marriagePrayerRequestDear Lord,

Take our selfishness, impatience, and irritability and turn them into kindness, long-suffering, and the willingness to bear all things.

Take our old emotional habits, mindsets, automatic reactions, rude assumptions, and self-protective stances and make us patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled.

Take the hardness of our hearts and break down the walls with Your battering ram of revelation.

Give us new hearts and work in us Your love, peace, and joy (Galatians 5:22-23). We are not able to rise above who we are at this moment. Only You can transform us.

Show us where there is sin in our hearts, especially with regard to each other. We confess the times we’ve been unloving, critical, angry, resentful, disrespectful, or unforgiving toward each other. Help us to put aside any hurt, anger, or disappointment we feel and forgive each other the way You do – totally and completely, no looking back.

Make us tools of reconciliation, peace, and healing in this marriage. Enable us to communicate well and rescue us from the threshold of separation where the realities of divorce begin.

Amen