18 Prayers for Marriage and Married Couples

The sacred union known as marriage was instituted by God from the beginning of time as a lasting obligation between a man and a woman to sacrificially love their spouse in the same way that Jesus loves us.

Prayers for Marriage
“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure.” Hebrews 13:4a

God created marriage, not only for the joy of the husband and wife, but also for the purpose of passing down spiritual truth from one generation to the next in the context of the biblical family. Husbands and wives should pray daily that they will have a strong marriage that honors God and models the type of love that He has for each of us. It is for that reason that God also instituted and sealed the union of the husband and wife in the holy bonds of matrimony as a visible representation of His relationship with us. (See Ephesians 5:21-23).

A Prayer for Married Couples

Use this prayer at a wedding ceremony or at a wedding anniversary celebration as a prayer of blessing over the married couple.

“Father God, we acknowledge that You instituted marriage as a sacred union between a husband and wife for their entire life. So, today we ask for your blessing and approval upon this man and woman.

As they reflect upon their marriage vows, I pray that they will know more days of riches rather than days of poverty, more days of health rather than days of sickness, and more days of better rather than days of worse. However, when those difficult days do come, I pray that they will remember their vows to love each other unconditionally and sacrificially.

I also pray that the love that first brought them together will grow stronger each day for the rest of their lives. I ask that the bonds of their marriage would be sealed by Your Holy Spirit.

Therefore, in holy reverence, I beseech your blessings upon their marriage and ask that You fill their days as husband and wife with happiness and love. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

A Prayer for Your Marriage Partner

Pray this prayer on behalf of your husband or wife that God would bless him / her and watch over them each day.

“Dear Jesus, I want to first thank you for my husband / wife. I am so grateful that you brought us together. My life would not be complete without him / her. Would you please watch over my husband / wife and watch over our marriage today? Protect him / her from all harm. Bless him / her today and bless our marriage. In Your Holy and Precious Name I pray, Amen.”

A Prayer for Couples Preparing for Marriage

If you know someone who is engaged to be married, consider praying this prayer as they begin their marriage relationship together.

“Dear God, I am appealing to you today on behalf of _______________ and _______________ as they are about to begin their married life together. I am asking You to bless their marriage. Meet all of their needs whether they are material, emotional, or spiritual. Provide them with a secure and happy home.

Help them to have the right expectations for their spouse so that they will find contentment and pleasure in their marriage. Bind them together as one and help them to remain faithful and true to each other. Let their love for one another continue to grow so they can find happiness all the days of their lives. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.” Deuteronomy 8:17-18

A Prayer for a Newly Married Couple

After the excitement of the engagement and the wedding ceremony are over, young couples are often blindsided by the realities and hardships of marriage. Consider praying this prayer of protection over their relationship.

“Dear Heavenly Father, I come to You today on behalf of _______________ and _______________ who have just recently gotten married. As they settle into their new life as husband and wife, I ask that You watch over their home and their new family.

I pray for Your hand of protection to be placed on their marriage. Help them to adjust to living together as husband and wife. Remind them to be caring and sensitive to each other’s needs. Provide for them a happy and loving home.

Allow their love for one another to flourish and their life together to be filled with joy. In Your Holy and Precious Name I pray, Amen.” Deuteronomy 8:17-18

A Prayer for Marriage Protection

The Scriptures tell us to not be unaware of Satan’s schemes who wants to destroy our homes and lives. Therefore, pray this prayer of spiritual protection over your marriage to guard against Satan’s snares.

“Dear Jesus, I am asking you to surround my marriage with your loving protection. Guard us against Satan’s attacks. Keep me and my husband / wife away from those things that would entice us to be unfaithful to our marital vows. Protect us from those people who would seek to do us harm.

Place a hedge of spiritual protection around our home. Deliver us from evil. Help us to be strong and faithful to You and to one another. Guard our hearts and minds. I place our marriage safely in Your hands. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.”

Prayers for Marriage

A Prayer for Husband and Wife Relationship

Despite our best efforts, husbands and wives still need God’s divine help in having a strong and vibrant marriage. Consider praying this prayer over your relationship with your husband or wife.

“Dear Lord God, I come to you today to ask for your help in my marriage. I lift up my husband / wife to you today. Help me to honor You and honor my husband / wife in my words and my actions. Please, let them know how very much I love them. Help me to be a good husband / wife to my spouse.

