This day I come before you Father, with a prayer of thanks and humility. My husband/wife desires me to know and serve him/her according to your design and not that of my own. I admit that there are times when I am so caught up in my own needs and desires that I do not seek your help as to what my husband/wife requires. Marriage is a gift that you designed uniquely for me, and I admit that there are plenty of times when I seek my own way and not the way of humility. I ask that you forgive me for anytime where I have taken my husband/wife for granted and sought to fulfill my own needs prior to extending the olive branch to satisfy his/her needs. Over the course of our marriage we have found that our communication skills, our intimacy, and our ability to be “gut-level” honest with each other has suffered because neither he/she nor I have fully depended on you for guidance and wisdom as to how we must navigate daily through our married love. Teach me how to give myself away to my husband/wife, where an ability to truly CLEAVE to him/her can grow and a level of intimate selfless conversation can begin. I desire to not only serve my marriage in the same way that Christ adores His church, but I desire to love my husband/wife in every way that you have created for our married love. Show me how to be selfless and understand the importance of serving my husband/wife in a way that is pleasing to you, teach me how to love him/her with my heart selflessly serving my covenant vows daily. I ask this humble prayer in Jesus name, Amen!