Posted by: JackRyan88 | December 24, 2010

A Prayer for My Love

Christ Jesus you have called me to love Linda tenderly and sacrificially, even as you love the church, but too often I know myself to be a selfish man with a distracted heart.  Please give me patience, gentleness and kindness towards her, and the wisdom to value her for her gifts and ideas.  Teach me to be vulnerable with her, openly sharing my own heart and thoughts, hopes, and fears, even as I seek to better understand hers.

Remind me to be ever mindful of her interests and needs with each decision I make and to structure my life in such a way that she receives the best of my energy and attention, rather than the leftovers.  Give me the courage to passionately pursue a relationship with her even when I feel wronged or wounded.  Let me become for her a man of tenderness, kindness, creativity, and integrity, protecting and cherishing her by vigilantly guarding my own eyes and heart.

Above all, teach me to lead as you led, Jesus in humility and service.  Only by your grace can I be a godly man and a good partner for her.  Lead me Lord, I pray.  Amen.

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