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20 powerful blessings to pray over your marriage

POSTED: September 25, 2017 9:10 a.m.
Amberlee Lovell/

God, the greatest supporter of marriage, will help you when you both kneel together and ask him for help.

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When you think about it, marriage is a miracle. Of all the billions of people in the world, you found someone who compliments you, who knows your weaknesses and loves you for them. You found someone who is willing to fight through life with you. But just like it was a miracle for you to meet, it often seems like it requires a miracle to keep a happy marriage going.

God made his view of marriage apparent when he observed this of Adam: “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.”

He knows marriage can challenge someone to become a better person, and God, the creator and greatest supporter of marriage, will help you keep that miracle going when you both kneel together and ask him for help. If you’re not sure where to start, try praying for these specific blessings over your marriage:

1. Pray in gratitude for the things your spouse does each day

2. Pray for both of you to have more charity

3. Pray for both of you to have more patience

4. Pray for the ability to forgive

5. Pray for help in an intimate and close relationship

6. Pray for your spouse to receive help for that challenge he or she is worrying about

7. Pray for God to bless your marriage

8. Pray to be able to see the good in each other

9. Pray for strength to stay away from temptation

“Be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the Lord.” - Isaiah 52:11

10. Pray to be able to see the needs of your spouse

11. Pray for help in communicating with one another

12. Pray to remember he is your best friend

13. Pray for opportunities to serve other people as a couple

14. Pray for faith

"Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved - you and your household." - Acts 16:31

15. Pray for hope in his plan for you

16. Pray for the safety for your family

17. Pray for mutual respect

18. Thank him for all the good things in your life

19. Pray for the ability to make time for each other

20. Pray for peace in your home

God does not care if you stutter or don’t know what to say in your prayers. If you ask him, he’ll help you feel how much he cares about you, your spouse and your relationship together.
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