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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Gratitude “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18   Let’s be honest here; life isn’t always easy. It’s not always easy to stay joyful, it’s not always easy to trust the Lord, and it’s definitely not always easy to […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Courage “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Driving home last night, my teenagers brought up the topic of marriage and asked how you know which person is the right one?  My wife laughed and […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Wisdom “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” James 3:17 NIV   Did you enter into marriage thinking that a white dress, beautiful flowers, and a church full of well-wishers was a magic potion for happily ever after?  I’m sorry […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Respect “Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” 1 Peter 2:17   Peter challenges his readers to bestow honor freely.  This challenge is written in a larger context in 1 Peter 2 of dealing with authority.  The early church was commanded to show their devotion to God by respecting and honoring even […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Humility “He must become great; I must become less.” John 3:30     God assigned husbands and wives specific roles.  These roles enjoy varying degrees of prominence, notoriety, and fulfillment.  It’s critical we don’t confuse these things with importance.  After all, God uses man and woman together – to display His image.  God did not […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Trinity “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:12   In our youth we harbor a false sense of vitality. In our comfort we rest in a fabricated assurance of safety. In our earthly pleasures we satisfy the temporal and sacrifice the eternal. […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Purity “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10   Have you ever noticed that even the world puts a price on purity?  Virgin olive oil, organic fruits & vegetables, pure silver & gold are just a few examples.  If we want something to be pure, there is […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Cooperation “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm […]

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31 Days of Prayer for your Spouse

Peace “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3   Isaiah writes of a day where Judah will be in perfect peace, kept in that sphere of peace by God.  Yet he also places a condition of sorts on that peace, stating that a […]

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Joy Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials or many kinds. James 1:2   “Are you going to get a divorce?” I hear my son ask after he just witnessed a growth opportunity (read: argument) between my husband and I. I tell him no and I reassure him that although […]

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