Dear Heavenly Father,
It’s natural to compare ourselves to others. Surrounded by picture-perfect lives that seduce us to covet those things we don’t have, it’s easy to fall into the hands of jealousy, envy, and lust.
All we catch is a glimpse here and there. We don’t see what goes on behind every closed door, but the luster is seemingly perfect. It captures our eyes and turns our attention away from our marriage.
Help us to keep from doing that, Lord. Remind us to count our own blessings before we count the blessings of others. Help us to keep our eyes focused on Christ.
Give us the wisdom to change our perspective. May Christ be the center of our hope, our desires, our dreams, and the standard we live by.
In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. – Exodus 20:17
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(Source: Today’s Marriage Prayer)