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).
- 1 A Prayer for Married Couples
- 2 A Prayer for Your Marriage Partner
- 3 A Prayer for Couples Preparing for Marriage
- 4 A Prayer for a Newly Married Couple
- 5 A Prayer for Marriage Protection
- 6 A Prayer for Husband and Wife Relationship
- 7 Spiritual Warfare Prayers for Marriage
- 8 A Prayer for a Marriage Under Attack
- 9 A Prayer to Save Your Marriage from Divorce
- 10 Prayers for Marriage Restoration
- 11 A Prayer for Marriage to Happen
- 12 Conclusion
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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.
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.