Heavenly Father, we pause to take a few moments to thank you for the glories that you have bestowed upon us. We especially take a few moments to thank you for the relationships that we share in marriage.
Paul reminded us that we can have faith, hope and love. So we thank you for our faith in you, that you will guide and direct us as we share moments with our spouses and our families. We thank you that we can turn to you to help renew that faith as we face obstacles in those relationships. And we thank you that you give us hope as we turn to the words of your son Jesus Christ, who came to share words of guidance with us.
And we celebrate our various types of love: We are pleased that we can have philos, brotherly love, to share with our family and friends. And we are blessed to share eros, a sensual loving that we can enjoy with our marriage partners. And most of all, we thank you for agape, Christian love, that guides us in our relationships and calls for us to reach out not only to our family members but to all that need our love and guidance.
We close O guiding light, asking that you continue to bless our marriages, and bless us that we might also be lights to others in their relationships. We pray these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer written by Jack Johnson