Praying Together for Marriage

Posted on September 2, 2017 
Filed under Resources

Archbishop Glenn Davies has written a prayer for marriage, and is also calling on Anglican churches in Sydney to highlight Sunday, 17th September as a special day of prayer.

The September edition of Southern Cross will have more from Archbishop Davies, and he has written a prayer, which Christians may wish to use. It will be printed in Southern Cross, and we reproduce it here with permission:  

Father God, we praise you that we are fearfully and wonderfully made in your image, male and female, to live for your glory and the honour of your name. 

We thank you for the gift of marriage, your plan for the nurture of children and the health of our society. 

We pray for our nation, as it contemplates overturning your good design for men and women. 

Give us courage to serve you without fear, as we declare your truth for the good of all Australians.

Give us wisdom and grace, as we seek to persuade our friends and family that God’s way is best.

Grant us humility, compassion and steadfastness, when we encounter views to the contrary. 

May you be pleased to bless our nation so that marriage remains as the union of a husband and wife, in accordance with your purposes and the benefit of all.  

We ask this in the name of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.