Prayer for marriage to happen

by Dinny (South Africa)

Dear Lord, I have been engaged for 8 months, me and my husband to be we love each other and we are waiting on his family to come and meet my family for a traditional wedding to happen, but they have been postponing to give my family a date ever since. Please Lord, help me with this situation.

I dont know why the delay, please God intervene and untie the knot that might be the obstacle for us get married, and please defeat the devil that is standing on our way to get married.

I trust in you and i know that you are fighting for me always, in Jesus name please Lord, God please bless My engagement and the man i’m about to get married to and my two daughters, and please please bless my mother and my father Peter, may his soul rest in peace.

Lord I thank you for everything that you have done for me, Amen!

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As we start 2018, we know one of the most impactful ways you can grow your marriage is to pray.

Yes, we want to put our dreams, hopes, and desires into action. And yes, we do want to intentionally serve our spouse.

But, we all can grow and take ground in our time and efforts to pray for our marriages. I know I can.

Most couples struggle in their prayer lives. We struggle in our individual times of prayer and we struggle even more to pray together as a couple. In this post, we want to help you pray for your marriage and the marriages of those around you.

Modify these prayers however you like, but hopefully this post provides you with a model for how you can pray for your own marriage in 2018. We also hope this will help you dream big for the marriages in your extended family, community, church, city, state, country, and world.

Our desire at Watermark is to prepare nearlyweds, establish newlyweds, and enrich and restore all marriages. We want to see this happen at Watermark (at our three campuses—Dallas, Ft Worth, and Plano) and all across the country and world. We hope you’ll join us in praying for marriages in 2018.

But, it all must start with our own marriage.

1) Prayers for your marriage:

God, I pray you would help me and my spouse grow as a couple in 2018. I pray you’d help us to love you more and pursue each other out of our love for you. Help us to pursue each other in communication and conflict. Help us to make our marriage a priority and that in the middle of jobs, careers, kids, television, social media, and so much more that we would still keep our marriage our most significant human relationship.

Scripture: Genesis 2:24, Ephesians 5:22-33

I pray our marriage would be different than the marriages of the world. I pray our marriage would bring you the glory you deserve. Protect us from divorce and help us grow in our commitment to one another. Help us to avoid isolation or anything else that could lead us to withdraw from one another, from friends, and from the body of Christ.

Scripture: Matthew 19:6, Hebrews 10:24-25

Help us to be creative in the ways we pursue one another in 2018. Help us to enjoy being married to one another! I pray we wouldn’t be boring or stagnant like so many marriages around us. Help us to pursue each other romantically and sexually.

Scripture: Proverbs 5:18-19, Ecclesiastes 9:9

God, I pray you’d help me to love and cherish my spouse. Help me to value, encourage, respect, and nourish our relationship.

Scripture: Proverbs 6:9, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Help guard my eyes and thoughts from thinking about anyone other than my spouse. Help me to fight the temptations of the world and the temptations of my flesh. I pray if I fall short I would confess to my spouse and to others around me.

Scripture: Job 31:1, 1 Corinthians 10:12-13, 1 John 1:9

Help us to do the things we did in the beginning, to make you our first love, and my spouse my second love. Help me to seek first your kingdom and to trust you with everything else.

Scripture: Revelation 2:4-5, Matthew 6:33

God, help us to remember you went first. Thank you for modeling the way in initiating your love for us. I pray I’d be the same way with my spouse, that I wouldn’t wait for them to act or respond, but that I would be the type of spouse who initiates and proactively seeks to communicate, serve, and love.

Scripture: Romans 5:8

I pray you’d help us to live with each other in an understanding way. Help me to be a student of my spouse. Help us to do nothing that would hinder our prayers.

Scripture: 1 Peter 3:7

Help us to support each other in our dreams, hopes, and desires. I pray we’d be intimate with each other emotionally, and be able to share hurts from the past, current struggles, and future hopes and dreams. Help me to listen well to my spouse when they share areas of hurt or insecurity. I pray I’d be a safe place for my spouse to share and that I’d be gentle in my response. I pray you’d help us fight sin together as a couple.

Scripture: Galatians 5:22-23

I pray you’d help me to consider the needs of my spouse before my own. I pray you’d help me to combat selfish desires and vain conceit. Help me to serve my spouse with joy.

Scripture: Philippians 2:3-4, Mark 10:44-45, James 4:1-3

God, please show me one way I can love my spouse today, and I pray you’d give me the courage to do whatever you show me. Help us to be on mission as a couple and to be bold in the ways we love and dream. Help us to share our story with other couples, and I pray you’d use our marriage to help others around us.

Scripture: Ephesians 6:10, 2 Timothy 1:7

2) Prayers for marriages around you

I pray the marriages of those around me would thrive, and that they would see marriage as a gift from God. I hope you will help every marriage in our church in the ways I prayed for my own marriage. I pray for the leaders and pastors in my church, and that you’d help them in their marriages. Help them to lead with integrity and I pray you’d protect them from isolation and divorce. I pray they’d be vulnerable and honest as they lead.

Scripture: 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9

I pray that the marriages in my church home and community would continue to be radically transformed by you and be strengthened in a way that only you can do! We know with you anything is possible, so we pray you would do what’s impossible for man but very possible for you.

Scripture: Luke 18:27, Philippians 4:13

God, I pray you would change the world through marriage. We pray you’d change our world, nation, state, city, church, community, and our own homes through marriage. Thank you for the gift of marriage, and I pray we’d honor you in every way in our marriage in 2018.

