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Pray Scriptures for Your Marriage – Marriage Message #363

“Someone said that a successful marriage requires partners of steel. I believe that is true. But I would add that prayer is the anvil upon which the partners in a successful marriage must be shaped. If you and your spouse follow a proper plan of prayer, God will shape you according to His desires and will make your marriage everything He wants it to be.

“What is a proper plan of prayer? It is simply a plan that helps you and your spouse consistently and fervently pray God’s will for all areas of your relationship. God loves you so much that He revealed His will for every area of your life in His Word. For your marriage to reach the highest level possible, you and your partner must know God’s will for your relationship and live accordingly. The best way to begin is to pray God’s very Word, asking Him to carry out His will in your lives” (Lee Roberts, from the book “Praying God’s Will for My Marriage”).

And that’s what we’d like to do in this Marriage Message. As we’ve said before, the principles for loving each other in marriage are the principles for living that God reveals throughout the Bible. So with that in mind, we’d like to encourage you to not only read the principles for living that are given to us in the Bible, and to live them out, but to also use them as prayer guidelines in praying for each other.

But what if you are the only one who is praying in your marriage?

“Your prayers for your marriage have power, even when you are the only one praying. That’s because the two of you are one in the eyes of God, and what one does affects the other —either for good or for bad. Of course, the power is even greater when the two of you pray together, but I don’t want to belabor that point. If you have a husband (wife) who will pray with you, consider yourself blessed. Most people don’t have that.

“What if you are the only person in the marriage who is a believer? Or only you are really living God’s way? Or only you are willing to submit to God’s perfecting process? Or are willing to work on the relationship? What if you understand the enemy’s attack on your marriage and your spouse doesn’t get it? Can YOUR prayers alone save the marriage? I believe they can. In fact, I have heard of miracles in that regard.

“… Even if you are the only one with a willing heart, your humble prayers can pave the way for God to do miracles in you and in your marriage relationship.” (Stormie Omartian, “Praying Through the Deeper Issues of Marriage”)

The following are prayers that God has impressed upon my heart that you may find helpful as you pray for your marriage. They are based upon the scriptures that are given after each prayer. We hope they will bless your prayer life.

•  Lord, please show me how to find the time to store your commands within my mind. As I turn my ear to Your wisdom, help me to apply my heart to doing things YOUR way. I know you are the giver of wisdom; help me to hear what you want me to learn even if I don’t always understand Your ways, or why you allow certain things to happen in my married life. I want to trust you with my whole heart. Please help me. I know that as I trust in You, You have promised me that You will make my paths straight. Thank You. (Based on Proverbs 2:1-6 and Proverbs 3:5-6.)

•  Lord, help me so that “love and faithfulness” never leaves me, no matter what happens within my marriage. Show me how to bind them around my neck and to wear them around the tablet of my heart so they protect me. Help me to guard my heart from the temptations that are all around me. You know my weaknesses, but so does the enemy of my faith. I don’t want to do things that would dishonor You or my marriage vows. I want to be a promise keeper, just as You are a promise keeper.

Give me discernment when temptation is waiting to ambush me. I don’t want to stumble into that which will snare me into sin. Help me to “preserve sound judgment and discernment” and not to let them out of my sight, for I know they will be life for me. I know that “there is a way that seems right” but that it can lead to death. Help me not to go there. For you are my confidence and you are able to keep my foot from being snared. Thank You Lord. (Based on Proverbs 2:11-12; Proverbs 3:3; Proverbs 2:12-26; Proverbs 4:23.)

•  Sometimes I say things I shouldn’t. Help me to “let no unwholesome thing” come from my mouth, but only what is helpful” for building my spouse and children up, rather than tearing them down. I acknowledge that I am not my spouse’s Holy Spirit. That is Your position. I do not want to grieve You, or say things what will cause more damage to my marriage relationship, rather than help it.

I know that the “tongue of the righteous nourishes” and “spreads knowledge.” Help me to “speak the truth in love” when it will benefit the situation rather than contaminate it. I don’t want to be a fool who lacks judgment and speaks in haste. I know that discernment, and the timing, and tone of my words are as important as what I say. Thank You, and help me Lord. (Based on Ephesians 4:15; and Ephesians 4:29; Proverbs 29:20; Proverbs 10:21; and Proverbs 10:32.)

