Loving God, please have mercy on his pain, and help Endaman’s brother to release this obsession that is adulterous, and is a betrayal of himself and his marriage.
Our God, perhaps some time during his or her life someone may be particularly attracted to another person.
Our God, let no one be confused or led astray by inappropriate attractions. Feelings are natural human responses. They will sometimes fade if commonsense prevails. Sin and foolishness only enter if feelings are acted upon; therefore, guard Your ministers and Your people with commonsense and mutual charity.
Dear God, please grant us Your love and wisdom when we undervalue anyone, but also when anyone attracts us. To see anyone’s unique value is to acknowledge the goodness of Your Creation and the wonder of Your expression of Yourself in him or her! Grant us serenity and blessing for each other in our trials and in our joys.
In Heaven, everyone will be in love with each other—that is, will recognise the wonderful, unique miracle of each other person. Help us to treat each other with love and consideration in this life.
Help Endaman’s brother to resolutely relinquish this dangerous obsession and give his heart and will to love and care of his wife and daughter.