Your wedding night is a special occasion that extends beyond the intimate connection you’ll share with your partner. While the excitement is palpable, taking a moment to set a spiritual tone for your marriage can enhance the overall experience. Here are five activities, aside from the obvious, that you might consider for a meaningful start to your lifelong journey together.
- Prayer of Thanksgiving: After the festivities, take time in your wedding attire to offer a heartfelt prayer of gratitude. Express thanks for a successful celebration, the support of family and friends, and the wisdom in planning your special day. Acknowledge the Lord’s provision, protection, and the safe arrival of your guests. A moment of thanksgiving in prayer sets a positive and grateful atmosphere for the beginning of your marital union. Bible Verses for Prayer of Marital Preservation:
- “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good and his mercies endureth forever.”
- “The blessings of the Lord maketh rich and adds no sorrow.”
- “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow you all the days of your life.”
- Prayer of Consecration: Devote a prayer to consecrate your marriage and home to God. This prayer ensures that your union is set apart from negative statistics and influences. Declare that your marriage is under God’s protection and aligns with His word. Visualize your wedding attire as a symbol of commitment and fruitfulness. Establish the sacredness of your home, guarding it against any contrary forces that might try to penetrate.Bible Verse for Prayer of Marital Consecration:
- “When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people; He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; saying touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm.” (Psalm 105:13-15)
- Prayer of Preservation: Seek divine sustenance for your marriage with a prayer of preservation. Pray for continuous joy, powered by the wisdom of God rather than worldly wisdom. Declare that your foundation as a couple is built on unending goodness and mercy. Invoking God’s presence ensures that your journey together is filled with peace and joy. Bible Verses for Prayer of Marital Preservation:
- “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.. – Isaiah 26:3
- “The blessings of the Lord maketh rich and adds no sorrow. Proverbs10:22
- “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6
4, Prayer of Rebuke: Guard your marriage against unseen forces by incorporating a prayer of rebuke. This prayer is essential to wade off contrary winds and evil intentions that might have been directed at your union. Rebuke any negative energies, spells, or intentions that could disrupt the harmony of your marriage. Every evil intention that has entered our marriage as a result of our contact with anyone or anything at our wedding party, father, we rebuke and revoke in Jesus’ name.
Bible Verses for Prayer of Rebuke: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds, casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and b ringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ – 2 Corinthians 10:5
By engaging in these spiritual activities on your wedding night, you set the foundation for a strong and resilient marriage. Feel free to repeat these prayers throughout your marital journey to secure your home. If you find this guidance helpful, please share it with others and drop a comment below.