by Melanie (Florida)
I come to you now with a heavily burdoned and broken heart. I have made mistakes in my marriage and though you have forgiven me for them, Brad as not. I know he cannot heal until he has set himself free from the pain. I ask that you soften his heart and open it to receiving your love and grace so he may show that same love and grace.
I ask that the effects of my mistakes be undone in all directions of time. Please make him able to resist satan when he is telling Brad all the reasons he should go through with a divorce. Plant upon his heart the one true and perfect reason he should not go ahead with a divorce.
Remind him we were brought together by your loving hand and that is reason enough to move ahead. Please hear his thoughts and questions today and bring forth the perfect solution to his mind clearly and gently.
Please keep your loving arms around us this afternoon as we talk through our current challenges and help us to see your plan for us. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
Return to Marriage Prayer
by Michael (Bakersfield)
I pray in the name of Jesus just thanking him for another day. I Ask for forgiveness for hurting my spouse or anyone. I ask the devil loose our marriage he has no authority no weapon formed against us can prosper every tongue that rises against us shall be condemned. I rebuke division defeat discouragement I bind it in the name of Jesus and I loose unity with my marriage victory thru Jesus Christ and courage. I put a hedge of protect around my family plead the blood of the lamb (Jesus Christ) on our marriage. What God has brought together no man can separate. I just ask in the name of Jesus for restoration in my marriage amen
A Prayer for God’s Strength When You Feel Under Attack
By Debbie McDaniel
“No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD.” Isaiah 54:17
Some days get hard. Attacks get hurled our way that we didn’t even see coming. The enemy loves to stir up strife and division, he does his best to heap on insults and kicks us while we’re down. But be assured, whenever you are afflicted, attacked, ridiculed, or abused, God takes notice. He rises up strong on you behalf. For you are His precious child. As believers, we can know, God Himself has the final say over our lives. Not the accuser.
His Word reminds us that no weapon or cruel accusation is able to stand over us for long. It will fall away, for His Power rises above all. He brings light straight to darkness, and what is hidden in the dark, He brings out into the light. We are His children and He can’t help but to come to our rescue and defense.
Sometimes it may seem too long in coming. We start to feel forgotten, betrayed, rejected, and afraid. We wonder why we’ve been left on our own. Maybe some have stirred up lies against you. Maybe the enemy seems to be breathing down your back, hot on your trail, trying hard to bring you down. Maybe the obstacles seem too hard to hurdle anymore. And you feel like giving up.
Know that He is close, He sees your pain and is aware of every attack. And He is building greatness and deep perseverance from within. Shake it off my friend. Every last bitter, cruel word and fiery dart. Take it to the One who sets you free from the strongholds of darkness, from sin and shame. Leave it at the feet of the One who covers you with His favor and blessing so that your strength is renewed day by day.
Listen to His whisper today down deep in your soul. He is with you. You are greatly loved. Be still, He fights for you today.
We thank you for the Power of your Word and your Presence over our lives. We thank you that no weapon formed against us will prosper, for greater are You who is in us, than he who is in the world. We pray that you will cast down every threat and accusation, every abusive word and cruel attack hurled our way. We praise you that nothing is impossible with you, that You are loving and gracious, full of mercy and might. We trust in you alone, to rise up strong on our behalf. Thank you that you are our Defender and Strong Tower, our Refuge and our Strength. Thank you that you fight for us today, and in our weakness, you make us strong.
In the Powerful Name of Jesus,
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I’ve studied spiritual warfare for more than twenty years, and I’m continually reminded of how the enemy attacks Christian marriages. From the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3), he has sought to lure individuals and couples into his traps. He wants to weaken or destroy marriages, and he delights when children are wounded in the process. Without suggesting a “the devil made me do it” philosophy, I list here some of the enemy’s primary tools I’ve seen over the years.
- Neglect – The same couple that spent all their dating time together grows apart after the wedding day. The neglect is usually subtle, though – which is the way the enemy often works.
- Sin – We can’t get around this one. Regardless of what the sin is, disobedience that weakens one’s relationship with God also weakens our relationship with our spouse.
- Blame – That’s what Adam did in the Garden, and what we often do. When it’s not my fault, I don’t have to worry about changing. My spouse does.
- Selfishness – Too often, couples commit themselves to one another until “death does us part” during the wedding ceremony, but then live as if the other doesn’t exist.
- Secrets – Anytime we’re hiding anything – especially from our spouse – the enemy’s winning in some way. Honesty breaks the enemy’s strongholds.
- Anger – Many of us have lived this experience. Uncontrolled, unleashed anger can destroy the bond between husband and wife.
- Prayerlessness – A couple that does not pray together misses an opportunity to strengthen their marriage. In fact, their prayerlessness says they can handle marriage without God’s help.
- Pornography – Increasingly, both males and females struggle with this sin that reduces human beings to an image and implies that our spouses aren’t good enough for us.
- Financial fights – That happens especially when we live for wealth and security, most often doing so at the expense of spending quality and quantity time with our spouse.
- Offspring trouble – From Genesis 4 (Cain’s killing Abel), the enemy has attacked our children. Too often, their struggles result in conflict between mom and dad.
- Adultery – As Satan often does, he magnifies the temporary pleasure of sin over the devastating long-term effects of crossing that line. Families then pay the price for our bad choices.
- Divorce – Even with the exception clauses of Matthew 19, we cannot conclude that God ever delights in divorce. The enemy does.
Join me today in praying God’s protection around our marriages.