And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” Mt 19:3-4
He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” Mt 19:4-6
Seven couples officially tied the knot in front of God, the courts and their witnesses. We pray these marriages will thrive for a lifetime, that spouses will draw near to you God and that you God may give them grace to love each other and power to resist the temptation of divorce.
We pray God, that your Holy Spirit may indwell in these hearts and their homes. That mothers and fathers may enjoy an intimate communion with you Jesus. That children will be protected by strong parents who love and serve you God and each other.
We thank you God, for your tender mercy and kindness. This sweet love you designed is beyond what any human heart can contain. Our love overflows and we Bless you God!
Jesus thank you for teaching us the true heart of the Father towards marriage. Thank you for sending us your Holy Spirit to help us put your words into practice and reap the eternal benefits of obedience.
Give us the wisdom and power to live up to our marriage commitment. Let us not fall for the lies of this world concerning divorce and give us Lord Jesus dominion over immorality.
Let my beloved come to his garden,
and eat its choicest fruits.
I came to my garden, my sister, my bride,
I gathered my myrrh with my spice,
I ate my honeycomb with my honey,
I drank my wine with my milk.
Eat, friends, drink,
and be drunk with love!
Song of Solomon 4:16-5:1