Blessing of Agreement for Marriages
Father, we thank You that one of the greatest blessings You have given us is the blessing of repentance.
We repent for not honoring, valuing and blessing the gifts of marriage and life that You have given us. We repent for leaving our first love of You and allowing the love of others and other things to distract us. The result is that the divorce rate in Christian marriages has become a mockery that has brought us to a place where the very definition of marriage as You've ordained it is now being challenged. Father forgive us for we know not what we've done.
We bless the marriages in the body of Christ to truly reflect the relationship between Christ and the church the way You desire.
We bless marriage relationships to the wisdom that comes from above which is pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
We bless both spouses to the love that bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things. The love that does not rejoice in unrighteousness but rejoices when right and truth prevail. The love that You are, that never fails.
We bless husbands to lead their families with integrity and truth and to be men of conviction who set the standard of Christ in their homes and love their wives as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her.
We bless wives to be true helpmates that respect not only their husbands but honor their role as women, wives and mothers and daughters of their King of Kings as well.
We bless the marriages in the body of Christ to seek first the Kingdom of Christ and His righteousness and order their lives accordingly.
We bless men and women to honor the gift of life that is produced from their intimacy with each other.
We bless the children as the heavenly heritage, gifts from above, that are to be loved by training them in the way they are to go, so when they are old they will not depart from it.
We bless the spouses and their children to the fruit of the Spirit, love, joy,peace, patience, kindness, meekness, faith, obedience and self-control and the living testimony of Christ upon the earth