Perhaps one of the things that married couples advice unmarried or soon-to-be married ones is to have a Christ-centered marriage. But how does one do that?
In Mark 10:9, it reads, “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” This means that the cord that binds your marriage together includes God– and He is the strongest among the three. (Read: 5 Heartfelt Prayers for Long Distance Relationships)
Isn’t it comforting knowing that with God at the center of your marriage, you are giving it the strength to withstand everything? He will be your refuge and strength in times of trouble. And with marriage not being an easy task, you will surely need God to guide and bless you. (Read: 5 Powerful Prayers to Ease Your Worries)
Let this prayer be your guide and refuge as you seek and put God at the center of your marriage.
Prayer For A Christ-Centered Marriage
Thank You, Father, for our marriage and life together. Lord, I still feel so new to married-life and know that there is so much more that I need to learn, but in Your strength, I pray that our love for each other and married life together will become one that glorifies You in all we do.
Lord, thank You for all You have been teaching me over the past months, that marriage is truly a giving partnership. Continue I pray, to open my eyes and my heart to what it really means to be married for life, for better or for worse.
Thank You for showing me the importance of not always expecting my own way, and I ask You to help me grow and develop into the sort of spouse You would have me be.
Keep us both from selfishness and self-seeking attitudes, and help each of us to honour the other above ourselves. Help us to love and to submit to the other in the truly biblical sense and to value the type of humility and gentleness that was seen in the life of the Lord Jesus Himself.
Keep us Lord, ever under Your wings of protection and may we be drawn ever closer to each other and to You day by day, as we seek to grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus together. I ask this in Jesus’ name
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