Saturday, October 27, 2012

Day 30--Biblical Marriage is Crucial!

Day 30

Saturday, October 27, 2012

prayer for
National renewal

Scripture for Reflection and Preparation

Genesis 2:22-24
22 Then the lOrD god made the rib He had taken from the man into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 and the man said: This one, at last, is bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh;
this one will be called woman, for she
was taken from man. 24 This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh.

Malachi 2:15-16
“15 Didn’t the one [god] make [us] with a remnant of His life-breath? and what does the One seek? a godly offspring. So watch yourselves carefully, and do not act treacherously against the
wife of your youth. “16 if he hates and divorces [his wife],” says the lOrD god of israel, “he covers his garment with injustice,” says the lOrD of Hosts. Therefore, watch yourselves carefully, and do not act treacherously.”

Hebrews 13:4
“4 Marriage must be respected by all, and the marriage bed kept undefiled, because god will judge immoral people and adulterers.”

God’s Design for Marriage

Marriage between one man and one woman is the foundation to healthy families and communities.


• Praise God for who He is

• Confess your sinfulness and need for cleansing

• Allow His Spirit to draw you near

• Listen as He speaks to you

Ask God to…

• Raise up leaders who will protect God’s design for marriage as the union of one man and one woman

• Convict Christians to uphold the institution of marriage and model its true meaning

• Help the church instill in young people a sound understanding of the importance of marriage

• Cause our nation to understand the destructive effects of redefining marriage

• Help the church engage in compassionate redemptive ministry to those struggling with same-sex attraction

• Help the church minister to those struggling in their marriages

• Cause our nation’s leaders to enact laws and policies that encourage and strengthen marriage


• Thank God for hearing you

• Trust that God is at work to accomplish His will

Copied from "Pray and ACT 40/40" Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

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