In years gone by, divorce was extremely rare; but today, in many countries, over half of all marriages end in divorce. “Putting away” here is a reference to divorce, and God says that he hates it. Divorcing one’s wife or husband is a breaking of a solemn promise made not only to one’s spouse but also to God, and before many witnesses. A land where the family is destroyed, lying in shambles, is a land in social and spiritual turmoil.
And we pray:
We pray, Lord, that You will intervene and save marriages from ruin. Let not Man tear apart what God has brought together. We pray also for those who are already divorced and not in a position to undo the damage done. Forgive, heal, and lead them in their lives from this day forward, whatever may have happened in the past. Amen.