Marriage Prayer: Praying for your marriage is essential to having a thriving marriage and to seeing Gods power in your marriage. Each of these prayers are specifically written to lift up your marriage to the lord. Prayer is the gift God gave us to be able to have direct access to His throne room to communicate with Him.
These marriage prayers are purposed to encourage and guide you as you pray for specific aspects of your husband’s life and character. My hope is that this marriage resource motivates you to intentionally pray and petition for your husband and your marriage on a daily basis through the power of prayer.
Please pray them over your marriage and husband.
Dear Lord, I love my husband and I am confident that You brought us together for great purpose. Thank You for bringing us together. Sometimes our communication skills lack and we hurt each other…
Dear God, I thank You for today. Thank You for every marriage. Thank You for giving me a husband. Please help me to see him as a gift You have given to me. Help me to be the wife You have called…
Dear God, I thank You for wives and I thank You for marriages! I pray that You would bless husbands and wives today! Hear their cries and answer their prayers, O Lord! We pray that unbelievers…
Dear Lord, I lift up wives who are injured, in pain, diagnosed with a disease, or disabled for any reason. I pray for miraculous healing. May Your Holy Spirit anoint these wives, may they…
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for my marriage. Thank You for the growth my husband and I have encountered. My marriage belongs to You Lord. I submit it to You and I pray that it brings You…
Dear Lord, Move mightily in the hearts of husbands today and invigorate our spirits to stand up and lead our families by example. Cause us to seek you daily and to pray over our wives. Spark a revolution in us to fight against the world’s ways that desire to destroy our marriages and take away
Dear God, Today is the day that you have made! Please help me to push away any negative emotions I have, help me to see this day as an opportunity to praise you and be used by you! I pray Lord, that I can be still today and just rest in you. I pray that
Dear Lord, Grab our hearts and transform them! Break any holds that the enemy has including addiction, alcoholism, workaholism and negative attitudes. Lord, reconcile us to our wives. Remind us of the promise we made at the altar and the love that motivated that promise. In Jesus’ name, AMEN!
Dear Lord, I lift up husbands and wives to you! There is so much hurt and pain, things that have happened that are unforgettable and very difficult to move past. May your Holy Spirit redeem and transform our minds and our hearts, reconciling them to you! I pray that your peace falls heavy and thick
Dear Lord, I pray that Christians in this country would no longer walk the fence and live in the grey areas in their walk with you. I pray we as a people would begin to fear you and you alone and would repent of our apathetic hearts and our acceptance of sin in our lives.
A Prayer for Intentional Marriage
By Brent Rinehart
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Is does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
Just like your growth as a Christian, marriage is a process. If we are doing it right, we are continuing to be pruned and shaped into the husband or wife we are meant to be. Just as a plant becomes fuller when pruned, our marriages–and lives–become fuller when we strip those things that take away from our relationship and focus on the things that add to it.
There are a few things that come to mind that are “must-haves” for any successful marriage. These are things that many of us don’t do well. It’s not because we lack the know-how or time, it’s that we simply lack the focus on being intentional in our marriages. The first step to improving is identifying pitfalls and potential problem areas.
Communicating. Any successful relationship is built around communication. Unity, just as Paul writes to the Ephesians, involves “speaking the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15). If something is bothering you in your marriage, don’t share it with your best friend without talking to your spouse about it directly. It may be difficult to discuss, but trust in true love.
Speaking Her Language. There’s another aspect of communicating that is essential–speaking your spouse’s love language. Maybe you haven’t read Gary Chapman’s “The Five Love Languages” or taken the steps to figure out the love languages for yourself or your spouse. We can all agree that we need to understand what makes our spouse tick and then act accordingly. We need to make the extra effort to do things in our marriages that make our spouses feel loved.
Praying. According to FamilyLife, which has surveyed thousands of participants at its Weekend to Remember marriage retreats, less than 8 percent of couples pray together on a regular basis. Even fewer Christian couples (about 5 percent) pray together daily. And, these are Jesus-loving people who care enough about their marriages to attend a retreat. What would a survey look like among a wider audience? Sadly, it’s likely the same or worse. Most of us don’t take the time to pray together with our spouses.
I’ve heard this analogy used before: a marriage is like a garden. It’s always changing and growing something. Even if left untouched, it’s still going to sprout up weeds. But, if tended and tilled, the soil is ready for planting and growing beautiful or useful flowers or plants. We have a choice. Leave our marriage untended or work at it. The result of doing the latter will make it all worthwhile.
A Prayer for Your Marriage:
Father, help me to be the you have intended me to be. Show me where I need to improve. Help me to be a better communicator, help me to love my better, and help us both to grow closer to You and to each other in this new year. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Editor’s Note: Content taken from “3 Things You Should be Doing with Your Spouse That You Probably Aren’t by Brent Rinehart. You can read that piece in full here. All rights reserved.