You know my heart, the secret petitions and desires, the pain that no one knows. You know and understand me better than I possibly can – and you know when my prayers cannot find words.
Today, I open before you everything thing that troubles me. You know my failings and where as a couple, in our own weaknesses we have come short. Help us with the things that seem beyond repair. You can turn our bitterness and remorse into springs of joy.
No blessing we can ever have, can be apart from you. Draw us closer to you, and to each other.
Help us to see things the way you see them, to believe the best of ourselves, and to forgive and love. Birth in us your compassion, and rekindle the desire that seems to have grown cold.
Help us by your strength, to enjoy and serve you together, and to be a testimony of your grace to others.
In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.