Everlasting Father, I worship You as the loving Creator of marriage. You know best what relationship and intimacy mean since You’ve eternally existed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I rejoice that You designed marriage to reflect Christ and His bride, the church.
Righteous Father, I confess my many shortcomings as a wife–my selfishness, pride, and strong resistance to sacrifice … to serve. Grieving the sorrow my sin has caused, I confess my disrespect and lack of willing submission on many occasions. Please change me more and more!
Holy Father, thank You for my husband. And thank You for supplying “everything pertaining to life and godliness,” which wonderfully applies even to my role as a wife. Help me draw from Your supply in my responses and actions rather than reacting in my flesh. Repeatedly remind me You’ve already provided all I need in Christ.
Prince of Peace, in moments of hurt, despair, or anger within my marriage, please turn my eyes upon You and lead me to “pursue peace.” Enable me to imitate You–Your humility, gentleness, and love–that above all, God might be glorified. Help me to look inward honestly, to open my heart fully to the Holy Spirit’s searching. Show me what displeases You and mercifully lead me to repentance. Graciously grant me strength to obey Your Word … to be the kind of helper my husband needs.
God of all comfort, I also pray for those suffering in broken marriages and those who’ve endured the unimaginable pain of betrayal. I cry out to You for hope and healing, protection and provision on their behalf.
Almighty God, I lift my marriage up to You. Earnestly I desire to honor Your Word–not dishonor it–in my conduct as a wife. Be exalted in my life … be exalted in my marriage.
In Jesus’ glorious name, Amen.
Related Scriptures for meditation (per paragraph):
- Eph. 5:22-24, 33
- Psalm 51:1-2, 10
- 2 Peter 1:2-3
- Heb. 12:14, I Cor. 13:1, 4-8a, Phil. 2:3-8, Psalm 139:23-24
- 2 Cor. 1:3-5
- Titus 2:4-5