Table of contents
- 1 Got Marriage Problems?
- 2 1. Blessings on my spouse and I
- 3 2. Remove all negativity caused by external people
- 4 3. No weapon formed against our marriage shall prosper
- 5 4. Holy Spirit work in both of us to bring us closer to God and each other
- 6 5. Re-Build Trust and Honesty
- 7 6. Remove bitterness, anger, and all manners of negative emotions.
- 8 7. Give us the strength to work through our differences
Got Marriage Problems?
This is a list of the most common marriage problems threatening Christian relationships today. Take a look at the problems listed here to see if you can relate to any of them. To get our advice on how to deal with a particular issue, just click the related link…
Common Marriage Problems
Arguing Too Much
For us, arguing was like clock work. The arguments were different but they occurred every week on almost the same day. Find out why you and your spouse may be arguing so much and how to stop it.
Destroying Trust in Your Marriage
Are you destroying the trust in your relationship? Here are five “trust destroyers” that every couple should avoid.
How to Survive Adultery
It may be difficult to get a handle on things right now. But trust me, you can survive the devastation.
Jealousy in Marriage
1 Corinthians 13:4 tells us, amongst other things, that love is not jealous. Are you secretly jealous of your spouse’s talents and skills? Do you get offended when your spouse receives recognition or an award? How about feeling jealous when your spouse interacts with anyone of the opposite sex? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should read this article.
Learning to Forgive
Are you finding it difficult to forgive? Read this article to learn about the process of forgiving.
At one time, it seemed Wanda and I were disagreeing every other day about one thing or another. Then a light came on, or should I say then God stepped in. God showed up on the scene and showed us what we were doing wrong and what needed to change.
Mother in Law Problems
Do you remember the movie Monster-in-Law starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda? It was hilarious. But in reality, mother in law problems are no laughing matter. Sometimes, the hardest thing for a loving parent to do is to let go of their child. Not surprisingly, this can become a huge burden for a married couple.
Common Marriage Problems (Cont’d)
Money and Marriage Problems
In the past, money was the source of much tension in our marriage. We felt like we were always going around the same mountain over and over again; the mountain of “never having enough.” Was our problem a lack of money or was the problem money management?
Not Equally Yoked
Most of us are aware that the Bible warns us against being unequally yoked with non-believers, but despite the warnings, this has become one of the most common marriage problems in the Christian community. Find out why it is so important to be equally yoked and what we suggest you do if you are currently married to an unbeliever.
Are you currently separated or considering separation? This article will give you the godly advice and guidance that you need.
All of us have expectations of marriage and our spouses, but over time they can cause major turbulence in our relationships. Learn where these expectations come from and why you must rid yourself of them.
End of Common Marriage Problems
by Dinesh (Udon Thani, Thailand)
I have been married for just one year with a woman i love. Though me and my wife being diferent nationality we loved each other very well. I’m seeing some changes in my wife’s life. As i know she started to like another man which she admitted and not willing to forget him. She is not giving me attention and sometimes being rude with me. I’m trying my best thing to work out this relationship.
I need urgent help from God so that my marriage work out. I don’t want to leave my wife even though she is being unfaithful to me. I just want that God changes heart of my wife and she started to love me as before.
If she is having financial difficulty i dont want this to be reason so that she go after another man. I wish to have enough finance so that I can clear her debt.
I know everything is possible with God and I urgently request that he answer my prayer
Return to Marriage Prayer
Regardless of our best intentions, there will always be times when even the best marriage will experience problems and issues. Instead of running away or refusing to face these problems, we should instead run to God, who can make things right.
And since the institution of marriage is His product, it therefore makes perfect sense that the maker and designer of this great product be consulted when there’s a problem. God is the one who knows what is wrong with your marriage and how to fix it.
The power of prayer cannot be overemphasised. Prayer can repair any relationship, no matter the level of damage. It can bring spouses together, no matter how sour their relationship has gotten.
Prayer can mend any damaged bridge, clear any confusion, straighten any heart, resolve any conflict, and heal any hurt. It can bring reconciliation to your marriage.
All you have to do is call upon God. Believe in his ability to answer your prayers, and remove any doubt from your heart (Mark 11:23).
It doesn’t matter if your own situation is that of a trouble relationship; a spouse who has left the matrimonial home; infidelity; confusion; breakdown in communication, or a marriage heading towards divorce. God wants, and is able, to heal your marriage. Nothing is impossible with God.
How to Use This Prayer Guideline
God has given man free will. He will not intervene in the affairs of man by forcing him to go against his own will. Neither can we control the behavior of another person.
What God does is to bring a change of heart and mind. And what we can do is pray to God and ask Him to touch the heart and mind of our spouse.
God will go to places we cannot, and do things that we can only dream of. Use these prayers as guidelines for how to pray for the resolution of all that ills your marriage.
When making these prayers, back them up with the Word of God. Engage the power and potency of the Word against the power of the enemies (Hebrews 4:12).
Personalize these prayers by replacing the parts of the prayers with your name and that of your spouse where applicable. After making these prayers, believe that God has answered and consolidate your victory by thanking God for the changes you hoped to see and the restoration of your marriage.
Below are the seven prayers that will help you bring back your focus on God, who alone is able to permanently heal and restore your marriage.
1. Blessings on my spouse and I
Father God, I thank you for who you are and for the promises that you have made concerning me and my spouse. Your Word is ever true and your promise of blessings and multiplication that you have promised me throughout the ages (Genesis 22:17; Hebrews 6:14) is forever mine, in Jesus name.
