A Prayer for Marriage

Heavenly Father,

We come before You today to give You thanks for the gift of marriage and the love that we share. We ask for Your guidance and wisdom as we strive to honor and serve You as a couple. Help us to always put each other and our relationship with You first, even above our own desires and needs.

Lord, we pray for Your protection and strength for our marriage. Help us to weather the storms of life together, and to always turn to You for guidance and strength. Grant us patience, kindness, and understanding as we navigate the ups and downs of life together.

Help us to always speak words of love and encouragement to one another, and to work through any conflicts or challenges that may come our way with grace and humility.

We pray for the grace to forgive one another when we fail, and to always seek to show each other love and respect. May our love for each other and for You grow deeper each day, and may our marriage be a shining example of Your love to all those around us.

We ask all of these things in the precious name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Colossians 3:18-19 ESV

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

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1 Peter 3:7 ESV

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

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Philippians 4:6-7 ESV

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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