New Year, New Purpose

PRAY FOR YOUR SPOUSE!  Prayer is the most powerful weapon against division in a marriage, and most tangible way you can love your spouse. You’ll find that as you bring your spouse to God in prayer, your heart toward your spouse will be radically changed and your perspective of his/her role in your life is refreshed. Pray for your spouse. There are no set rules, just be honest. Remember, God knows your needs, even before you ask Him.

It’s a new year, time of resolutions, new beginnings and “turning over a new leaf.” Usually these decisions impact us as individuals — we buy gym memberships, develop healthy eating habits or commit to read the Bible in a year. What if this 2024 you turned the new year’s resolution upside down and dedicate it to a new purpose in your marriage … How?


Below are examples of short but powerful prayers for each day of the week. Start each prayer with ….

Dear God, thank you for my husband/wife…

 … I ask that you would give “Spouse Name”  PEACE in all he/she does.. Your word says: “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:7

 …  I ask that you would give “Spouse Name”  ENCOURAGEMENT. Your word says: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” ~Romans 15:13

  … I ask that you would give Spouse Name” good HEALTH. Your word says: “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” ~3 John 1:2

 … I ask that you would give “Spouse Name””REJUVENATION. Your word says: “but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” ~Isaiah 40:31

 … I ask that you would give “Spouse Name” STRENGTH in all he/she does. Your word says: “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.” ~Psalm 28:7

 I ask that you would give “Spouse Name” the heart to WORK for you. Your word says: “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men…” ~Colossians 3:23-24

 I ask that you would fulfill “Spouse Name” NEEDS. Your word says: “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:19

When we pray, we are talking to God, the one who designed marriage, the King of the universe, and the one who is fighting for us and with us.