40 Days of Praying

For Godly Marriages

By October 11, 2020No Comments

You are called to serve Jesus, wherever you are. And if you are married, then you are called to love and respect your mate as you love and respect God. Whenever you are tempted to be selfish or unloving, ask God to help you place your mate’s interests above your own, as Paul commanded in Philippians 2:3–4: “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”

Regardless of your marital status, we should all ask God to strengthen marriages throughout America. Godly homes will sustain the success of our nation.

A Prayer for America

Heavenly Father, strong marriages are the foundation of a healthy society. You invented marriage to be a picture of the love that You, Your Son, and Your Spirit have shared for all eternity. Teach husbands to love their wives as Christ loves His bride, the church, and teach wives to be subject to their husbands as the church is to Jesus Christ. Teach us to work through our problems and to love each other as we should. Please strengthen marriages in America, and may we make you, Lord Jesus, the center of our homes. Protect us all from the evil one. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them.

—Colossians 3:18–19