Scripture: Romans 12:1-2

I’m sure there’s much more that can be added to this list, but I “pray” it provides you with a starting place to pray for your marriage. Print this post out and put it in your bible or journal as a reminder to pray for your marriage, your spouse, and for the marriages around you.


1. Share this post with your spouse and share it with your community group or friends. Get some accountability and encouragement from others to help you pray for your marriage on a consistent basis.

2. If we (the marriage team at Watermark) can pray for you in any specific way, please comment below or email us at [email protected]

 Are you praying for a wife or a husband? The preceding marriage prayer is a suitable wedding prayer for you.

God is not only the Creator God but also the God who authored love and romance. The Scriptures begins and ends with marriage — of Adam and Eve and the Bridal body of Christ with Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God. And in-between the Old and New Testaments, godly men and women of the Bible tied the knot and

fulfilled God’s destiny for their lives together.

Marriage is more than a signed contract between a husband and his wife. It is a divine covenant with God as the third party. Marriage is a blood covenant being sealed when the hymen membrane in a woman is being broken and blood is shed for the first time during consummation. God has placed this institution in the society for married couples not only to procreate but to respond to His call to inhabit and take dominion over the earth and proclaim the gospel to the lost.

In this contemporary day and age, the original intent of God for marriage has slowly been forgotten because of the propensity of man towards divorce, legal separation, annulment, illicit co-habitation or living-in, homosexuality, sexual perversion, pornography, and fornication. Those in the Christian circles are not exempted from all these.

However, there are still Christian men and women who are keeping themselves pure and holy while waiting for the right and the best godly

Praying for a Wife

spouse for them. Many of these godly bachelors and bachelorettes have been praying for a wife or husband and fasting to seek the will of God for their lives. Perhaps, you are one of them—patiently waiting and eagerly expecting that one day, you will meet the one God has for you since the foundations of the world.

Do not lose hope because if God has placed a desire in your heart until now to marry a spouse, experience sexual intercourse, and bear children, then be assured that they can happen in God’s appointed time. Begin to pray wedding prayers  for your future husband or wife everyday, blessing him and praying for his protection and goodwill. You may list down Bible verses to declare as prayers for him daily and thank the Lord for him even though he has not arrived yet in your life. Thank God in advance for him. You may listen to God for his specific qualities or character and pray them through.

Then, for the practical side of it, prepare yourself for your meeting and for the marriage you have so long been praying for. Take care of your body and make yourself presentable, neat, and clean because any moment could be the day that he will come. Become emotionally stable, mature, and strong in your spirit as marriage is not as easy as you think it will be. Organize your life and make preparations to become a wife or husband. Learn how to cook, clean, fix household stuff, work efficiently, and handle finances. The moment you prepare yourself seriously for marriage, perhaps the faster your spouse will appear before you.

Continue on praying for a spouse and allow the Holy Spirit to renew your mind with God’s Word daily and take control over your will, emotions, and heart. Guard your heart at all times as not all prospective men or women is the right one for you. It takes a strong discernment to know and to choose God’s best for your life. Do not settle for anything less. You will know the perfect spouse if you are attuned to the voice of God, rested in His presence, and know His perfect will. The result of love is beauty and life. If this person is imparting beauty and life in you and you are at peace, in joy, and excited then this can be God’s spouse for you.

It is important that you have an accountability partner like a trusted pastor or spiritual mentor or a close friend to consult with the matters of the heart. God is the one who gives a man his wife and He speaks to the man and woman that they are meant for each other and the biological and spiritual family in the church or ministry will confirm it.

You may have prayed many prayers before. You may use this prayer for marriage as a guide —

Our Father God, you know the deepest longings of my heart. How I yearn for someone to be with, to talk to, to love me, and to share my life with. I have spent countless nights crying out to you to bring the right person and ordain our meeting. Instill in him the sense of urgency to find me. Let him long for me as well and speak to him that it is me you have chosen for him. Prepare us now in all aspects of our lives and set us free from anything that binds, ensnares, entangles, and addicts us. Remove the wrong people from our lives and cut all our ungodly soul ties from our past relationships and even our emotional or romantic entanglements now with other persons. I ask You, Lord to mold us to be a responsible and committed spouse for each other that our marriage will last for as long as we live. I pray for him that You will protect my spouse and deliver him from all temptations. Give me to someone who will honor me and respect me, love me, cherish me, and take good care of me. I am praying for the best and right spouse for me, the one you planned for me to marry. Order our steps so that our paths will cross in Your beautifully ordained time. Orchestrate events for us to find each other. Keep us pure and holy at all times even when no one is watching because indeed You are. I bless my spouse that he will become who You called him to be. I bless his spirit, soul, and body to be whole. I plead the blood of Jesus over both of us and everything concerning us. Thank you Jesus for this desire to marry and the hope and excitement to enter into this sacred union with You. Have Your way, Lord. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

God is our Husband and Maker. Accept His invitation to be the lover of your soul. Love God first and then when He knows that you are completely His, He will give you the man or woman of your dreams because by then God knows that He is your first love even though you have an earthly partner to share the rest of your life with. If you learn this, God will give you the desires of your heart because it is He who placed those desires as you delighted in Him. Every time you feel discouraged and hopeless about getting married, go back to this marriage prayer and be encouraged.

Here is another Prayer for a Husband for you.

Here are some other prayers that may be helpful to you

Jeremiah 29:11-13 Prayer

Prayer for Wisdom

Prayer of Faith

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