Father, in the name of Jesus, I pray and confess that my spouse and I endure long and are patient and kind; that we are never envious and never boil over with jealousy. We are not boastful or vainglorious, and we do not display ourselves haughtily. We are not conceited or arrogant and inflated with pride. We are not rude and unmannerly, and we do not act unbecomingly. We do not insist on our own rights or our own way, for we are not self-seeking or touchy or fretful or resentful. We take no account of the evil done to us and pay no attention to a suffered wrong. We do not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but we rejoice when right and truth prevail.

We bear up under anything and everything that comes. We are ever ready to believe the best of each other. Our hopes are fadeless under all circumstances. We endure everything without weakening. Our love never fails – it never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end. We purposely and consciously walk in the agape love of God.

We are confessing that our lives and our family’s lives lovingly express truth in all things that we speak truly, deal truly, and live truly. We are enfolded in love and have grown up in every way and in all things. We esteem and delight in one another, forgiving one another readily and freely as God in Christ has forgiven us. We are imitators of God and copy His example as well-beloved children imitate their father.

Thank You, Father, that our marriage grows stronger each day because it is founded on Your Word and on Your kind of love. We give You the praise for it all, Father, in the name of Jesus.

Scripture References:

  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (AMP)
  • 1 Corinthians 14:1
  • Ephesians 4:15,32
  • Ephesians 5:1,2

Father, in the Name of Jesus, I thank You that the love of God has been poured into my heart by the Holy Spirit Who has been given to me. The love of and for you, Father, has been perfected and completed in me.

Father, I am Your child, and I commit to walk in the God-kind of love. Since You love me, I know that You love (my spouse) also, for we are one in Your love.

Father, we all have sinned and come short of your glory. Therefore, I confess and acknowledge my sins to You and ask for Your forgiveness. Cleanse me from all unrighteousness, in the Name of Jesus. I NOW freely and fully forgive (my spouse) and place (my spouse) in Your care, because of Your forgiving love. I cast all hurts, criticisms, condemnations, judgments, unforgiveness, and fears on Jesus Christ to be healed, cleansed and made whole – for both of us.

I consider (my spouse) in our marital relationship. I realize that we are one, and joint-heirs to the throne with Jesus, spiritually; so that our prayers will not be hindered.

Father, in the Name of Jesus, I NOW rebuke, bind, and curse all satanic attacks assigned against us; and they dry up and die – as the fig tree. I plead the blood of Jesus over (my spouse), over myself, and over our home, in Jesus’ Name.

As for me and my house we shall serve the Lord! Our house shall be called a “House of Prayer”. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

Scripture References:

  • Romans 5:5
  • I John 2:5
  • I John 4:18
  • I Peter 5:7
  • I Peter 3:7
  • Mark 11:14
  • Joshua 1:8
  • Matthew 21:13

Father, in the Name of Jesus, it is written in Your Word that Your love is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost Who is given to us. Because You are in us, we acknowledge that love reigns supreme. We believe that love is displayed in full expression enfolding and knitting us together in truth, making us perfect for every good work to do Your will, working in us that which is pleasing in Your sight.

We live and conduct our marriage and ourselves honourably and becomingly. We esteem it as precious, worthy, and of great price. We commit ourselves to live in mutual harmony and accord with one another delighting in each other, being of the same mind and united in spirit.

Father, we believe and say that we are gentle, compassionate, courteous, tender-hearted, and humble-minded. We seek peace, and it keeps our hearts in quietness and assurance. Because we follow after love and dwell in peace, our prayers are not hindered in any way, in the Name of Jesus.

We are heirs together of the grace of God. Our marriage grows stronger day by day in the bond of unity because it is founded on Your Word and rooted and grounded in Your love. We decree this day, we have a marriage made in heaven! Father, we thank You for the performance of it, in Jesus’ Name.

Scripture References:

  • Romans 5:5
  • Philippians 1:9
  • Colossians 3:14
  • Colossians 1:10
  • Philippians 2:13
  • Philippians 2:2
  • Ephesians 4:32
  • Isaiah 32:17
  • Philippians 4:7
  • 1 Peter 3:7
  • Ephesians 3:17,18
  • Jeremiah 1:12

A Prayer for a New Home In the Name of Jesus, we magnify you for being the One who sees and provides. We glorify you that you are a God of more than enough, and your blessings shall overtake me because I hearken diligently to the voice of the Lord my God. I am blessed in the city and blessed in the field, and in my household, we shall worship the Lord our God all the days of our lives.

