Prayer for couples

Here are 3 prayers for couples that are dating that I hope you can use or pass along to someone you know who’s still dating.

Praying for God’s Will

We can pray for things but we must be sure that it’s God’s will for our lives.  For example, we know it is not God’s will that we be unequally yoked with non-believers.  This means that our best friends shouldn’t be unsaved people so how much more should we not be dating someone who’s not a Christian.  Paul wrote “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness” (2nd Cor 6:14)?  This is not a suggestion but a command from God because “What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, “I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people” (2nd Cor 6:15-16). Paul’s conclusion should be ours, “Therefore go out from their midst, and be separate from them, says the Lord, and touch no unclean thing; then I will welcome you” (2nd Cor 6:17). 

Prayer for Abstinence

Great God in heaven, please help me to control my natural urges and impulses and to live a life of holiness, controlling my own body and not taking advantage of the one who I am dating. I know that only the marriage bed is undefiled (Heb 13:4) and that all the sexually immoral will not be inheriting the kingdom of heaven (1st Cor 6:9) so help me to run away from my desire to commit sexual immorality which is sinning against my own body (1st Cor 6:18) but against the one I am dating too. I do not want to cause my partner to sin but it is so hard in this world because of the promiscuous nature of mankind.   I know that you have called us to live lives that are pleasing to you and to be holy as you have called us to be holy.  God, please help me to restrain my natural impulses and to control my own body for the sake of the one I’m dating.  I do not want to take advantage of someone else just to satisfy my own flesh and in the mighty name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.

Prayer for Unity

Righteous God in heaven, I need Your Spirit to help me be unified with the one I am dating.  Since we are both believers, we must know that we should live a life above reproach and that others are watching us, particularly those who are not saved and if we are not living a holy life, we can bring shame to the cause of Christ by our bad example.  I ask for Your Spirit to help me live in unity with the person I’m dating and that we live respectable lives and show caution in how we show affection toward one another.  I know that in private, it’s easier to get caught up with one another so help me to know how to date, where to take my date, and how I should treat them because I know they’re made in the image of God just like I am. Please help us to agree together in the way we act, the things we do, and to show that we are putting You first, above even the one I’m dating (Matt 6:33).  I know that I will have to give an account to You someday so please convict me when I am considering something sinful or thinking about something that is contrary to what You teach in the Bible.  I know I can’t do it on my own so help me in my weaknesses and help me to live a life that would be pleasing to You and in the precious name of the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ, amen.

Prayer for Clarity

Precious Father in heaven, when I am dating someone, it is often hard to tell what’s inside their heart.  Please help me to know my partner better so that in dating, I can have clarity as to whether this is the person You would be pleased to have me marry, if it comes to that.  I don’t know their heart but I know that You do (1st Sam 16:7).  Please know that I am seeking You and Your righteousness first and foremost above all things (Matt 6:33), including the person I’m dating but the truth is, I can’t know what they’re like in their heart so help reveal to me if this person is who You know would be a good partner for life.  Help me to not rush into anything because I might live to regret it if once we’re married and the true person is revealed, I am bound to them for life.  How important it is to know who to marry and how hard it is to see what’s inside of a person so I truly need your help Lord.  Make it clear to me that I am dating the right person or make it obvious that I am not and to know whether I should move on because I know You know them better than I do and you obvious know what’s best for me and in the name above all names I pray, Jesus Christ, amen.

Conclusion

If you are dating an unbeliever, then you are living is disobedience to God.  We cannot mix oil and water together any more than we can light and darkness.  I know it’s hard to be alone and live the single life but it’s better to be single than to be biblically bound to someone for life who turns out to be an unbeliever or one who is living in disobedience to God.  Some of the loneliest people I know are people who married someone that is radically different than who you thought they were.  Many have married someone that deceived them into thinking that they’re Christian and they’re not.  It is better to live a life of singleness than to live in a marriage that is unequally yoked because that can bring a lot of misery.

Article by Pastor Jack Wellman

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A Prayer For Couples

Posted in Lurve at 10:18 am by doodeedoo

Dear God,

Please make of our relationship a great and holy adventure.
May our joining be a sacred space.
May the two of us find rest here, a haven for our souls.

Remove from us any temptation to judge one another or to direct one another.
We surrender to You our conflicts and our burdens.
We know You are our Answer and our rock.
Help us to not forget.

Bring us together in heart and mind as well as body.
Remove from us the temptation to criticize or be cruel.
May we not be tempted by fantasies and projections, but guide us in the ways of holiness.
Save us from darkness.

May this relationship be a burst of light.
May it be a fount of love and wisdom for us, for our family, for our community, for our world.
May this bond be a channel for Your love and healing, a vehicle of Your grace and power.
As lessons come and challenges grow, let us not be tempted to forsake each other.
Let us always remember that in each other we have the most beautiful woman, the most beautiful man, the strongest one, the sacred one in whose arms we are repaired.

May we remain young in this relationship.
May we grow wise in this relationship.
Bring us what You desire for us, and show us how You would have us be.

Thank you, dear God, You who are the cement between us.
Thank You for this love.

Amen.

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By Marianne Williamson. Taken from Chicken Soup for the Couple’s Soul.

I thought this was so apt, such a balm for the heart that sometimes is weighed down unnecessarily. A reminder to refocus and re-see the goodness in the other.

I hope this blesses you as much as it has me.

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Before bedtime, some couples may look to saying a prayer together that send their request to God for a long standing marriage that will last for years to come. Thanking Him for the goodness in our lives is just one way to rekindle romance and love. Here is a look at some great bedtime prayers for couples.

