Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Prayer of Covenant Renewal

If our covenant relationship with God is like a marriage, then perhaps it’s time to renew our marriage vows. Here is a suggested prayer of covenant renewal based on the traditional Christian vows of marriage:
“Lord Jesus, I take you anew this day, to be my Savior and Lord, to have and to hold from this day forth, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, cherish, and obey, till death does depart, and I am raised up to live with you in glory forever more. Amen.”

2 comments:

sujomo said...

Following up your post, did you know that Bullinger wrote a treatise on marriage "Der christlich Eestand" where he emphasiszd the covenant aspect of marriage.

cheers,
sujomo

Steven Coxhead said...

Thanks, sujomo. No, I didn’t know that.

Feel free to give us a brief summary here of his approach if you have time.