Scripture for the day is Proverbs 31:28-29
Her children rise up and call her happy;
her husband too, and he praises her:
29 “Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, you call Christians to outdo one another in praising one another and deferring to one another. At a time when many fear marriage is stifling or oppressive – how much more should Christian husbands honor their wives? Lord Jesus, show husbands how to love their spouses as you love us. Amen.
Scripture for the day is Proverbs 31:23
Her husband is known in the city gates,
taking his seat among the elders of the land.
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord Jesus, in our culture people so often enter marriage expecting to fulfill and further themselves rather than to sacrifice in order to advance their spouse’s honor and standing. But when you committed to us, you lost glory that we could gain it. Fill our churches with spouses who do the same for each other. Amen.
Scripture for the day is Proverbs 31:20
She opens her hand to the poor,
and reaches out her hands to the needy.
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Father, make our families and our churches ministry centers of our streets, neighborhoods, and cities. Let us be like your son, known as people who live not just to please ourselves but our neighbors, and especially the weak (Romans 15:1-3). Amen.