Monday, April 30th


An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. - Proverbs 31:10,27-28

Dear Lord Jesus, it is so easy for every one of us married people to take our partner for granted. It is easier to think of what they aren't instead of the blessing that they are.  Fill us with thankful hearts so we reflect honor and gratitude in how we speak to and about each other.  Help us remember that encouragement and praise work so much better than criticism and manipulation.  Make our marriages what you have always intended, a reflection of your relationship with your church, one of holy and unconditional devotion and love.  AMEN

God always intended marriage to be a huge thing in our lives. It’s the first big blessing he gave Adam after making him.

 Additional Readings: Ruth 3:11, Proverbs 12:4, 18:22, 19:14, 31:10-31, Ephesians 5:21-33