My husband told me this past weekend that he can’t see things ever getting better between us and that he wants a divorce. We have been together almost 8 years and married for 1 year. I love him so incredibly much and do not want our marriage to end. I want to hunker down, put in the work, and restore our marriage. He is in a very fixed mindset and is not open to trying any further. I know he loves me as much as I love him and would do anything for me. I just pray that his heart be softened and his mind be opened. I pray the same for myself. Help us both to recognize the pain the other is feeling and to react with compassion and self-reflection. Help us to be able to communicate honestly and effectively. God, I am choosing to see your unending glory during this time and to focus on your goodness. I know no matter what the outcome, that your goodness will pursue. If it is your will, please heal my husband and I’s hearts and bless and restore our marriage. Amen.