December 14, 2014

12 Days of Fasting & Prayer for Marriages - Day 2

Prayer for our Roles in Marriage
Heavenly Father, we come before You once again thanking You for being our Creator. We thank You for Your divine order. Thank you for giving us a spouse to love and respect while we are here on this earth. Today, we pray that we will always keep You in the center of our marriages, through the good, the bad, and the ugly. Help us remember our commitment to You and to each other as Kingdom men and women. Grant us the wisdom to clearly understand the importance of our roles within marriage and apply what we have learned in our daily walk together. Help us be a shining light in this world and allow our testimony to help others come to know and grow in You.

Verse of the Day
Then the LORD God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. Then the LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him." (Genesis 2:15, 18 NASB)

Food for Thought
Many of us have learned about and know our roles in marriage well. We know where to find the scriptures and how to point out what our spouse should be doing. However, the lack of application of what we have learned as it applies to ourselves causes the breakdown in many areas of our marriages. On our wedding day, our Pastor, Dr. Tony Evans, gave us this challenge:
If you are God's kind of man and you are God's kind of woman, you will have God's kind of marriage.
Therefore, the opposite is also true:

If you are not God's kind of man and you are not God's kind of woman, you will not have God's kind of marriage.

The Lord is very clear about our roles in marriage from the very beginning. Husbands, think about the responsibility of provision for your family and the responsibility to "protect and serve" your wife. Wives, what does it mean to be a "helper suitable for him"? How are you applying God's word to uphold your responsibilities so that you can be God's kind of man and God's kind of woman, so you will have God's kind of marriage?
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