Prayer For Newly Married Couple
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. Phil. 2:3-4
We praise you for your love and faithfulness. We thank you for huge grace. We thank you that you give us the power to love well. Thank you for my spouse. Thank you for the gift of marriage. Thank you that you're for us; that you fight for us. Thank you that you are Redeemer, and you have good in store. We confess, some days, marriage gets tough, and we blow it again. We ask that you would make us more like you. Please fill our marriage and lives with truth and cover it with blessing.
Almighty and eternal God, you have so exalted the unbreakable bond of marriage that it has become the sacramental sign of your Son's union with the Church as his spouse. Look with favor on N. and N., whom you have united in marriage, as they ask for your help and the protection of the Virgin Mary. They pray that in good times and in bad they will grow in love for each other; that they will resolve to be of one heart in the bond of peace.
Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tongues, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing. For we know partially and we prophesy partially, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things. At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known. So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Heavenly Father, we thank You for this joyful engagement celebration and the commitment that these two people have made to each other, to spend their lives together, as husband and wife. We come to You today, to celebrate their decision and consecrate their future into Your hands and we ask for Your special blessing on this engagement ring, praying that he who gives it and she who wears it would recognize that significance of this important symbol: a life-time of loving commitment to one another. We pray that Your blessing would rest upon them, throughout this engagement period as they plan for their future life together. We ask that this may be a time when their love for each other deepens and grows as they cement their future happiness on You. Amen!
Gracious Heavenly Father, we come to You with joyful hearts and grateful thanks for the beautiful way that You have brought us together in love, and pray that as we make our betrothal pledge to each other, that You would bless our time of engagement.
We pray that as we leave our single status behind and move forward to the day when we will be fully united in holy matrimony, that You would bless our time together, and that it would be a period when we would draw even closer in faithful love to one another, and also to You.
Grant that we may be loyal in our commitment to each other and learn to love one another with godly wisdom and open truth. Fill our hearts with grace, goodness, gentleness and kindness towards each other, and prevent any foolish jealousies, unnecessary pretences or unfounded distrust for the other.
Help us to found our future together on biblical principles, and may we never lose the first love and initial enthusiasm we discovered in each other. May we grow in grace and in a knowledge of our Lord and Saviour together, in Whose name we pray,
Father, I am so grateful for this far you have brought my fiance and me. Thank you for seeing it fit for us to be together. Lord, many are our plans, but it is you who determines our steps. Establish our plans, Lord. Let every step we take now, and when we are married, be in line with your will. If we are doing or planning to do anything that contradicts your will, Lord, show us and help us to rectify our mistakes. Weigh the motives of our hearts and remove anything in us that does not please you. Through Jesus' name, I believe and pray, Amen.
Gracious Father, we come before you today to thank you for the great things you're doing in our lives. Thank you for helping us to find intimacy and contentment in you as a couple. Your word says that unless you build a home the builders build it in vain, Father God, we ask you to build our marriage and home. Be the foundation of everything that we do and help us to walk in your ways alone. Let the wedding we are planning be built on Jesus the true foundation. In Jesus' name, I believe and pray, Amen.