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We understand what love is when we realisethat Christ gave his life for us. That means we must give our lives for each other (in this case of husband/wife). 1 John 3:16


Most of us must have seen the famous footprints poem; it is seen everywhere reproduced on cards, tea-towels, posters etc. When the question is asked, “Where were you God when I was in trouble?” God answers, “When the two parallel sets of footprints become one set, I was carrying you.”

Perhaps the poem could be re-interpreted as indicating the times in our marriages when, with God’s help we have to carry our husband or wife through a difficult time, in sickness and in health, for better or for worse, for richer for poorer.

Prayer (as a couple)

On our wedding day we made some very powerful promises, Father God please help us when we have to carry our wife or husband through a difficult time, perhaps even now! Give us the strength and perseverance needed to be the needed support.

Prayer (for others)

Father, please help ___ and ___ who are going through a difficult time at the moment sue to sickness/financial problems/family issues/work ____. Please give ___ the strength and perseverance to keep going and carry their wife/husband for a while.

Final Quote

For richer, for poorer