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Marriage Prayer – To Be Self-Controlled
Dear Heavenly Father,
There are so many ways that we want to grow, and things that we want to change, but we need self-control.
Grant us the strength to overcome temptation, for your word tells us that in all things we are more than conquerors.
Help us to control our tongues, our spending, our appetites, our anger, our lust, and our tempers. We need Your help, Lord, to bring our bodies under subjection to the Spirit.
May Your word sink into our hearts to guide us and keep us from sin, and may the power of Your Holy Spirit give us the strength to choose well.
In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified. – 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, KJV
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize. – 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, NIV
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