My husband and I are going through a book called, “The Marriage Project”, right now with another couple, close friends of ours.  Each day has a project meant to bring you closer together as a couple and better your marriage.  Today’s is “Write down your prayer requests and pray them with your spouse.”

Our Father in Heaven, hallowed be your name.  Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.  Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us.  Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.  Amen!

I pray for our marriage that God would teach us to love each other and love Him, with his unconditional, forever, powerful love.  That Mark would rise up and lead our family, desiring a closeness with God and living his life in a way that exemplifies Christ.  That he would be successful in his work, kind to those he encounters, and passionate about our family.  I pray for Z; that I’d be patient in potty-training and tantrums.  That he would know how much we love him and that God loves him even more and created him for a good purpose.  That God would use him to lead others and change the world, one day at a time.  And the same thing for our baby girl, that she would continue to be healthy and strong, beautiful as ever.  That we wouldn’t let a day pass without letting them know we love them.  For their future spouses, that God would prepare their hearts and lead them in his ways, that they all would choose purity and godliness.  For the children God may bring into our home, that we would be responsive to their needs, gentle and loving, a safe haven.  That God will speak truth to our hearts and we’d trust him with the length of time of each child’s stay.  That we’d reach out to those around us and find a place to love in our community.  I pray specifically for tonight’s Bible study- for open hearts and willing spirits.  Thank you, Lord.  You are so good, we are blessed beyond measure.  May your kingdom come, your will be done, in our lives, our family, and our community.

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