Our Father in Heaven,
At the end of this day we pause to return our focus to You. Our days are filled with responsibilities, emergencies, and routine. Too often we are distracted from each other and from You. We want this to be a time for us to be woven together, like a cord of three strands.
Thank Father for all the many provisions You have blessed us with. Your generosity has been overwhelming. We are continually amazed by the abundance, as well as, the variety of ways You provide for our needs. We ask for Your continued provision. We are uncertain of what the future holds, so provide for our needs and reveal to us those things we can live without. Provide us with the wisdom we need to be good stewards of these blessings.
Restore us Father to Your Son Jesus. He is the vine and we are the branches. He is our source of life. Open our hearts to receive the Holy Spirit’s guidance, healing, and transformation. May our lives and our marriage bear the fruit of the Spirit. We surrender our lives and our marriage to You. You have our bodies, possessions, and spirits. We give You our hearts, souls, minds, and strength. We belong to You.
Lord God, sanctify our house and make it a home. We ask that Your Kingdom will come into our home so that this house will become a refuge from the world; filled with love, peace, joy, and hope for all who enter. Open our eyes to different ways were can touch other people with Your love, hope, peace, and forgiveness.
Blessed Father, if there are any issues that build up walls of separation between us, make us aware of them. Our desire is to handle these issues and to surrender them to You so we can prevent Satan from having a stronghold in our hearts and in our marriage. Give us the courage to make the first move, to receive each other in love, to be forgiving, to be patient, to be kind, and to be committed to each other regardless of the issue. Move us to prayer for each other, to support each other, and to encourage each other every day.
We ask for a shield of protection this night as we sleep. Send Your angels to war on our behalf and to keep evil from entering our home. Fill our imaginations with sweet dreams and help us to fall into a deep and restful sleep, secure in the knowledge that You are watching over us.
[For those with children] Heavenly Father we ask for Your protection and grace to extend to our son (children). May he grow in love, faith, and confidence. Fill him with Your Spirit so he can become the man of faith You created him to be.
Thank You Father for Your grace, love, and forgiveness. Into Your hands we place our marriage and our lives. Guide us to the place You want us to be. It is in the powerful name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, that we pray, amen.