Prayer For Divorcing Couple
Praise You for Your faithfulness. We are often unable to remain committed to the ideals of our hearts on this earth, but You are able to uphold justice and righteousness throughout time. Our minds change and shift, but you remain constant. What we fail to understand, You already know. The path we fear, You have already paved. In the scramble to rearrange our lives after divorce, You seepurpose for all of our pain clearly.
Rather than wait for us to emerge on the other side of this pain, we know that those who have surrendered hearts to Jesus are never alone. Whether we are in physical pain, enduring the torture of heartbreak, or living in the sorrowful mess we've created, You remain.
Thank You, Father, for the joys of our wedding day, and the hope that we held onto so dearly as time began to drift by. We gratefully look upon another day, but with the silent haunting wonder why marriage failed.
Time is rushing by and we are thankful, even for these broken minutes. You are capable of working miracles with fractured hours, and we praise You for assuring us that Your divine purpose for our lives has not been lost in what we see as a catastrophic end to all hope that our lives can be used for good.
God, You are good. Heaven sings of hope that springs from tragedy and loss. When we follow Jesus, we never suffer in vain. Hallelujah! There will be life again. Thank You, Jesus, for hope.
Forgive us for our part in this divorce. Where two people are joined together, their imperfections meet; for no one can boast perfection on this earth. Whether we own the mistake that sent our marriage tumbling off course, or have yet to understand why we've been abandoned, we ask Your forgiveness today. For the seen and invisible mistakes, the individual strongholds of sin, the battle for love that has been lost, we ask Your divine and all-knowing forgiveness.
Convict our hearts and change us from the inside out as a result of this divorce. Hear our confession, and forgive our disobedience in ending what You joined forever. Help us to forgive ourselves, for marriage is never a guarantee. Though some are ready to label our mistake, our tragedy, our misfortuneYou are not. Shame and guilt do not sprout from You. Help us to discern the voices of those reaching out to help us, and to hear Yours above all othersincluding our own.
Bless and heal our hearts, Father. Mold them and make them more like Jesus' everyday. Inspire us with Your Word, and reveal Your love and character to us like never before. Show us what to do with the shambles of broken marital promises. Teach us how that can be used for good. We can love someone specifically because of the pain we've endured and the mistakes we've made. Remove the focus of each day from our own grieving hearts, and help us take new steps each day to reach out to others coming alongside and up behind us out of similar situations. As we reach out, our hearts will heal.
God places people around us specifically, but we often miss them because we're watching for how they can help us, listening for advice and focused inward on our grief. When we start to listen to the stories that surround us, God remolds, heals, and restores us.
We are promised that this world will be painful. No one walks down the aisle on their wedding day with the prospect of divorce on the horizon. Yet, it has become a part of our broken world.
This side of heaven we will suffer from the consequence of our sin, but we may also suffer in very Job-like ways. He did nothing to deserve his immense suffering, yet his friends remained convinced otherwise. Divorce has a way of attracting opinions, when all we need is love. Test every piece of advice and consolation with God's Word. He is our Comforter and our Healer. Because of Jesus, our Savior, we are forgiven even when it's our fault. Help us, Father, to forgive ourselves, turn from our sin, and bear witness of Your love in our lives.
In Jesus' Name,
Father God, what can I say? My wife has walked out on me saying that she can't stand to be with me and that she no longer loves me. How can this be? I worked so hard to provide for everything that she wanted, but now that times are hard, she wants me out of her life forever, and has asked for a divorce.
Forgive me, Lord, for my part in this rift that has developed between my wife and me. Perhaps I put too much weight on providing for the comforts of life, without being the loving comforter she may have needed. Perhaps I looked too much outside the walls of my home for my own comforts too, and became too easily flattered by others who seem attracted to me.
Forgive me for letting my marriage fail to the point where we may be separated, and even divorced. But thank You Lord, for all You did for me at the cross of Calvary. I know that there is no sin that I have committed in thought, word or deed that was not dealt with by the cross, for we are told that the only sin that cannot be forgiven is unbelief in Jesus, and I trust in Jesus Christ as my Saviour.
Lord, I pray that our marriage will not end in divorce, but that by Your grace You would bring us back together again, to start afresh, with You at the helm of our home, rather than with me thinking I had to prove myself. Thank You, Jesus, for being there for me.