•  Money, Lord, I know that loving it is the “root of all kinds of evil” because it has caused many to wander from the faith and pierced themselves with grief. So I don’t want to place a higher value on it than You know is best or would condone. But sometimes it causes problems in our marriage when our expenses seem to be higher than the money we have available each month. You promise to meet all our needs “according to Your riches in Christ Jesus.” If one of us is spending more than we should, or if we need to look further into how to expand our income, I pray that You will reveal this truth to us and help us to line our lives with Your will.

You tell us not to worry about how our needs will be met. Help me Lord, not to worry and to release those things that I cannot change concerning our finances. I know that as I seek first Your kingdom and Your righteousness, You will give us the things we truly need. I need Your help in being “content whatever the circumstances.” I know that “I can do all everything through Him who gives me strength.” After all, You own it all, and if You deem that we should have more, it will be done. (Based on 1 Timothy 6:10; Philippians 4:19; Matthew 6:25-34; Philippians 4:11-13; Psalm 136.)

•  Heavenly Father, it is so difficult to forgive my spouse sometimes. But I know that I am not perfect either. I’ve fallen short of Your standards. And yet you love me and even sent Jesus to die for me while “I was yet a sinner.” Help me to be as gracious to my spouse as you are to me. I know that if I forgive my spouse for the things that grieve my heart, and Yours as well, that you will forgive me for the things I have done that I shouldn’t.

I also know that if I refuse to forgive my spouse, it will poison my spirit as it starts as a bitter root defiling not only my marriage, but others I come in contact with. Help me Lord to let go of unforgiveness and to be in the center of Your will for my life. (Based on Romans 3:23; Romans 5:8; Hebrews 12:14-15; Matthew 6:14-15.)

We hope these prayers will help you in your marriage and that they will inspire you to dig deeper into the Bible to learn, live, and pray as God leads.

Cindy and Steve Wright


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107 Responses to “Pray Scriptures for Your Marriage – Marriage Message #363”
  1. Elle from United States says:

    I am so discouraged tonight. My husband and I have only been married just over 1 year and it feels like it had been war. This is both our second marriage; he has 2 children and I had a child that died in my previous relationship. We really felt that God allowed us to meet for a reason and we already have our own beautiful new baby girl together.

    But there are so many issues I don’t even know where to start. We desperately need help. I feel that he has major control issues, trust issues, and fears and I cannot handle them anymore. He says I have emotional issues and I agree on some level. I still deal with a lot from the loss of my son and my body just produced another little human so I have A LOT of emotional, hormonal craziness.

    I feel like it’s fire and gasoline with us. We constantly fight and argue and it seems there is no peace. I’m worried about the effect it has on my step children and also it wears on my husband and I both. It seems like divorce is inevitable if things don’t change and I don’t know what to do. PLEASE if you read this … Pray for us.

  2. Tammi from United States says:

    I ask that you all pray for my husband and I. This May will be our 5th year wedding anniversary and he has asked me for a divorce. We have both been married twice before and this is our third marriage. I really felt God was our base for this marriage. I love my husband, but he refuses to work on our relationship. He says it is over.

    He has stated we argue too much and he is miserable with me. I am asking you to pray that he can see I am willing to work on my attitude. And to see that God brought us together.

    I know tht my God can do anything, but I still need prayers. I do not believe God brought us together, to allow petty things to come between us.

    • Cindy from United States says:

      Hi, I am praying for your marriage. I pray that God will let your husband see that your heart is completely his and that you want him to heal your wounds and allow you to keep your commitment to love one another. Keep praying to God for healing, and pray that he sends the words of love to your husband’s heart. I’ll pray and pray for you. I know how you feel. I’ve been praying for my marriage and God has been a faithful healer!

