Thursday, 18 February 2010

iPray: Day 18

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A Prayer for Marriages offered by Writefreak


Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman, for she was taken out of man." For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. Genesis 2:22-25

Dear father, we thank you because marriage is an institution ordained by you. You created man and decided it was not good for him to be alone and then you made him a help meet; a woman. We thank you for this beautiful union called marriage. It is indeed a beautiful thing.

Father we pray for our marriages today that they will be strong and that husbands and wives will grow more in love and in judgement. We pray for our marriages that love, affection, faithfulness will abound. We ask that our marriages will not be loveless or boring but that we will always seek ways to make our unions interesting and full of life. We ask that your joy, peace and harmony may abound in our homes in Jesus name.

We pray against strange men and women in our marriages and we ask that fidelity will abound in our marriages. We come against adultery, lust of any kind and every immoral act. We ask that our marriage beds will stay undefiled in Jesus name. We come against addiction of any kind, we come against pornography in our marriages in the name of Jesus.


Father your word makes us realise that you hate putting away. You hate divorce Lord and we come against divorce and everthing that might precipitate it in our marriages in the name of Jesus. We ask that we will be committed to our marriages. We pray for open and honest communication in our marriages. We ask that we will not keep secrets but be totally open, naked and not ashamed. We also ask that you will help us to place each other's needs first, loving each other the way Christ loves the church. We ask that husbands will love their wives genuinely and totally and that wives will submit to their husbands without any hinderance.

Dear father, we pray that our marriages will produce godly seed who will seek the Lord and will be mighty in the land. May our children be taught of you and may their peace be great.

For any marriage experiencing turbulence and tough times, father I speak your peace into such homes now in the name of Jesus. As Jesus calmed the storm, I declare that every storm in our marriages be calm and may there be peace. I come against division, envy, anger, jealousy and malice in the name of Jesus and I speak life into our marriages. Father we commit struggling marriages before your throne of grace, those scarred by loss or the break of trust through infidelity, those who ask the question 'Why did I get married?', Lord, you are the God who heals, heal these marriages O Lord in Jesus name. There is nothing that you cannot do.


Father Lord God we pray for the spirit of unity, that as your Word says one flesh. I pray for the grace, the God given ability that enables husbands to love their wives, I pray for the humility and strength that enables wives to submit to their husbands that as children of the Kingdom we model to the world your original intention for marriage. Christ loving the church to the point of death of the cross, the Church submitting to Christ, obeying His leading and His counsel. Father lord God, let your love be in the hearts of husbands and wives to enable them to the right thing even when it is not the easiest thing.

We know that if our families know you and seek you and the home front is in sync with you, our societies will be a better place so we ask that we may know you more and more. We ask that you alone be glorified totaly in our marriages and in our homes in Jesus mighty name (Amen)


Writefreak
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5 comments:

Patrina said...

Writefreak, thank you for covering ALL the basis!

I just want to ask, Lord, that your blessing fall upon all of the marriages represented here at iPray & through out blogland. Although I am no longer married - I know the vital importance of a spiritually strong marriage. I know that a husband and wife that prays together is more likely to stay together.

You have created marriage as a cornerstone of your heart. You created marriage with the intension of you being at the top of their relationship - and your word being the foundation of this creative union.

As writefreak prayed for the spirit of "unity" between husband and wife, I pray also for the spirit of unity with you O Lord! May they see the importance of placing you at the top of the triangle of this union, and your Holy Word as its foundation. May they understand the importance of standing upright in their respective positions - so as to not topple the triangle - lest they become no longer ONE.

Hold each respective side together with your grace. May they see themselves and each other - as you see them, O Lord. Keep them humble. Cause them to seek to LOve rather than to be loved. To give rather than to recieve. Teach them how to focus on you, Lord that they might live Holy lives together with you.

Protect them from the enemy that targets marriages to steal their seed. Protect their seed, Lord, their offspring - that the whole family might live according to your plans and your purpose for their lives -for your Glory!

We humbly bow on bended knee, LOrd and thank you for your grace, your forgiveness and your JOY that gives us strength for the journey. May these men and women live victoriously - TOGETHER - with each other as they live in HARMONY with you. We give you praise for these marriages. Bless them with an abundance of overflowing LOVE for each other - day after day - after day. May they walk hand in hand into eternity with you.

In the precious Name of Jesus! YES YES AMEN!!

Hugs to all my married friends in blogville <3

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Amen. Lord You have shown to us on more than one occassion how much You value marriages, indeed even the first recorded mircacle Jesus did (even before His time came) was at a wedding. Father we thank You for our marriages, for it is indeed Your will for all the single ladies not to lack her mate, and for our young men not to be alone. Father we thank You for our mates. We ask Lord that You teach us how not to depart from You in the area of our marriages, and help us to seek You advice in all the things that we do.

Help us to understand that when we are in partnership, it is no longer about one, but more so about us. Rebuke every plans of the enemy towards the destruction of our families and homes and help us Lord to build it the way You desire it to be built.

Thank You Lord because we know a family Built on Your leading will never depart fro You. Thank You Lord for answered prayers in Jesus Name. Amen.

Wow Writefreak, I thoroughly enjoyed this prayer. So shall it be in Jesus Name. Amen.

Myne Whitman said...

In Jesus name I agree with this prayer, Amen! Thank you Writefreak.

Rita said...

Amen

Writefreak said...

And Amen!