Prayer For Anniversary
Gracious God we give thanks as we celebrate the 165th anniversary of ABM and the journey that started so many years ago so many plans ago and so many dreams ago. We celebrate all the joys that have been come to birth in these 165 years. We celebrate all the happy times, all the accomplishments, and all the triumphs. Thank you, Lord, for blessing us. We acknowledge that there have been, and will continue to be, struggles and heartaches. Yet we have travelled together under your protection and love. Thank you, Lord, for being with us in good times and bad. We ask, Lord, that you would continue to protect us, guide us and sustain us as we go forth from this 165th anniversary commemoration. Amen.
Loving Lord, we do thank You for this couple and for the joy of their first wedding anniversary. We celebrate this happy time and pray that You would continue to bless and keep them in their holy union together.
Thank You, for the testimony of love and faithfulness that shines forth from their union, and we pray that You will bless and honour their life together in the days and years that lie ahead.
We pray that with the passing years, their love for each other and for You may grow and develop. We ask that You bless them with many more such wedding anniversaries, and pray that as year succeeds to year, they grow in grace and in love for each other and for You. Bless their home we pray, and ask that You would uphold them with Your mighty right hand. In Jesus' name,
Heavenly Father, thank You that we are celebrating this church anniversary. We thank You that we are all One in Christ, and we pray that as members of Your body, Your Holy Spirit would knit us together in the bonds of unity and love.
Lord, You have promised that You are the One that would build Your Church and we ask that You would continue to equip each of us, both individually and corporately with the talents and gifts that may be used to Your praise and glory for the edification of the rest of the saints of God.
Protect us from the wiles of the enemy who seeks to destroy and cause divisions among Your body. Help us to be sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable and gentle one towards each other. Let us not be motivated by selfishness but in humility may we seek to regard the needs and necessities of others before our own.
Give wisdom to the elders and deacons and give wisdom to those that teach and a teachable spirit to those that listen. And may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of the Father and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us all this day and
for ever. In Jesus' name we pray,
Dear Lord Jesus, I just want to lift up my heart to you today as this is our anniversary, and yet Lord, recently things between us have become strained and difficult and I feel sad and confused and quite alone.
Lord, I don't know where things went wrong and I don't know how I could have done things differently, but Lord I am sorry for the part that I have played. I know that in many ways I have been selfish and wanted things my way, when Your Word says that we should do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider the other person as more significant than ourselves.
Lord, I ask Your forgiveness and pray that You would help me to start to live a life that is honouring to You. Heal my marriage I pray, and show me Lord, how I can bridge the gap that is widening between us. Teach me Your ways, lead me on a straight path and graciously teach me How to live as unto the Lord. In Jesus' name I pray,
Heavenly Father, thank You that You have brought us together as man and wife, and thank You that we are celebrating yet another wedding anniversary, for which we praise and magnify Your holy name.
Thank You for the guidance that we have received through Your Word, and Lord, we pray that day by day You would develop in both our hearts an increasing desire to put on love, knowing that this is the perfect bond of unity and peace, when founded on the Lord Jesus Christ, our Rock and Foundation. May we both grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ as together we walk in spirit and truth, and may our life become a shining example, where Christ remains the centre and circumference of our marriage.
Give us wisdom we pray, as we face the forthcoming year, and grant us to grow in love and unity one with one another and with You, so that we may be a demonstration of Your grace and mercy towards us. May our love for You and our faith in You bring glory to Your name. In Jesus' name we pray,
Heavenly Father, we praise and thank You for the privilege and gift of marriage and for the joy that comes from sharing our life together. We thank You Father, for bringing us to this anniversary day, where we remember the vows that we made before you, and pray that You would continue to bless our life together.
Lord, we pray that Your love would increasingly shine through our marriage so that as we draw ever closer in our vertical relationship to You, it may be reflected in our fellowship with each other and shine out to those beyond our home and family.
Lord, You have done great things for us and we praise and thank You for bringing us together and for being our strength and stay when times of difficulty arose. We pray that in the days that lie ahead, we may be used by You as a witness to the wonderful work you have done in our lives and may we be used to encourage others who are setting out on the beautiful adventure of marriage.
Continue to bless our lives together and may we grow ever closer to You and to each other in the days that lie ahead. In Jesus' name we pray,
May the God who has kept you together for these number of years, of his infinite goodness and mercy continue to keep you together and bless your union. I pray that the Father who created you, Christ the son who redeemed you, and the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you daily, keep and preserve you all your days. May the Lord look upon you with favour and fill you with every spiritual benediction and grace. So that you will be able to please him in this life and that you may have life everlasting in the world to come. Amen.
Oh Lord help us to remember how and when we met for the first time and the strong love and bond that we shared. Help us to channel our love into practical things so that nothing can come between us. We pray that we always have kind and loving words for one another. And for our hearts to always be ready to ask for forgiveness and also to forgive. Dear Lord, we commit our marriage into your hands. Amen.