Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sacrificing for Others - Praying for Married Couples

Hey Covenant Groupies,

Below, please find the remaining 6 prayers you can pray for any and everyone you know that's married. The first six were shared on Thursday October 15th and is titled, "Burden Bearers." I know I'm a little behind, but I promise I'll get better at organizing all of the entries.


7. Help each to learn to give thanks for the conditions the other routinely provides to aid in his or her development of unconditional love. May they begin to see each other as Your guidance, help, encouragement and, at times provocation to learn and strengthen their obedience to You. (Romans 8:28, I Thessalonians 5: 18)

8. Let each begin to see conflict between them as a request for something You desire from each, so that You can make more of Yourself available to them—both to their awareness and benefit. (Romans 11: 36)

9. Show each of them that the best response to conflict is to own their respective contributions and be willing to be made willing to offer You that which You desire. (James 5: 16)

10. Give each a new and an ever-increasing desire for holiness and holy living and relating to one another that necessarily follows. (I Thessalonians 4: 3-8)

11. In all enable them to see that the very best gift they can give each other is the freedom to be who each is, even when it does not agree with what one thinks is right, knows is right or pleases God. This is forgiveness. (Matthew 18: 21, 22)

12. That when at least one of them changes in response to an awareness of Your presence that the quality of interactions between them change favorably. Now make them completely one as You and Your Son and the Holy Spirit. (Proverbs 16: 7)

. . . for it is in Your Name, the Name of Your Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, I pray.

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