A couple of weeks ago I shared some powerful reasons why we should pray scripture. Today, I want to follow-up on this idea and share some scripture to pray for your marriage.
My husband and I just celebrated our 15th anniversary this past week. We have journeyed through some high highs and some low lows. We have had those moments of being completely smitten – when loving each other felt simple and effortless. Then, we have had moments of great trial – when life together felt complicated and strenuous.
I’m not going to lie, 2019 was a hard year for us. Possibly the hardest we’ve had yet.
I know without a shadow of a doubt in my mind that prayer was the glue holding us together.
Pray for Your Marriage
Prayer has the power to effect change in our circumstances and relationships. Here are some thoughts about why prayer for your marriage is important.
Satan Attacks Marriage
A very real enemy has been strategizing and scheming against you, assaulting you, coming after your emotions, your mind, your man, your child, your future. In fact, he’s doing it right this second. Right where you’re sitting. Right where you are.- Priscilla Shirer
We have a real enemy who loves to steal, kill, and destroy. Satan attacks marriage. Marriage is the head of the family. Families make up the church. The enemy would love to wound the body of Christ by targeting marriages.
Therefore, we must be diligent in our battle against Him. If God’s Word is the sword we use in our fight against Him, then we must be armed with some specific and strategic scripture to pray for our marriage!
They Shall Become One
For this reason, a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh – Genesis 2:24
The Lord has made us be one with our husbands. Not only do we become unified with them physically, but we also commit to partner with them in all areas of life. Home, raising kids, church and ministry, work and play – all these things are a team effort and require working out and working through together.
Anyone who has been married for any length of time knows that this isn’t always easy. We don’t always agree. This partnership requires humility. Sacrifice. Endurance.
We Want to Bring God Glory
As a Christian woman, my first and highest goal is to bring God glory in all things.
God has designed marriage to be a picture of Christ and the church. This is a great privledge and honor, but again requires much humility. If we are going to love our husbands in a way that honors and brings God glory we need to armor up every single day. We must learn to be prayer warriors.
Scripture to Pray for Your Marriage
Here are a few scriptures to use to help you form strategic prayers over your marriage in the areas of protection, humility, unity, and love.
Pray For Protection in Your Marriage
Lord, I praise you for your faithfulness! I pray for protection and ask that you will strengthen my marriage and protect our relationship from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3
God, fortify our marriage against the enemies of pride, fear, envy, vanity, and all other principalities and powers which attempt to attack us. – Psalm 59:1
In the moments of trouble and the seasons of trial, may we remember to look to you. You are where our help and deliverance come from. Psalm 121:1
Pray For Humility
Lord, I pray for humility. Help us to do nothing out of selfish ambition. Give us humble hearts toward each other, not looking to our own interests, but to the interests of the other. Help us to have the same attitude as Christ. Philippians 2:3
Lord your Word says that pride leads to disgrace, but humility leads to wisdom. Help us to choose humility in our interactions with each other so we can walk together in wisdom. Proverbs 11:2
Pray For Unity
Lord I also pray for unity in our relationship. Help us to walk together in a manner worthy of the calling with which we have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:2-3
God grant us perseverance, encouragement, and the grace to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus so that with one accord we may with one voice bring glory to you. Romans 15:5-6
Pray For Love in Your Marriage
Lord, I pray that You help us to love each other in the way that you love us – fully and sacrificially. May we live with one another in patience, kindness, humility, truth, and forgiveness. Help us not to hold grudges against the other. Help us keep our love for each other rooted in the love You have for us. John 13:34
Lord, may we remain fervent and intentional in our love for each other, knowing that love has the power to diffuse sinful attitudes and actions. 1 Peter 4:8