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Lord, help us put You first in our lives because a cord of three cannot be quickly broken. Eccl. 4:9-12
Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor.
10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
For he has no one to help him up.
11 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;
But how can one be warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Eccl 4:9-12 (NKJV)
Lord, help us to leave our father and our mother and be joined to one another. Eph. 5: 22-31
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. 31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. Eph 5:22-31 (NKJV)
Lord, help us to remember that divorce is not an option because we made a covenant before You.
1 Cor 7:1-16, Mark 10:6-9
But from the beginning of the creation, God ‘made them male and female.’ 7 ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8 ‘and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 “Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate Mark 10:6-9 (NKJV)
Lord, help us be kind to one another, tenderhearted, loving, compassionate, and courteous. 1 Pet. 3:8-12. Eph. 4:31-32
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; 9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For
“He who would love life
And see good days,
Let him refrain his tongue from evil,
And his lips from speaking deceit.
11 Let him turn away from evil and do good;
Let him seek peace and pursue it.
12 For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous,
And His ears are open to their prayers;
But the face of the LORD is against those who do evil.1 Peter 3:8-12 (NKJV) emphasis mine
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you. Eph 4:31-32 (NKJV)
Lord, help me as a wife to be submissive to my husband and to have a gentle and quiet spirit. 1 Pet. 3:1-7
Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. 3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward–arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel– 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. 5 For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror. 7 Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:1-7 (NKJV) emphasis mine
Lord, help me as a husband to love my wife, who is the weaker vessel, as Christ loved the church. 1 Pet. 3:1-7
same as above
Lord, help us to stop a disagreement before a quarrel starts and to not allow the sun to go down on our anger. Prov. 17:14, Eph. 4:26-27
The beginning of strife is like releasing water;
Therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts. Prov 17:14 (NKJV)
Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil. Eph 4:26-27 (NKJV)
Lord, help us be strong if temptation ever arises and allow us to keep our marriage bed undefiled. 1 Cor. 7:1-16, Heb. 13:4-6
Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. 5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we may boldly say:
“The LORD is my helper;
I will not fear.
What can man do to me?” Heb 13:4-6 (NKJV)
Lord, help us remember that love is patient, kind, does not envy, not puffed up, selfless, and never fails. 1 Cor 13:3-8
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. 1 Cor 13:3-8 (NKJV)
Lord, help us remember to pray together and study Your Word together and be of one accord. Phil. 2:2-4, Phil 1:9-11, Matt. 18:19-20.
fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Phil 2:2-4 (NKJV)
And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment, 10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ, 11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. Phil 1:9-11 (NKJV)
Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 20 “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them. Matt 18:19-20 (NKJV)