• Pray for the church and all who are in positions of leadership in it that they would know and understand the Word of God and its infallability. Pray that all might be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, walking worthy of the Lord.(Col 1:9-10).
  • Pray for all married couples in positions of leadership in the church – that they would make their relationship with their spouse a priority in their lives, leading by example. Mat 6:33. That the leaders would teach the truth plainly and their messages would not be compromised by wordly doctrines or political correctness.
  • Pray for all church members that they would love each other unconditionally whilst not condoning sinful behaviour. 1 Cor 13:7. That they would respect one another and honour the leadership(Rom 13:6), in a true spirit of humility Phil 2:3. That they would make the time truely to care for one another.
  • Pray that marriage enrichment programmes/courses/events and pre marriage courses would be a regular feature in every church ministry.
  • Pray that the church is taught that each person’s gender is a precious God given gift, and God loves each person, married or single, unconditionally. Ps 139:14
  • Pray that all church members would dress and conduct themselves respectably (Gk ‘kosmios’- translated as ‘respectable’- is the word used in 1Tim 2:9 refering to women and also in 1Tim 3:2 refering to men who are overseers.) Pray for sexual purity in the church & marriages. That those who have strayed are humbly corrected. Prv 4:23.
  • That parents would know and prayerfully undertake their roles as leaders of their Domestic church in their home, imparting Godly wisdom to their children, preparing them to leave home, modelling – honouring, honesty and humility to them. Deut 6:5-7, Prv 29:17.
  • That there would be financial stewardhip programmes run in every church, which would include a stream for married couples. 1 Thes 5:18.
  • Sexual purity in the church & marriages. That those who have strayed are humbly corrected. Proverbs 4:23.
  • That married couples in the church would be a true reflection of the love of God to the world.
  • That parents would know and prayerfully undertake their roles as leaders of their Domestic church – their home.
  • That there would be financial stewardship programmes run in every church, which would include a stream for married couples. 1 Thessalonians 5:18.
  • That marriage ceremonies in the church and amongst it’s members would only be between a biological man & a biological woman. Mat 19:4-6.
  • That churches would actively teach and model the role of husbands. Ephesians 5:29-32, 1 Peter 3:7.
  • That churches would actively teach and model the role of wives. Genesis 1:28, Ephesians 5 :22&33.
  • That the Christian church teaches and understands that the primary purpose of marriage is to model God’s love and to please God.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”—
I Corinthians 13: 4-8
He (Jesus) 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’?
Matthew 19: 4-5