What God has joined together, let no one separate (Mark 10:9).
We pray that our adult children and their spouses honor Your covenant of marriage. Let them be attentive to this covenant, investing the time needed to nurture and maintain a strong relationship with You and each other. “Let (their) marriage bed remain undefiled” (Hebrews 13:4), spiritually, emotionally and physically.
We pray that our children and their spouses love one another, sacrificially, as Christ does. Let them treat each other with patience and kindness, without envy or pride. Let them offer each other grace and mercy without a cost. Let them forgive one another, relinquishing their need to have the final word.
We pray they maintain healthy lines of communication, so they can work well as a team. Let them be flexible with their schedules and willing to compromise on things like parenting styles and the family budget. Let them persevere during times of adversity, anchored together in Christ. Let them share a deep and intimate friendship.
In Christ’s Name, we pray.
(Submitted by Sherry Schumann)