Lord, I declare that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is fighting for me and ______ so that we live together operating as one.
Let the challenges of life push us forward into total dependence on You to remain together.
I trust that taking up our cross and laying down our lives for each other will lead to an amazing life of love together. We are one. Teach us to think as one, not selfishly or independently. With Your moment-by-moment leadership, we will finish the race together.
Scripture References: Romans 8:11; Genesis 2:23; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Proverbs 3:5, Psalm 62:5; Luke 9:23; Romans 15:5-6; 2 Timothy 4:7
Grant us Your wisdom when addressing difficult subjects. Let us see and hear the other’s heart with the spiritual wisdom that You freely give. Teach us to speak truth to each other in love. As we navigate these days together, let our words and actions toward the other be compassionate, humble, patient, gentle, and kind.
Scripture References: James 1:5; Ephesians 1:18, 4:15; Isaiah 11:2; Colossians 3:12
You created ______ to reflect Your strength and confidence. Oh, that Your Holy Spirit would shield _____’s eyes from the world’s self-sufficient idea of manhood. Nurture in _______ a willingness to surrender his will and run this race to accomplish Yours.
Scripture References: Genesis 1:27 Psalm 37:7; Acts 5:39; 1 John 2:16-17;Hebrews 12:1
My heart’s cry for ________ is that he would know You, the God of the Bible, and know who he is to You. Tear down any misconceptions that he has about You. Help him to see that You are the God that gives 1 Corinthians 13 love: patient, kind and enduring love to him. I invite You to teach him Your character and roles in his life. Help him to know You as his defender, his counselor, his shepherd, his comforter, his encourager, his Savior, and so much more.
Scripture References: Isaiah 6, 9:6; Psalm 18:1, 23:1; John 15:26; Luke 1:47
Inspire _____ to live in obedience to Your Word. Remind him of the peaceful and confident life You deliver when he lives out Your instructions. I want his heart and mind to be brimming with joy and peace. Because of His relationship with You, his life will be hope-filled!
Scripture References: James 1:22-25; Isaiah 32:17; Romans 15:13
Thank you for the influence you have given me in ________’s life. Use me to affirm him, his purpose in Your kingdom, and the gifts You have given him. When he looks into my eyes, I want him to experience Your love an compassion. When he hears my voice calling his name, let him hear Your voice delighting in him. When he hears me talk about him, confirm for him the value of his life as Your creation.
Scripture References: 1 Peter 3:1; Ephesians 5:1,33; Zephaniah 3:17
I need Your help to guard my heart against bitterness, selfishness, and temptation to pursue the attention of other men. Be my gentle shepherd. Lead me away from the activities and relationships that would keep me from prioritizing our marriage over every other earthly relationship.
Scripture References: Proverbs 4:23; Ephesians 4:31; Philippians 2:4; Mathew 6:13; Psalm 23:1; Hebrews 13:4