A Prayer for Marriages

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Dear God, I praise you today for who you are. I come to you on behalf of all married couples.  You instituted the family.  You made a precious connection when you created Eve from Adam's rib.  They would be mates and help meet one another's needs, raise a family, and oversee your creation.  I pray for your protection of every married couple today.  Please work in their hearts and guide them to think of one another as they should.  May their priorities be straight, with you at the center and their marriage above other relationships. 

May they guard their families and be good stewards of all you have bestowed--and will bestow--upon them.  Strengthen the marriage relationship and give power, wisdom, and guidance to each partner to stay on guard against the temptations of the world--the things and people that Satan would throw at them in an effort to destroy their marriage and the family.  Bless the union.  Work in and through these couples and families to minister to one another and others, exhort the body of Christ, and glorify you.  May we be godly examples to the world.  In the name of Jesus Christ, the husband and head of the church, I pray, amen.