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God’s Design for Raising Strong Marriages and Families

Genesis 2:24  “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”

Heavenly Father, we pray against the wiles of the enemy to destroy our families.  May our families stand strong, and live victorious.  May you be at the head of all families guiding them into victory.

In families where strife between spouses exist, let peace reign through the house.  Teach each spouse how to communicate their differences in love, and listen with understanding.  Remove all anger, bitterness, resentment, and hardness of heart.  Open their eyes to see their spouse as you see them.  Remind them of the wonderful gift that you have given them in a mate.  May they fall in love all over again and turn back towards each other.  We pray they work out their challenges.  Where issues exist, Lord, we pray that your hand guides that situation into victory.  We pray strength into this family, and cohesion, in Jesus name!  In Jesus name, unite this family once again.  Let love reign in this house once more, and may joy echo throughout their dwelling.

We pray over husbands that they are godly men.  We pray that they assert their role as spiritual head of the house according to the Bible.  We pray that they lead their homes with love, peace, joy and understanding.  We pray that they lead according to your Word, they spend every day with you, and that they lead with wisdom.  Give them strength each day, and may they delight in their children.  May each man love, honor, and cherish his wife.  May he respect her.  May nothing remove them from their families.  Those that are absent for one reason or another, we pray that their hearts return to the home.

We pray over wives.  We pray that they are examples of godly women, and are godly wives.  May they lead their households with excellence always keeping you at the center.  May they lovingly support their husband in all they do, and may he support her likewise.  May the husband and wife be a powerful team and a testament to you, Lord.  May her words echo a sweet, but wise sound.  Guide her path as the raises her children to love and serve you.  Help her maintain balance in her life as she “wears many hats” as a women.  Give her strength when she is tired. May she respect her husband and support him.  We pray that each woman submits to her husband, that both work in harmony, and both provide examples of a godly marriage for the next generation.  May each parent raise their children with love, patience and understanding.

We pray over children, that they love and honor you.  That they grow up strong in your Word, and that they never depart from it.  Teach our children to defend their faith.  May they honor and obey their parents.  God we pray godly character into their lives, and may they be surrounded with godly friends.

Ephesians 6:1-2:

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”–which is the first commandment with a promise–“

Psalm 103:17-18

“But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children – with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his percepts”

Lord we thank the godly friends and families that surround and support the marriage union.  May each person seek to always unite and not divide the family.  May the words surrounding each family reflect you in their speech. May their purpose be to strengthen, encourage, and support the family.

Lift up families Lord, encourage them, and strengthen them.  May they be strong and not fracture.  May the lies of the enemy surrounding marriage and family be exposed.  Open our eyes to your design for marriage and family.  Most importantly, let our families unite once again.

In Jesus Name, Amen

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About Michelle C. Danko

Michelle Danko is the Editor-In-Chief for Faith Filled Family Magazine.

Satan is destroying families at an alarming rate. More and more marriages are ending in divorce and children are reaping the negative consequences of this trend. Michelle believes that our first ministry is to our family, and that everything else flows from that.

Michelle has a passion for seeing families live victoriously in Christ, and she doesn’t just write about a life with God, but she lives it as well.

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