by KZP (Fl)
Please pray to restore my marriage. Five years my husband J and I were together and I have stood by him through thick and thin. Im the only one who has always been there for him while he idolizes family members who have only let him down. My husband left me and our two small babies six months ago for a Jezebel with a criminal background. He turned his back on his relationship with God and with us. Like we never existed. He filed for divorce but ran out of money so its on hold. His adulteress now broke it off with him. I have had the weight of the world on my shoulders financially, physically, and mentally. I have forgiven my husband for what he has done, but the pain and loneliness are overwhelming. I miss my husband and my family being together, I do not want a divorce. I have been praying nonstop for several months and am losing strength and hope. Please Lord work in my J’s heart and help him see the beautiful life we had together, restore his relationship with you, remind him of his vows, do not let him deny our love, marriage, and children. Turn his ears from the adverse advice he is getting from those who do not follow the word of God. Show him a way to escape his pride, , selfishness, and sin through you Jesus. Soften his heart and tear down his walls towards me Lord. Show J the way back home to you and to us with a repenting and humbled heart to be a godly husband and father bringing glory to your name. Let J’s heart overflow with nothing but love for you, for me, and for our children. Shield our marriage in your full armor Lord and do not let Satan destroy another marriage and family. Thanks be to God. Glory to you! Help all of those who are crying out for you help whose marriages and families Satan is trying to destroy as well. I pray this in Jesus name. Amen!
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Dry. Desolate. Hopeless.
That was the condition of the nation of Israel after its destruction. Restoration seemed impossible.
Perhaps you feel that way about your marriage now. Maybe restoration seems impossible. Hopeless.
But is it really hopeless?
I know that not all marriages can be saved. And my heart breaks for those of you who are suffering through the pain of separation or divorce. For some, I know there is no other way.
God sees you. He loves you. God has a plan and purpose for your life no matter what has happened in your marriage.
Sometimes though, our situations feel like they are doomed and headed down the path of destruction, when there is actually hope and new life available.
Sometimes it takes work, perseverance and a desire to seek God in prayer on behalf of your marriage.
I will never stop believing that there is hope, even in situations that feel and seem impossible at times.
After Jerusalem’s destruction, God gave Ezekiel a vision of the valley of dry bones and told him to tell the bones that God would make breath enter them and they would come to life.
Ezekiel obeyed and as he prophesied, the bones came together—flesh and tendons appeared on them and they came to life and stood up as a vast army.
His vision signified God’s plan for Israel’s future restoration. Israel’s new life depended on God’s power and not their circumstances. God would restore them, both physically and spiritually.
God promised to breathe new spiritual life into his people so they would follow Him with their hearts and be united with one another.
I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean, I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you, I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
I find these verses applicable to marriage because the Bible often uses the imagery and symbolism of marriage to describe the relationship between God and Israel in the old testament and the relationship with Jesus Christ and the body of believers (church) in the New Testament.
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I believe God can shine light into the dark areas of sin in our marriage and bring restoration when we turn to him.
I believe we can receive healing by the grace of God.
I have cried bitter tears of hopelessness when my marriage felt like dry bones with no life left in it. And I have watched God breathe breath back into our bones. And although it feels like a slow rebirth, with sounds of bones rattling back together one at a time–eventually I felt my heart beating again.
And I know it’s only God.
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Prayer is a necessary part of restoration. Seeking the Lord’s divine wisdom will guide you into truth and give you the answers you seek.
I wrote 31 days of mending marriage prayers with a desire to help others grow in finding hope for their marriage. These prayers cover a variety of topics that use scripture verses to help you learn to love your spouse with grace.
I pray they will be a blessing to you and your marriage.
I am not a marriage counselor and I certainly don’t have all the answers.
But if you feel that you need prayer and would like to share your request in the comments below, I would love to pray for you. If you feel led to encourage another sister in the Lord, please do.
The following prayers are for you to pray for restoration of your marriage and also a prayer that you can pray to restore the marriage of others.
As Christians we go through difficult times in our marriages much like the unsaved world. However the one thing we have is our Savior Jesus Christ whom we go to with our marriage restoration prayers.
He is waiting on us to come to Him and allow Him to work in our lives. The word of God says “Whom God has joined together let no man put asunder”. Therefore, it is His will that your marriage should work. When you go to Him in prayer keep this in mind so that you do not doubt that this is His will for your life.
There are times when even after you’re prayed these prayers for restoration of your marriage it still does not get restored. Well, there are several things you need to keep in mind:
- Are you both saved? If not then you need to look at the Prayer of Salvation also know as the Sinners Prayer
- God wants what is best for both of you so you need to be open to where He will lead you. You should both be praying through this process and confessing your sins so that there is nothing standing in the way of your answered prayers.
Here is the Marriage Restoration Prayer that can be prayed for someone that you know who may ask you to pray for them.
Lord, I come in the name of Jesus asking that you to make a way in this wilderness of healing and restoration for ________ (name of wife & husband) in their marriage. Lord, that your grace is sufficient to carry them through difficult times, your power is made perfect in their weaknesses and the power of Christ is in them. 2 Corinthians 12:9 As Christians, greater is You that is in _____________ (name of wife & husband) than the evil one in the world because your power is greater than the power of Satan and all who do his work. 2 Chronicles 32:7 I am so thankful that You are watching to make certain that your Word is fulfilled and that You are performing it in our marriage. Jeremiah 1:12 Thank you that you will complete the work that you started in this marriage. Philippians 1:6 O Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to me. You have said that You will build a home for them and that it pleases You to bless their marriage so it will continue before You forever. You have spoken, and with your blessing, this home and marriage will be established with blessings forever. II Samuel 7:25-29
Lord, I pray that you will allow healing and reconciliation to take place. That whatever hurts or disappointments they have experienced can be mended through the power of your undying eternal Love. We realize Father that they cannot change anything that has happened. But, they can go forth together keeping, renewing and once again honoring their vows. We ask that you endow them with wisdom to endure and a tongue that speaks healing, restoration & peace.
Abba, I ask that you would mend their hearts closely together and be the center of their marriage. Lord we ask that they seek forgiveness for any wrong doing. We pray that they extend love and patience to one another and that the lines of communication, sensitivity as well as understanding are once again opened. We ask that you will allow all the pain, hurt and disappointment to begin to subside. Lord we ask that forgiveness is welcomed by each of them. Lord we ask that you would allow your JOY to flow once again from heart to heart between them. Father we ask that you direct them as they seek you first in building trust, transparency and intimacy. Father we pray peace over their household, in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Here is a Prayer for Restoration of Marriage that you can pray for yourself.
Almighty Father, You are omniscient, omnipotent and able to do things that are impossible for man. I humble myself before you today Lord and ask you to restore my marriage. Please bring my wife/husband back to me so that we can fulfill Your word that those whom You have joined together let no man put asunder. Forgive me for my part of sin in this separation and show me what I need to do to restore my relationship with You and my relationship with her/him. I Pray, O Lord, to reunite us in Jesus name. Please have mercy upon us O God and I will always be thankful to You for restoring my marriage . I ask for the forgiveness of our sins. I pray for all those people who are may have come in between our relationship that you would set them on the right path and reveal to them the truth of your Word. I freely offer my forgiveness to them for their part in this separation. Fill us all with your Holy Spirit and guide us into your truth. I forgive my spouse for all the past hurt and pain and pray that you would cleanse my mind and my heart from carrying any thoughts that are not from you, in Jesus Name, Amen
We pray that the Lord will honor your prayer and that He will indeed restore you marriage according to His word. Please visit us again and take some time to look around our site for more Prayers. God Bless you and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you and grant you His peace.