God, I ask You to help my spouse and me to remain physically and emotionally faithful to each other during our time of separation. You established marriage when You recognized that loneliness is never a good thing and that people need compatible intimate relationships. Help me to always remember that You provided my spouse as my compatible partner to help me through life, especially during hard times, such as deployments.
God, because You designed marriage to be a joyous, intimate, and life-long bonding experience, help us to always remember that we are no longer two individuals, but one flesh. Therefore, remind us that when one spouse does something to hurt the other that what we are really doing is hurting ourselves.
God, help my spouse and me to submit to each other's needs even during our time of separation. I ask that Your Holy Spirit spark our imaginations as to how to keep the marriage kindled while at the same time reducing our physical and emotional loneliness. Help us to continually show each other love and respect during this trying and difficult time.
God, help us to keep our relationship pure and blessed by remaining faithful to each other. Let us not deal treacherously with each other by committing adultery, which is a violation of Your Word. Help us to honor our marriage by keeping our bed undefiled. Help us not commit emotional adultery by lusting after other people, for the lust of the flesh is the seed of physical adultery. Help us not give into the works of the flesh by committing adultery, especially, during this vulnerable time of separation.
God, You put my marriage together; therefore, let no one tear it apart. Please help me to use discretion when dealing with the opposite sex. Please keep me away from immoral people who do not respect my marriage and try to seduce me with flirtatious words because I know the path of adultery could destroy my marriage or change it forever. Help me to remain on the righteous path and blameless during this time of separation.
In Jesus' name. Amen.
Gen. 2:18-24; Hebrews 13:4; Matt. 19:5-6; Prov. 5:15-19; Eph. 5:21-33; Exodus 20:14; Matt. 5:28-32; Romans 7:3; Gal. 5:19; Prov. 2:18-19
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