Father, I pray that we would speak the truth in love to one another, honestly and openly sharing our feelings. Grant that we might find great delight and joy together. Deepen and strengthen our friendship. I pray that we would be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving one another even as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven us. Teach us to be sensitive to the needs and hurts of the other and help us to minister to each other in these areas. I pray that our marriage will glorify You and be an example of our intention for marriage. (Eph.4:15,25; Prov 5:18; Eph. 4:32 Prov. 17:17; 1 Cor. 10:31 Matt. 20:28)
I pray that you would bless and strengthen our marriage in the midst of the pressures and challenges in our lives and protect our marriage from the attacks of Satan. Deliver us from his evil, destructive plans. Let Your power sustain us and give stability to our marriage. Help us to discern and deal with those things that hinder and hurt our love for one another. (2 Cor. 12:9; 1 Pet. 5:8; Jer. 32:17 Psalm 139:23-24)
God, create within us a hunger and a desire for each other and to surrender all that we are and all that we have to one another. Give us a heart to seek only after You and serve You all the days of our lives. I ask that we would love and obey Your Word, building our lives, marriage, and family on its truth forever.(Gen. 2:24-25 Prov. 5:19-20. Psalm 63:1 Psalm 119:97)
Let us be patient with each other in all the circumstances of life and kind and gentle through the ups and downs of our life together. Let no jealousy or envy gain ground in our marriage. May we always seek what is best for our relationship never allowing pride to hinder us. Deliver us from all selfishness that we may rejoice in each other’s strengths and gifts. I pray that You would give us a love that bears all things, believes all things, and hopes all things. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).