Father, a devoted spouse is one of the greatest gifts we receive on this side of heaven. It’s not an inanimate treasure that sits dormant on a shelf for onlookers to admire, but rather it’s a living treasure that requires a good deal of our time and energy to keep it a treasure. A lifelong commitment will produce in us the fruit of the spirit as we love unconditionally, practice patience, show kindness, joyfully serve, and remain faithful to each other all the days of our life. Help us to do our part.

Amen.