Mark 10 Nine

Are you happily married and looking for tips on maintaining a God-honoring marriage? This weekly devotional will give you encouragement for your marriage.

A Prayer for Strength

Do you have days when you feel weak? Not physically weak, but emotionally drained? It may feel as if you pray repeatedly and never feel a peace or direction from the Lord. He is with you and has promised that, as children of His, He will never leave us.

Charlyne came to a point when she was praying for the healing of her marriage that she felt as if she ran out of words to pray. She had nothing left to say. That is when she discovered the power and love she had for praying the Scriptures. She would take Scriptures and personalize them for herself and her family.

If you are weary today, we wanted to share a prayer of strength taken right from the Bible that you can pray over your situation.

Praise be to the Lord, for He has heard my cry for mercy. The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy, and I will thank Him in song. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice and the Lord is majestic. The Lord gives strength to His people and blesses His people with peace. Lord, I have not stopped praying for my spouse and loved ones, asking God to fill each of them with the knowledge of Your will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And I pray this so that each of us may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please You in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that each of us may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. For He has rescued our loved ones from the dominion of darkness and brought each of us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Lord, I pray You will put to death whatever belongs to Your earthly nature that is coming against me and my loved ones: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry. But rid each of us of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from our lips. I pray that we will not lie to each other since we have taken off our old self with its practices and put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

Lord, clothe us with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Help us to bear with each other and forgive whatever grievance we may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave us. Lord, pour on each of us love, which binds us all together in perfect unity. Lord, teach us to devote ourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. I pray that our conversations will always be full of grace, seasoned with salt, so I may know how to answer everyone.

Lord, teach us to always wrestle in prayer for our loved ones so that we may stand firm in all the will of God, mature and fully assured. Lord, I know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. If God is for us, who can be against us? We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Show us Your ways, 0 Lord, teach us Your paths; guide us in Your truth and teach us, for You are God our Savior, and our hope is in You all day long. Create a pure heart in me and my spouse, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within us. I cried to the Lord in my trouble, and He saved me from distress. He brought me, my spouse, and my loved ones out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains. Let us give thanks to the Lord for hHs unfailing love. You alone are my rock and my salvation; You are my fortress; I will never be shaken. Praise the Lord. 

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Amen.

Scriptures Taken From: Psalm 28:6-7, Psalm 29:4,11, Colossians 1:9-14, Colossians 3:5-14, Colossians 4:2,6,12, Romans 8:28,31,37, Psalm 25:4-5, Psalm 51:10 Psalm 107:13-15, Psalm 62:2, Psalm 106:1 

God bless,


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