Day 11: Communication: Pray for healthy, honest and open communication between you and your future husband. Pray that needs and frustrations would be brought to light when they are still small and never used out of spite.
Scriptures: Proverbs 19:11, Proverbs 17:27
I used to be the worst communicator in my past relationships. I used to avoid conflict and keep things inside and never really solving anything. I became resentful, angry, and would just run away from situations or end relationships all together because I wouldn’t speak up about my needs or frustrations. I’ve definitely learned that COMMUNICATION is vital for every healthy relationship with parents, siblings, family members, friends, mentors, coworkers and strangers. I have been putting in work to communicate better with everyone. Sometimes it is not easy for me but in the end I feel like I’ve spoken up about my feelings and made an effort to understand them too.
Father God, I pray that you keep working on me in my communication. I pray that my husband and I’s communication is open, healthy, honest, transparent in our marriage. I pray that we never use words to hurt each other. I pray that we are led by the Holy Spirit when it comes to communicating. I pray that whatever needs and frustrations we have with each other or in life that it would be easy to come to each other and talk about it so we can work it out. Father God, give us a heart to listen and that we will never ever go to bed angry. Father God, I am really praying for strong communication between my husband and I because I know that it’s the key to a long lasting marriage.
But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Colossians 3:8
Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. James 1:19-20
Activation: Do something that puts yourself first today, whether it be resting at home or rearranging your day to fit in what you’d like to do.
Today I am serving at my church for Love Weekend. I usually put myself first every day since I am single and have no kids, so serving makes me feel like I’m giving back to the community and helping out where I can.