PRAYERS FOR OUR MARRIAGES AND FAMILY
We will praise you from everlasting,
everlasting to everlasting (Repeat)
Thank God for the blessings of the marital union between our men and women in the Harvest House, House on the Rock. Appreciate Him that He has been the Cornerstone of our families and our homes. Bless the name of the Lord for shielding us from the incidences of domestic violence, separation & divorce that are so rampant in the land these days even among Christian couples.
Ask God to strengthen the cord of our marriages such that it will not be broken. Decree that no attack of the enemy through hardness of hearts will be able to put our marriages asunder. Pray for tender hearts of understanding to be in our men and women. (Ecc 4:12, Matthew 19:8)
Come against any and every form of misunderstanding that may threaten the union of our married couples. Pray that both husbands and wives will dwell with each other according to knowledge. Pray that our men will not be wife beaters but rather they will give honor unto their wives. Pray that our women will not be nagging wives but rather will respect their own husbands. Decree that no schism or contention between our men & their wives will hinder their prayers. Both husband and wife will render due benevolence to each other (1 Peter 3:7, 1 Cor. 7:3)
Three major issues that cause marital conflict and crisis are 1. Money 2. Sex 3. Communication.
Pray that these issues will be contained and well managed and handled by our married couples. Ask God to douse every tension that might have risen in the marriages of our brethren in this regard. Cast out everything that represents a scorn in our marriages. Speak peace and calmness into every home that is going through any form of crisis at this time. (Prov 22:10, Mark 4:39)
Pray that our men will be satisfied with their wives and our women will be satisfied with their husbands. Come against the tendency to compare their spouses with others. Pray for the grace for contentment upon our couples. Come against every proclivity towards infidelity and unfaithfulness to our spouses. That our men will not deal treacherously with the wife of their youth. (2 Cor 10:12, Mal. 2:14,15)
Pray for deep love to exist between husbands and wives in our midst, love that is unquenchable. Decree that according to the scriptures, our men will love their wives as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself for it, likewise our women will submit in reverence to their own husbands in all things. (Songs 8:7, Eph 5:22,25)
Pray for provision for our families. Come against any form of lack of substance or daily needs in our homes. Pray that God will continually supply the needs of our households no matter the state of the economy. Pray that our children will neither beg bread nor experience starvation nor hunger. Pray the blessings of God to abound in our homes, that our men as breadwinners in the home will be helped of God and prospered in the work of their hands. (Psalm 37:25, 1 Timothy 5:8)
The essence of marriage is companionship; partnership for greater fruitfulness, efficiency, and fulfillment in life unto eternity. Pray that our couples will make the best of their marital union. Two are only better than one when they have a good reward for their labor not when their labor or their common decision leads to reproach and shame. Pray against the tendency between husbands and their wives to go down together in foolishness and unreasonable judgment. Pray that our couples will be able to rise above every wile of the devil that seeks to deceive them and rob them of the blessings of the Lord like he did to Ananias & Sapphira (Ecclesiastes 4:9, Acts 5:3,8)
Pray that our married couples will not mislead their children into error and every trait that negate the will of God but rather they will be good examples to them. Pray that they will be enabled to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Eph 6:4)
Thank God for making our homes to be a peaceful haven where love, joy, peace, prosperity and the fear of the Lord abound.