Prayer #1

O Lord,

You are Lord over all creation.
Everyday we are surrounded by the miracle of life.
Your creativity bursts across the skies at sunset, it emerges from spring buds that bloom.
Thank you for the beauty of marriage.
Like three streams that merge into one single river, you are journeying with us.
You are the creative, restoring current that runs through our relationship.

May we stand strong in our friendship like a tall oak tree.
May we pull together through the different seasons of our lives so that we become closer.
May we ride out the storms and rest in the fair weather.
May we care for one another, so that we blossom and bloom as individuals.
May we have your vision as we soar above the everyday to glimpse the kingdom of heaven.
May we learn the truth of real beauty as we change and age together.
And may we reflect your love, hope, and truth that you have poured into our union.
Thank you that through your strength and grace we are able to love, care and provide for our loved ones and the wider world.

Amen.

Prayer #2

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this life, for the gift of love, and the blessing of our marriage. We give you praise for the joy you’ve poured into our hearts through this love, for the contentment of family, and the happiness of our home. May we always treasure the experience of loving each other in this holy union.

Help us to remain forever committed to our vows, those we made to each other, and to you, Lord.

We will need your strength daily Lord, as we live together with the goal of following and serving you. Develop within is us the character of your Son, Jesus, that we might love each other with the love he demonstrated—with patience, respect, understanding, honesty, forgiveness and kindness.

Let us always be a support to one another—a friend to listen and encourage, a refuge from the storm, and most importantly, a warrior in prayer.

Holy Spirit, guide us through the difficult moments of life and comfort us in our grief. May our lives together bring glory to you, our Savior, and testify of your love.

In Jesus’ Name.
Amen.

Prayer #3

Lord Jesus,

Grant that I and my spouse may have a true and understanding love for each other. Grant that we may both be filled with faith and trust.
Give us the grace to live with each other in peace and harmony.
May we always bear with one another’s weaknesses and grow from each other’s strengths.
Help us to forgive one another’s failings and grant us patience, kindness, cheerfulness and the spirit of placing the well-being of one another ahead of self.
May the love that brought us together grow and mature with each passing year. Bring us both ever closer to You through our love for each other.

Let our love grow to perfection.

Amen.

Prayer #4

O Lord, Holy Father, omnipotent and eternal God, we give you thanks and we bless your holy name.
You created man and woman in your image and blessed their union, so that each would be for the other a help and support.
Remember us today.
Protect us and grant that our love may be in the image of the devotion and love of Christ for his Church.
Grant us a long and fruitful life together, in joy and in peace, so that, through your Son and in the Holy Spirit, our hearts may always rise to you in praise and goods works.

Amen.

Prayer #5

Heavenly Father, I thank you for my husband. I thank you for all that he does on a daily basis to keep our family stable. I pray that you would continue to grace him to do all that you have purposed for him to do, and that your will for his life would be made clear.

I pray that you would grant him wisdom and knowledge so that he can make Godly decisions in our home, and at his work place. I pray that he would find favor wherever he goes, and that he would be a blessing to everyone he meets. Help him to be a Godly husband to me, and a Godly father to our children.

Let him be a man of influence for you. Let others look upon him and see the hope of your glory. Enable him to see himself as you see him, he is more than a conquer, and he can do all things through your strength. Father, silence all other voices in his mind, and his social circle that would tear him down and give him confidence and boldness in you Lord.

Help him to come to know you more and more every day, and to seek your face and not the approval of man. Teach him to hear and follow your voice, in Jesus name, Amen.

Prayer #6

Heavenly Father, I pray on today that you would help me to be a better wife to my husband. Teach me your ways oh Lord so that I may know them, and so that you would be pleased with
me.

Help me to show my husband honor as unto you Lord, and encourage him in all that he does. Help me to submit to his authority and not rebel.
For to rebel against him, is to rebel against you. Give me discernment Lord to know what to say, how to say it, and when not to say anything at all. Fill my mouth with good things so that I can build him up with my words.

Let me be that safe, soft place that he can rest on when the world has beaten him down. Let me be the lifter of his head. I thank you for making me a suitable help meet for him. Thank you for making me a Godly wife, so that you may be glorified. In Jesus name, Amen.

Prayer #7

Father God, I thank you for my wife. I thank you for all that she does on a daily basis to make sure our home runs smoothly. I pray that you would continue to give her grace, and that she would not ever feel overwhelmed.

I pray that she would know her worth and her beauty, show her that she is fearfully and wonderfully made. Let her know that you have a plan to prosper her, and not harm her. Let her know that she does have a future and hope through you.

Reveal to her your perfect plan for her life so that she may do only that which is pleasing to you. Help her to prioritize, and give her the boldness to say no when she needs to. Let her be the Godly woman you are calling her to be, and a Godly mother to our children. Give her strength to stand firm, and press through the hard times in her life.

Help her not to be anxious about anything but to always make her request known to you by prayer. Draw her into a closer relationship with you that she may truly know you as her Father, her source. Speak to her in times of quietness and always direct her path as she places her trust in you. In Jesus name, Amen.

Prayer #8

Father God, help me to be a better husband to my wife. Teach me how to make her my number one priority and demonstrate to her her true value. Let my actions and decisions be trust worthy, and fair. Show me how to listen to her and welcome her counsel in my times of decision making.

Make me aware of any plan, or scheme the enemy has launched against my wife so that I may stand against the adversary by the power of your might. Help me to be a lover of your word so that I may fight the enemy’s attacks with your word!

Teach me not be overbearing where she is concerned, and never demanding. But instead show me how to demonstrate your perfect love to her. Help me to love her as you love the church. In Jesus name, Amen.

Here is a look at a great bedtime prayer to help you relax before resting for the night. This will reassure you that God is looking after you and send you a peaceful rest.

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