Prayers on marriage

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Wedding Blessings – Powerful Scripture Quotes

Marriage is a gift – an amazing blessing from God.  Yet often, the greatest gifts in life are not always cherished the way they should be.  Maybe because life gets busy, or we get hurried and distracted.  Maybe because we start to take one another for granted.  Or we disagree and let resentments hang on longer than they should. 

Life gets hard.

The baggage we bring along from our past doesn’t help much either.  What worked for us as two individuals, coping with the everyday stresses of life, may not work so well when joined as “one.”  We spin our wheels comparing our own marriage to the next one over, complaining about the problems; falsely thinking it might propel the other to action.  We long for brighter tomorrows, but instead get stuck, in regret and hurt.  We begin to drift away.  And sadly, many times, we start looking for the nearest door marked “Exit.” 

There’s a battle over marriages today, and the enemy would love nothing more than to destroy yours, and to bring.you.down. 

Don’t let him win.

The enemy’s aim – to destroy.  God’s aim – to build up. 

In all of the talk about marriage, defending our views, or pointing out differences, we have to ask ourselves one question…have we prayed?  I mean, really prayed, consistently, over time?  And if we’re not, then who is? 

God promises in Isaiah 55:11 that His word will not return empty, without accomplishing great things.

There’s no magic formula in praying verses and words, but there is power through the Spirit of God.  And there’s power in His Truth to bring forgiveness, healing, renewal, and restoration – no matter how bad things may seem. His reach is big.  His love is huge.  His grace covers all.

Prayer + God’s Word = Power – the pathway for Him to do miraculous things.

40 Powerful Wedding and Marriage Blessings to Pray Over Your Spouse:

Dear God,

We praise you for your love and faithfulness.  We thank you for huge grace. We thank you that you give us the power to love well.  Thank you for my spouse.  Thank you for the gift of marriage.  Thank you that you’re for us; that you fight for us.  Thank you that you are Redeemer, and you have good in store.  We confess, some days, marriage gets tough, and we blow it – again.  We ask that you would make us more like you. Please fill our marriage and lives with truth and cover it with blessing. 

Lord, we pray for…

Adoration – “My beloved is mine and I am his.” Song of Songs 2:16

Belief – “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved-you and your household.” Acts 16:31

Blessing – “He blesses the home of the righteous.”  Prov. 3:33

Commitment – “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” Ecc. 4:12

Courage – “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  Josh. 1:9

Discernment – “And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.”  Phil. 1:9-10

Encouragement – “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”  Ephesians 4:29

Endurance – “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”  1 Cor. 13:7-8

Faithfulness – “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.  Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”  Prov. 3:3-4

Favor – “May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us, establish the work of our hands…”  Ps. 90:17

Forgiveness  – “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”  Eph. 4:32

Friendship – “Two are better than one…if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion.”  Ecc. 4:9-10

Fruitfulness – “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”  Gal.  5:22-23

Generosity – “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”  Prov. 11:25

Gentleness – “Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”  Eph. 4:1-3

Grace – “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Col. 4:6

Health – “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”  Prov. 16:24

Hope – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you hope and a future.”  Jer. 29:11

Humility – “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”  Phil. 2:3-4

Integrity – “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.”  Prov. 10:9

Intimacy – “Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.”  1 Cor. 7:5

Joy – “May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.”  Prov. 5:18

Kindness – “She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.” Prov. 31:26

Love – “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other…”  1Thess. 3:12

Oneness – “They are no longer two but one flesh. What God has joined together, let no man separate.”  Matt. 19:6

Peace – “May there be peace within your walls…” Ps. 122:7

Protection – “The Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.”  2 Thess. 3:3

Provision – “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”  Phil. 4:19

Purity – “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.”  Ps. 19:14

Purpose – “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”  Rom. 8:28

Respect – “Let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”  Eph. 5:33

Self-Control – “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”  2 Tim. 1:7

Servant-Hearted – “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”  Josh. 24:15

