Friday, 25 February 2000

iPray: Day 25

A Prayer for relationships offered by Favoured Girl

Thank You Father for we have the privilege of prayer. Thank You because we can come boldly to Your throne, and bring our requests to You without fear. Thank You because we can come directly to You, we don’t have to perform any special ceremonies. Thank You because we are confident that You hear us and You answer our prayers.

Our Heavenly Father, we thank You because you are the source of all we have and all we are. We praise You, dear loving Father because You are a God of Love. And You have poured Your love into our hearts by Your Holy Spirit. We thank You because You are our example of perfect love. We look up to You because You are a God of harmony, peace and love.

We praise you for the relationships that we can enjoy with each other. We thank you for marriages, courtships, friendships, sisterhood, brotherhood and all the various bonds that tie us together as Your children. We are grateful because You have given us family and friends and we are all a part of a whole. We praise you, in Jesus name.

'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'

Father, I thank you for the miracle of marriage. Indeed, it is a wonder, a gift, a privilege and a truly amazing part of your plan for us on earth. It is a miracle for two strangers to meet and feel a connection to each other that culminates in love and a goal of a lifetime spent together. Thank you because You are the architect of this idea and it is Your desire that our relationships and marriages prosper. It is Your desire that our marriages mirror the relationship that Christ has with His bride, the church.

Father, I pray for every married person. I pray that You will help us in showing Your love to our spouses. I pray that You will be the rock and the foundation in our homes. I pray that Your presence in our homes will be a guide for both husbands and wives. I ask that Your spirit will teach us to be humble in serving one another, loving one another and looking out for each other’s best interests. Teach us, Lord, to practice Your kind of love. Love that is patient and kind. Love that does not envy, does not boast and not proud. Help us to have the kind of love that is not rude, not self-seeking, not easily angered, that keeps no record of wrongs. Teach us to express the love that does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Empower us to show love that always protects, always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres. Help us to be wholly committed to one another, leaving no cracks for the enemy to come in. Help us to truly discover the joys of togetherness, and to enjoy every moment we live with our spouses. Help us to be strong in the face of challenges, to stick together through thick and thin. Help us to build solid homes and leave long-lasting legacies of faithfulness to our marriage vows. Let our homes and our marriages be havens of peace, in Jesus name.

I pray for those who are struggling, who are disillusioned, who are disappointed with their current experience of marriage. I pray for peace, Your peace to come into their hearts and into their situations. Lord, You know where it hurts. I pray for healing for the hearts of men and women who are hurting and wounded. I pray for reconciliation and restoration of joy, peace and love to into homes. I pray for a renewal of the love that seems to be lost, in Jesus name. I pray for homes that have been torn apart by infidelity, abuse and other issues. I pray for Your grace and Your peace to come into such situation and turn things around for the parties involved, in Jesus name.

Father, I lift up those who are not yet married, but are seeking their partners. Help us to be wise in our relationships and who we choose to share our lives with. I pray for the grace to be patient, and wait for Your perfect choice. Help us to keep close to You so that we know what Your perfect will for us is. For we know that You our heavenly Father, knows how to give good gifts to Your children. I pray that you bless those of us who are waiting, with the man/woman You have chosen for them. I pray that You will bring to us, the bone of our bone, and flesh of our flesh. I pray for you to help us to keep ourselves pure while we wait. Help us to guard our hearts and our minds, so that we do not allow external pressures to push us into making wrong choices. Let us always keep in mind, that it is better to remain in Your will, than rush into things that we may later regret. Give us ears that are sensitive to Your Spirit so we would know if we step out of Your will for our lives. Let us always, align our desires with what Your word says. And let us have reasons to rejoice soon, when we receive Your best for us. Let us have testimonies of Your goodness in our lives, when we obey You.

I pray for those who are not married, but currently involved in wrong relationships. I pray that You will open their eyes to see that You are not a God of second-best. You desire what is best for Your children. Give my sisters and brothers caught up in wrong relationships the grace and the strength to leave. To choose Your will over their flesh. Give them the grace to love themselves enough to stop lowering their standards. It is not easy, Lord, that’s why we need Your grace to overcome all kinds of temptations. Help us in our weaknesses, Lord, in Jesus name.

Thank You Father, because I know You always hear the prayers of Your children. As we offer up these prayers to You Lord, I’m grateful for the answers. May we see more and more relationships manifesting Your true love.

In Jesus Name, I pray.


Bible references:

Matthew 19 v 5, 1 Corinthians 13 v 4 – 7

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