“Kiss me and kiss me again, for your love is sweeter than wine.” Song of Solomon 1:2 (NLT)
Noses bumping. Breath holding. Awkwardness abounding. Even after 21 years.
Last week I invited you to join me in a unique challenge. Our mission: “60-second kiss for 60 days.” In the details I explained this can be two to three long smooches.
Day one for us was awkward, and Tim asked why we had to do this. We tried again, and day two was a little easier.
Now, sixty seconds scrolling through social media feels like you barely got started. But a 60-second kiss can feel longer than the countdown on a microwave. So today I’m offering up a prayer for the wife who desires intimacy in her marriage but struggles putting it into practice.
A Prayer for the Wife Who Desires Intimacy in Her Marriage:
Lord, You placed Adam and Eve in the perfect environment. They were fully known and fully loved by one another and by You.
But with sin came shame and a barrier to intimacy. No longer exposed but hidden from view. Afraid to be seen.
Help us to see our husbands and ourselves through the lens of Your love. Show us how to drop our guards and open our hearts to one another. Teach us how to experience true intimacy—Your desire for us from the start.
I come against anything that would come between us. Help us to keep our eyes and hearts pure, taking captive every thought to make it obedient to You.
Help us to be intentional to schedule time together. Time that allows intimacy to not be rushed but to develop into a joining together.
I pray our affection would be for one another and that we would find satisfaction in our intimate times. Drawing closer to one another and to You.
In Jesus’ precious Name, Amen.
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