Recently on Facebook, my husband and I’s church posted about a Marriage Prayer Challenge titled, “40 Powerful Blessings to Pray Over Your Marriage.” My husband then shared the challenge and tagged me on it so that I could read it as well.
We have been married for just over a year now [you can check out my post on some things we have learned during that first year over here :)] and feel so blessed and happy in our marriage. We have had our tough moments, or “growing moments” as I like to call them, and we know that life will continue bring troubles our way. John 16:33 reads, “…In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” I could stop right there; what more comfort do we need to know other than our Savior has already defeated the troubles of this world!!
The way we respond to these times of trial are so important, and I want our marriage to be surrounded and covered in prayer! Do you know that old saying, “The couple who prays together, stays together?” Well it is true! In Ephesians 5 it talks about husbands and wives, and how we are to love and respect each other, but we can’t do this on our own. In verse 26 it reads, “…to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word…” We need to be renewed and purified through the Word of God every single day, and pray for our spouse to be as well!
I am super excited to begin this challenge and can’t wait to see the way God is going to move and work in our marriage. I firmly believe in the power of prayer; that God hears us when we cry out to Him and He answers. I pray that chains are broken, marriages are restored, spirits are renewed, and transformation occurs in each and every one of your lives.
I would love to hear your stories of how God is working in your marriages! Use the link at the top to participate in the challenge.