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How To Love – Today’s Marriage Prayer
Dear Heavenly Father,
Love is many things. It’s holding our tongue when we’re angry and stopping ourselves when we’re about to say something we shouldn’t. It’s looking past imperfection to find the good in a spouse. It’s patience.
Love is letting go of the small stuff as we hope and pray for the best in each other. It’s being strong when the other is weak. It’s a kind word on a tough day. It’s serving.
Love doesn’t give up because marriage is hard. It stands firm in the face of every storm.
Love leads us to step back so the other can lead. It’s more concerned about winning one’s heart than it is about winning an argument. It’s humble yet strong. It gives far more than it’s given and forgives before it’s forgiven.
Are we doing this, Lord? Are we loving the way that we should? Or could it be that we’re giving up too quickly, and giving less of ourselves than we should?
Teach us how to love in a way that brings honor to You, and peace to those around us.
In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Today’s Bible Verse
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, KJV
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, NIV
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