I will exalt You, my God the King; I will praise Your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise You and extol Your name for ever and ever. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; His greatness no one can fathom. The Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made. Lord, You uphold all those who fall and lift up all who are bowed down. Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore, have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame. Thank you Lord, that You have seen (spouse’s) ways, but You will heal (spouse); You will guide but You will heal (spouse); You will guide (spouse). (spouse’s) heart is in the hand of the Lord; He directs it like a watercourse wherever He pleases. Cleanse (spouse and you) with hyssop, and we will clean; wash us, and we will be whiter than show. Create in (spouse and you) a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within us. Search us, O God, and know our heart; test us and know our anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in us and lead us both in the way everlasting. Amen.
Scriptures taken from Psalm 145:1-3, 13b-14, Isaiah 50:7, Isaiah 57:18, Proverbs 21:1, Psalm 51:7,10, Psalm 139: 23-24
Father, I pray that You will deliver ______________ and _______________ from self-centeredness.
Grant that ____________ and _____________ will have a servant’s heart (Ephesians 2:3; 2 Timothy 3:2; Matthew 20:28; Philippians 2:5-11).
Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray that You would bind the work of Satan from this marriage. He would love nothing more than to destroy ____________ and ______________’s marriage. I ask You to stop His work in their lives and destroy his attacks against this marriage (John 8:44; Genesis 3:11-13).
Lord, I ask You to convict and deal with any unconfessed sin in ____________ or __________’s life. Enable us/them to deal with any sin that is hindering their marriage (1 John 1:9).
Father, I plead that ____________ and ____________ will speak the truth to one another in love. Cause ____________ and _____________ to honestly share their feelings without being arrogant or spiteful. Through love and honesty, enable _____________ and ______________ to work through
their differences (Ephesians 4:25; 1 John 4:7, 11).
Holy Spirit, I pray that You would create a spirit of forgiveness in ____________ and ______________. In the name of Jesus, I plead that we/they will put away all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and slander, along with every form of malice. In the place of this, I pray that we/they would be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other as God for Christ’s sake has forgiven them (Matthew 6:14-15; Ephesians 4:31-32).
Father, I plead that You would bring _____________ and ______________ into a more intimate relationship with Yourself. Cause us/them to long for You as the deer longs for water. Grant us/them a hunger in their soul for You. Create within us/them a spirit of prayer, especially for each other (Psalm 42:1-2, 63:1; John 17:3; Colossians 4:2).
Holy Spirit, I plead that You will convict ___________ and _____________ about the problems in their marriage. I pray that Your conviction would be deep and sharp. Deliver __________ and ____________ from being defensive and self-righteous about the problems in the marriage and Your conviction concerning these things. Grant that ___________ and ___________ would humbly accept Your conviction and will change as You deal with him or her (John 16:7)
Father, I ask that You would deal with any past problems in _____________ or ______________’s life that is causing trouble now. Your Word declares that You heal the brokenhearted and that You bind up their wounds. In the name of Jesus, I ask You to be true to Your Word and heal the emotional wounds and baggage that we/they have in our/their lives (Psalm 147:3).
Father, in the name of Jesus and by the power of Your Holy Spirit, I plead that _______________ will love ________________ as Christ loved the church. Cause _____________ to have a sacrificial and serving love toward ______________. At the same time, in the name of Jesus and by the power
of the Holy Spirit, I plead that _______________ will be a loving and submissive wife. Cause ____________ to support and minister to ____________ (Ephesians 5:22-33).
Father, I pray that You would rekindle passion and desire between ______________ and ______________. I ask You to bless our/their relationship and cause them to rejoice in it. I pray that
______________ and ____________ would be satisfied and exhilarated with each other’s love (Proverbs 5:15-23).
Lord Jesus, You have declared that what therefore go has joined together, let no man separate. You have declared the will of the Father. It is the Father’s will for marriages to be for a lifetime. You desire one man to be with one woman for life. This is Your heart’s desire. Because this is Your heart’s desire, I plead with you to save and strengthen _____________ and ______________’s marriage. Because this is Your heart’s desire, I ask in the name of Jesus that You will do whatever it takes to protect and defend this marriage. O God, do not let sin, Satan, circumstances, or problems separate what You have joined together