Dear Lord, Thank You for the gift of marriage. It is such a blessing to have the opportunity to experience intimacy through prayer with my husband. I pray that my husband would have passion to pray with me and that we would devote ourselves to it daily. Help us to center our marriage on You, Lord. Please give us the words to say when we pray and reveal to us what things need prayer. I pray that our marriage would mature as you transform our hearts. Increase our intimacy, help us manage our finances, may You free us from sin that entangles us, and may your will be done through us. May we experience extraordinary in our marriage. In Jesus’ name, AMEN!
C hallenge : Ask your husband to pray with you over your marriage. Here are some areas of marriage that you can pray over:
Some other things I am adding
- Seeking to understand
- Clear ideas
- Time management
Sometimes, it is the little things that make you sit up and take notice. Like knowing you have been under attack…. Because how can you go from being full of joy and feeling blessed, and having your heart melt when you look at someone and then, like the flip of a switch, feel so alone and isolated from that same person? No doubt some of it is just my own personal history, and how certain events cause me to immediately go back to a previous emotional response…
What ever it is, I keep finding myself back in the same place. So, today’s devotional was timely. (I should have read it sooner, but also find myself sidetracked often). I need to be in prayer for my husband. Not to change him, but to bless him. That in doing so, God would change me also. Is that being selfish? I’m not sure if it is or not, but I do need to pray more….
Didn’t know what this devotional would be about… But I am thrilled God led me to it.
I dont think I have ever truely grasped the concept of how marraige mirrors the relationship between Jesus and the church. I am guilty of allowing so much pride, justification and heart issues to get in the way. It really doesnt apply to just husband and wife relationships, but to all relationships.
- Pride tempts us to withhold
- Intellect tries to justify
- Heart attempts ro manipulate. We need to fight our flesh ….
Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record.
I have been hurt….. more than once…. I don’t really trust much now. But I want to love, I just want the same in return. I want to understand how you feel, help me to understand, but give me the same respect, in return. When I seek to understand, and then tell you that I will wait until you ask how I felt in response to your actions, not wanting to blur our feelings…. and you never ask……… or when I ask if you think we have a communication problem, and you answer with your head in your comouter, that yes, we do…and then ignore me….
Lord Jesus, please give both of us a spirit of forgiveness, but also of working through the hard stuff. Please lead us…. calm my hurt heart. Thank you Jesus….