Prayer for Marriage

Dear God,

We come before You today to ask for Your blessings and guidance on our marriage. Lord, we pray that You would be at the center of our relationship and that our love for each other would reflect Your love.

We pray for patience, kindness, and self-control as we navigate the ups and downs of life together. Help us to communicate with each other openly and honestly, and to always strive to understand one another’s needs and feelings.

We pray for strength to forgive one another when we make mistakes, and to always choose love and grace over anger and resentment.

May our marriage be a source of joy and encouragement to those around us, and may it be a reflection of Your love for the world.

We thank You for the gift of marriage and for the opportunity to grow closer to You and to each other.

We pray all these things in the precious name of Jesus. Amen.

Suggested Bible Readings

Genesis 2:24 ESV

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

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Proverbs 18:22 ESV

He who finds a wife finds a good thing
    and obtains favor from the Lord.

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Ephesians 4:2-3 ESV

with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

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1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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1 Peter 3:1-2 ESV

Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct.

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Colossians 3:19 ESV

Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

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Hebrews 13:4 ESV

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.

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