Prayer for Newlyweds

by Merritt on May 2, 2012

Hard to believe it’s already May and the AtoZ Challenge is over. Whew! Thanks for sticking with me through daily posts and to all of you who commented, I’m truly grateful. It is so encouraging to know you’re out there so keep ‘em coming! {And if you’re a blog-stalker, it’s okay, I can wait until you’re ready.}

2012 04 29 15.47 cropped 245x300 Prayer for NewlywedsIt’s wedding season again! The Husband and I attended a gorgeous ceremony on Sunday afternoon in which a young couple from our church tied the knot. They’ve been together for five years and—like most couples—had some ups and downs that preceded their engagement and marriage.

Knowing the challenges don’t end when the groom kisses his bride, I have made a point these past several weeks to pray for their marriage. I’ve prayed for everything from the ability to communicate effectively, for their wedding night {and specifically for their intimate moments} and for the individual struggles I know each of them brings to the marriage.

A few months ago another friend emailed me to share about two of our mutual friends who are getting married this year. She’s making each couple a book of 365 prayers from friends and family. What a great idea! Here’s a little bit from the email she sent me:

What better gift to give some of our favorite people than endless prayers and encouragement?! Don’t get us wrong, money and flatware are newlywed essentials but so is a daily dose of God’s faithfulness.

The idea is that they will have a prayer to read each day for the first year of their new life together. 

For starters, will you write at least one prayer for the newlyweds? You can pray for good heath, wisdom, finances, happiness, fun, safety, faithfulness, a stress-free day, whatever!

And she closed her message with this…remember Paul’s encouraging words, “Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for the all the Lord’s people…”

On that note, will you join me today in sharing what YOU would pray for the newlywed couples you know based on what you learned in the early years of marriage? Whether you are newly married yourself or have countless years under your belt, I’m sure there’s something you’d pray for those entering this beautiful {yet challenging} covenant.

Please share in the comments. And Happy May!!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: