Praying for All Marriages

We usually tend to write about marriage specifically in terms of husband/wife relationship issues. This week, however, we discovered a prayer titled, “Intercessory Prayers for Married Couples. The prayers are in the form of a litany – each line begins with “We pray for all married couples,…” We see value in supporting marriages in a general way. You might work your way through it over time, reciting one or more of the intercessions each day. We don’t know its origin. It exists online as a pdf file at this site. We have copied it below.

Intercessory Prayers for Married Couples.

Dear Lord,

We pray for all married couples, that they may be inspired to make their relationship a
priority in their lives.

We pray for all married couples that they may be a true sign of your love to the world.

We pray for all married couples that they may turn to You, Lord, for help with any problems
that they face.

We pray for all married couples that, when their relationship needs mending, they may claim
the special graces of forgiveness and healing, with which you have blessed our Sacrament of
Matrimony.

We pray for all married couples that, with your help, they may lead each other and their
family to eternal life.

We pray for all married couples that you may lead them to seek out enrichments for their
relationship.

We pray that Your Church may develop a greater awareness of the special needs of married
couples.

We pray for all married couples that they may live in a deeper awareness that they are your
Domestic Church.

We pray for all fathers and mothers that you may guide them, Lord, to be true leaders of your
Domestic Church.

We pray for all married couples that they may continue to grow in their love for each other
and You.

We pray for all married couples that they may experience the joy that comes from being
passionately in love with each other.

We pray for all married couples that they may imitate, in their relationship, your passionate
love for them.

We pray for all married couples that you may help them, Lord, to pray the rosary together and
as a family.

We pray for all married couples that they may treasure, value and enjoy their sexuality.

We pray for all married couples that they may experience Your special graces for them in
their sacrament.

We pray for all married couples that they may always be affirming to each other.

We pray for all married couples that you may give them the courage and sensitivity, Lord, to
openly share their feelings and needs with each other.

We pray for all married couples that they may abandon themselves to each other and to You.

We pray for all married couples that they may empower each other to grow as persons and to
grow in their love for each other.

We pray for all married couples that they may live in awareness of the promises we made to
each other on our wedding day and the graces that you give us to live out our vows.

We pray for all married couples that you may give them the courage and sensitivity, Lord, to
openly share their dreams and expectations with each other.

We pray for all married couples that you may encourage them to more openly show their
affection for each other.

We pray for all married couples that you may help them to be responsible to each other, and
to you Lord, for the quality of their relationship.

We pray for all married couples that you may assist them to strive for intimacy in their
relationship.

We pray for all married couples that you may encourage them to reach out as a couple in
sharing their love with the world.

We pray for all married couples that you may help them to be accepting of each other=s
shortcomings and to work through their differences.

We pray for all married couples that you may encourage them to be a gift to each other and as
a couple a gift to the Church.

We pray for all married couples that you may help them to develop the habit of openly
praying as a couple and as a family.

We pray for all married couples that they may value the sanctity of their marriage and live
their lives accordingly.

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Today’s scripture readings, reflection and prayer:
Living Together in the Word

Bob & Rita’s book: Forever and Day: An Invitation to Create a Marriage That Lasts a Lifetime is available on Amazon.com or by contacting us. Also available for Kindle and Nook. Make a retreat with your spouse, at home, on your time. Readings, relationship tips, questions for discussion.

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About Rita & Bob Boeke

Rita Boeke has experience teaching scripture and with her husband Bob has experience in enriching marriages through workshops and retreats. They post a weekly blog at thewonderofmarriage.com and co-authored Forever and a Day: An Invitation to Create a Marriage that Lasts a Lifetime.
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