Marriage can start like a fairy tale, with romantic beginnings and beautiful vows of forever. Often the bliss of the wedding and honeymoon eclipse reality as the newlyweds linger in a haze of passion. However, many couples fail to think past those precious events, and when hit with reality, they wonder what’s next. If not careful, a couple can be blindsided by the realities of life and newlywed marriage. Yet newlyweds can stay grounded as a couple by connecting with God and seeking Him for wisdom along the way. May these Bible verses for newlyweds help you start your marriage strong and follow God’s charge for your relationship.
5 Prayers & Bible Verses for Newlyweds
Communication“Lord, Help us to communicate well as a team. May this relationship be rooted in words that reflect your presence in our marriage. Help us to work through struggles with patience and understanding. Guard our tongues in times of anger and frustration so we don’t say things we will later regret! May our home be a safe place to share our struggles, sorrows, and fears. Give us open ears to truly hear and understand each other. Teach us to respect each other, even when we disagree, and to not spread malice about our partner to others. May our words be filled with your grace and compassion, forever and always. Amen.”
“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” (Proverbs 16:24)
Faith“Dear Lord, Strengthen our faith and draw us close to you. Keep our hearts rooted in your promises and following hard after you. May we trust you in times when we have plenty and in times when we’re scraping to get by. Give us open eyes and hearts to follow the path you’ve planned for us, even when we don’t see the way. Help us to spur each other on in our walk with you, and to be a light to others in this darkened world. May our relationship be a reflection of your love for us as we strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Amen.”
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
Intimacy“Dear Father, Protect our intimacy and make it a priority in our relationship. May we sacrificially give to each other and put each other’s needs before our own. Help us to create an environment of connection, trust, and safety within our relationship. Guard our hearts against temptation, and keep our relationship free from the influence of others. Also, help us to turn to each other to fulfill our needs and forgo the sexual trappings of this world. May our intimacy be kept pure and honoring to you in all that we do. Amen.”
“For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no long two, but one. Therefore, what God has joined together, let man not separate.” (Mark 10:7-9)
Finances“Father, Dealing with two opinions on finances can be stressful and awkward. Help us to keep the lines of communication open when dealing with all aspects of our finances. Give us strength to be faithful with our money and to follow your commands about this subject. Help us to discern your plan for our finances and to trust you when times are lean. Thank you for providing in times of plenty and in the tough times, too. May we be found faithful in all that you’ve blessed us with, and may we give generously to those in need. Amen.”
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” (1 Timothy 6:10)
Wisdom“God, More than anything, we need your wisdom to direct and guide our path. We invite you to be the core of our marriage and the compass for our journey through life. Before we make decisions or make plans to reach for our dreams, may we seek you first. May we trust that your path is the best way and may we have the courage to step out in faith when you call. Give us the strength to follow your will when times are tough, and to give you the glory when times are filled with joy. Be the center of our life and the focus of our home, O Lord. We humbly seek your face. Amen. ”
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” (James 1:5)Starting a life together is an exciting time of growth and change. May you continuously pursue God as the center of your marriage and seek His presence in the years to come.