living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayers for a healthy relationship

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Gathered together on this page are several inspiring prayers to help foster healthy relationships. To begin with, there is a prayer for a relationship that is experiencing difficulty, and is request for God's peace and understanding to come. The next prayer is for relationship strengthening (a beautiful poem entitled "May Our Love Be Built on You"). If your marriage is currently going through a hard time and in need of fixing, you may find the last prayer ("Prayer for a troubled Marriage") useful. Finally there are some uplifting quotes from the bible about healthy relationships for meditation and reflection.

Prayer for a healthy relationship
(a prayer for peace and understanding when a relationship has hit hard times)

Dear Father,

You have always been at the centre of our relationship, for it is built on the foundation of your love and grace. We find ourselves struggling daily to get along, we are under pressure and we see conflict and disillusionment between us.

Please Lord, help us to come to you moment by moment, day by day, and surrender all our difficulties to you. Fill us with your wisdom and understanding as we sift through the many strains and disagreements we face. Come strengthen us by your Spirit as we lean on your mighty power. May we always find new grace, forgiveness and understanding for one another.

We ask all this in the name of Jesus, our beautiful Saviour and friend.


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.

Real Love

A moving meditation on the beauty of Christian love:-

Prayer for troubled marriage

Dear Lord,

I promised that I would always love, honour, cherish and respect when I married. Sometimes it is hard to keep these promises.

Please reignite our love where it has faded.
Please help us to communicate our needs and understand one another.
Please help us to remember good times and to cherish new times together.
Please help us to forgive, and also to respect and enjoy our differences.

You are part of our vision, you know us both deeply, only you understand the problems we face.
So we trust in you to restore our love. We choose to live in your promises, to take each day and transform it into a beautiful picture, an intimate friendship, and a testament to your love through us.


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quotes from the bible

"My dear friends, you should be quick to listen and slow to speak or to get angry."

(James 1:19, CEV)

"The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered."

(Proverbs 17:27, NIV)

" Then, after Job had prayed for his three friends, the Lord made him prosperous again and gave him twice as much as he had had before. "

(Job 42:10, GNT)