Monday, November 30, 2015

Marriage Prayer - Making Our House A Home



A daily blessing that comes through my email everyday is Today's Marriage Prayer. It is an invitation to draw closer to each other through marriage and closer to God. It's a dare to fight for your marriage. It's a challenge to pray with, and for each other every day. 

I have a passion for our home, for making it a haven.  This prayer brought out those beautiful things stored up in my heart as a powerful prayer to God who is able to bring it to pass.

Marriage Prayer – Making Our House a Home

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this home and everything in it. It’s comfortable. It’s unique. It’s a place that reflects our personality, unlike any other place on this earth.

There’s something about our own bed, our own kitchen, our own couch… that brings comfort to us. It’s a gift that keeps giving day after day.

Thank you for the talents and the strengths we each bring to our home. Help us to use them together to wisely take care of our things and create an atmosphere of love and support for each other.

May we take joy in serving, even when serving calls us to undesirable tasks. May we work without grumbling, help without complaint, and step up to our jobs before things things fall apart.

Finally help us to exercise grace when it comes to our expectations. We’re not married to machines and we don’t live on a ship. We live in a home with someone who deserves our patient love and respect.

In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

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