JOHN 15:16 “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.”

Lord Jesus, help us to abide in You individually and to immerse our marriage in Your Word. Use our
relationship for Your glory and for our good. We are grateful that You have chosen to love us and that You thought it right to bring us together for Your purposes. Help us to spend time together with You, abiding and hanging out in Your Word on a regular basis, that we would grow richness in our marriage that would be irresistible to those around us. Grow our union into a tree of life that would give others nourishment and delight that can only come from You and points back to You as its source. We pray for all those who are touched by our marriage, that in Your grace You would use us to leave a lasting impression on them and that ultimately they would grow in relationship with You because of the fruit of Your spirit in our lives. Open our eyes to see the opportunity You have given us to extend Your grace and mercy. May we never miss an opportunity to offer the hope and sustenance that is found in Your love.