Praying with Paul: 'Family Relations'

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

1 Corinthians 7:1-7

Dear Father, third party to our marriage,

Thank you that in matters of family relations you have not left us uninformed. Thank you for your apostle Paul's instructions. Help me take all these to heart.

While it may have been better for me to remain unmarried and to have dedicated my life wholly to your service, I am married now, so please help me to fulfill all my vows and obligations to my wife and to freely give to her my love. Help me constantly to show affection to her and make her know that I love her. Give me the health, strength, and desire to fulfil her conjugal rights, understanding that I don't rule over my body, but that she does. Please help her to reciprocate.

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

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Wednesday, April 6, 2022

A daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
"But now, by dying to what once bound us, we have been released from the law so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit, and not in the old way of the written..."
A daily guide from the gospels that challenges readers to live for Jesus.
"[Jesus continued,] "In addition, the Father judges no one. Instead, he has given the Son absolute authority to judge, so that everyone will honor the...."
A daily devotional about God's power for our battles.
""Please come closer to me," Joseph said to his brothers. When they did so, he said, "I am Joseph, the brother you sold into slavery in Egypt! Now,....."
A one-year devotional guide through the book of Acts.
"[Stephen continued his defense before the council:] "One day when Moses was forty years old, he decided to visit his relatives, the people of Israel....."

Illustration

Family Relations — 1 Corinthians 7:1-7

About This Devotional

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

Heartlight appreciates Eldon Degge and Meridian Publishing for permission to make this available on our website. Praying with Paul is also available as a book.