      • Valerie from United States says:

        You’ve already started the work; you stated you believe. The word says he that cometh to God must first believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them (Hebrews 11:6). Now get off your knees and start acting…start with that attitude, you change and let him see the change let your prayers be the action behind the change. And God will help you. Ask him to allow you to see yourself and let how you act be your mouth piece. God bless you for making the change!!

  3. Christine from United States says:

    Please pray for my husband to come back to me. We have been together for 15 years and he left me for someone he met at work. Please pray that he sees the truth and finds the courage to come home. I truly believe we are soulmates. I feel so sad and lost. Please continue to keep Dave and me in your prayers.

  4. Amita from India says:

    Please pray for me and my husband. His parents created rifts between us and broke our marriage. We are no more living together. We are about to get divorced. Please pray for us that the divorce gets cancelled, and he comes back to me so that we can work on our marriage. Please pray for us that his parents attempts in sabotaging our marriage will not be successful and my husband realises what they have done. Please pray for us. It will be a miracle if my marriage is saved. I really want this to work.

    Please God, transform our marriage into a happy one. Please give us another chance and help us be a successful couple with strong family values.

  5. Kim from United States says:

    Please pray for my marriage. We’ll be married seven years this July 18, 2015. We’ve been together straight for nine and on and off for two, or all together its been twelve years. We have a wonderful little boy to at her and wonderful family’s in high school. We hurt each other and made awful mistakes. We have a past; mine is worse than his. In a lot of ways we are soulmates. I forgave him for his he is having extreme difficult forgiving for mine. He wants a divorce now. He loves me, just can’t stand to touch me or the thoughts that cross his mind BC of the sexual sins I have.

    I’m sorry for them. I want to be with him more than anything. I believe in my heart he does too. He just doesn’t know how to forget. I forgot his. I know that the devil has tried to tear us apart from day one and he does too. When he’s happy with me he doesn’t think about things. I just need prayer over my marriage BC I know that if he would forgive me he loves me.

    I can’t fix it myself. I’m asking God to fix his wounds and heal his heart and show him the love. Through God all things are possible and to bless you and change us for the good please pray for me and him. And if anyone has any suggestions on verses to help save my marriage please let me know. Thank you Jesus, thank you Lord, in Jesus name I pray, amen.

  6. Kimberly from United States says:

    Please pray for my marriage. We are young and are making a big mistake letting the devil ruin us. He wants a divorce, I do not. I want to pray and ask God to fix me and fix him so we make it. We have a child together. We were highschool sweethearts and married for almost 7 years straight; together for almost 11. We have a past and it’s messed up. I love him and I am praying he knows my heart. Please pray for us as I will for you all. Thank you, Jesus! Thank you, Lord.

  7. Major Kennedy from United States says:

    Please pray for my wife and I …I had an extra martial affair. I’m living and working in Philly and I’m trying to relocate back home… I got weak and lonely and I cheated. I’m asking God to block all temptation from me and restore my marriage and help me to get a job back home. I love my wife and our son and they need me. I’m so afraid she’s going to file for divorce. If I lose them I will be lost. Help me God, to fix this mess.

    • Valerie from United States says:

      God will not block the temptation…the power of the Holy Ghost will asist you and guide you, His word is what keeps us. Your desire to change is wonderful; pray for yourself, be honest with God. Have you ever fasted? Try that, you’ll experience God in a way that you have never experience before.

  8. Trini from Trinidad and Tobago says:

    Heavenly Father, you have joined every marriage in this post. I know what you have put together no man or woman can tear apart. Intervene in every marital problem listed here and bring reconciliation into their lives. We know we battle not against flesh and blood, so give each person crying out before you the wisdom to see the devil at work in every situation. Give them strength to hold on to your words and faith even as small as a mustard seed to trust you.

    Have your very divine way in their lives Lord and remove every obstacle be it family, friends, coworkers, children and strangers from their marriage. The plans of the devil shall no longer prevail against their marriage. I speak destruction to his plans NOW in the name of Jesus. NO weapon formed against their marriage shall prosper in the name if Jesus. Comfort the hurting spouses Lord and I pray that they are able to forgive. Lord as you do it for them, please do it for me. In Jesus name, Amen.

