10 Marriage Prayers

Marriage PrayersOn the Internet (in Pinterest), we stumbled upon the marriage 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:

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)

We also pray:

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)

Concerning Praying Together:

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

— Additional Marriage Prayers —

Below is a link to an article that contains even more marriage prayers to pray over your marriage:


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