“In my Father’s mansion there are many rooms; otherwise, how could I have told you that I was going to prepare a place for you? I am indeed going to prepare a place for you, and then I shall come back to take you with me, that where I am you also may be." (John 14:1-3, our version)
You have made us in wonderful, mysterious, ways – in the image of Yourself, but with wills of our own. You have given us hearts for love, emotions for feeling, minds for thinking and understanding, and the abilities of communication.
In Your loving mercy You made for us the special relationship of marriage, sanctified in Your name. According to Your will You have given us the golden bond of matrimony, and now with love You have given the gift of Marriage Encounter to enrich our relationship and draw us ever closer to one another and to you.
Lord, we know You are ever present – grant to us the gift of feeling Your presence through Your Holy Spirit. Make us better vessels of Your grace to and for ourselves and one another. Be in our minds bringing to us those things we ought to both know ourselves and give to one another.
Open us, Lord. Help us to love one another with Your love and understand one another with Your understanding. Heal any brokenness in us and in our relationship and cause pure joy to rise between us.
We give to You, Lord, ourselves, our hearts, our minds. all communication – we give You one another, and the oneness of our marriage and this encounter.
We claim in Your name and for Your glory the victory and ask all according to Your perfect will.