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October 5: A Prayer for Troubled Marriages in the Windsor Village Church Family

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Holy Father, thank You for the precious covenant of marriage. It is the foundation of Your divine design for marriage and the procreation of all humankind. Thank You for being our refuge and strength; always ready to help in times of trouble. We are grateful to You for sending Your Word to heal troubled marriages in our Church Family. You rule throughout all generations; always keeping Your promises and being gracious in all that You do. We delight in knowing that Your unfailing love toward those of us who fear You is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.  Compassionate Father, thank You for showing Your great love for by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. May Your glory continue forever and may You take pleasure in all that You have made! We will sing to You as long as we live. We will praise You, Our God, to our last breath. Bless Your holy Name!

Omnipotent Father, we decree there is no pain or hurt that the married couples of Windsor Village can ever experience that Your grace cannot cover. Your power works best in their weakness. We decree that every husband and wife within our Church Family obey the Word they hear from those who are anointed and appointed to teach them. The closer they listen, the more understanding they receive. Even though satan, the accuser, may try to oppress them, we confess that they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimonies. They may be pressed on every side, but we declare that they are not crushed. They may be perplexed, but we decree that they are not driven to despair. They may be hunted down, but we declare that they are never abandoned. Whenever they are knocked down, we declare that they are not destroyed. We confess that our married couples are tender-hearted toward one another. They do not act selfishly and are not interested in trying to impress others outside of their marriage. But, they are humble and they think of one another as better than themselves.

 

Holy Spirit, deliver those married couples within our Church Family who feel defeated and discouraged. Help them to denounce pride and anger. Teach them to love one another as the Father has loved them.  Renew their hope in the power of God’s Word and lead them to seek the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts. Show them how to disagree without being disagreeable and to stay away from foolish, ignorant arguments that only start fights.

 

Father, as a spouse, I commit to making my marriage better by:

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Father, as a single person, I commit to praying for the following marriage(s):

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Beloved Father, forgive the married couples within our Church Family who have lived only to satisfy their own sinful nature. Forgive them for not obeying the voice of the Holy Spirit when they had a chance. Make them aware of how their witness as a married couple affects those around them. Forgive them for not tapping into readily available resources at the Church that can help them transform their relationship. Forgive those of us within our Church Family who have gossiped or slandered those whose marriages we know are struggling. We repent for not giving them the support and love they need from us. Lord, please forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind those with troubled marriages of those they need to forgive and help them be quick to forgive. As for me Holy Spirit, please bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help those with troubled marriages not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Lord, You are King! Let the earth rejoice! Let the farthest coastlands be glad. Dark clouds surround You. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne. Fire spreads ahead of You and burns up all Your foes. Your lightning flashes out across the world. The earth sees and trembles. The mountains melt like wax before You, O Lord. The heavens proclaim Your righteousness; every nation sees Your glory.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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