There are several “peace promises” in the Bible. For this date we want you to pray three of them over each other. Read each passage aloud and then pray together. (We’ve included some examples for how to talk to God about each of these.)
- 1 Peter 5:6-7 says, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”
Prayer idea: Talk to God about the things you are anxious about. Admit that you are not God and that you are trying to trust Him. Ask God to help you understand the ways He is caring for you.
- Isaiah 41:10 says, “… fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Prayer idea: God has given His people a spirit of love, power and self-control, so practice speaking boldly to God about the things you are afraid of. He will shoulder those fears for you. Ask Him to give you the strength you need in this season.
- Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
Prayer idea: Talk openly to God about what you really want. Be humble, though, and express a willingness to be content in your current circumstances.
Take turns affirming what the other person prayed. Ask God to help you be a better partner as you both strive for peace in a busy season. (Be careful not to pray for your partner to change. Talk to God about your own heart’s willingness to change and be a better Christ-follower and spouse.)