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Marriage Prayers

QUESTION: Marriage Prayers - Is prayer in marriage important?


Marriage Prayers - The Key
Prayer in marriage is the key to a strong relationship, with each other and with God. Marriage was by God’s design (as shown in Genesis 2:18, 22-25) and shows us that a man and a woman are meant to “become as one”. Their prayers are a continual lifeline of nourishment that preserve this bond.
  • Praying together brings couples into agreement as we petition God and thank Him for our blessings.
  • Praying together is vital to a lasting marriage.
  • Keeping God at the center of your marriage sustains the covenant between you.
Trust the Lord to help you build a healthy marriage with a harmony that goes beyond anything you can imagine without Him. Our partnered prayers result in the following:
  • It develops a deeper ability for communication. This is fundamental to a real and long-lasting companionship.
  • It provides the way to a humble heart. As we humble ourselves in prayer we are also humbled before our spouses, keeping us open, honest and sincere. This brings us into a closer intimacy with each other and strengthens mutual respect.
  • Our marriage will build accountability as we pray together ‘for our marriage’ and the problems that arise. He will show us the solutions for working things out. By submitting ourselves to each other, we develop a deeper trust in our spouses and in the Lord (Ephesians 5:21-26).
  • Nothing can be more valuable in the lives of children than the united prayers of their parents. In Matthew 18:19-20 Jesus says “…If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together because they are mine, I am there among them.”
Hebrews 13:4 says “Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage…” Pray together, and for each other, that you each remain faithful and enjoy the goodness of marriage. Romance is important (read the Song of Solomon together), commitment is vital; honesty is essential and prayer to the Lord necessary. Remember the words of this prayer when you go together before Him. It is by an unknown author, simple and sound.

Marriage Prayers– An Example
Lord, help us to remember when we first met and the strong love that grew between us.
To work that love into practical things so nothing can divide us.
We ask for words both kind and loving
And hearts always ready to ask forgiveness as well as to forgive.
Dear Lord, we put our marriage into your hands. Amen.

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