Father, I may be blind to my own role in toxic relationships. Help me see the truth about myself. Apply the healing power of Your Word to my heart and mind. Deliver me from any stronghold that causes me to harm people with my words and actions. Save me from self-destructive patterns.
I struggle in my relationship with ______. I need You to give me wisdom on how to love ____ well. You are my shield and defender. Show me how, when and where to erect boundaries in our relationship. I believe You are my healer and I trust You to guard my heart and mind.
I need Your specific directions on how to interact with ______.
I want to love _____ with a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (1 Timothy 1:5)
Help me to love ______ courageously. Fill me with Your truth and compel me to fearlessly tell the truth with love. Let Your perfect love cast out all of my fears related to our relationship.
I forgive ______ for hurting me. I ask You to forgive me for _______ and _______. I acknowledge my emotions: _______, _________, and _______. And I invite You to steady my heart so my emotions do not rule my decisions
I surrender what I think our relationship should be. Please transform it so that it honors You.
In Jesus, I pray. Amen
I want to see myself as You see me. I want to agree with Your thoughts about me so that I become the woman and wife You designed me to be. Break down the walls of fear and pride that keep me from knowing who I became when I embraced Jesus’ sacrificial love on the Cross.
I invite Your Holy Spirit to convict me of any sin that I have committed that separates me from the full knowledge of You and my place in Your family.
Scripture References: 1 Corinthians 2:16; Proverbs 16:18; Philippians 4:6; John 16:8; 2 Peter 1:2; Ephesians 2:19
The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
HIS RELATIONSHIPS – Lord, I pray for my husband to have good, godly male friends with whom he can openly share his heart. May they be trustworthy men of wisdom who will speak truth into his life and not just say what he wants to hear. Give him the discernment to seprate himself from anyone who will not be a good influence. Show him the importance of godly friendships and help me encourage him to sustain them. Give us believing married couples with whom we can feel comfortable sharing our lives. I pray for strong, peaceful relationships with each of his family members, neighbors, acquaintances, and coworkers. Today I specifically pray for his relationship with ______. Inspire open communicationa dnmutual acceptance between them. Let there be reconcilationw here there has been estrangement. Work peace into anything that needs to be worked out. I pray that in his heart he will live long and be blessed in his life. Enable him to be a forgiving person and not carry grudges or hold things in his heart against others. Lord, You’ve said in Your Word that he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness and does not know wehre he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. I pray that my husband would never be blinded by the darkness of unforgiveness, but continually walk in the light of forgiveness. May he not judge or show contempt for anyone but remember that we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. Enable him to love his enemies, bless those who curse him, do good to those who hat him, and pray for those who spitefully use him and persecute him. I pray that I will be counted as his best friend and that our friendship with one another will continue to grow. Show him what it means to be a true friend and enable him to be one.
- Proverbs 28;23;
- Corinthians 5:13
- Exodus 20:12
- 1 John 2:11; 1:7
- Romans 14:10
- Matthew 5:44
- Hebrews 10:24-25; 5:23-24
- Luke 17:3-4
- John 13:34-35