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30 Day Prayer Challenge for Your Marriage
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30 Day Prayer Challenge for Your Marriage
Over the past few months we have been asking couples to message us if they want prayer for their marriage. The response has been overwhelming. We decided to put them on a thirty day prayer challenge and sure enough God turned up in many instances and brought healing and restoration. You see, God is faithful, and His word says before we call he answers. This is no different in marriages. Marriage is God’s divine institution therefore God is interested in our marriage. He wants to see marriages work. With this in mind we have created a 30 day prayer challenge for couples.
You can start this prayer challenge any day of the month or year, but it it’s best to start at the beginning of a month so you can keep track of the days. If you miss a day or two, no worries, pick up the day after from where you left off. Take this journey with us and watch your marriage transform.
Day 1 Pray that your spouse will make a priority his/her relationship with God above all else.
He answered, Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and love your neighbor as yourself. Luke 10:27.
Day 2 Pray that your spouse will seek first the kingdom of God and will be in constant pursuit of God's Word and will.
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Act 20:24.
Day 3 Pray that whatever you put your hand to as a couple will be blessed.
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17
Day 4 Pray that your spouse will form godly friendships and will seek friends that will draw him/her closer to God.
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly. Psalm 1:1
Day 5 Pray that your spouse would be spiritually strong
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7.
Day 6 Pray for your role as parents. Pray that you will teach your children and all children that come under your care the ways of God.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Day 7 Pray for your spouse's role as husband or wife. That your spouse will seek to be a husband or wife according to God's Word.
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5:22-33
Day 8 Pray that you each will show love to the other. That you will make it a daily choice to keep romance in your marriage.Believe it or not the Bible speaks of romance.
My beloved speaks and says to me: Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave. Song of Solomon 8:6.
Day 9 Pray that your marriage will reflect Christ so that others will be see how you live and want to know Him.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16.
Day 10 Pray for your spouse's weaknesses. That God will give them strength to overcome their struggles and that they will not faint or grow weary, but that they will keep growing in God.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31
Day 11 Pray for your spouse's strength. Pray that your spouse will use their strength for the glory of God. That they will be able to identify their strength using it to fulfill their God given purpose. That there gifts will open doors for them.
A man's gift makes room for him and brings him before great men. Proverbs 18:16.
Day 12 Pray that you both will be good forgivers. That you will harbor no bitterness or resentment towards each other for past or future hurts. Pray your love for each other will be able to cover a multitude of sins.
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8
Day 13 Pray a prayer of repentance over things you may have done or said that hurt your spouse. Ask God to help you to be kind and patient and not hurtful in your actions or words.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
Day 14 Pray against any disagreement between you and your spouse. Disagreements left untended brings about a rift in your marriage. Your unity is also important for breakthrough and victory.
Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. Matthew 18:19.
Day 15 Pray that decisions affecting your marriage will be made together and in peace.
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:3.
Day 16 Pray for those in leadership in your partner's life. Pray for his/her pastor, boss, mens/womens leader, Bible study teacher or mentor. Pray that they will be men/women after God's own heart.
And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. Jeremiah 3:15.
Day 17 Pray for your spouse's health. That God will heal them if they are sick or keep them healthy if they are not.
And you who serve the LORD your God, he will bless your bread, and your water; and will take sickness away from you. Exodus 23:25
Day 18 Pray for emotional health. Pray that your spouse will depend on God first for his/her happiness. That they will be able to be honest about their feelings and to freely express themselves in a kind and loving way. Pray for any hurt, pain, or brokenness that they may be experiencing because of their past. Pray against anxiety and for their peace.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6- 7.
Day 19 Pray against Temptations. Pray that your spouse's desire for God will be stronger than every other desire and that he/she will not yield to temptation but will recognise the plan of the enemy and be able to resist him.
No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13.
Day 20 Pray that God will show your spouse their area of ministry. This could be in or outside the church (though serving in your church is important). Your ministry could be feeding the poor or talking to the loney person you meet each day. Pray your spouse will recognise and do what God has called him/her to.
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Romans 12:11.
Day 21 Pray that your spouse will be mindful of others, thoughtful, caring for the souls of men, and eager to make Christ known to them, sharing with them the glory of God.
For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory. Colossians 1:27.
Day 22 Pray that both of you will receive the wisdom of God when handling your finances. Pray that you will be good stewards of what God has given you. Not living above your means. but being free of debt.
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another. Romans 13:8
Day 23 Pray that your spouse will recognise that their loved ones around them are a gift from God and that they will handle them as such. Cherishing every moment they have with the family.
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. Ephesians 5:33
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him. Psalm 127:3
Day 24 Pray that you will each take your wedding vows seriously. That there will be no unfaithfulness in the marriage, but that their will be mutual trust among you.
Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find? The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them. Proverbs 20:6-7.
Day 25 Pray for the safety of your spouse. That God promises of covering will be theirs each and every day. That they will dwell in the presence of the Lord and that God will continually be their shield.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in Him will I trust. Psalm 91:1-2
Day 26 Pray that God will help you both to put away anything that takes priority over Him, even you marriage. That you will have no other God above Him. Not your money, your possessions, your job, your children, or even each other.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me...for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children. Exodus 20:3&5
Day 27 Pray for your spouses relationship with family members. Pray that healthy boundaries will be set but that their will be peace among family members. that their will be no strife or discord which leads to chaos, confusion and unforgiveness.
And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, between you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brothers. Genesis 13:8.
Day 28 Pray for your sex life, that lack of sexual intimacy will never be a divider in your marriage. That God will teach you how you how to love each other, with patience, tenderness, and thoughtfulness. And that selfishness will have no place in your sex life. But that the marriage bed will be pure and undefiled.
Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares? Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers. May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer— may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love. Proverbs 5:15-19.
Day 29 Pray for the years ahead. Pray that God will give you the strength that it takes to go through the years ahead. That your love for each other will be a daily choice. That you will never break your covenant even when it gets difficult. That you may be able to go through the storms of life together and that you may rejoice in the days to come. Remember always:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.
Day 30 Be Thankful. On this day give thanks to god for even small changes that you have seen over the last 29 days. Thank Him for your marriage, for your children and for all that you have be it great or small. Spend the day just giving God thanks. Gratitude have a way of moving the hand of God.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
Now you are the end of your 30 days and I can assure you heaven took note. Congratulations! You did it! God's hand have begun to move in your marriage and your prayers have not gone unheard. We would like to hear from you. If you have taken this challenge and is already seeing changes, in you, or in your marriage, or both. share with us. Others would love to hear your testimony and be encouraged. Write to us at [email protected]