“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.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Father God, we’re in this marriage to the end of life on earth. And I pray, Lord, that it continues when we reach that mansion that You have prepared for us, because I can’t imagine heaven without my husband.
I know that keeping a marriage exciting and alive is not easy, especially when all around us we hear things like, “Well, if it doesn’t work out it doesn’t take much to get a divorce.” What is ‘divorce’ Father? It has to be a surgical procedure, because when we said “I do” we became one flesh. No wonder there is so much pain in the separation.
I ask, Lord, that You grow us closer through the years and that the struggles of daily life only push us to each other for comfort and wisdom. I pray that the fruit of the Spirit would prevail during hardships and that we would always think of how our words, moods, and decisions affect the other before they come out.
I ask that You would remind us to live in the Spirit at all times and that we would strive for peace, love, joy, faithfulness, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self control in every aspect of our marriage. And, Lord, I ask you to know my husband and to strengthen him in whatever area You see that he needs Your guidance. If there are areas where my hubby knows he needs help, give him the boldness to come to me so that we can pray together. And remind me to do the same.
In Jesus’ Name,