Almighty God, You created everything in the world. You thought of it all; there is nothing lacking in what You’ve done. You are so awesome and from where I stand, I’m in awe of You. I Love You, Lord!
Gracious and Merciful Father, today I thank You for partnering me with someone special to be my spouse, whom You have also created in Your image and likeness. You knew us before we were born and already knew we would be together. You have given us both responsibilities as husband and wife and I trust that, as we walk in faith and unwavering love, You will protect us from the evil forces in this unpredictable world.
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3
As a married couple, we stand strong on Your Word which has given our relationship a firm foundation based on faith and truth. With You at the centre of our relationship, there is no fear that we will be fruitful and prosperous in everything we do and faithful to each other. I thank You that as You continue to fill us with Your consuming fire, we will always thirst for You.
Genesis 2:18, 22-24 – Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” … And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Ephesians 5:22-23, 33 – Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior… However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Abba Father, we know that we are all imperfect, so we pray that You will continue to renew us. Revive us when we feel weak and fill us with affection, warmth, passion and romance towards each other, especially when we lack spontaneity in our sexual relations.
Give us strength and humility as we face challenges in our lives. May we always have love, honour, patience and respect for each other and be motivated to shower encouraging words, both spiritually and emotionally. I declare that as I practice these things daily, the commitment in my marriage will grow and will not be threatened by temptation.
1 Peter 3:7 – Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.
1 Corinthians 7:5 – Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
By Your love and grace we are made whole. As we continue to make You first place in our lives, I declare that my marriage is blessed and highly favoured! These mercies I pray in the beautiful, sweet sounding name of Jesus Christ, SO BE IT…Amen and Amen!
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 – Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Titus 2:2-5 Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.