31 Verses to Pray for Your Marriage {Zechariah 4:6}

Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.”

Zechariah 4:6

Confession: Sometimes I suffer from an affliction called “Just let me do it myself-itis.” I load the dishwasher and do the laundry and make the bed because no one else does it “right.” I agree to lead a committee or take charge of an event so I can make sure everything gets done. I’m not great at delegating and I tend to follow behind people {ahem even in my house!} to make sure the tasks they’ve done are done correctly.

Extremely Type A and a trying-to-quit-perfectionist, I basically don’t trust anyone else to do it right. And, I tend to procrastinate until I have time to do it right rather than asking someone else to help … which leads to me feeling overwhelmed by all that needs to be done.

It’s a vicious circle.

And it drives people around me crazy.

I also do this spiritually. I figure out what will work and then charge ahead … often without seeking God’s guidance. Remember the prayer from a few days ago based on Zephaniah 2:3? In that post I wrote these words,

Our marriages need less of our planning and more of His leading.

It’s so easy for me to think I can do it on my own. But I can’t … and neither can my husband. Even together, we can’t do it all. We need the Lord.

Even though we have each other, we still need the Lord. http://wp.me/p3aJPA-1Qp #PrayersForMarriage Click To Tweet

Our abilities and efforts are not enough to sustain a thriving marriage. We need His Word to speak into us. Our love and passion are not enough to keep us connected.  We need His love to flow through us. Our time and energy are not enough to get us through the hard times. We need His strength and grace to pour over us.

31 Verses to Pray for Your Marriage || Zechariah 4:6

Lord, sometimes we want to do it all on our own. We think we’ve got it figured out.  We trust in our abilities and efforts … and it’s never enough to accomplish the work You have for us. Only Your Spirit at work in us and through us, pouring over us is sufficient to keep us focused on You and in the place of peace we can only find in Your will.  Help us remember this truth. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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