living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for relationships strengthening

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This page features three prayers for those who desire for their relationship to be stronger. The first prayer is a beautiful poem entitled "May our love be built on you", and is suitable to pray with your boyfriend or girlfriend or husband/wife. The next prayer is for a husband or wife to pray for their marriage together, and gently reminds us that God is walking with us each step of the way. Finally, there is a short prayer for the restoration and strengthening of a relationship. Further down there are also three inspiring quotes from the bible about love and relationships.

May Our Love Be Built on You
(a prayer poem for strengthening a relationship)

May our love be built on you, may our roots go deep and wide.
May we soak in heavens love and the joy of heavens light.
May each stone we place together be the foundation of our unity,
And the dreams of our future be like windows into eternity.

May we always lean on you, hour by hour and day to day,
‘Till every part of us reveals the beauty you have made.

May we be a safe warm space, a shelter for the poor,
And if we get to cosy keep on knocking at the door.
May the fire burn bright and true within our lives each day,
And if the darkness closes in keep our love flame safe we pray.

May we always lean on you, hour by hour and day to day,
‘Till every part of us reveals the beauty you have made.

Prayer for Couples

An inspiring short film to help you pray for your relationship with your partner:-

"may we always lean on you"

Prayer for relationships strengthening
(a prayer for a husband or wife to pray for their marriage together)

O Lord Jesus, we lay our lives before you.
You go before us. We ask for vision and connection so that we might always dream together.
You are behind us. Please help is to be real with each other, and always practise forgiveness.
You are beside us. Please strength our love and walk with us daily.
You are beneath us. Help us to always build upon you, the foundation of all love and truth.
You are above us. Please remind us to keep our eyes focused on you, especially in the hard times.
You are within us. Help us to allow your Holy Spirit to refine our characters. May we display your love in all we say and do.


Prayer for restoration of a relationship

O Lord,

I feel so sad that this relationship has failed. Help me to have the courage to love again. I trust that as I walk with you, forgiveness will flow in my life.

Your grace is like a river. May that river flow between us and cause restoration in our friendship.


quotes on relationships and love from the bible

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

(Ecclesiastes 4:12, NIV)

"Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what
it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut,
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Isn't always "me first,""

(1 Corinthians 13:4-5, The Message)

"And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples."

(John 13:34-35, GNT)