Strength – “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.”  Ps. 29:11

Submission – “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” Eph. 5:21

Thankfulness – “Pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  1 Thess. 5:17-18

Trust – “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.”  1 John 4:18

Understanding – “Husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way…” 1 Peter 3:7

Value – “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.” Prov. 31:10

Wisdom – “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”  Prov. 4:23

Let your favor shine on us as we seek after you.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

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You may also want to read our prayer to use during a wedding ceremony: A Prayer to Pray At Weddings

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On the Internet (in Pinterest), we stumbled upon the prayers below that you can pray for your marriage. Corresponding scriptures are included below each prayer request. We’re sure this was less of a stumble and more of a leading. God, and Darlene Schacht (from Timewarpwife.com) originally wrote them together, no doubt. (FYI: Cindy LOVES Darlene’s web site and recommends wives visit it, regularly.)

Someone wrote: “Prayer has the biggest impact on your marriage. Use it as your everyday tool.” We agree. Below is a GREAT tool to use for your marriage. May it bless you both in your marital union!

IN MY MARRIAGE, DEAR LORD, I/WE PRAY THAT:

1.  We would draw closer to God.

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:8)

2.  Our marriage would be a testimony of faith.

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. (1 Timothy 4:12)

3.  We would fulfill the responsibilities given to each of us as husband and wife.

From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. (Luke 12:48)

4.  We would be content with little or much.

For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. (1 Timothy 6:7-8)

5.  We will run to God in times of trouble.

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)

6.  For good health.

Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. (Proverbs 16:24)

7.  We would stand strong against the pull of this world and the spiritual warfare that theaters our faith and our marriage.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:10-12)

8.  We would encourage each other with our words.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29)

9.  We would be patient with each other.

As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:1-3)

10. God would put a hedge of protection around our marriage.

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” (Psalm 91:1-2)

Henry Blackaby says:

“As we pray our attention is turned towards God and we become more receptive to aligning our lives with His will. He won’t equip us with His power while we’re racing off to our next appointment! His Spirit won’t empower us if we’re oblivious to what He’s saying. He requires our complete attention.”

We hope God has got your complete attention, as far as how important it is to pray for your marriage. Pray that it will reveal and reflect the love of Christ to all who need to see Him clearer. It is our hope that as we pray together, God will grow our marriages to be the best they can be!

Steve and Cindy Wright

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May these relationship prayers help you to build a full, healthy, and warm relationship with your significant other, or help you find romance.

We also provide links for prayers to help you with other relationships.

Prayer to Heal a Relationship

“Almighty God, hear this prayer.”

Dear Lord, I offer you this prayer, to help me with my current relationship situation. Please take away all the pain and hurt in my heart. Fill it with love, joy, patience, and understanding.

Bless me and my partner, so that we may never surrender to whatever challenges that come our way. Fill our hearts with love for each other, and may you make each one of us realize each other’s worth. Please touch the heart of my partner,fill it with much love for me.

Make our complicated relationship become uncomplicated. I seek for your mercy and blessing that you may allow us to spend the rest of our lives with each other. Please make this feeling mutual for both of us. Lead us not into temptations. Guide us wherever we go. Always put us in each other’s heart and mind. Thank you Lord for hearing my prayer.

I love you. Amen.

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Miscommunication in a Marriage

Dear Lord, you know what path I am on right now and that I am in agony. I am having a disharmony in my married life. You have instituted marriage since You found that it is not good for man to be alone.

I deeply believe that You have given me this person to love and to hold for the rest of my days. The Bible has taught me that a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Come and be with us, Lord, for only You can make two broken hearts understand each other. You are the King of Peace and I know You are able to change any sad situation in my life.

Father, I know it is Your will that we should lead a loving and peaceful life with one another. Hear me, dear god, to fill us both with more love and to understand each other better to bring unity to our relationship. Help me become more understand to my partner’s needs and feelings.

Grant me wisdom that I may know how to deal with this unlikely situation so I can build a house in Your glory. In Jesus’ name I pray, O Lord. Amen.

