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20 Scriptures to Strengthen Your Marriage

  • Debbie McDaniel Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer
  • 2016 12 Jul
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20 Scriptures to Strengthen Your Marriage
There’s a battle over marriages today, and the enemy would love nothing more than to destroy yours, and to bring you down.
  • Marriage is a Battle Ground

    There’s a battle over marriages today, and the enemy would love nothing more than to destroy yours, and to bring you down. Don't let him win. The enemy's aim – to destroy. God’s aim – to build up. In all of the talk about marriage, defending our views, or pointing out differences, we have to ask ourselves one question… have we prayed?  I mean, really prayed, consistently, over time? And if we’re not, then who is? Lord, we pray for… 

  • 1. Blessing - Proverbs 3:33

    “He blesses the home of the righteous.”  -Prov. 3:33

  • 2. Courage - Joshua 1:9

    “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."  -Josh. 1:9

  • 3. Faithfulness - Proverbs 3:3-4

    “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”  -Prov. 3:3-4

  • 4. Forgiveness - Ephesians 4:32

    “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”  -Eph. 4:32

  • 5. Friendship - Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

    “Two are better than one…if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion.”  -Ecc. 4:9-10

  • 6. Gentleness - Ephesians 4:1-3

    “Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”  -Eph. 4:1-3

  • 7. Grace - Colossians 4:6

    “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” -Col. 4:6

  • 8. Health - Proverbs 16:24

    “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”  -Prov. 16:24

  • 9. Hope - Jeremiah 29:11

    “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you hope and a future.”  -Jer. 29:11

  • 10. Humility - Philippians 2:3-4

    “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”  -Phil. 2:3-4

  • 11. Integrity - Proverbs 10:9

    “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.”  -Prov. 10:9

  • 12. Joy - Proverbs 5:18

    “May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.”  -Prov. 5:18

  • 13. Love - 1 Thessalonians 3:12

    “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other…”  -1Thess. 3:12

  • 14. Oneness - Matthew 19:6

    “They are no longer two but one flesh. What God has joined together, let no man separate.”  -Matt. 19:6

  • 15. Protection - 2 Thessalonians 3:3

    “The Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.”  -2 Thess. 3:3

  • 16. Provision - Philippians 4:19

    “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”  -Phil. 4:19

  • 17. Respect - Ephesians 5:33

    “Let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”  -Eph. 5:33

  • 18. Self-Control - 2 Timothy 1:7

    “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”  -2 Tim. 1:7

  • 19. Strength - Psalm 29:11

    "The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.”  -Ps. 29:11

  • 20. Wisdom - Proverbs 4:23

    “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”  -Prov. 4:23

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

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