Regardless of what you’re going through right now, prayers for marriage should be one of the top priorities in your marriage.
Marriage was designed by God for a purpose. When a man and a woman come together in holy matrimony, God is very much interested in that union because it reflects the union between Christ and the Church (His bride). It is God’s will for marriages to be perfect and model the sweet relationship He has with His Church.
However, the success of a marriage is hinged on the efforts of both parties involved.
Success in marriage happens when there’s love for each other, unity on all fronts (finances, decision making, etc.), mutual respect, trust, etc. When these are present in a marriage, the couple will experience peace and joy.
In our 7 years of marriage, I must say that daily prayers play a big part in how happy and content we are. Of course, it’s not going to be easy and problems are inevitable. But with God’s grace and mercy, we’ve learned not to give up and instead fight for it.
Now, don’t worry if you can’t find the right words on what to pray. With God’s guidance, we’ve prepared these 10 prayers for marriage to help strengthen and restore your relationship.
Bonus: Feel free to download these images of prayers of marriage, save them on your devices, and use them anytime. Perhaps, send them to your spouse and loved ones as well.
1. Prayer for Marriage Restoration and Healing
Oh, heavenly Father, show me mercy and bring healing to my home. Help my spouse and me understand the damage we cause to our relationship through hurtful words and actions. Let Your love fill our hearts and teach us how we must demonstrate this love to each other. I ask that You give us the strength to forgive each other’s faults and work towards being better individuals. Teach us what we need to do to bridge the gap between us. Open our eyes to understand Your purpose for our union and help us to work towards Your will. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
2. Prayer for a Troubled Marriage
LORD God Almighty, I seek Your mercy for my marriage. The storms of life have come crashing on my marriage and threaten to break it. Father, I pray for peace to reign over my relationship with my spouse. Help us to remember to show each other respect and love. Build within us the desire to stay committed to each other despite trials and troubles that come our way. Keep us rooted in Your Word to weather every storm against my relationship with my spouse. Give us the wisdom to resolve any disagreements and conflicts. Bless my marriage with peace. Teach us to put aside selfishness and help us to seek peace at all times. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
3. Prayer for Strength & Protection in Marriage
Heavenly Father, I understand that the enemy walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom and what to destroy and that marriage is one of his targets. I also know that You have given us the power to trample over all the powers of the enemy (Luke 10:19). Therefore, I make a decree that my marriage is protected under the shadow of the Almighty (Psalms 91:1), and no evil in the form of conflict, anger, impatience, selfishness, and strife will be found in the relationship between my spouse and me. Let Your presence be with us. Fill us with the fruit of the Spirit so that we are enabled to overcome whatever threatens our union. Let Your strength be made perfect in our weaknesses. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
4. Prayer for Happiness and Joy in Marriage
Dear LORD, let joy like a river flow in my marriage. I pray that my spouse and I will continue to find happiness with each other. Let us find ways daily to make each other happy, both in little and big ways. Help us to keep enjoying each other’s company. Teach us to keep choosing the things that will keep the joy alive in our relationship. Let our relationship be filled with more shared laughter between us and help us to enjoy the blessings You have made available for us in our marriage. This I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
5. Prayer for Love in Marriage
Father, I pray that my spouse and I grow in love, first with You, so that we can love each other effectively according to Your purpose. Teach us to love as You do. Teach us to be selfless, patient, and kind. Your very nature is love. Father, let my marriage reflect Your nature of love. Help my spouse and me to take practical steps in growing in love for each other. Open our eyes to our shortcomings and how to make compromises that keep our love aflame. Let my marriage be a testimony of the kind of love that draws lives to You. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
6. Marriage Prayer for Humility
Father, I pray for a humble spirit to come upon myself and my spouse. Help us to follow the example of Christ by walking in humility. Where we need to submit and love, help us to be wise enough to do so. Help us to accept our wrongs and apologize when necessary. Teach me to resist pride in my relationship with my spouse. Teach us to not allow haughtiness to ridicule Your grace in our lives. Let pride not take root in our hearts so that our marriage will be blissful and pleasing to You. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
7. Marriage Prayer for Sexual Faithfulness
LORD, I thank You for my marriage. Thank You for bringing my spouse and me together and keeping us till this moment. I pray for the grace to remain faithful to my spouse. Teach my spouse and me to keep our bed undefiled and holy. Give my spouse and me a discerning spirit to know when to flee any appearance of sexual sin against us. Let Your Holy Spirit strengthen us to resist temptations whenever they come. Teach us to cherish each other with our bodies. Keep us satisfied and content with each other. Help us to understand what the Word of God says about the husband and wife becoming one in the flesh. Amen.
8. Marriage Prayer for Patience and Forgiveness
Dear God, I thank You for showing us how to forbear and forgive one another in Your Word. You have taught me through Your Word that just as You easily forgive me, I should also forgive others. I pray that You will give me the grace to put this into practice in my marriage. Teach me to be patient with my spouse and help my spouse to learn to be patient with me too. Give us the strength to readily forgive each other’s faults and mistakes. Help us not to stay angry with each other. Fill our hearts with wisdom to handle offenses within our marriage. Teach us to show mercy as You do in Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
9. Marriage Prayer for Financial Abundance
Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your divine provision. You are Jehovah-jireh, the LORD who is my provider. Father, I pray that You bless our finances. Bless the works of our hands, and let us enjoy abundance. My marriage is under the hand of the Good Shepherd, and therefore, my spouse and I will never experience lack. Your Word says that Your blessings make one rich and add no sorrow. Therefore, father, pronounce your blessings upon our finances. Thank you, for you will supply all our needs according to Your riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Amen.
10. Marriage Prayer for Health & Wellness
Dear Father in heaven, the Creator of the heavens and the Earth. It is Your will that we are in health physically and spiritually. I thank You for Your provision of health and long life in Christ Jesus. Thank You for the promise of divine health. You have spoken over my life and the life of my spouse. I pray that You take sicknesses and diseases far away from my spouse and me. Help us to understand how to treat our bodies with respect as the temples of the Holy Spirit. Let the food we eat and the water we drink bring nourishment to our bodies. Teach us how to let go of bad habits that destroy our health. Thank You for Your thoughts of peace and not of evil for us. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
These ten prayers for marriage will help you to become intentional about your marriage. As you keep setting your marriage before God in prayers, you will receive the courage and wisdom needed to face whatever challenges your marriage may face.
Hand your marriage to God and watch Him transform your home to heaven on earth!