Read: Prayers for Forgiveness

Prayer for Family Unity

Dear God, thank you for the gift of family that you have given me. You know my heart hurts because of the disharmony in my family. I have lost my peace and my health because of the messy situation in our home.

I have no one to turn to but You, Lord. You alone can understand the hearts of Your followers as You have created each and every one of us. Only You can bring together the hearts of Your men together. Help me forgive other family members, O Lord. Let my family not defile Your name by this disunity. Help us forgive one another of the mistakes we have done to each other and bring us back together in Your name, Father God.

Fill each one of us with your love and understand so we can fully exalt Your name in glory. I know that you will bring back the peace and unity that was once present in our home. I ask this in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Prayers for Finding Love

Finding someone to love can be difficult. This prayer will help guide you on the path to true love.

Prayer to Find a Companion

“Almighty God, hear this prayer.”

Almighty God, hear this relationship prayer.
As You are first in my heavenly heart and mind and spirit,
so do I desire a companion for my earthly heart and mind and being.
Guide me to the partner You know is perfect for me.
Help me walk in faith until that time of our first meeting.

Show me how I can become a partner worthy of love.
Then guide me through every stage of our relationship, so that,
as we move ever closer to You, we grow closer to each other in Love, in Joy, and in Faith.

Thank You God, for hearing my prayer.

Amen!

Prayer to Find a Life Partner

Heavenly Father, You created this world and all its inhabitants. You found that man is not good to be alone. I pray this to You, O Lord, that I am in need of a partner for my life.

You have showed us in the Bible that finding the right partner made numerous couples live a happy life. Bless me, Father, that I may build a family like theirs. I believe, Lord, that You do not deny Your children their joy and happiness.

I pray that the loneliness in my heart will be gone soon. I pray this to You, O Lord. Amen.

Scripture About Relationships and Love

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.”

See what the Bible has to say about it, check out these Bible Verses about Relationships, and Bible Verses about Love.

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These marriage restoration prayers are a guideline on how to pray for your marriage.  Pray in faith, that God will move on your behalf.  There is no guarantee you will not have problems in your marriage, even if you are a Christian.   But, God has promised never to leave or forsake us.  All marriages will have trials and tribulations.  Statistics can be quite discouraging, as over 50% of marriages end in divorce.  Christian marriages are fiercely under particular attack because the enemy does not want strong spiritual families. 

If an enemy can destroy the family unit, he can come in and wreak havoc on the parents to the children.   The good news is, God has ordained marriage and wants your marriage to succeed even more than you can imagine.  He has not abandoned or forgotten you or your children.

Joel 2:24 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

How to Pray Prayers for Marriage Restoration

We can not control others, and God will not go against a persons’ will.  He can, however, change hearts.  He can bring about situations that change hearts and minds.   Pray that God will touch the heart of your spouse. 

The Holy Spirit will go to places we can not go, to accomplish things we cannot.  These prayers are just a guideline for how to pray. When praying the prayers below, use the Word of God, because it a powerful tool against the works of darkness. 

Hebrews 4:12  For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 

Insert the name of the person you are praying for to make the prayer personal.  Do not be discouraged if things do not change right away, continue to thank God for the victory and the restoration of your marriage.

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Continue to Believe God for your Marriage

When going through problems in your relationship, it is easy to want to withdraw into yourself and become paralyzed with fear and depression.  I encourage you to continue to attend church and consider joining a prayer group.  This will provide spiritual strength and support.  You will find the Lord will meet you during these times of worship to encourage and strengthen you. 

Also, if you are involved in ministry, continue to minister.  Remember when the enemy is not only attacking your spouse, he is attacking you.  Remain prayerful and consider praying for others who are having difficulties in their marriage.   Proverbs 11:25  The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

Prayer of Salvation

 Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus.  I believe that you are the son of God and that you died for the sin of the whole world.  I admit that I have not done everything right.  I repent of my sins and want you to change my life.  Forgive my sins and come into my heart, and wash me with your blood.  I believe that you are the son of God and that you died for the sin of the whole world.  I admit that I have not done everything right.  I repent of my sins and want you to change my life.  Forgive my sins and come into my heart, and wash me with your blood.  Amen.