Loving Father, my husband has divorced me and I am so full of pain and sadness. I went into my marriage for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness or in health, and expected it to continue until death parted us, but the emotional and economic strains on our marriage became so heavy that it caused us to separate and finally to divorce. Although my husband took the decision to divorce, against my desire, I admit that some of the fault must lie at my door too.
Lord, I know that divorce is hateful to You and certainly not Your will for any of Your children, for You made man and woman to join them together in marriage as one, just as Christ Jesus is joined together with the Church as one, and I feel that having gone through this divorce is a violation of Your will for my life.
Feelings of guilt keep coming into my heart and I have even thought that my part in the divorce would cause You to reject me as Your child. But Lord I know that the Bible tells me that all my sins, including any that are connected with my divorce, were all forgiven at the cross, even any future sins that I may commit, were all dealt with by the blood of Christ Jesus my Saviour.
Thank You, Lord, that I am Your child. Remove any lingering doubts I pray, and fill my heart with Your joy and peace. Heal my pain and sadness and thank You Lord, that nothing in heaven or earth can separate me from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus my Lord, including my divorce, for which I praise Your name. Help me to live my life from this day forward in a way that is pleasing to You. In Jesus' name,
Loving Father, my heart is heavy as I am having to face a divorce I never wanted and feel not only alone, but such a failure in my marriage.
Lord, when we made our marriage vows to each other, I never contemplated the thought of separation, and certainly not divorce. Lord, I was sure that You had brought us together and now my whole life seems to be shattered, and we are more like strangers than husband and wife.
Help me Lord. Give me the strength and the courage to face this sadness in my life. Keep me Lord from bitterness, and may I face the proceedings with calm dignity and not acrimony or hostility. There is much pain in my heart, Lord. I pray that You will keep me from nursing any wounds and that I would emerge from this ordeal closer to You.
Thank You, that You have promised to be with me through all the storms of life. Lead me in the path that You have planned for me, I pray. In Jesus' name,
Gracious God and Heavenly Father, we rejoiced so much when our dear son was married to his lovely bride, but how sad that things have deteriorated to the point that they are going through a divorce. Lord, this is not what we would have chosen and I am sure that this is not Your perfect will for their lives. Keep us Lord, from criticising what they are planning to do, and may we be both a present and a prayerful support for our son and daughter-in-law, at this difficult time.
Father, You know whatever the problem is between them, and I pray that both of them will seek Your face before going through this irreversible decision. Lord, we pray that in Your grace and mercy You would move both their hearts to rethink this decision, and may Your Holy Spirit convict their hearts and bring to mind the marriage vows they made to each other, in Your presence.
Be with us all in the days that lie ahead, and help us to keep our trust in You, knowing that all things work together for good to those that are Your children. In Jesus' name we pray,
Father, it is with great sadness that we come before You, knowing that our precious daughter has decided to divorce her husband. Oh Lord, this must grieve Your heart as it does ours, and we pray that they both may consider working this through together, to try to reconcile their differences.
Protect our little grandchildren, we pray, and ask that they may not be hurt or emotionally damaged by all that must be going on in the home at the moment.
Lord, we know that things in this world are hard and that marriage is not the bed of roses that the pop songs and romance novel make it out to be. But a good marriage partnership has to be worked at from both sides, and often for a lifetime, if the result is to be the depth of mutual love that we know is possible, for those that are in Christ.
Prevent them from rushing into divorce too quickly we pray, and give them both the grace and the wisdom to seek You and Your will for their lives. May they be reconciled with each other, and with You, and draw ever closer to the Lord Jesus. Pour out Your love and peace and forgiveness into their hearts and renew a right relationship between them we pray. In Jesus' name,
God, help me I pray. I have tried to be a good wife for many years and to stay with my husband and to be the wife he wanted, but things are just going from bad to worse. His drinking and other habits are becoming so difficult to cope with, that I feel the only course of action is to go through a divorce.
It saddens me, as I love my husband Lord, but I fear for what he is likely to do to the children and to me when he becomes so aggressive. Protect us Lord, protect the children I pray, and help us to escape from this bitter marriage.
Help me Lord. Show me what to do. Lead me through this painful process and bring me out the other side I pray. I will trust in You and not be afraid. Thank You that You are always there for me.
Father, I belong to you. I place myself anew in your hands and acknowledge you as Master and Lord of my life. Grant me the gift of a forgiving heart and cleanse me of any anger, hostility or revenge. Heal my hurts and wounds and teach me to rely on your
love. Grant me wisdom of heart and strengthen me by your grace to move on in faith, in trust and in love. Thank you Lrod for you love in my life.