  9. Veronica from United States says:

    Please pray for my husband and I. Evil is trying to tear us apart. We’ve been praying and are continuing to pray. We believe in God and know he will make the way and we will overcome this and the past will be left be hide us. Pray for us, please.

  10. Lena from United States says:

    Please pray for my husband and I, we have both cheated more than once and he knows nothing about what I’ve done. Even though I’ve done dirt I pray and ask God for forgiveness everyday and that’s why I haven’t left my husband. But I’m sooo hurt and I cannot trust him because he doesn’t have God in his life like I do. It’s just that there’s so much resentment in our marriage. He says I don’t respect him or show respect. I feel the same. It’s a big mess. I just pray that God gives us both a clean heart. I put my marriage in his hands for us to find love and be peaceful.

  11. Rose from United States says:

    Please pray for our marriage. We’ve been married since 1986. My husband left me for another and is living with her. He has filed for divorce. I still remain faithful to God and my husband. Lord, although everyone has told me to move on and there’s no hope, I still believe that you’ll restore our marriage. In Jesus name I ask for restoration not only for our marriage but also for all marriages broken by the enemy. Thank you Lord for hearing our prayers. Your Will be done. Amen.

  12. Ben from United States says:

    In March of this year I was involved in a wreck where my 9 year old son lost his life – we were hit by a train. Since that time my wife has blamed me and has told me that she hates me. I have told her I love her and she tells me to quit. The only reason she hasn’t left me is because of our other 2 children. I have asked if she was going to divorce me and was told it wasn’t in her plans. Some days she does not even speak to me. I feel so empty. I pray everyday for forgiveness and healing for my wife. Any prayers would be appreciated thak you and God bless

    • David from United States says:

      Ben, My heart goes out to you and your wife. National stats indicate that losing a beloved spouse is one of the most stressful experiences we can encounter. However, losing a child is equal to it and in some cases even greater. No one really gets “over” losing a child, it simply becomes a part of who they are.

      I have had the misfortune of having lost my parents and two wives to death. However, I have not experienced what you and your wife have gone through. It must really hurt some days. I will pray for you and your wife…for your healing and unity. Sudden grief can magnify a person’s past experiences and their character. Guilt and blame are common phases for many experiencing grief and it is possible to get “stuck” in any number of the phases of grief.

      I don’t have any easy answers for you concerning your wife’s continued response to her loss. It may be that nothing YOU can say will help her emerge in victory. It may need to be an outsider. A few considerations may help. They may be a loss in your wife’s background that she did not fully mourn and she is now struggling with this current loss with the conflict from the past. Also, I don’t know what level of relationship you and your wife had before the accident.

      The trauma may be simply revealing a hurt heart that has been there for awhile. Then, perhaps your wife is transferring her own feelings of guilt about her not being able to control her child’s destiny or protect him to you. At any rate, beware of taking on undue responsibility for your wife’s struggle in processing her grief. However, as you seem to be doing, applying a lot of love and understanding to her will be a key in your relationship with her.

      You can’t fix her grief but you can maintain a close connection with the Lord Who will provide you with His love to pass on to your wife. I trust you can find a trusted friend, pastor or counselor who can help you both walk and talk through your loss. Many people try to put timelines of grief. Especially with the loss of a child, that is unreasonable. It take years. May God give you His comfort and wisdom. David K

  13. Joy from United States says:

    Please pray for my family and the restoration of our marriage. I’ve been with my husband for over 20 years and we have been married for 13 years we have 3 children together and he left me for my “best friend”. I love him with all my heart and I believe in my soul that we are true soul mates and he is just lost and confused right now. I do not want a divorce and I am standing strong on our marriage covenant. He needs rid of the negative people that tell him not to come back to me and that put negative thoughts in his head about me and our marriage.

    I feel like I’m forever saying I’m sorry for what he has done to us and I am just sitting back and hurting and loving him more and more just as GOD has intended. He needs God in his heart and in his life rather its on the radio, social media, news or someone testifying to him God’s grace and the covenant between a husband a wife brought together before GOD. Thank you for the prayers.

