Happy February, Friends!
I love this month- it’s short, Valentine’s Day is in the middle, and the weather here in Florida is lovely. So to celebrate all the loveliness of this love month, I’ve got a new freebie for you!
14 Days of Praying Scripture in Marriage
The husband and I sat down and thought about 14 traits we have prayed and needed in our marriage over the last dozen years and here’s what we came up with. And chances are, if we needed these traits in our marriage, someone out there needs them too 🙂
When we are upfront with our sin and confess it to God and our spouse we remove Satan’s power to shame us, condemn us, and threaten us with our sin.
Marriage is hard and wounds happen. When sin is confronted, having a gentle spirit and gentle words goes a long way in building intimacy in marriage.
Sexual intimacy, emotional intimacy, spiritual intimacy….all of it matters when building a strong marriage!
When our hearts and minds are in turmoil, our marriages can suffer. Yet it’s possible, even in difficult seasons, to walk in peace.
Our marriages serve as a ministry tool. Knowing what part of kingdom work our marriages serve helps build purpose and unity in marriage.
The greatest desires of the enemy is to divide the unity within our marriages. If we become divided we view each other as the enemy instead of Satan.
So many couple quit before they’ve seen the fruit of their labor. Some years in marriage are sweet and easy, and some take grit and determination to see it through.
8- Pure Heart
Confessing our sin is one part of a healthy marriage; working on maintaining a pure heart helps keep us from committing sin.
The more we dispense grace in our marriage, the more our marriage thrives! Grace with ourselves. Grace with each other.
Being able to laugh, smile, and find contentment in the different and sometimes difficult seasons of marriage is a gift. Praying for joy in all our circumstances is crucial.
So much of our marriage works on the 80/20 principle. Being grateful for the 80% of life that goes right, helps us endure through the 20% of life that is a struggle.
Nurturing our love for each other and for God takes work. It can come so easily early on, but there are seasons of life where love takes work and prayer to endure.
13- Mutual Submission
As we lay our wills and desires down before God and each other we learn how to serve each other.
As sinful people in a sin filled world, we are bound to wound each other. Being willing and able to forgive each other will keep our marriages free of bitterness and strong for the long haul.
Just click on the image to get it for free! That’s right, you can download a high resolution printable file for yourself! Save it to your computer, print it out and keep on your fridge, in your Bible or wherever you want.
Start praying these verses over your marriage today and see how your heart shifts by Valentine’s Day. Or start on Valentine’s Day and see the shift throughout the end of the month. Or just start whenever you want – because anytime we pray Scripture over our marriages we are bound to see God move.
Here’s to a great month!