Every marriage is susceptible to fear and insecurity and stepfamily marriages are even more vulnerable. So pray specifically for the Lord's help to combat the fear that builds walls and fosters self-protection instead of sacrifice. Pray, "Lord, take away the fear and help us replace it with confidence and security. Help us to forgive as we have been forgiven, and extend mercy for one another's imperfections. And give us dedicated hearts to love, serve, and cherish as long as we both shall live.