Prayer For Marriage

A Christian marriage is when a marriage union takes place between two Bible believing Christians who truly want to serve the Lord together. Many professing Christians are married but are they serving the Lord together? A Christian marriage is one that should be entered into for the glory of God. Marriage is a very sacred union that should never be entered into impulsively. A man and a woman should give careful consideration of being engaged for at least one year, the tradition of the ancient Hebrews, before vows are exchanged. Marriage is a sacred institution that no one should rush headlong into.
Once a man and a woman are united in marriage and make their vows before God they must remain married until death with only some exceptions. Jesus said that the only reason for divorce is adultery (Matthew 5.32). When He was asked about Moses giving permission for a man to divorce his wife, Jesus said He did that due to the "hardness of heart" of the men. He went on to explain that when a man and a woman are united in marriage they are to act as though they are one person. He concluded by saying, "Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate"
Most people, including Christians, get married for all of the wrong reasons. They marry for lust, security, wealth, fame, or to have children, to escape their parents or a boring life. Some mistakenly think they are getting married because they "love" the other person. The most important reason that a man and a woman are to marry is to bring glory to God


Marriage is an institution ordained by God, and a basic building block of decent societies. Uniting man and woman in permanent bonds of love, marriage models the relationship between Christ and his bride, the Church, while furnishing a stable environment for the rearing of children. Liberalized patterns of pre-marital sex and cohabitation, the relaxing of restrictions on divorce, and growing pressures for the legal recognition of same-sex partnerships have drastically altered both the conception and lived reality of marriage over the past several decades. Even among many Christians, an essentially contractual view of marriage now prevails over a more covenantal understanding of the institution.

The Prayer

Lord, I hold this couple, (husband) and (wife) before You and ask for Your presence and mercy in their lives.
If they do not know You, Lord, reveal Your unfailing love to them.
Teach them to pray together, to trust in You and walk in obedience to Your Word so that they may have Your peace and joy in their marriage.
We pray that they will be kind and tender hearted toward each other, forgiving one another and blessing one another.
We pray that they would speak the truth in love and listen well to each other.
Draw them into Your Word that they would be cleansed and receive wisdom for their lives.
Give them revelation of Your great love towards them and an understanding of how to love each other. Teach him to love his wife like Christ loves the church and teach her to honor and respect him.
Surround them with Godly counsel.
Separate them from those who would seduce them into ungodliness.
Give them Godly, loving, Christian friends and a church family where they can worship You and grow in Your love for one another.
Bring forth laborers to minister to them.
Forgive them for their selfishness, anger, lust, and foolishness.
Put a stop to any blaming and accusing.
Help them to look to You as their source of acceptance, healing, justification and provision.
Bring healing to their lives.
Comfort them and mend their broken hearts and deliver them from rejection and sorrow.
Have mercy on them, Lord.
We stand in the gap for them.
We resist the enemy on their behalf.
We bind the powers of division, divorce, seduction, rejection, judgment, criticism, addiction, control, self-pity, harshness, unkindness, lying and deception.
We thank you, Lord, that the blinders are removed from their eyes and they can see the truth and walk in it.
Give them courage and show them how to resist evil.
We loose Your healing, love, forgiveness, acceptance, favor, harmony, unity, truth, patience, kindness, joy, and faithfulness and self-control into their lives.
Lord, thank you that all things are possible with You.
Thank you that You watch over Your Word to perform it.
Thank you for Your great and precious promises and Your mighty love that covers all.
We look forward to seeing Your hand at work in their marriage relationship.

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