Peace is something we all need. I know I don’t want to live life with a bunch of arguing, fussing and fighting. I don’t want to live with worry, sadness or depression. All these things rob you of peace. If you are anything like me, peace is an essential part of the marriage relationship. The four short prayers here are all about talking to God and making confession over the peace in your marriage relationship (each place you see a blank insert your spouse’s name).
- Lord, I pray for your peace to rule richly in my marriage and in my home. You said in your Word that the peace you give passes all understanding. I receive that peace right now. I choose to let the peace of Christ rest in my heart. As the peace of Christ rest in my heart, it will extend to my marriage.
Scripture: Colossians 3:15; John 14:27
- Father, all the circumstances and emotional upheaval that cause us anger, bitterness, frustration and hurt, I turn them over to you, and I promote peace in my marriage. You are a God of peace and not a God of disorder. In Proverbs, it says that those who promote peace receive joy. When things are looking crazy, it is the peace that transcends all understanding that will maintain joy in our marriage.
Scripture: Proverbs 12:20; Philippians 4:7; 1 Corinthians 14:33
- Peace is a blessing, and it belongs to us. You, our Heavenly Father, have granted _________________ and I this good and perfect gift. We are filled with love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Because of these fruits, we remain on one accord not allowing the cares of the world to disrupt our peace.
Scripture: James 1:17; Galatians 5:22-23; Psalm 29:11
- My marriage is a refuge and a safe place. I do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, I repay evil with blessing because I want the words of my mouth to be acceptable in your sight. I dwell with ____________________ according to wisdom. I ask that you continue to increase that wisdom as we continue to lift our marriage up before you.
Scripture: 1 Peter 3:9; Psalm 19:14; James 1:5
Praying for peace is outstanding, but we must do more than pray. We must put action behind our prayers. We pray in faith believing what we pray. Then we act because faith without works (or action) is dead. Actions that line up with our prayer will cause us to grow. Continue praying these four prayers and add in some patience, a little love and a kind word. That’s what I’m going to do.
Listen, when you begin to pray over the peace in your marriage, it may feel like everything is coming against you. Don’t give up. Stand through the challenge. Declare and decree what is yours, and walk in the peace that passes all understanding. The peace that already belongs to you. Take hold of it, and don’t let go.
BMWK what prayers do you pray for peace in your marriage?