Bless Marriage with Words of Life

Use Your Words to Bless Your Marriage

 


Most of us are unaware of the power our words carry.  Our words are so powerful a proverb reminds us, we either promote life or death by what we say. Speaking words of life into a marriage encourages its growth, health and longevity.

Use your words to bless your marriage.

How do we promote life to our marriage and spouse?

We bless. With sincere, grateful, heart-felt words.

When Esau recognized that he had lost his father’s blessing forever, he cried out in anguish, “Bless me – me too, my father!” (Genesis 27:34 NIV). 

Isn’t this is the cry of every heart?

And every marriage?

How do we speak life?

A spoken blessing is a positive, Biblical statement that invokes the blessing of God in the life of another.

It does good to those who hear it.  Speaking a blessing to others directs God’s goodness to them.

This well-known blessing is one used as a benediction:

The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”’ ~ 
Numbers 6:24-26.

Personalized Blessing

I like the idea of using this model to personalize a blessing (described here)  for your spouse.

Say he faces a situation that makes him anxious. Find scriptures on fear to bless him.

May the Lord God bless you and keep you from the torments of fear and anxiety. May He cause His face to shine upon you with His power and love, and may He give you a sound mind. Through His perfect love, may God give you grace to cast out fear. May He lift up His countenance upon you with freedom as you tell Him every detail of your need in earnest, thankful prayer, and may He give you His peace that surpasses all understanding as He keeps your heart and mind safe through Jesus Christ.

Your spouse is experiencing grief from the loss of someone dear to her. Search for scriptures on comfort to speak a blessing:

May God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the God of all comfort, encourage your heart and protect you from despair. May He cause His face to shine upon you as you rejoice in the midst of troubles and trials, putting your faith in Him and being confident of His lovingkindness toward you. May the Lord lift up His countenance upon you with the riches of His joy and pleasure, and may He give you His peace in your heart and soul.

As you speak these words in prayer or face-to-face, you will invoke the power, grace, and blessing of God upon your spouse, marriage or child.

Words that bless husbands

Kate  at onefleshmarriage.com encourages us to bless our husband with these 4 phrases :

·         I respect you

·         You are who God says You are

·         I am proud of you

·         You’re my hero

4 phrases that bless wives

·         I appreciate you

·         You are who God says You are

·         I am proud of you

·         You amaze me

Debbie McDaniel has compiled 40 powerful blessings to pray over your marriage. The blessings are arranged alphabetically from scripture in an attractive printable graphic.

Dear God,

We praise you for your love and faithfulness.  Thank you for huge grace. We thank you that you give us the power to love well.  Thank you for my spouse.  Thank you for the gift of marriage.  Thank you that you’re for us; that you fight for us.  Thank you that you are Redeemer, and you have good in store.  We confess, some days, marriage gets tough, and we blow it – again.  We ask that you would make us more like you. Please fill our marriage and lives with truth and cover it with blessing.

Speak beautiful words. Wonderful words of life. Your words carry more power than you realize…..

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