Featured on this page are three prayers for couples.
The first prayer is a request to God that the couples marriage would stand strong like a mighty oak tree through the different seasons of life.
Although the Bible doesn't say directly, "Husbands and wives, pray each other," it does say in James that we are to "pray for each other so that you may be healed." That certainly includes husbands praying for wives and wives praying for husbands.
One couple said, "Every time we pray together, we begin by praying a blessing over each other.
He writes: We've found this prayer to be a beautiful expression of what we want to experience in our marriage.
We often use it as our theme verse for the couples' retreats we lead.
May we stand strong in our friendship like a tall oak tree.
Shelly and Joe, the couple in the silhouette image, made a commitment in the beginning of their marriage to pray together every morning.
They have learned that trust is essential to come into a true level of honesty with one another.
As Joe and Shelly hear each other express their needs openly, they are drawn closer to God and to each other. Developing the habit of praying together on a regular basis has helped them to be ready when unexpected things happen. We thank you for showing us what to do.) They listen, and the Lord shows them the next step.
And Joe knows better how to pray for Shelly when she expresses her heart felt concerns to him.
As they humble themselves, and are honest with each other before God, something deep and powerful happens. They know that if pride holds them back, prayer becomes shallow and ineffective.