Marriage and Generation Y Essay

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Father in Heaven, thank you for this day and our commitment to Christian marriage. As we look ahead, we pray that our future will never lack the convictions that make a marriage strong. Bless Michael. Bless him as provider and protector. Sustain him in all the pressures that come with the task of stewarding a family. May his strength be my boast and pride, and may he live so that I may find in him the haven for which the heart of a woman truly longs. Bless me oh Lord. Give me a tenderness that makes me great, a deep sense of understanding, and a strong faith in You. Give me that inner beauty of soul that never fades, that eternal youth that is found in holding fast to the things that never age. May I live so that my husband may be pleased to reverence me in the shrine of his heart. Teach us that marriage is not living for each other. It is two people uniting and joining hands to serve You. Give us a great spiritual purpose in life. Let us seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness, knowing that You will sustain us through all of life’s challenges. May we minimize each other’s weaknesses and be swift to praise and magnify each other’s strengths so that we might view each other through a lover’s kind and patient eyes. Help us make every day to be kind and gentle, more like You. Give us a little something to forgive each day, so that our love might learn to be long-suffering. Bless us and develop our characters as we walk together with You. Give us enough hurts to keep us humane, enough failures to keep our hands clenched tightly in Yours, and enough of success to make sure that we walk with You throughout all of our life. May we never take each other’s love for granted but always experience that breathless wonder that exclaims. “Out of all this world, you have chosen me.” Then, when life is done and the sun is setting, may we be found then as

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