Friday, October 21, 2011

It's Marriage Prayer Friday!

Today we're going to take up an offering of marriage and trust that every stretch is worth the effort.

A prayer for your own marriage—

GRACIOUS LORD, you keep giving us good gifts in our marriage even when they are undeserved or we are unaware that they are there. Make us a couple who is welcoming to You in all of our circumstances. Keep us attentive to Your presence and grateful for it. Teach us how to express our thankfulness to You by sharing generously with others. Even when we feel we have so little to give, Lord, make much of it! Take our small spaces, our little leftovers, our thin schedules of time, our struggling love and magnify it for Your kingdom purposes. Stretch us to give sacrificially and cheerfully of our time and ourselves so that others may be blessed to know they are WORTH it. Thank you for Your promise that when we step out in faith and obedience to You, there will be a revelation of Your character, power and love that is unmistakable. Show us Your glory, Lord! AMEN


Something to pray for a friend's marriage—

GRACIOUS LORD, you keep giving good gifts to my married friends even when they are undeserved or we they are unaware that You are there. Make these friends couples who are welcoming to You in all of their circumstances. Keep them attentive to Your presence and grateful for it. Teach them how to express their thankfulness to You by sharing generously with others. Even when they feel they have so little to give, Lord, make much of it! Take their small spaces, their little leftovers, their thin schedules of time, their struggling love and magnify it for Your kingdom purposes. Stretch them to give sacrificially and cheerfully of their time and themselves so that others may be blessed to know they are WORTH it. Remind them of Your promise that when they step out in faith and obedience to You, there will be a revelation of Your character, power and love that is unmistakable. Show them Your glory, Lord! AMEN

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