Father, we worship You and give You all the glory and honor that is due to Your Holy Name. Father, we thank You that Your Word is absolute truth, has all authority, and is the Yes and Amen over any opinions that man may have about who You are or whose we are.
Father, we thank You, for in the beginning, You created us male and female, and in creating us male and female, You gave us the give of procreation by intimate mean through the confines of marriage.
Father, we thank You as women, for our spouses, and in our heart of hearts, Father, we know that we know our spouses love us as Christ loves the Church, for we are co-equal heirs together by Your grace through faith in Christ Jesus, who is our Lord, God, Master and Savior above all.
Father, the male spouse does have the authority as a spiritual covering over the female spouse, but Your Word does tell us that we are to submit to one another in the fear of who You are, and if something is not right then we both have a right to speak up to say so (See Ephesians 5:21).
Father, it is not good to be unequally yoked, and we pray that by Your grace that any spouses who need Jesus to become their Lord and Savior will receive Him, and we thank You, Father, that You will do a quick work in their hearts.
Father, we are asking for wisdom, and for the revelatory knowledge we need to for our allotted portion of understanding, for if the unsaved spouse decides to divorce the saved spouse, it is permitted.
And the saved spouse may remarry, providing that neither were saved before they got married, because he or she was not equally yoked together to begin with when it comes to salvation.
Father, help us to be sensitive one to another. Help us Father to love one another as Christ first loved us, and let us do all things according as our conscience would have us to do.
Father, help us to walk humbly before You as opposed to lording any authority over anyone, for it is Christ alone who gives us authority in His Name (See Luke 10:19).
Father, help us to run our race that we may obtain the imperishable crown of eternal life through faith in Christ Jesus, and help us to discipline our fleshy appetites by bringing them under subjection to Your Word unless, we ourselves should become disqualified.
Father, we thank You that there is no temptation overtaken us except that which is common to man, for You are faithful Father to deliver us from them all, thereby, making a way of escape for us to stand our ground.
Now, Father, we pray that we may pursue peace with all men and with holiness, for without which we will not see You, for You another and glory we pray, in Jesus’ Name, Amen (See Hebrews 12:14).
The above message was adapted from the First Book of Corinthians, Chapters 7 – 10, in conjunction with: the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson