Prayer For A Marriage In Trouble

Please pray for the restoration of my marriage. My wife of 20 yrs moved out 4 months ago. We have three beautiful children together. She is seeking a separation. I have been praying and asking God to work in our hearts. I ask God to remind my wife of all the good times and happy memories we made together. Please pray for us.


Lord, I come before you today with a heavy heart; my marriage is in grave trouble, and I need Your help and closeness. Please make changes in my spouse's heart. Make us compatible again, and bring us closer together as we were before. Fill us with Your love and give us the strength to love one another, care for one another, and fulfill your life long wishes for us. Show us the harm caused by careless, uncalled for words, and the pain caused by emotional distance. Heal the division between the two of us. Make us one again. In Your precious name I pray, amen.

Jesus please heal our marriage, unite us and deliver my partner from all evil.

Please remove all spiritual blindness and heal all wounds.

I pray the Holy Spirit makes us meek and humble at heart and creates a hunger for an intimate relationship with God.

Please pray for our family.


Lord God, we can no longer remain stagnant in our marriage. Yet we can't move forward, and we refuse to go backward. Our relationship feels broken like an old fashioned phonograph needle stuck on the same groove. So we are reaching out to You. Protect us from becoming another divorce statistic. In the name and through the blood of Jesus Christ, we resist our enemy who wants us to end this marriage. Lord, we ask You to rebuke the devour who is trying to rip apart the beautiful covenant began in us as a couple. We run to You, our Defender and Protector, our Refuge and Shelter in the time of trouble. We declare in the name of Jesus that our enemy, the devil, has no right to interfere in the sacred building of our relationship because You live in us and You are greater than the one who roams around looking for victims to destroy.

We know it is Your will to pray and believe for the healing of our marriage, and we are willing to work on it together. We stake our lives on Your promise, Lord, that when we trust in You with all our heart, You will direct our paths. You have connected our two spirits in oneness and cemented them with the bond of Your Holy Spirit. And what God has joined together, we give no room for our enemy to bring division. Your Word brings us truth, and wearing the spiritual armor You have given to us, we will fight for our marriage with You as our Supreme Warrior and Commander, and the third strand in our relationship together. In the precious and powerful name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we pray, Amen.

Lord Jesus, nothing seems to be going right in our marriage. Lately, we argue over so many things. Or we walk out in anger or silence, too upset to deal with any issues. Sometimes we fuss about little problems that don't really matter or hide things that really are important. But in Your eyes, Lord, everything matters. Pebbles grow to mountains when they pile up, day after day. When did it all start? Did we retreat into our own worlds? Become too busy to care? Did we stop listening to You and to each other?

Teach us how to communicateto simply talk to each other again with courtesy and kindness. Show us again what love and respect look like, and what it means to honor and mutually submit to the other as a man and woman in love with You, Lord. We've forgotten all the basics. And we sense that if we don't deal with even small problems now, we'll be facing a much greater roadblock later. Maybe we've forgotten what love is really like. Or maybe we never really knew. Regardless, Lord, our marriage is in trouble. We need you. No matter how difficult the circumstances, we want to face them togetherwith You on our side. You've told us we would experience troubles on this earth, but that You are the great Overcomer. With You, Lord, we can mend the tears and amend the errors. With You, we can build a successful marriage. In Your name, Amen.

Lord Jesus, we're desperate for your help. Our marriage is crumbling, and we're stumbling over the word, divorce. We've both been listening to other voices, telling us just to give upit's not worth the fight. We don't want to destroy our relationship or break the promises we made to each other until death do us part. And we know Your desire is for healing too. But we don't know what to do. Show us where to start to hedge up the gaps and exits we've created through selfishness, apathy, or pride. Reveal to us what we cannot see for ourselves. You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We've abandoned our first love for each other, and we need help to find the way back again.

Restore in us a willing spirit, and help us not to point fingers or respond defensively. Teach us how to listen to each other and to really hear. The actions, attitudes, and emotions that have brought us to this place didn't happen overnight. And we know it will take time to undo all the things that brought us here. You have promised to teach us in the way we should go. You are a wise Counselor, and You know exactly what we need. All our hopes and expectations are in You. If outside Christian counsel is necessary to lead us back and start over, then direct us to ones who truly can help. You are the answer, Lord. Divorce is not what we want. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Heavenly Father,

I pray for you to restore my broken marriage.

We've fallen so far from the beautiful thing that you created marriage to be.

You created marriage to be a glorious gift that mirrors your love for your own bride, the Church.

You intended marriage to bring us joy and companionship. But right now, this perfect picture seems so far away.

My spouse and I are only human; we're imperfect, and our relationship to each other is imperfect as a result.

We are going through such a difficult time, and sometimes I'm not even sure we can make it through to the other side.

But Lord, don't ever let us give up on this marriage. Don't let us grow weary of loving each other.

Help us to fight for it, each and every day. Give us tender, forgiving hearts toward one another.

Help us to love each other unconditionally, just as you love us. The day of our marriage, we entered into a sacred covenant blessed by You, and I will not break that covenant no matter how hard it gets.

Lord, cover all of our mistakes, as well as all of our sinful thoughts and actions, with grace.

Don't let our own flaws or the circumstances around us change the sanctity of our marriage. God, I recognize that my marriage is in trouble.

So I come humbly before you, asking you to save it by any means possible.

I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for blessing me with a partner for life. I want to glorify you in honoring my marriage vows and being the best spouse I can be.

I pray for an abundance of the fruits of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) within myself and my spouse.

Peace over our home and our spirits.
Love that overcomes all.
Joy that is ever present, especially during trials.
Faithfulness to you God and one another.
Patience in your perfect timing and will for my marriage and also towards my spouse.
Kindness at all times towards my spouse.
Goodness, that is honorable and pure.
Gentleness to handle a hurting heart and bruised spirit.
Self-control to resist the temptation to sin against you and my marriage.
Father, please grow my marriage and place in each of us a burning passion to serve you. Help my spouse to be the kind of leader in our family that he needs to be. May he lead by example in his own spiritual walk.

I pray that you would heal conflict in my marriage and place in each of us a forgiving heart. Help each of us to love, honor, and cherish each other always.

Your Word describes love as patient, kind, non-envious, not boastful, not self-seeking, not evil, protective, trusts, hopes, perseveres and never-failing (1 Corinthians 13:4-8.)

I pray Lord that you would saturate both of our hearts with this kind of love.

Lord, thank you for the purity of marriage. Help us to be sober-minded and on alert against the evil that seeks to devour.

Protect us and our marriage against a moment of weakness.

Place in us an eagerness to serve each other with love, humility, and patience. Make us both of the same mind and love. Grant us freedom from selfishness.

Father, no man can separate what you have joined together. I pray this in Jesus' name, Amen.