Prayer is an opportunity for us as Christians to enter into the presence of the Lord and fellowship with Him. It is during this time that He can speak to our hearts and inquire about how to have a better marriage.
Faithful prayers for marriage is an integral part in creating a strong, lasting relationship with your spouse. Within our prayer ministry we've received countless testimonies from married couples who have encountered incredible restoration and healing of their marriages thanks to prayer.
Whether you can pray with your spouse or even if you have to stand alone, prayers made in faith, believing God, can change your marriage forever. The enemy doesn't take kindly to people getting married and that is why he fights as hard as he does to try and get people to part ways.
Prayer along with taking action on what the Lord directs one to do is the difference maker between a marriage that works and one that doesn't. Below is a list of 7 powerful marriage prayers to strengthen your relationship. Please pray these prayers as often as you like.
1. A Prayer For a Stronger Marital Bond
Father, I bow my knees to You and thank You for marriage. I thank You for this wonderful opportunity to spend my life with the one I love. I give You all the glory and honor that we have come this far.
I want to share with You what I have on my heart. I desire that my marriage become even stronger as my spouse and I bond together more tightly than before. I don't want anything to come between us. Lord, please help to stand united as one before You.
We can never attain this stronger bond with Your help. Holy Spirit please turn up the light in the darkness and show us any area in our marriage where we left the door open for the enemy to slip in.
I want to close all doors to him for good. I want our marriage to rise to new levels of love and respect. I want to grow stronger together than ever before in Jesus Name!
I rest in knowing that You hear this prayer. I know that You are already at work and I give you the glory in advance. I look forward to sharing the testimony of all that You will help us accomplish together.
Thank You in advance Lord!
In the Name of Jesus I pray, amen!
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2. A Prayer For a Closer Marriage
Father, I come before You today because I desire my marriage to become closer. I want the connection and the bond I have with my spouse to grow closer still in Jesus Name.
Lord, please increase the intimacy that we have together whose marriage is centered around You and Your Word. I thank You, like I have many times, that I do have a blessed marriage.
Holy Spirit, please lead and guide us in every moment when it comes to how we should treat each other. Show us if there is anything we are doing that is hindering us from stepping into a stronger marriage. If there is any area where respect and trust is lacking, please reveal this to each of us.
I speak restoration and healing over any area of our marriage that is broken in Jesus Name. I declare wholeness over every area of our marriage.
I know You hear this prayer for my marriage. All we want to do is have our relationship bring You glory Father. Thank You for answering this prayer!
In Jesus Name I pray, amen.
3. Prayer For Greater Love In Marriage
Father, every day it is our desire to rise in love for one another. Your kind of love Lord. The kind of love that the Bible talks about. Each of us loving one another unconditionally. Each of us loving the other whether they love us back or not.
Please help us to forgive and forget. Help us to let go and let You heal and restore. When we offend each other, since no one is perfect, please give us abundant grace to move past that hindrance in the Name of Jesus. Please help us to maintain so much forgiveness like You have poured out towards us.
Lord, we want grace to abound in our relationship. We want mercy to overflow and fill every part of our marriage. I ask You to please use our marriage as an example of how good it can be!
Thank You for greater love in our marriage! Praise You Father!
In Jesus Name I pray, amen.
4. A Prayer for Health and Wellness
Father, I thank You that Jesus Christ paid the price in full for complete healing and wholeness in every area of life. This includes my marriage relationship. I ask You to please show us if we are doing anything to hinder health and wellness in our relationship.
It is a desire of our hearts to have a long, full life together. Your Word says that You desire that we prosper and be in health, even as our soul prospers. That's encompasses every area of life Lord!
I ask for Your grace to enable us to walk out making healthier choices in our lives. Please give us wisdom on what to eat and how to exercise to keep our physical bodies healthy in Jesus Name. Show us how to grow stronger spiritually too, which is the foundation for success as a Christian.
May we never forget what was done on the Cross and given to us as a precious gift by grace! Praise You Lord forever!
In the Name of Jesus I pray, amen.
5. A Prayer For a Truthful Relationship
Father, there can be no blessed relationship if it is not filled to overflowing with trust. I desire that our marriage be one where we walk in total integrity and truth in everything we do in Jesus Name.
Lord, I come against lies and deception. I bind and rebuke them. They will have no place in our relationship in Jesus Name! I speak healing and restoration over my marriage where dishonesty has created any damage. I pray for healing over any area where we've tripped and cause damage to the infrastructure of our marriage.
I decree and declare that my marriage is transparent and there is nothing left hidden between us!
I know that forgiveness and offense can hinder our prayer lives. Please show us Holy Spirit if there is anything from the past that needs to be addressed. If there is anything that needs to be properly forgiven then we are ready to face that by Your grace.
Thank You for listening and hearing this prayer. Thank You for a marriage filled with trust, truth, and honesty!
In Jesus Name I pray, amen.
6. A Prayer for Marriage Restoration
Father, You know why I am here before You today. I desire restoration in my marriage. I desire healing within my marriage today Lord.
I am done with the damage that we've allowed the enemy to do to our relationship. I have had it with allowing him to get a foothold!
I know that You've seen things unravel. I know You've seen how we let the love, trust, and respect fall by the wayside. I don't remember when it all started to fall apart but You do and I know You want to heal this situation more than I could possibly imagine. The Bible says You are always moved with compassion.
Lord, please show us where to start. Show us how to treat one another with love again. By Your grace and strength, I know that we can begin again. We can make a fresh start on the road to recovery.
Holy Spirit, please give us wisdom about what to do to strengthen our marriage in every moment of every day in Jesus Name. We don't want to overlook even a small opportunity to build up our relationship.
Help us to center our marriage around Jesus again because when we do that, we will surely succeed. Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world! With You on our side, we cannot fail.
I cast the care of needing restoration into Your capable hands. I believe that You are leading us on the path to recovery! Our marriage is blessed and it will be completely healed and restored!
In Jesus Name I pray, amen!
7. A Prayer For a Marriage Focused On Jesus
Father, in this moment of prayer, I place my marriage at Your feet. It is Yours. My desire is that our marriage is built upon Christ. Please forgive us for stepping away from focusing on Jesus in all that we do.
Lord, show us where we need to make changes. By Your grace, please help us to make the adjustments we need to. We want love to flow freely in our relationship.
Please refresh and recharge our marriage right now in Jesus Name.
I ask for strength to change our focus. I refuse to give into the lies and deception of the enemy that this marriage is hopeless. No! With You on our side, we have the victory!
Our eyes are on Jesus! We are strong in the Lord and the power of Your might, not our own! Please help us to bear spiritual fruit in our marriage. Help us to love on another as You define love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
Thank You for always being there for us. I look forward to all the changes for the better that You are already working on!
In the Name of Jesus I pray, amen.
Bible Scripture Verses When Praying About Marriage
Ephesians 5:25-33 - Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
1 Peter 3:1-5 - Likewise, ye wives, [be] in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 - Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Genesis 2:24 - Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Ephesians 5:22-33 - Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
Proverbs 18:22 - [Whoso] findeth a wife findeth a good [thing], and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
Proverbs 21:9 - [It is] better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Matthew 19:2-9 - And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
Proverbs 19:14 - House and riches [are] the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife [is] from the LORD.
Hebrews 13:4 - Marriage [is] honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
1 Corinthians 7:39 - The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
Genesis 2:20-24 - And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
Mark 10:8-12 - And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
2 Corinthians 6:14 - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?