Father, you take immense pleasure in the prosperity of your children. We come to your throne of mercy and grace to ask and receive of a new home filled with all good things. Through wisdom is a house built, and we ask for wisdom for the acquiring of the land, hiring of the builders and the price of the land is favorable for our household. According to your Word, your plans are to prosper me and my family and give us a future filled with hope. As we seek your kingdom and your righteousness, we thank you that our home has come to us quickly without any toil and we are clothed in your favor.

We thank you that you have given us peaceful habitations and plenty enough space to accommodate my family in a way that represents the Kingdom of God and your wealth. We are not anxious, worried or in fear because your perfect love has eliminated fear out of our lives. Therefore, we stand in full faith that He who promised us a new home is faithful to bring it to pass. This is our confidence in your Word. We declare angels to go forth and open doors to acquire our new home debt free, prime real estate that appreciates continually which fulfills the covenant that was made with Abraham by bringing him into a land to inherit it. We forbid any demonic interference or delay upon the purchase of our new home. Every negative Word we silence, and every plant that the heavenly Father has not planted, we rebuke and bind. We now lose the power of God, the wisdom of God and the Blood of Jesus to be our defence and our exceedingly great reward. We magnify our God for hearing and answering our prayers in the name of Jesus. Amen!

(Bill Winston Ministries.)

You can have a great marriage!  A healthy marriage is a mixture of friendship and forgiveness.


1. Healthy couples speak respectfully about their spouse even when their spouse isn’t there to hear it

Your words are usually a sign of the state of your marriage, but your tone confirms it.

The tone in which you speak to, OR about your spouse, will ultimately set the tone of your entire marriage. Never speak harshly to each other, especially about each other. Disagreements are not a sign that you married wrong. On the contrary, disagreement and conflict can enhance your marriage. Make a decision to maintain a posture of mutual respect –  protect and defend your spouse’s reputation both publicly and privately. Speak to each other and speak about each other with RESPECT.

2. Share each other’s interests

This is such a huge factor; sadly most couples don’t do it often enough. Whatever your spouse values, should be valuable to you too.

Don’t allow your iPhone to become more important than your spouse or their interest. The healthiest of marriages never compromise ‘us time.’

3. Fight-fare not dirty

In marriage, there is no winner or loser; there are only wins or losses.
Fighting dirty can become a huge source of bitterness and frustration in marriage if it is not done right. Your spouse has seen you as an angel AND as a devil, at your prettiest and your ugliest. Still, the healthiest of couples, choose to bring out the best in each other, by celebrating and highlighting each other’s strengths and areas of growth, instead of consistently holding each other down, by bringing up mistakes from the past. Prevent keeping score or using words like “you always,” “you just like.” In this case, both of you lose. When a couple chooses to encourage each other and extend grace, both win. Healthy couples forgive each quicker than liquid lead, resulting in a collective win! They also endeavour to protect intimacy when it has been defiled. 

4. Prioritise each other over everything

Great marriages don’t prioritise their careers, their hobbies or even their kids ahead of their marriage.

This is a hard pill to swallow, but if you have to choose between your career and your spouse, your friends and your spouse, or even your family and your spouse; you must always choose to put your spouse ahead of the rest.

One of the toughest priorities to establish, is to never let your kids come between you and your spouse. One of the most destructive things you can do is put your marriage on hold while you’re raising your children. Don’t end up with an “empty nest” syndrome. Invest in regular date nights or days. Find and pay reliable baby-sitters, have a budget for entertainment, model the kind of marriage that makes your kids excited to be married someday.

5. Sex is not an option

It takes more than sex to have a great marriage, but you cannot have a great marriage without sex.

If you only make love when both of you are equally ‘in the mood,’ it’s like waiting for all the stars in the galaxy to come into perfect alignment. The healthiest couples prioritise sexual intimacy. You should be having sex at least 4 times a week.

6. Never, never lie to each other

Dishonesty (or secrecy ) in any form is an enemy of intimacy and will destroy your friendship like nothing else.

If you want your marriage to grow and thrive, don’t keep secrets and don’t tell lies to each other. Your marriage will never be stronger than the level of trust you have for each other. The healthiest couples don’t have hidden bank accounts or secret passwords the other spouse doesn’t know about.

7. The healthiest couples have a spiritual conviction

It’s possible to have God in your marriage and still be unhappy, but I’m convinced that you cannot build a healthy marriage without God.

I’m also convinced the more you love God, the better capacity you will have to love each other. The healthiest couples I know are the ones who pray with and for each other. They are rooted in their faith, active in a healthy church and they put their faith in action by serving together to help their community.