Heavenly Father, renew our hearts with your Word. Help us to see the value in our relationships. Holy, Spirit, teach us the true meaning of marriage, family and friendship. The lifelong ties we share far outweigh the stuff we accumulate, or accomplishments we pile up. Don’t let our hearts grow weary in our commitment to others. Strengthen the bonds between us. Rebuild the broken strands. I ask these things in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“But whoever is firmly established in his heart, being under no necessity but having his desire under control, and has determined this in his heart, to keep her as his betrothed, he will do well.” (1 Corinthians 7: 37 ESV)