Thursday, 25 February 2010

iPray: Day 25

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A Prayer for Relationships offered by Favoured Girl


Prayer for Relationships

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.

Amen.


Bible references: Matthew 19 v 5, 1 Corinthians 13 v 4 – 7


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8 comments:

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Ameeeen!!! Thank you favoured girl for this prayer. I know this is a tender point for single people especially for the gift of marriage.

However, do not worry, for in Isaiah 34:16 declares... none shall lack her mate, for my mouth (God's mouth) it has commanded, and his spirit it has gathered them.

... and we know God is not man that should lie.

Also, I encourage single people to pray for the purpose of their marriage. Yes it is a good and beautiful gift from God, but the ulitmate purpose for us getting marriage is that it will have a purpose in the advancement of God's kingdom.

So the questions are "what part / role will my marriage play in the advancement of God's kingdom"

I encourage the men to pray for direction of the marriage. I enocurage women to pray how they are to help their husband in this direction which will tie into your destiny and eventually into the body of Christ for Gods kingdom.

once again.. Amen to the prayers Believer.... and so shall it be.


... and Firrrrrrrrrrrrrrrst..

okay bed! lol... much love x

Believer said...

Remi, maybe we'll make that two skinny lattes! The Reminator is indeed back!

Halleluyah, Father we thank you for all relationships, you created us to relate with you and with each other. Let your love bind us together that we do what you want us to do in Jesus name. Father forgive me for loving only to the point as is comfortable, forgive me for walking away at the hint of discomfort, help me to love like you did with my all. Teach me how to reach out to help others and more importantly to be helped by others.
Thank you Father in Jesus name Amen.

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

Amen and Amen. Lord we want to thank You again for our spouses and indeed it is marvelous in our eyes. Thank You Lord for godly realtionships and most importantly thank You Lord for giving us the ability to love one another, even in difficult situations. We know that it is the intension of the enemy to steal and kill our joy in our relationships with one another. Merciful Lord, Help us to be aware of his devices and the ability to overcome him every time.

Thank You Lord for Your example that you have given us, for Your Love for us especially as we did not deserve it - In Jesus Name we have prayed. Amen.

Jaycee said...

Lord, thank you for your concept of marriage. I pray that in today's society you will open our eyes more to see what it is all about.

Jaycee said...

@ Remi, I like that question, "what role will my marriage play in the advancement of the kingdom of God?"

Rita said...

Amen oh!

Who else should have prayed for relationships :-)

@Remi...I have been looking for that Isaiah scripture. Thanks.

Myne Whitman said...

Amen and Amen.

You have spoken and prayed well too. May God grant us all the requisite wisdom. Amen

Patrina said...

Amen,Lord!

"May we see more and more relationships manifesting Your true love."

Relationships of all colors and sizes and shapes. May all of our relationships glorify your name! Letting LOVE reign as the greatest of all - in our hearts ; our minds; and our actions!

I pray a special anointing for God-centered relationships in our work places. May we be a living - working example of your Love and grace to our fellow employees or partners with whom you have placed in our circle of influence. May we honor you in all our ways - everyday!! Amen

Patrina >")>><
His watchman on the wall