Guard our relationship against anyone or anything that may try to come between us. Help us to remain faithful and true to one another. Give us wisdom and guidance each day as a couple so that we can have a good and happy marriage.

May we always love each other unconditionally. Thank you for my spouse and my marriage. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Spiritual Warfare Prayers for Marriage

When you feel like your marriage is under spiritual attack consider praying one of these short powerful prayers.

  • Get behind me, Satan! You will not be a stumbling block in my marriage or my home.
  • Father God, into Your hands I commit my marriage.
  • Oh Father, lead us not into temptation and deliver our marriage from evil.
  • O God, bind us together with You in the bonds of marriage. A cord of three strands is not easily broken.
  • Help me, Jesus, to honor my marriage.
  • Lord, please do not allow me to say anything to my spouse that I will later regret or need to apologize for saying.
  • I call upon the Hosts of Heaven to protect my marriage and my home.
  • Guard my heart, Jesus. Help me to dwell only on those things that are true and not false, on what is right rather than what is wrong, on noble and pure things, on whatever is lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy.

A Prayer for a Marriage Under Attack

There are times when outside forces seem to wreak havoc on our marriages. When you feel like your relationship is under attack pray this prayer of deliverance.

“Lord God, You are my Deliver, so I offer this prayer to You for relief from the attacks of the evil one upon my marriage. I feel like my husband / wife and I are being hit from every side. Nothing seems to be going right. We need Your help! Show us what to do to fight off the assault upon our marriage. Give us strength to stand up against those who want to see us fail. Protect us from all that is going wrong. Deliver us from these problems so that we can experience a happy marriage. We place everything in Your hands. Amen.”

A Prayer to Save Your Marriage from Divorce

Sadly, many marriages often succumb to the strains and pressures of life and as a result one of the partners recommends a divorce. If you find yourself in a similar situation and you desperately want your marriage to remain intact, then consider offering this prayer to God.

“Oh Heavenly Father, my marriage is in shambles and my husband / wife claims they want a divorce. I know this is not what You desire, and it is not what I want either, but I do not know how to fix it. I desperately need Your help. I love my husband / wife and I want to save my marriage.

Will you please help me to know what to say or do? Will you speak into my husband’s / wife’s heart as well? Would you please restore our marriage and bring us back together? Please forgive me for anything I have said or done to contribute to this situation. I am truly sorry. Please help us to love one another again.

I give my marriage to You and ask for your help. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Prayers for Marriage Restoration

Even when a marriage is restored, and a husband and wife are reunited, they still need prayer to regain what has been lost. When a couple gets back together, pray one of these prayers over their marriage.

• Father God, may You be the tie that binds _______________ and _______________ back together again as husband and wife.
• Lord Jesus, would you please infuse the home of _______________ and _______________ with Your love so their marriage will once again be strong.
• Heavenly Father, help _____________ and _______________ leave the past behind them and cleave lovingly to one another.
• May the vows that were spoken be renewed and the love shared be rekindled between _______________ and _______________ as they are reunited in their marriage covenant.

A Prayer for Marriage to Happen

If you have a desire to be married and have been seeking the one that God has in mind for you to marry, then pray this prayer for the marriage to occur.

“Father God, I know that You have a wonderful plan for my life – a plan to prosper me and not to harm me – a plan to give me a hope and a future. Well, my hope is that you would bring someone into my life that I can marry and that we can share that future together. Give me wisdom and guidance so that I will know who the right one is for me to marry. Help me to know how to be a good husband / wife. Lead me to the person You have chosen for me.

Let our love for one another be strong and our desire for marriage be mutual. So, I thank You in advance for what You are going to do in my life, and I cannot wait to be married to that special person that I will love and who will love me in return. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.”


The vows that husbands and wives make to one another on their wedding day are to be repeated in both words and actions throughout the lives of the married couple. These vows are pledges of devotion not only to the husband or wife, but also to God.

Numbers 30:2-4 instructs husbands and wives concerning their vows in this way: When a man makes a vow to the Lord or takes an oath to obligate himself by a pledge, he must not break his word but must do everything he said. When a young woman still living in her father’s household makes a vow to the Lord or obligates herself by a pledge and her father hears about her vow or pledge but says nothing to her, then all her vows and every pledge by which she obligated herself will stand. 

For these reasons, we should seek God’s blessing upon our marriage by appealing to Him through prayer that we would maintain our vows of sacrificial love for one another. Therefore, consider using one of the following prayers as a guide in praying for your own marriage.

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