Prayer For Hopeless Marriage
Steadfast Father, my spouse has left me to live with another person. For the sake of our children and for the sake of our union that should reflect the relationship between You and the church, I ask that my spouse would return to our family, fully committed to long-term and single-minded devotion to me and to our children. Let my heart that has been crushed rejoice again. Create within each of us a new heart of love for one another. Amen.
Dear Father, Lifter of my head, will my heart ever heal? Will I ever be able to trust again? My spouse has confessed and asked forgiveness, but I feel so rejected and angry. Great Physician, heal my broken heart and heal this marriage. Let us both be loving and considerate to each other, and may my partner truly turn away from adultery and be committed to this marriage. Create in both of us a clean heart. Amen.
Lord, my Counselor, as we seek restoration from this affair, grant us an understanding of the issues that have contributed to unfaithfulness. First, help us both to confront anything blocking our relationship with You and to restore that intimacy and obedience. And help us to address and repair the breakdown in communication and affection with each other, and commit to a relationship that reflects Your love for us. Amen.
Forgive me Lord for being discouraged by those who do not believe in Your power. The temptations to give up outnumber the billboards in the city.
But You, O Lord, are my encourager. Shield my heart and mind from discouragement.
Remind me of Your great acts of love for Your people.
You fed five thousand with one boy's lunch. You transformed Saul from a Christian killer into Paul, a Kingdom builder. You are able to do so much more for our marriage than I have asked of You.
I rest my hopes on Your faithfulness. I will not fear based on what I can see with my eyes. I will trust in You, the unseen God, to shield me and my husband from reacting to the enemy's schemes to divide us.
God, You have promised that if I offer You a miniscule amount of faith, You will create something so much bigger out of it.
Today, I offer You my faith in Your ability to bring Jesus into this world from a virgin girl. I believe that You breathed life into Adam and made Eve from his rib. You transformed Zacchaeus from a crook into someone who wanted to give back four times what he had stolen.
I believe that You, O Lord, can turn our bitterness into kindness. You can transform our self-focused stubbornness into a your needs come first mindset.
You are able to restore us completely and allow our marriage to point others to Your perfect love for imperfect people.
Let my faith become sight, Lord.
Lord, I want our marriage to be healed.
Let the healing begin with me. Have mercy on me, Lord, a spouse who has failed so often to demonstrate Your love.
I want to love my spouse the way You love me. Help me.
I want to be a vessel of Your love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in _____'s life. Use me.
I want to love in such a way that ____ is inspired to praise You. Glorify Yourself in me, Lord.
Lord, I want to be filled with Your courage and strength. I want to live by every word that comes from Your mouth and speak boldly about what You can and will do.
The threats against my marriage are wimpy compared to Your great power.
Joshua put his godless enemies to death. He listened to Your voice and obeyed You.
You gave him authority to accomplish Your will. He commanded the sun to stand still, and You made it happen for the glory of Your name and the protection of Your people.
Teach me, Lord, to exercise the authority You have given me. Train me to hear Your voice and respond without hesitation.
Make me brave. Use me to war against the enemies of our marriage in prayer using the Sword of Your Spirit.
I believe You are able, Lord. Please help my unbelief.
With faith in Jesus' blood and righteousness, I pray.
God, I trust that You see me and know what I am going through. You saved Noah, his family, and the animals from the flood. You sent a wind over the earth and caused the waters to recede. I am waiting on Your winds of change, Lord.
Change me, Lord. Here is my heart. Cleanse me of impure motives. Reduce me to love. Let Your pure love be the driving force behind my words, my touch, and my tone of voice.
Change my perception. Help me to see myself and my spouse through Your eyes.
Reveal to us where we are making the situation worse by resisting Your leadership and disobeying Your commands.
Help me to wait prayerfully and expectantly for You to move in us and our circumstances.