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20 Bible Verses to Grow Your Marriage

  • Debbie McDaniel Contributing Writer
20 Bible Verses to Grow Your Marriage
Marriage is a gift – an amazing blessing from God.
  • Marriage is a gift – an amazing blessing from God.

    Yet often, the greatest gifts in life are not always cherished the way they should be. Maybe because life gets busy, or we get hurried and distracted. Maybe because we start to take one another for granted. Or we disagree and let resentments hang on longer than they should. Life gets hard.

    There’s no magic formula in praying verses and words, but there is power through the Spirit of God. And there’s power in His Truth to bring forgiveness, healing, renewal, and restoration - no matter how bad things may seem. His reach is big. His love is huge. His grace covers all. Prayer + God’s Word = Power – the pathway for Him to do miraculous things. Here are 20 verses to pray over your marriage:

  • 1. Adoration - Song of Songs 2:16

    “My beloved is mine and I am his.” -Song of Songs 2:16

  • 2. Belief - Acts 16:31

    "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved-you and your household." -Acts 16:31

  • 3. Commitment - Ecclesiastes 4:12

    "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."  -Ecclesiastes 4:12

  • 4. Discernment - Philippians 1:9-10

    “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.”  -Philippians 1:9-10

  • 5. Encouragement - Ephesians 4:29

    “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”  -Ephesians 4:29

  • 6. Endurance - 1 Corinthians 13:7-8

    "Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”  -1 Corinthians 13:7-8

  • 7. Favor - Psalm 90:17

    “May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us, establish the work of our hands…”  -Psalm 90:17

  • 8. Fruitfulness - Galatians 5:22-23

    "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”  -Galatians 5:22-23

  • 9. Generosity - Proverbs 11:25

    “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”  -Proverbs 11:25

  • 10. Intimacy - 1 Corinthians 7:5

    “Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.”  -1 Corinthians 7:5

  • 11. Kindness - Proverbs 31:26

    “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.”  -Proverbs 31:26

  • 12. Peace - Psalm 122:7

    “May there be peace within your walls…” -Psalm 122:7

  • 13. Purity - Psalm 19:14

    “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”  -Psalm 19:14

  • 14. Purpose - Romans 8:28

    “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”  -Romans 8:28

  • 15. Servant-Hearted - Joshua 24:15

    “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord."  -Joshua 24:15

  • 16. Submission - Ephesians 5:21

    “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” -Ephesians 5:21

  • 17. Thankfulness - 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18

    “Pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  -1 Thessalonains 5:17-18

  • 18. Trust - 1 John 4:18

    “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.”  -1 John 4:18

  • 19. Understanding - 1 Peter 3:7

    “Husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way…” -1 Peter 3:7

  • 20. Value - Proverbs 31:10

    “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.” -Proverbs 31:10

    This slideshow was adapted from the article 40 Powerful Blessings to Pray over Your Marriage written by Debbie McDaniel.