Engaged Couples Devotional
This devotional is designed specifically for couples who are now engaged to be married. The process of being prepared to be married to one another is sacred and is best supported by prayer and listening to what God has for you. Hopefully, this devotional will help with your process. We look forward to hearing your feedback!
For Putting God First
The most important thing when thinking about your life together now that you are engaged is keeping God first. It can be so easy to now think that you are putting your future spouse first for so many reasons. But none of those reasons are good enough to take your focus off of putting God first because: He is worthy, He is our only Heavenly Father, and he blesses our union first before it will bless Him.
Verse: Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
For Growing Our Relationship
It’s important for us to know that if God is for our relationship, he is invested in our relationship to grow and be fruitful. This means that God really does want us to win. This is especially true when our hearts are in the right place and it is our aim to please God.
Verse: 1 Corinthians 3:7
So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.
For Supporting One Another
It’s critically important that we learn to practice supporting one another while we are still engaged. This is one of several things that are important to learn before we are married so that we will not try to spend our time trying to first learn how to be supportive while our spouse needs it the most. The time that we are engaged is the perfect time to work on this.
Verse: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
For Stress and Anxiety
This is perhaps one of the most important things for couples to address. Stress and anxiety are always challenges in one way or another however if not addressed in a healthy way can be very challenging. Knowing the areas where our spouse needs support in this area and what will be helpful to them will help you throughout your marriage. Have a conversation about what areas are most challenging and keep this before God in your prayer and devotional life for a better result.
Verse: 1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
For Financial Preparation
Another vital area that couples must discuss for a successful marriage is financial preparation. Having a budget, speaking with a financial advisor, and discussing challenging areas will help you to have these things out in the open to address together and be stronger.
Verse: 1 Peter 4:10
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:
For Wedding Planning
One of the things that can happen during wedding planning is stress increases and if we are not careful we will project that stress onto others. We also suffer with this ourselves if we don’t have a healthy way to deal with it. Wedding planning is particularly stressful because of the different kinds of planning that are required. Event planning, financial planning, invitations, your wedding ceremony, design. All of these combined lead to a tremendous amount of stress. But depending on God and praying daily to keep our plans in His hands will help us to move forward.
Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
For Blessing Our Marriage
Heavenly Father, we know that you do all things well. You are wonderful in all of your ways. Please bless our marriage according to your grace and mercy. Keep us in your loving arms. Give us peace, give us understanding. Help us every step of the way. Help us to keep our focus on you and to love one another as your Word has called us to. Help us in the challenging times and give us times of celebration.
Thank you for always answering our prayers and for your loving kindness towards us.
In Jesus name we pray, Amen