Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
Love is selfless. It does not consider one’s self before giving to another. The ultimate demonstration of love was when Christ gave his life for the salvation of mankind. Finding someone to share your life with is a blessing from God.
Know that as humans in flesh, we are not perfect because of the sin through which we were conceived. That means that there will be times when we unknowingly wrong our partners and expect them to be forgiving and loving towards us regardless. In the same way, our partners will wrong us and expect us to let it go and love them regardless of what they do to us.
An engagement signifies a willingness to accept a person for what they are and share your life with them. It’s a commitment to share their joy, sorrow, happiness, flaws, faults, and everything that makes them who they are.
Everyone is a product of their past experiences and influences so you must be ready to know them thoroughly before you get into a serious commitment like marriage. It is during this engagement stage that you will know if the two of you are compatible and capable of living together in perfect harmony and love.
Do everything in love.1 Corinthians 16:14.
The most important emotion is love. You must have a love for each other. You must do everything in love. If you don’t have love in your heart then your relationship is doomed to fail.
You must be willing to lose everything for that person. Knowing that person is safe and happy should bring you enough comfort. You must be selfless in love. Your union must make you happy and not miserable.
Knowing your partner each day should be joyous for you. Know their sensibilities, imperfections, and insecurities, and be their comfort. Be the one that always brings a smile to their faces. If the whole world rejects them, you must be their hope and rock to lean on.
Your engaged partner will be your friend for life so they should show all the necessary qualities now. In treacherous waters and bad weather, they should be with you and help you overcome any adversity you will face.
Most importantly, you must both put God at the center of your relationship. You must form a very important spiritual bond with God together. He must be the start and finish of your union. You must cover your union with the blood of Christ and you must learn all the important values of God and apply them to your relationship.
Here are some prayers for engaged couples that will help strengthen your union and set you up for a bright and strong marriage.
Prayers for engaged couples
Knowing each other
Father Lord in heaven
Thank you for helping us meet each other
Thank you for this beautiful moment in our lives
We ask that you help us know each other well
Let everything be revealed in this period of engagement
Help us build our relationship with trust, love, and faith
Grant us all the qualities needed to have a successful marriage
Let us be perfect for each other
Let the moments we share together teach us all we need to know
Grant us peace and understanding and help us conquer all fears in Jesus’ name
Knowing both families
Thank you for our lives today
Thank you for deciding to join these families together
We pray that you help us know our families
Let us find favor in their eyes
Let them accept us for who we are
Let them find good treasures in us and welcome us
Let peace reign in our union
Remove all impediments that may obstruct this union
Let these two families join together in perfect harmony
We thank you for this engagement
Thank you that we have found each other
We ask that you help us know you more together
Help us understand the purpose you have for this marriage
Let us start and end this with you
We ask you to come and be part of us forever
Be our mediator and our guide in all we do
Be our counselor and teacher in this union
Let your peace and love forever be our portion
and grant us wisdom to live fruitfully for you
Counseling prayer for marriage
Dear lord in heaven
We pray that you come and fill us with your spirit
Let us know exactly what you expect from us
Teach us the ways to please you together
Let us come out of this knowing perfectly how to live together
We know you have put us together
Grant us the wisdom to learn from your word
Let us never attempt to fight alone
Show us the way to your light
Let our future be filled with joy
Help us add value to each other’s lives
and grant us understanding and tolerance during this journey together
We pray today for protection during this period
Please preserve our lives
Save us from accidents and sicknesses
Guide our steps each day so we don’t fall prematurely
Save us from the traps of the enemy
Blind all eyes that look at us with evil
Keep us under your wing and away from the eyes of our enemies
Bless our union with joy
Let no sorrows enter our homes
Preserve us for our happy day and let your grace be our portion always
Prayer for strength and courage
Thank you for blessing us with each other
We pray for strength and courage to start this journey
Let us not feel scared of the journey ahead
Hold our hands through all turbulent times
Let us never turn our backs on each other no matter what
Give us the strength to overcome all obstacles together
Let us always come to you for guidance and direction
Speak to us when we are down
Hold our hands when we stumble
Pick us up when we fall
and let us deal with all eventualities and unknowns in one spirit and together
Prayer against family illnesses
Father Lord in heaven
We destroy all generational illnesses in these two families
We disconnect from all illnesses in the blood or body
Let our union be the stopping point for all transferred deformities
Heal all weak and diseased branches from this family
Let your healing power flow in our bodies
Let our children be cut off from any generational sicknesses
Dip us in the blood of holiness
Let our lives be a recipe for divine healing and strength
Let us drink from your fountain of healing always
and let us always live to glorify your name
Prayer against family curses
Dear Lord in heaven
We destroy all family curses
We bury all evil words that have been said to this family
We cleanse this union of all evil
We plant the pillar of Christ in the middle of this union
We cover our lives with your everlasting love
Let all our curses turn into blessings
Let us live in perfect harmony always
Bury the plans of those who wish evil for us
Change the voices of doom into utterances of blessings
and be our protection from any evil that is hidden in this family
It was God’s design for man to be joined to woman. Only he knows the future. Let him be center stage in your union. Only he knows what is best for you. If you are engaged to be married make sure God is your beginning. Involve him in all decisions you make together. Plant your matrimonial trees in him. Let him be the seeds of your trees. When God is on your side, nothing can come against you. He is your one true source of happiness and joy in your marriage.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.Genesis 2:24