Praying with Paul: 'Husbands and Wives'

Friday, April 7, 2017

1 Corinthians 7:10-24

Dear Father, lover of families,

May my spouse and I both strive to satisfy the spiritual, mental, economic, emotional, and physical needs of the other so neither of us will ever be tempted to look to someone else for companionship. Help us both to exercise perfect self-control, never giving Satan any opportunity to deceive us.

Father, grant that there may never be any rupture in our marriage relationship that would lead to quarreling, unfaithfulness, separation, or divorce. While one cannot take ultimate responsibility for the salvation of the other, help each of us to live for you before the other, building each other up. Because marriage is honorable in your eyes, help us to lead the life before you which you have assigned us in marriage.

Thank you for calling us to peace, peace with each other and with you. In the state we are in, let us remain there with you, living joyfully in the keeping of your commandments.

In the name of Jesus and by his authority I ask. Amen.

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About This Devotional

Eldon Degge turns Paul's writings into daily, powerful prayers.

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