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A Prayer to Revive Joy in Your Marriage

The pleased State of Matrimony is, undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting basis of consolation and love…the reason for all good order in the world, and what alone preserves it from the utmost confusion.” – Benjamin Franklin

Rarely do {couples} use the phrase “pleasure” to describe how they really feel about marriage. They may say they’re pleased or sad, however experiencing true pleasure inside the conjugal relationship is one thing many {couples} don’t totally perceive. Much of the happiness {couples} search depends on circumstances as an alternative of the deep-seated pleasure that comes from God.

While circumstances change, the supply of pleasure doesn’t. The Holy Spirit encompasses love, pleasure, and peace. Marriages that have essentially the most pleasure are depending on His steerage by way of each season. They stay related to the Lord, abiding in the True Vine. However, marriages which are merely limping alongside usually miss out on the considerable blessing of dwelling in joyful unity.

If you might be uninterested in merely going by way of the motions, and would love to expertise pleasure in your relationship—regardless of the circumstances—here’s a prayer for reviving pleasure in your marriage.

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A Prayer for Reviving Joy in Your Marriage

Gracious God, we come earlier than You at this time in want of revival. In our personal hearts, Lord, we’d like Your therapeutic contact. For we all know that it begins with us. We ask you to take away all discontentment, dissatisfaction, and discouragement from our lives. Help us to cease pointing fingers at our spouses and as an alternative enable Your Spirit to work by way of us. Refine us, Lord, as a silversmith refines silver, eradicating the dross. Thank You, Father, for renewing us in Your power.

In our marriages, Lord, do a mighty work that solely You can do. We ask you to revive our pleasure! Remove all anger, frustration, and pride. Please present us the methods in which we’ve let the enemy steal the enjoyment in our marriages. Make us conscious of how the adversary continues to throw darts of division between us. And remind us to take up the protect of religion to block these arrows and shield our marriages from each evil.

Lord, we ask that You not solely revive our marriages in fullness of pleasure, however that You revive our marriages in methods we may by no means anticipate. From our day-to-day schedules, to our occasions of intimacy, we ask that You to do a mighty work in us. For You are the God of miracles! We belief You to uphold our marriages, strengthen {our relationships}, and restore to us the enjoyment of being one with one another.

Please hear our prayer, Lord, as we lay down every little thing that will get in the best way of discovering true pleasure in You. Show us the methods in which we’ve targeted on superficial happiness as an alternative of the enjoyment of Your Spirit. Help us to construct a basis of pleasure that won’t waver, even in troublesome occasions. Please assist us to acknowledge the issues which are inflicting division in our marriage in order that we will remove them and work in the direction of unity and oneness.

We keep in mind, Lord, Your authentic design for marriage, that we might be one with You and one with one another. We keep in mind the Scripture that claims, “a chord of three strands isn’t simply damaged” (Ecclesiastes 4:12). We know that You are the important strand inside our marriage, and with out You we can not discover true pleasure. Please strengthen us by the strands of Your love and provision over us.

Speak into our marriage, Lord, as solely You can. Speak to every of us individually and to us as a pair. Unify our lives in order that we aren’t merely surviving however thriving. Help us step out of our routines and reconnect in stunning methods. Provide alternatives for us to have enjoyable collectively and take a look at new issues. Help us rekindle the complacent elements and spark new life into our relationship.

Thank You, God, for Your Spirit of pleasure in us. For in You we reside and transfer and have our being (Acts 17:28). Remind us of this, Lord. Help us to cease striving in our personal power. Help us to halt the busyness lengthy sufficient to make our marriages a precedence. Please give us a renewed sense of affection and compassion for each other. Instead of frustration, give us peace. Instead of bitterness, lead us to forgiveness. And as an alternative of distress, fill us with pleasure unspeakable.

You are so good to us, Lord. We thank You for Your devoted provision. We belief You to proceed to information our marriages in the best way they need to go. And we depend on You to revive the enjoyment in our marriages as solely You can. It is in the dear identify of Your Son, Jesus, we pray. 

Amen

Jennifer Waddle is the creator of a number of books, together with Prayer WORRIER: Turning Every Worry into Powerful Prayerand is an everyday contributor for LifeWay, Crosswalk, Abide, and Christians Care International. Jennifer’s on-line ministry is EncouragementMama.com the place you’ll find her books and join her weekly put up, Discouragement Doesnt Win. She resides along with her household close to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains—her favourite place on earth.

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