31 Days of Prayer: Day 15
Good Morning Everyone :)
Yesterday, we talked a little about marriage, but in the concept of being a Bride of Christ. Today, we are going to pray over our marriages. We are also going to pray over our spouses.
Marriage is an ordained covenant, which symbolizes the relationship between Christ and the church. The enemy HATES Kingdom marriage. He does whatever is necessary to tear apart what Christ has joined together.
Now, some of you are single and that is ok. You can still pray over your future marriages. For those singles who have no desire to be married, that's ok too. You can pray over your marriage to Christ!
"Father in the name of Jesus, I pray that You forgive me of my sins, sins of omission and sins of commission, sins done in thought, word and deed. And I thank You Lord for giving me a forgiving heart, that I may forgive those who trespass against me just as You oh God forgive me of my trespasses in Jesus name. Father I come before You lifting up my marriage. I plead the blood of Jesus over my marriage. I pray for clear Communication, faithfulness, loyalty, trustworthiness, transparency, openness, friendless, love, honesty and commitment. I pray for my (future) spouse oh Lord and that he/she will be the husband/wife You have called for him/her to be. I plead the blood of Jesus over him/her from the top of his/her head to the bottom of his/her feet. I pray for him/her to have a solid relationship with You where he/she loves You MORE than he/she loves me."
For wives: "I pray Lord for my husband to love me as You love Your church. I pray that He operates as the man of God You've called and ordained him to be. I pray that he leads our family according to Your guidance and as we follow him, He follows You, in Jesus name Amen"
For husbands: "I pray Lord that my wife has a quiet and peaceable spirit and that she submits and respects me. I pray that she fully walks in her role of being my helpmate. Thank You oh God for the favor You will bless me with because she is my good thing, in Jesus name Amen"
Genesis 2:24 ESV
"Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."
Proverbs 18:22 ESV
"He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord."
1 Corinthians 7:2-6 MSG
"Certainly—but only within a certain context. It’s good for a man to have a wife, and for a woman to have a husband. Sexual drives are strong, but marriage is strong enough to contain them and provide for a balanced and fulfilling sexual life in a world of sexual disorder. The marriage bed must be a place of mutuality—the husband seeking to satisfy his wife, the wife seeking to satisfy her husband. Marriage is not a place to “stand up for your rights.” Marriage is a decision to serve the other, whether in bed or out. Abstaining from sex is permissible for a period of time if you both agree to it, and if it’s for the purposes of prayer and fasting—but only for such times. Then come back together again. Satan has an ingenious way of tempting us when we least expect it. I’m not, understand, commanding these periods of abstinence—only providing my best counsel if you should choose them."
Ephesians 5:21-33 NLT
"And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything. For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. And we are members of his body. As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband."