Monday, November 2, 2015

10 Great Prayers for Every Marriage

Marriage....funny how so many are 'married', yet every marriage is different.  A Christian marriage is ordained and blessed by God, yet not exempt from trials, temptations or struggles.  But when faithfulness, perseverance, sacrifice and sometimes plain old hard work come together, we find that love never fails.

Here are 10 prayers that every Christian marriage can glean from.  Couples never outgrow needing God's love to fill their homes and lives. No matter how short or long the marriage is, God can come in the midst and make it filled with newness of love and joy. 

As November is a month to reflect on our blessings, it is a perfect time to thank God for your marriage.  There is no 'perfect marriage', but we can be thankful that we serve a perfect God who is able to bring His grace into our lives and fill us with His wisdom and love. 

Dear Lord, grow our love for You daily.

Dear Lord, help us to love each other unconditionally.

Dear Lord, allow us to respect one another in an empowering way.

Dear Lord, teach us how to complete each other, building us into one unit You design.

Dear Lord, rid our hearts from grudges or bitterness towards one another, teaching us to forgive readily and extend grace continually.

Dear Lord, let us encourage each other to achieve the dreams you give us individually and jointly.

Dear Lord, keep us humble, placing each other’s needs ahead of our own.

Dear Lord, guard our hearts from selfishness and self-centered desires.

Dear Lord, protect our marriage from the destruction of outside influences.

Dear Lord, make our commitment deeper than our emotions, stronger than the seasons of change and the trials which will come our way.

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