The Best Way to Pray For Your Marriage
Today I woke with a sense of sadness. My husband came home from work in bad mood yesterday. Frustrated that I couldn’t change my husband’s mood, I didn’t know what to say or what to do.
Arguments developed over small issues. Tension grew and we went to bed with unresolved hearts.
My husband went to sleep while I laid in bed wishing the night had gone different.
Can you relate?
What can we do when we don’t know what else to do?
Praying for your marriage and your spouse is an honorable duty and important responsibility. The enemy, the Ultimate Marriage Destroyer, wants to shine a dishonorable light on your marriage. He wants to influence as many people as he can. His schemes are aimed at destroying as many marriages as he can so he can break our belief in God.
The Areas We Can Pray For Daily
There is power through the Spirit of God when we pray. And there’s power in His Truth to bring unity, love, forgiveness, healing, renewal, and restoration. God’s reach is limitless, His love is huge, and His grace covers all of us. Take time to pray over each of these areas in your marriage daily.
Protection- 1 Corinthians 10:13
Pray protection over your marriage. Pray that God offers a shield of protection over temptation and the enemy attacks.
Love- 1 Corinthians 13
Pray that God will teach you both how to love one another with the same characteristics spoken about in this verse.
Forgiveness- Ephesians 4:32
Pray that God will give you both a tender heart of kindness so that you can easily forgive one another when you feel wronged.
Communication- James 1:19
Pray that God helps you be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger as you learn effective communication skills in your marriage.
Intimacy- 1 Peter 3:7-12
Pray for bonding and intimacy in your marriages. Pray that you have unity of mind, sympathy, love, a tender heart, and a humble mind as you grow a physical and mental intimacy bond in marriage.
Respect- Ephesians 5:33
Pray for a continued respect and love towards one another.
Commitment- Ecclesiastes 4:12
Pray that God continues to strengthen the cord of three strands around your marriage.
Discernment- Philippians 1:9-10
Pray that your love will overflow more and more and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding.
Faithfulness- Proverbs 3:3-4
Pray that love and faithfulness never leave you, pray that they bind together in your marriage so they inscribe into each of your hearts.
Friendship- Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
Pray for a lasting friendship over your marriage. Two people are better off than one, they can help each other succeed in the journey of a lifelong marriage.
Thankfulness- 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18
Pray continually for your marriage, give thanks in all circumstances the blessings and the challenges you face together.
Whether you pray individually or together as a couple, or with a group of friends who support each other by praying for your marriages, may you know the power and peace that comes from laying your burdens at the feet of God.
Wife Step: Stop and pray now for your marriage!
Connie is a faith-filled wife and mother, a virtual social assistant, and blogger. She hung up her corporate career in marketing to go on a quest to find the purpose that God has for her life. She needed a creative outlet in order to share all her passions, so she started Bless Your High Heels. She finds that the vulnerability aspect of blogging inspires others to step out on faith and trust in God.