Family Values and the Sanctity of Marriage
This weeks focus: Strengthening Families and Marriages

Thanksgiving is a time of year when families come together to celebrate and thank God for all His many abundant blessings bestowed upon us, though every day is a day of thanksgiving. The main focus for prayer this week is families and marriages. Satan seems to have initiated all-out warfare on marriages in recent years, including Christian marriages and those of pastors and leaders. Satan knows that if he can destroy marriages, and thus the family, he can destroy the very fabric of any society. Pray this week especially for families in distress that you know of as well as your own family. Pray for marriages of those close to you and for those of Christian leaders.

This Week's Passage: Ephesians 5:25-30

"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones."

In Your Prayers, Remember:

  • The community of Rancho Tehama, California and the families of those killed and those who were wounded in another senseless rampage.
  • On December 5, the Supreme Court will hear Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission in which Jack Phillips, a devout Christian, refused to use his cake artistry skills for a same-sex couple wedding and has been fined by the Commission, lost 40% of his business, has had to lay off employees, and has been ordered by the Commission for him and his employees to go through a “re-education process”; pray as this could be one of the most significant cases in our nation’s history involving freedom of speech and freedom of religion.  More info at
  • The Museum of the Bible opens today. The opening has been overshadowed by questions about the authenticity of thousands of ancient artifacts, and many artifacts are being challenged as stolen from Iraq by smugglers. Pray that the Museum will be able to resolve these issues which could taint its credibility.

Receive Weekly Devotionals
via Email or Text Messaging

We want to see God honored in America, and we pray for an unprecedented spiritual awakening.
This devotion was produced in partnership with Every Home for Christ.
This ministry is made possible by the generous support of friends like you.

View Past Devotionals