was, it was good. I received it as good because I know God is good. It’s really up to His will. If it’s His will to give it, He will. But if it’s not the will of God, whatever we do, it won’t happen. God is wise and God is good! He knows what’s best for us,” Bettinna said.

3. Appreciate what you still have

Dealing with grief is not some scientific problem that needs to be solved. It is a complex emotional journey and process you should not rush.

As you journey toward your healing, may you find comfort knowing that there are people, things, and many blessings that God has graciously given you throughout your life.

“What helped me during that time is to see what I have. You don’t want to let the pain blind you from seeing what you have. I know you lost someone, I lost someone too. But don’t let that loss make you lose sight of what you still have right now,” Bettina encouraged.

The Lord gives and the Lord takes away (Job 1:21). Whether He gives or takes, whether you grieve or rejoice—may you find peace in the truth that God’s grace is always sufficient for you.

“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NKJV)

Do you need uplifting prayers to help you cope with grief?

Contact the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 and we would love to pray for you. If you want to know how Jesus Christ can give you peace, visit this page and begin your steps to eternal peace today.

For more inspiring content, catch the next webisode of Beyond Small Talk this Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 7:00 PM, on The 700 Club Asia’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Is Your Family Struggling? Here are 3 Ways to Overcome Family Problems

What’s causing you mental distress these days?

Whether they’re problems at work, financial concerns, or a medical issue, sometimes going home to a stable and loving family can make all the difference.

But what if the place that you consider as a sanctuary becomes more like a battlefield? What if your family is struggling with problems and you don’t know how to face them?

Through God’s help, you can overcome. Discover 3 ways to resolve problems as a family: 

1. Forgive generously, love unconditionally

If you have a conflict with a family member, ask God to help you love and forgive just as He loves and forgives you.

Forgiving anyone who hurt you is hard, but it’s always better to mend relationships than give up on them. It may be hard, but it will be worth it.

Can you imagine how amazing it would be if parents and children would extend God’s grace through unconditional love and forgiveness toward each other?

“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8 ESV)

2. Believe that God can make all things new

Sometimes, family problems and conflicts can make families feel like they’re at a dead end.

Thankfully, God is in the business of restoring families. As Deuteronomy 3:30 says, “God, your God, will restore everything you lost; he’ll have compassion on you; he’ll come back and pick up the pieces from all the places where you were scattered.”

Seasons change and there will always be a season of testing your faith. The good thing? There’s also a season of building and mending for your family! (Ecclesiastes 3:3,7).

Pray that God would reveal Himself to you and your family members, and trust that He can make ‘all things new’ for your household.

3. Pray as a family

Opening up to each other and bringing all your burdens to God through prayers allow yourselves to experience His mighty works.

When you pray together, each family member learns what it means to be intimate with God. When God answers a prayer, each family member experiences His power and presence despite the struggles.

So, take heart and pray! Never stop believing that God can help you overcome family problems. At the end of the day, troubles go away but His steadfast love for you and your family remains forever.

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” (1 Peter 5:10 ESV)

Do you need a prayer for your family?

We are here to pray for you. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer requests to our Facebook page.

how to pray after election

3 Ways to Pray After the Election

How are you feeling after the election?

The Halalan 2022 proves that every election triggers either happiness or distress for so many people. Some are satisfied with the results while others express their disappointment and frustration.

Shouts of victories and clamor resounded not just online, but in homes, government offices, schools, and churches across the country.

As the shock wears off, you might be wondering, “What now?” How to move forward when the nation still seems divided over political beliefs?

Whichever side you’re on, the Filipinos can all come together to help heal the nation. Here are 3 ways to pray after the election:

1. Pray for your leaders

Whether you voted for them or not, believers are called to obey and pray for elected officials. (Romans 13:1).

Pray that God will give the leaders wisdom, grace, and a God-listening heart as they lead the nation. The Lord can turn hearts, so pray and be in faith that He can turn the hearts of leaders.

Pray that they would be righteous leaders who put the needs of others before their own.

“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2 ESV)

2. Pray for the right attitude towards your leaders

It’s true that you have the right to voice out your opinions. It’s also true that you can hold your leaders accountable whether they are able to accomplish their responsibilities for the country or not.

Just remember, you can disagree in a manner that is still gracious and in a way that still honors them.

You can air out opinions in a respectful way. And instead of condemning or bashing them on social media, it’s best to encourage them—by supporting government programs that will better the nation.

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” (Colossians 3:12-14 ESV)

3. Pray for ways to get involved in nation-building

Government leaders have a huge role in the rise or fall of a nation. However, the success of the country does not solely depend on them.

A successful Philippines requires not only effective leaders, but also supportive Filipinos. Citizens who will pray together, dream together, and work together toward achieving a better future for all.

That means you too, as an individual, have the responsibility and privilege to be involved in nation-building. So pray for opportunities to serve your kababayans. Be aware of the current political and social issues then ask yourself what you can contribute to improve the situation.

God has given you gifts—talents, resources, and abilities—may you use it in serving others, spreading hope to the nation, and bringing glory to the name of Jesus.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” (1 Peter 4:10 NIV)

Need prayers?

Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 and our trained prayer counselors would pray for your concerns. You may also contact us through Viber, at 0943-144-4933.

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