Dear Lord,

Thank you for my marriage, even though it is very hard at times. I pray that I would see the beauty in the difficulties and struggles that come with becoming one with my wife. Help me to embrace all of the ups and downs in my marriage and to see how you want to use them to mold and shape me into the man you have called me to be. I know that these pains can be used to sanctify me if I allow them to.

In Jesus’ name, amen!