Prayers for Increased Love
Heavenly Father, You are love. 1 John 4:8 tells us, ‘Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.’ Your essence and totality are made up of love. You embody the traits of love that we should live out—traits such as patience, kindness, gentleness, humility, and self-control. .
I praise You because of Your commitment to love me and to love my spouse in spite of the many ways we may have failed You. I praise You because Your love tempers Your anger toward us and we can appeal to Your faithful love when we need it the most.
Your love enables us to experience Your forgiveness and blessing, along with Your mercy and favor. Thank You for Your love and for giving us the opportunity to model Your love to each other in our marriage. In Christ's name, amen.
Praying for Blessing and Intervention
Gracious Lord, I ask that You bless my marriage with a spirit of love. Bless our actions, thoughts, and words with Your love so that we reflect Your love to each other. Help my spouse to love You with all their heart, soul, and mind. Help my spouse to love me more deeply, more passionately, and even more spontaneously.
Revive and restore the “first love” we once felt for each other when we began to date or started our relationship together. Expand our understanding of what true love looks like. Bless my spouse with the ability to love themselves purely as well. In Christ’s name, amen.
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