Prayer for a Discouraged Husband

Father, I come before you. I ask that you do a new thing in his life. Let him experience your divine love and grace.   Cover him with the precious blood of Jesus.  Lord, you said in your word, ” for this cause shall a man leave, his mother and father and the two shall become one flesh.”   Unite us as never before and let him feel my love and support.

I cancel every assignment of the enemy to make him feel inadequate.  Help me to show greater love, respect, and affection.    Cause my husband to surrender every weight and burden to you Lord and bring restoration to his/her heart and mind.

Help him to trust you and seek your guidance in everything.   I command every burden to be broken off his life right now in the name of Jesus.   Bring him into the full knowledge of you will and cause him to be the husband and father you have called them to be.   Let him walk in victory and wisdom in all he does.  In the Jesus name.  Amen!

 Prayer against the Spirit of Adultery

Lord, I bring my marriage to you today.  I discovered __________ is having an affair.   I ask that you restore and heal my marriage.  I know you are the restorer of the broken.   Help me to be strong, and continue to seek your face. 

Help me to continue to take authority over this situation.  Father, you told me you have given me the power to step on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy!  So, I bind every ungodly soul tie ______ has with this person!  I break and destroy every plan the enemy has to hurt my family. 

I pray a wedge between them, right now in the name of Jesus, and I command that all connections with this person be destroyed, right now, and I cancel every assignment of the enemy!   I commit _______ to you and ask that you take out the stony heart and give _____ a heart that loves and fears you.   

Father, in the name of Jesus, open _______ eyes, and cause the scales to be removed.  Holy Spirit, cause  ______  to be convicted of their sin.   Let them no longer find enjoyment in this ungodly relationship.   Remind _____ of the vows he made before you.   Lord send Christians in their path to share the light and life to _______.   I thank you for healing and restoring my marriage, in the name of Jesus.  Amen

Prayer for your Husband 

Father, I bring this couple before you today. I ask you will touch the heart of this husband that he might know your divine love. Whatever he is seeking that is not in you will let him find only emptiness.  I bind everything that is separating him from you. Send people to him to share the Gospel of your son, and let them man surrender to the highest God. Let him be, saved, healed and restored, right now, in Jesus name!

Remind him of his commitment and vow he made to his wife before you. Father, you said the king’s heart is in your hand, so I know this husband’s heart is also in your hand! Turn his heart back to his wife and family in the name of Jesus. I speak restoration of the love and this marriage, in the Name of Jesus. Amen

Prayer for Your Wife

Father in the name of Jesus, I thank you for this woman. You have said for this cause shall a man leave his mother and father and the two shall become one flesh. Father, I cancel the assignment the enemy has set forth to destroy this family.  You are the restorer of the broken. I ask that the Love of God which passes knowledge will arrest this wife. Open her eyes and her heart to you. Send laborers in her path, to minister God’s love, mercy, and His Salvation. We call it done in Jesus name!

Prayer for Marriage Restoration

Move on behalf of this couple and bring restoration to this relationship. Father, in the name of Jesus, I decree this man’s heart, is turned back to his wife, and the wife to the husband.  Bring healing and restoration to their home.  Where there is no love, create love, where there is no peace, bring peace, where there is trouble, calm the storms of life, where there was confusion, bring understanding.

I ask that every obstacle bringing this separation will be removed, and cast into the sea, and this marriage be restored, and made whole. In Jesus name. Keep me posted! God Bless you!  Marriage restoration is a process.  It is the process of changing not only your spouse but you as well.  Take all of your cares to the Lord because he is the author and finisher of your faith.    May the spirit of Christ cover and comfort you as you believe for the healing of your marriage.

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