Oh Lord, please bless my marriage. Some days are hard and I need Your strength to know how things can get better. Help me to love my wife as You love the church. May she also learn to respect me and my needs. I know that when this happens, love will flourish. Otherwise, arguments and contention will arise. Lord, I love You so much and I wish to love my wife in the same way. Help me to continue to do this even if I am not being respected by her in the way I desire. Give me over to a new mindset of what I can do to restore the missing pieces of love in my marriage now. It might take time to get us to the point that we were at when we first got married, but as things progress it will make all the burdens lighter. Therefore, I ask that You take my hand and the hand of my wife. Help us become one not only in intimacy, but in the way we love and respect one another. Once this happens, all the bickering and complaining about small things will stop. I have seen this for a fact and I know that You can help us fulfill what You desire for us both in this marriage. It is my prayer that You lead me from doing things that the flesh desires, but what the Holy Spirit desires instead. And help us to learn to love and respect each other in this marriage the same way we love and respect You. I believe in You, Lord. I trust in You, God. I love You so much and give You praise. Amen.