Reflections of the Heart:
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou
Exalted Father, thank You for Your great love that continues from generation to generation! Thank You for the plans and purposes You have for the lives of single and married couples. With their whole being, they will praise You. They rejoice in knowing that You are God and that they are among the people You watch over and the flock under Your care. Thank You for being an awesome God who keeps Your covenant of unfailing love with those who love You and obey Your commands. Single and married families will sing a new song to You, Lord, for the wonderful deeds You have done. They shout with joy and worship You with gladness. They come before You singing with joy. You are the Lord, their Father, who made them and they are Yours!
Faithful Father, our single and married couples are led into all truth as it pertains to the covenant they have with You. They are never subject to the spirit of fear, but they have power, love, and self-discipline to help them keep their covenant pure. They do only those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. Wisdom will enter their hearts and knowledge will fill them with joy. Wise choices will watch over them and understanding will keep them safe. Singles will love You; they will not team up with those who are unbelievers and neither will they partner with those who practice wickedness. Lord, husbands will live with their wives according to knowledge, and they will cherish them as manifested gifts of God’s favor. And wives will honor their husbands and will adorn themselves as Sarah did, not with material elegance but with quiet and peaceful spirits which You love, Lord God.
Father, as a spouse, I commit to making my marriage better by:
Father, as a single person, I commit to praying for the following marriage(s):
Holy Spirit, help single and married couples to enhance their roles and all relationships. Teach singles how to walk with integrity in this new digital age. Equip them in their relationships with their families, friendships, mentors, and co-workers. Help them to fulfill Your best plans for their lives. Reveal creatives ways for married couples to love and enjoy each other. Remind them to freely issue mercy and forgiveness quickly without allowing grudges to form. Anoint and unify them, so that their children are given stability and assurance, and the unsaved are given hope concerning the sanctity of marriage.
Compassionate Father, forgive single or married couples for all acts of sinfulness, including jealousy, outbursts of anger, homosexuality, fornication, envy pride, bitterness, lying, criticism, gossiping, stubbornness, spousal neglect, sexually, emotionally and relationally. Forgive them all when they become distracted with the cares of this world that they turn from You. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind all single and married couples of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say “forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help single and married couples not to yield to temptation but deliver them from the evil one.
We worship You, O Great Deliverer! All praise belongs to You. You are the Lord God of Israel who alone does such wonderful things. We will praise Your Glorious Name forever. Let the whole earth be filled with Your glory, in Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 103:17, Psalm 95:7, Nehemiah 1:5, Psalm 98:1, Psalm 100:1-3, II Timothy 1:7, Romans 6:22, Proverbs 2:10-11, II Corinthians 6:14, I Peter 3:3-7, Matthew 6:13, Psalms 72:18-19