  14. Melody from United States says:

    Please pray for our marriage – we need a miracle. My husband’s heart is heavy. We have been married only 5 months and separated for 5 weeks. My family was more than he could handle and I wouldn’t let go and let him help me with them. We had finally started to talk and satan stepped in and created a horrible situation. My mouth and text messages to him were horrible; I reacted with anger and I have said things that were so wrong. My Spirit is poison and everything and everyone I touch I hurt. I want to glorify God in my life and I want to not be this angry person.

    I love the Lord. Please help me pray for a miracle and a blessing for our marriage. We felt that God brought us together but there are so many issues and hurts to overcome that I don’t know if we can, but I feel with the Grace of God we can. Please pray for us he has filed for divorce, I just feel that our marriage can be saved, the issues are small but he can’t see that I am trying and I am really trying, but he is ready to walk away, but I can’t I love my husband.

  15. Monica from United States says:

    My heart is so sunken and discouraged because of the condition my marriage finds itself in. My husband and I have been married for over a year and we seem to have become so distant from one another. This is our second marriage, so I expected it to be more difficult as we both bring in baggage. I need strength and guidance from the Lord on how I am feeling…I can’t even explain what I’m feeling. His parents recently moved in with us unexpectedly a little more than a month ago, adding to the distance between us. Please pray that the Lord bring healing and peace for our marriage. Please.

  16. Anthony from United States says:

    I’m writing here asking for prayer and help. My wife carries a heavy heart that never forgives. She holds on to grudges for years and can never let things go. These are just a few of the issues that are making our marriage difficult. I get yelled at and blamed for everything. We have 2 very young children that both adore us and we’ll be having our 9 yr anniversary next week. Unfortunately I don’t see us celebrating it :(

    We had an argument back in June over a silly utility bill and she’s held a grudge ever since. Eveything I say or do bothers her. I feel I have no say, no opinion and if I not agree with her then I have to pay the price. She constantly puts me down, belittles me and is never happy. She complains about everything I do and I can never do right in her eyes. It’s now gotten to the stage where she won’t look at me, come near me or even talk to me. Why does she hate me so much I ask myself? What did I do that was so bad to get this kind of abusive treatment?

    She told her brother and some family members that she wants me gone and no longer loves me. I haven’t done anything that would warrant this behaviour. I’m asking all of you to help me help her. Help us both get through this rough patch. I know nothing in life is perfect and I know that it’s normal to argue, disagree and have differences of opinions in a marriage. Why can’t my wife see that?? Who is out there trying to destroy the woman I love? I took my vows very seriously and I stand by them…for better and for worse, in sickness and in health.

    Please Father look over us, protect us from evil, and bring us back together. Let her heart love again… help her get rid of those deep rooted demons. She came from a broken, abusive family and I feel I’m on the receiving end.

    I ask you all to pray for us, pray for our marriage to strengthen, pray for us to be together again as a family. I’m reaching out to you Father… I need a miracle. I need to see that the Lord fight the evil that surrounds us. I believe in you Lord… please help me.

    • Brittny from United States says:

      I pray for you and that your marriage gets better. It’s not easy, sometimes. With God we can get through it. I pray she has an open heart and forgives you. In Jesus name Amen. Rebuke all evil that comes in-between you.

      • Anthony from United States says:

        Thank you brittny…that means a lot to me. Others caring about others and wishing nothing but the best. I want the best for you too. Be strong and think positive. I’m hoping that it’s a phase he’s going through and doesn’t mean the things that he says. Leave it all in God’s hands. Keep praying and never give up faith. Love is a powerful thing and conquests all

  17. Brittny from United States says:

    My husband and I are both 25, we have a 5yr old and 3yr old. We have been married for 5yrs. He works a lot out of town for the oil company. Lately we haven’t been getting along. He told me he is unhappy, and wants a divorce. I’m devastated. He is my best friend, my rock. I’ve been praying and I’m seeking out to get more prayers. I’m the only one who will pray, he won’t. I would love for him to have a change of heart. I know it’s possible with God. Please pray for my marriage and our family. In the same of Jesus! Amen.

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