Today’s idea was founded centuries ago when men of old were writing letters of encouragement to other brothers and sisters in Christ. What they didn’t know was how the Holy Spirit was infusing every Word with the life-giving power of The Gospel. Such a gift we have been given in The Holy Bible.
Have you ever considered using the words of Scripture to romance your spouse? Is that an idea that is foreign to you? It shouldn’t be because marriage, love and romance were God’s idea in the first place. He loves it when we love each other completely and without shame. He loves it when we “encourage one another day after day as long as it is called today.”
Following are some Bible verses and prayers for you to share with your spouse today to encourage their walk with Christ. You can e-mail them the entire list, or only the ones that are particularly meaningful to you. You could write them out in your Valentine card, or you could text them. However you choose to communicate your love through God’s Word, we pray you will do so. These verses are just the start…
- “Love is patient,” and I thank God for the patience you have shown me through the years. In return, I pray you will sense His patience with you and the areas where you feel you are falling short. God has promised He will complete the work He’s begun in you.
- “Love is kind,” and I thank God for allowing me to be on the receiving end of your daily kindnesses to me. What a gift your love is, and I will never tire of telling you so.
- “Love rejoices with the truth,” and I thank God for giving me an honest partner with whom to walk this journey. Your honesty has propelled my own, both with you and with God. Thank you for being transparent and helping me to be the same.
- “Love bears all things,” and I thank God for how you listen to my troubles and help me carry the load by praying for and with me. But most important of all you lift my eyes to see Christ at work in me–in us–and it gives me the faith I need to take the next step of obedience.
- “Love believes all things,” and I thank God that you have believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. You have helped me keep my dreams alive, and I know that when I see them fulfilled you’ll be my biggest fan. Thank you for also believing the best about me even when I gave you reason to doubt. You are not only my spouse, but my dearest friend.
- “Love hopes all things,” and I thank God for the hope that lives within us. It is the hope that what we do everyday in our home, in our work, in our marriage matters for eternity. I pray you will be filled with hope today in all that is on your to-do list. And most importantly I pray you will sense the hope of the Gospel. It is the reason we do what we do, and I’m grateful.
- “Love endures all things,” and I thank God that even when we’ve walked through difficult and dark paths, you were right there with me, holding my hand. I know that all we face in life is ordained by a loving God who cares for us. I see His care most clearly when I see you committed to walk with me day after day, year after year, no matter what it is we’re facing. Thank you for choosing US.
- “Love never fails,” and I thank God that I am confident you will never leave me. You have proven your commitment to our marriage vows years after year, and I pray you have felt the same from me. Our love will last because of the lasting love we’ve been given in Christ. His love is eternal, and it’s only by His power at work in us, to change us from one degree of glory to another, that we can be confident of this. Thank you for loving me when it wasn’t easy to do so. Thank you for your unfailing love.
If one or more of the above stand out to you and makes you want to dig deeper, we’ve provided links to longer posts when we did our series on 1 Corinthians 13 titled, Love Is…
What Bible verses has God used in your marriage to encourage you both?