Today is the day you pray for your spouse. Whether they’re in your life or not, pray for them! Take this time to lift your husband or wife up to the Lord. If there’s unforgiveness in your life, prayer and fasting will do you no good. Mark 11:25 says “But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive your sins, too.” Your prayers will be ineffective if you’re harboring a grudge against anyone INCLUDING your spouse!
Prayer and Confession:
“Father I lift up _______(His or Her name or simply “My spouse”) to you today. I pray for your blessing to be upon them. Every attack on their health, let it be frustrated right now! Let every plan the enemy has for their life be cut off in Jesus Name! Everything that would try to separate this marriage, I come against it by your power! Pour out your blessing upon their life like never before. Let your peace and joy abound in their life. Protect them when they come in and when they go out. Father, let your perfect will be done in their life. I choose to love them and forgive them. Help me be a better wife/husband to them in Jesus Name! Thank you for making 2017 the best year of our marriage!”
Have you told your spouse you love them? Tell them! Have you done something to show them you love them? Do it! Ask the Holy Spirit to show you ways to show your appreciation to them. If your spouse is not saved, pray for them and invite them to church. If they say 'no', show them MORE love. It’s the goodness of God that draws men to repentance. You must do all you can to protect your marriage! Don’t speak badly about your spouse to anyone. Take all of your concerns to God. Don’t forget to make time to praise God for a healthy marriage, even if you’re doing it in faith! This year will be the best year of your marriage in Jesus Name!