Friday, August 19, 2011

It's "Marriage Prayer Friday!"

We can admire faith-filled people like Abraham and Ruth who embraced the adventures God placed before them. But let's do more than just be inspired. Let's pray for that kind of surrender, obedience, anticipation and blessing in our marriages!

A prayer for your own marriage—

HOLY GOD, thank you that you go out ahead of us, stay beside us, and hem us in from behind (Ps 139:5). My marriage is facing some new seasons and adventures today. On some level, we are aware of where you are leading us. In other ways, it's quite a mystery. That is both exciting and scary. When I keep my hope anchored in Your perfect wisdom and faithfulness, I remain excited because I am reminded that you always do immeasurably more than I could ask or imagine (Eph 3:20). But strengthen me to do my part in this marriage to stay anchored in You, Lord. Together, help me and my husband/wife to wisely make the most of every decision and opportunity because these days are evil (Eph 5:16). Keep us from being tossed back and forth by the culture, personal dreams or circumstances (Eph 4:14) but keep us grounded in relationship with You and each other so that the adventure is authentically joy-filled to us while glorifying to You. Equip us for what lies ahead — the comfortable and the uncomfortable — and teach us to say, together and without reservation, "We will go where You send us!"

AMEN


Something to pray for a friend's marriage—

HOLY GOD, thank you that you always go out ahead of us, stay beside us, and hem us in from behind (Ps 139:5). Some of my married friends are facing new seasons and adventures today. On some level, they are aware of where you are leading them. In other ways, they face a mysterious road. Whether they are excited or scared, please help them to keep their hope anchored in Your perfect wisdom and faithfulness. Remind them that you always do immeasurably more than we could ask or imagine (Eph 3:20). Strengthen each of them to do their part in the marriage to stay anchored in You, Lord. Together, help them to wisely make the most of every decision and opportunity because these days are evil (Eph 5:16). Keep them from being tossed back and forth by the culture, personal dreams or circumstances (Eph 4:14) but keep them grounded in relationship with You and each other so that the adventure is authentically joy-filled for them while glorifying to You. Equip them for what lies ahead — the comfortable and the uncomfortable — and teach them to say, together and without reservation, "We will go where You send us!"

AMEN

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lisa and Larry,

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