31 Blessings to Pray Over Your Marriage

Marriage is one of the greatest gifts God has given us. It also is one of the most difficult gifts to protect, especially in a world with constant headlines about divorce, infidelity, and fleeting relationships. We all know the horrifying statistic that around 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. But what if I told you that you could reduce that percentage to less than 1 percent? Easily.

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Several studies confirm that couples that pray together, stay together. If you are looking for a way to strengthen your marriage, and we all should be, develop a consistent routine of studying The Word and praying together.

Below are some references of blessings you and your spouse can start praying over your marriage today.

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  1. Love: Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. -1 Peter 4:8
  2. Commitment: Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. -Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
  3. Companionship: Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” -Genesis 2:18
  4. Purity: Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. -Psalm 51:10
  5. Peace: Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. -Ephesians 4:2-3
  6. Hope: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11
  7. Self-Control: For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. -2 Timothy 1:7
  8. Courage: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. -Joshua 1:9
  9. Support: Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. -Ephesians 4:29
  10. Perseverance: Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. -1 Corinthians 13:7-8
  11. Faithfulness: Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.  Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. -Proverbs 3:3-4
  12. Grace: Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. -Ephesians 4:32
  13. Fruitfulness: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. -Galatians  5:22-23
  14. Conversation: Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. -Colossians 4:6
  15. Selflessness: Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. -Philippians 2:3-4
  16. Kindness: She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. -Proverbs 31:26
  17. Passion: May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other… -1 Thessalonians 3:12
  18. Unity: They are no longer two but one flesh. What God has joined together, let no man separate. -Matthew 19:6
  19. Protection: The Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. -2 Thessalonians 3:3
  20. Righteousness: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. -Matthew 6:33
  21. Provision: And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:19
  22. Submission: Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. -Ephesians 5:22
  23. Strength: The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. -Psalm 29:11
  24. Freedom from Fear: There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. -1 John 4:18
  25. Wisdom: Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. -Proverbs 4:23
  26. Discernment: : From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. -Luke 12:48b
  27. Contentedness: For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. -1 Timothy 6:7-8
  28. Restraint: Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. -Proverbs 12:18
  29. Devotion: Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. -Romans 12:9-10
  30. Reverence: A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. -Proverbs 31:10
  31. Affection: My beloved is mine and I am his. -Song of Solomon 2:16

 

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