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Friday, September 21, 2007

Day 21: His Marriage

"Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree
about anything you ask for,
it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.
For where two or three come together in my name,
there am I with them."
- Matthew 18:19-20
Lord, I pray that You would protect our marriage from anything that would harm or destroy it. Shield it from our own selfishness and neglect, from the evil plans and desires of others, and from unhealthy or dangerous situations. May there be no thoughts of divorce or infidelity in our hearts, and none in our future. Set us free from past hurts, memories, and ties from previous relationships, and unrealistic expectations of one another. I pray that there would be no jealousy in either of us, or the low self-esteem that precedes that. Let nothing come into our hearts and habits that would threaten the marriage in any way, especially influences like alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography, lust or obsessions.
Unite us in a bond of friendship, commitment, generosity and understanding. Eliminate our immaturity, hostility, or feelings of inadequacy. Help us to make time for one another alone, to nurture and renew the marriage and remind ourselves the reasons we were married in the first place. I pray that my husband will be so committed to You, Lord, that his commitment to me will not waiver, no matter what storms come. I pray that our love for each other will grow stronger every day, so that we will never leave a legacy of divorce for our children.* I Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
Two are better than one,
because they have a good reward for their labor.
For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
for he has no one to help him up.
- Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

So guard yourself in your spirit,
and do not break faith with the wife of your youth.
"I hate divorce," says the Lord God of Israel,
"and I hate a man's covering himself with violence
as well as with his garment," says the Lord Almighty.
So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.
- Malachi 2:15-16
Marriage should be honored by all,
and the marriage bed kept pure,
for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
- Hebrews 13:4
To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord):
A wife must not separate from her husband.
But if she does, she must remain unmarried
or else be reconciled to her husband.
And a husband must not divorce his wife.
- I Corinthians 7:10-11
*Make this prayer your own! From the book, The Power of a Praying Wife. Ordering information at the bottom of this page. Watch next week for a giveaway!
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