Do You Pray for Your Marriage?
God created marriage. So it only stands to reason that marriages are healthiest and strongest when God is a part of the relationship.
It’s easy to underestimate the power of prayer, but when two or more people come together in prayer, even the most difficult situation can be turned around.
Don’t be afraid to tell the people closest to you that you are asking God to intervene in your marriage problems and invite them to pray with you for your marriage.
If you’re are asking God to save your marriage and you share the same faith as your spouse, then pray with each other and for each other. Hearing your spouse pray for you will melt your heart – the same holds true when they hear you praying for them.
Here’s a simple for marriage: “God, I come humbly before your presence to seek your wisdom and grace. Please guide me – show me anything I need to do or change to save my marriage. I commit myself and my marriage to you. In your name I pray. Amen.”
You can also pray for other couples and their marriages. Ask them to describe the marriage of their dreams so you know what kind of marriage to pray for.
If you’re really close and you think it’s appropriate, invite them to share any specific marriage difficulties that they would like for you to pray for. Remember, praying for other people’s marriages requires you to be wise, cautious, non-judgmental and trustworthy of people’s confidences.
Also, keep in mind that people have free will. They might choose to separate or seek divorce despite your feelings on the matter. So be a friend. Be supportive. Be there for them. Certain outcomes are sometimes unavoidable.
You may feel a little discouraged but take hope in the promise of Romans 8:28 that God works all things out for the good of those who love Him. He picks up the pieces of broken
relationships and through His grace makes something positive come from the disappointment and pain.
Regardless of the outcomes of your prayers, remember that God is on your side and is working to accomplish His purpose in your life. Purpose to look for the good in every situation and cherish the present moment and all of the opportunity it offers.
You could be just one prayer away from having a better marriage happy, healthy and lasting marriage. Don’t hesitate to do one of the simplest things you can do for a better marriage.