You are the Husband of the church and the Father of your people.
You love us with an unrelenting love.
You are jealous in your devotion to us.
You provide for us richly and in abundance.
You speak tenderly to us when we are stubborn.
You nourish us when we need strengthening.
You gave yourself for us even to death, when we hated you.
You forgive us our sins.
You pour out on us blessing upon blessing, grace upon grace.
You teach us by example, rebuke us fairly, correct us gently, and train us in righteousness.
You are committed to us and you will never give up on us.
Make me more like you,
as a husband and father,
in thought, heart, and action,
for this is pleasing in your sight.
I've recently started using the PrayerMate app to help me pray more thoughtfully and widely. This is one of several prayers I have written for myself in the category of "personal godliness". I wrote it because I want to be prepared to be a good husband and father for when that time comes (under God). I share it to encourage you to keep praying thoughtfully!