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EPHESIANS 5:1-2 “Be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”

Lord Jesus, thank You for Your life and what it means for our marriage. We pray that it may be a constant
reminder of Your sacrifice, love, and duty and that we follow You fully in the pursuit of Christlike love. May we follow You in giving up our desires for the sake of each other. Help us to put aside personal wants and demands that get in the way of our oneness. Help us to die to these things, knowing that life will be produced in our marriage as a result. May we love selflessly, recklessly, and without reserve, looking at Your life as a model of perfect love for us. Though we aren’t perfect, we pray that Your grace would fill in the gaps and that our ability to express true love would grow increasingly. And may we be obedient to the calling You have placed on our marriage. You willingly went to the cross, giving all that You had for our benefit. Help us day by day and step by step to do the same in our pursuit of intimate relationship, that we might experience the delight and joy of knowing that we are both fully committed and that our love is here to stay.