You have promised to bless me exceedingly and it is your heart’s desire to enlarge my coast. Every satanic covenant that is going against your continual and uninterrupted blessing in this marriage, I command the rain of fire to consume them, in Jesus name. I pray against every spirit of lack and wretchedness. Oh Lord, let your peace, joy, happiness, and comfort saturate this marriage in Jesus name.
2. Remove all negativity caused by external people
Lord, I come to you with this petition because I know that you have made me one flesh with my spouse and you have said that no man should come between us (Matthew 19:6).
So I take authority over every outside influence that is polluting our marriage. Every foreign power that’s manipulating this marriage is dealt a heavy blow in Jesus name.
Oh Lord, reveal their evil agenda. Expose them and bring their plan to nought.
I pray that their seed of discord, hatred, malice, and separation that has been sown is uprooted by fire, in Jesus name.
3. No weapon formed against our marriage shall prosper
Heavenly Father, I give you all praise and adoration, because your word is ever true. I give you thanks, because no weapon that is formed against this marriage will stand (Isaiah 54:17).
I declare that every arrow shot to destabilise this marriage is broken to pieces, in Jesus name.
With the spiritual authority given to me through Christ Jesus, I command the fire of God to consume every wedge that is meant to be put between me and my spouse, through bad and ungodly advice, and false teachings.
Every evil hand of demonic manipulation is crushed, in Jesus name. I retrieve my marriage from the jaws of the evil one, in Jesus name. Thank you, Abba Father, because IT IS DONE, in Jesus name.
4. Holy Spirit work in both of us to bring us closer to God and each other
Oh Lord, I believe you are working in my life and that of my spouse to reconcile us back to to you and to each other.
Lord, stir my spouse’s thoughts with the same good and loving thoughts that existed when our love for each other was still very strong.
Let my heart and that of my spouse burn in love for you and for each other.
Lord, rekindle our love for one another. Where ever my spouse needs understanding to be drawn to you, Father give him or her that understanding.
Lord heal each one of our emotional wounds and cause our hearts to be drawn towards each other in Jesus name. Amen.
5. Re-Build Trust and Honesty
Lord, it is your will that we be reconciled together and that our love for each other will grow and blossom, no matter what has happened between us in the past.
Lord, heal our marriage of all spiritual attacks and manipulations. Let this healing start with me. Lord, have mercy on our relationship and rebuild the trust and honesty that has eluded this marriage.
Lord, I command seven-fold restoration of the trust and honesty that the evil one has stolen from us, in Jesus name.
6. Remove bitterness, anger, and all manners of negative emotions.
Lord, deliver me and my spouse from the evil spirit of unforgiveness, hatred, anger, bitterness, and abuse that is poisoning our minds and relationship. Fill up every space in our hearts with your peace, love, joy so that there’s no room for negative emotions.
Lord teach us to treat one another with dignity, love, and respect.
Lord I asked for the grace and emotional strength to avoid the use of anger and unforgiveness as a weapon to fight against my spouse. I pray that we will no longer allow our emotions to be manipulated and used to drive a wedge between us, in Jesus name. Amen.
7. Give us the strength to work through our differences
Lord, thank you for the good work that you have started in my marriage. I know that you will do mite to the end. I ask for the strength to stay courageous and strong in your promises as you work out things in our marriage.
Replace every negative feeling with love and help us to work through our differences.
Every man or woman determined to scatter thus marriage will not succeed. Their evil plans will scatter in Jesus name.
I refuse to be tempted to try other alternatives. I will not be discouraged even if it seems that nothing is happening at the moment. Your word is greater and surer than any other power. So I choose to trust in you.
Marriage Prayers – The Key Prayer in marriage is the key to a strong relationship, with each other and with God. Marriage was by God’s design (as shown in Genesis 2:18, 22-25) and shows us that a man and a woman are meant to “become as one”. Their prayers are a continual lifeline of nourishment that preserve this bond.
- Praying together brings couples into agreement as we petition God and thank Him for our blessings.
- Praying together is vital to a lasting marriage.
- Keeping God at the center of your marriage sustains the covenant between you.
Trust the Lord to help you build a healthy marriage with a harmony that goes beyond anything you can imagine without Him. Our partnered prayers result in the following:
- It develops a deeper ability for communication. This is fundamental to a real and long-lasting companionship.
- It provides the way to a humble heart. As we humble ourselves in prayer we are also humbled before our spouses, keeping us open, honest and sincere. This brings us into a closer intimacy with each other and strengthens mutual respect.
- Our marriage will build accountability as we pray together ‘for our marriage’ and the problems that arise. He will show us the solutions for working things out. By submitting ourselves to each other, we develop a deeper trust in our spouses and in the Lord (Ephesians 5:21-26).
- Nothing can be more valuable in the lives of children than the united prayers of their parents. In Matthew 18:19-20 Jesus says “…If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together because they are mine, I am there among them.”
Hebrews 13:4 says “Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage…” Pray together, and for each other, that you each remain faithful and enjoy the goodness of marriage. Romance is important (read the Song of Solomon together), commitment is vital; honesty is essential and prayer to the Lord necessary. Remember the words of this prayer when you go together before Him. It is by an unknown author, simple and sound.
Marriage Prayers– An Example Lord, help us to remember when we first met and the strong love that grew between us.
To work that love into practical things so nothing can divide us.
We ask for words both kind and loving
And hearts always ready to ask forgiveness as well as to forgive.
Dear Lord, we put our marriage into your hands. Amen.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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and deserve God’s judgment.
, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him.
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for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was
rose from the dead
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. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your
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What is your response?
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