A Prayer for Brides

Marriage Tayler Beede June 8, 2014

A prayer for bridesToday my dear childhood friend, Kimmie, get’s married. Last night it got me thinking back to all the feelings surrounding that day. The comments, the emotions, the advice, the mishaps, the excitement, the nervousness, the thankfulness. And I could go on and on. But today I’d like to pray for her and every bride or brides-to-be. Please join me!

Dear Lord,

On this very special day, I lift my dear friend up in prayer. I pray that she wakes up feeling peaceful yet excited, eager, yet ready to soak up each and every moment. No matter what people have told her about marriage, let her go into hers with an open mind and a readiness to fight for her marriage. Remind her that it won’t always be easy, but that marriage is such a gift. I pray that each year will be sweeter for her and her husband—no matter what hurdles they must cross. And that even when they go through tough phases, that they’ll work through them together.

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

—Hebrews 10:23

I pray that they keep to their vows, but remember that they’ll never be perfect. That they give each other grace, forgive each other whenever they can, and rely on you for the rest. I pray that their faith in you will never fade, because your faithfulness will never end. Let them lean on you when times get tough, and praise you when blessings are full.

Help them to set goals, yet enjoy each day. Because the days are long, but the years are short. And every day together is a blessing. I pray that they’ll seek you together as they continually pursue each other—that they’ll never forget the reasons they fell in love in the first place.

Give her peace today and every day. Lord, bless their marriage immensely.

In your name I pray,