“Dear Heavenly Father,
We come to you with happy hearts. We are thankful that in a world filled with people, _________________ and _______________both found each other.
We are asking for your blessing upon our new household as we join ourselves under a legal (and spiritual) covenant promise and commitment to each other.
Promises are romantic, but they can be broken for humans are only humans. Lord, you said in your word, “Let no man put asunder what the Lord has brought together.” We believe with all our hearts that you have brought ___________ and ____________ together. In the name of Jesus we stand against ANY force that tries to separate what the Lord has orchestrated.
We are not only asking for your blessing, Lord. We are asking for you to be the center of our marriage. We want to include you in our love circle. We chose you to be our power source. When we are going through trying times that make either one of us feel like we have no more to give, we will turn to you to supply any need we have. We trust that you will give us the strength, wisdom, love and hope to keep moving forward in the direction you are pointing us to.
Lord, in this world will be many challenges and trials that will put our union to the test. Temptations will rise and hard times will come. Lord we ask for your peace that passes all understanding to rule in our home. We know that a house divided cannot stand; so we will join together when trials come and agree to work through our differences with that kind of peace in mind.
This union is not just a meeting of hearts, but of minds, body and soul. We are making the choice and commitment to join in all areas of our lives so that there will be no secrets that will divide, haunt or steal from the joy of our marriage.
In your word, you said that if any man lacks wisdom, that he should just ask for it and you will provide it in abundance. The wisdom to take care of ourselves is one thing; but to take care of the needs of a whole household requires supernatural wisdom.
We don’t just want a house to dwell in, but we need a home to grow in. We want to be successful, happy, balanced and grounded in the priorities and lifestyles that will bring blessings and fruitfulness in our immediate household and in the generations to come.
When two people come together, they often bring hurts and issues from a heart that has not been completely healed. In our separate private prayer time with you, bring these issues to the surface so we can deal with them honestly. As we are truthful in confessing our sins of the past to you, heal those wounds of the heart so the curse of that pain will not carry over into this marriage our future.
Lord, give us eyes to see the value of the one we are committing to. Show each of us what to say, when to say it and how to genuinely serve each other with a heart of gratitude and love, not out of disgruntled obligation.
In the name of Jesus we speak against the spirits of lust, greed, envy, jealousy, bitterness, resentment, strife, ego and the need to always be right or to say the last word. Lord, both of us need supernatural wisdom. We need guidance on when to keep our mouths shut, humility to apologize promptly and the unselfish drive to meet our partner’s needs before they are even voiced.
Help both of us to enjoy and appreciate the differences between us instead of focusing on them as a trait to be “fixed”. You know the good, the bad and the ugly about each of us. Help us to be strong enough to develop the character of our partner without a word, just by being a living example.
In Jesus’ precious name, bless the _________________________ household. Amen.”