20 Prayers For Marriage To Stay United in Love
Modified: January 9, 2024
A simple prayer for marriage can improve your married life. Grow with your spouse through God's guidance and blessings with these prayers.
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Marriage is probably one of the toughest relationships to maintain. A disagreement or a fallout can leave a strain on any marriage that when left unresolved, can lead to marriage failures. That is why couples need to pray together. A daily prayer for marriage helps to create a stronger bond between couples enabling them to face marital challenges with love and courage. It also offers solace and reassurance during challenging periods. But most of all, marriage prayers allow couples to share a spiritual bond that grows not just in their faith in God but also in the joy that overflows to other areas of their marriage.
Start praying for you and your spouse today. You never know how impactful your prayer for marriage can be. When you fight for your marriage in prayer, God will fight for you as well. Some of the themes you can focus on in your marriage prayers are prayers for unity, relationship strength, and marriage restoration. If you need guidance, here are some Bible verses about marriage for a happy relationship.
20 Prayers for Marriage
1. Prayer for Unity in Marriage
Unity is an essential theme in any prayer for marriage because marriage is a union between man and woman that God has deemed as holy. Through marriage, husbands and wives are considered as one flesh.
Dear God, we pray for unity in our marriage. In areas where the enemy tries to divide us – our finances, time, priorities, we pray that we remain united and draw close to You. Make us one, Lord, in every area and every decision. Let our union also exude Your presence and grow in us as a testimony of Your faithfulness. Amen.
2. Prayer for Strength in Marriage
Doing life together as a married couple is never easy. There will be times when your marriage wavers in conflicts. Therefore, asking God for strength in marriage is a compulsory prayer for married couples.
Dear Lord, today, we surrender our marriage to You. We are both emotionally and mentally drained and it has become so increasingly difficult to endure the hardships. But Lord, we know that You are the Lord over our marriage. In You, all things are possible. Therefore, hear our prayer, Lord. Strengthen us that we may become each other’s comfort and support. When we have You as our rock and fortress, we can get through the difficult seasons together. Renew in us the strength to fight for our marriage and one another. In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.
3. Prayer for Forgiveness in Marriage
In your prayer for marriage, we encourage you to pray for forgiveness as well. During times of anger and frustration, we might say the wrong words to hurt our spouse. But prayers for forgiveness are powerful. Ask God to enlighten you that you may know what you have done wrong. Pray that both of your hearts be open to forgiveness for we’ve sworn to love our spouse for better or for worse.
Dear God, I come here humbled before You. You are a gracious and forgiving God and Your compassion never runs out. May we be able to live as a reflection of You both in words and actions. Teach us to forgive one another as You have forgiven us. Let us bear no resentment to one another. May we strengthen one another in love and forgiveness. Thank you, Lord, Amen.
4. Prayer for Intimacy
Intimacy goes beyond the physical. For a strong marriage, couples should also share emotional and spiritual intimacy. In your daily prayer for marriage, remind one another to also pray for deeper intimacy between you and your spouse. Here is a prayer for husband and wife:
Lord Jesus, we thank You that You have given us to each other in marriage and we pray that Your plan for us to be one flesh would be expressed in every area of life. Starting with our vows and commitments to each other, we pray for purity. We pray that we would honor each other completely and that we would put each other’s needs in front of our own. Lord, grow a trusting relationship between us that would be unbreakable. We pray that when others look at us they will see You in us and a closeness in our union that doesn’t come from the world. Reveal any false intimacy in our relationship and replace it with exactly what You had in mind when You created us for each other.
Father, help me to love my wife as You love me and to give up even my life if You call me to do so. Until then, help me to die in any selfish way that would keep my wife from trusting and following me as I follow You.
Lord, help me to respect my husband and trust that he has the good of our family in mind with every decision he makes. Help me to follow him as he follows You. Make us one as You are one.
— Tony Evans
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5. Prayer for Honesty in Marriage
Honesty is the best policy for any relationship. It helps strengthen a relationship in truth. Praying for honesty is thus also a prayer for relationship strength.
Father, You are the way, the truth, and the life. In You, there is no deception. In the same way, we ask of You today to show us how to live and love in truth. Remind us to be honest and yet gentle during confrontations and discussions. May we be honest about our sins and keep each other accountable. Allow us to stand righteous before you in one flesh. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.
6. Prayer for Health for Couples
Above all things, remember to pray for each other’s health, This is because you are part of the body of Christ and a holy temple made to do His good works. Here is how you can ask for good health:
Our Father in Heaven, thank You for blessing us with a living physical body that we can glorify Your name. We ask that You will make known to us the unhealthy habits that do not honor Your holy temple. Purge from us all things that harm our bodies and heal us from the illnesses that plague us, for You are the God who loves us. We ask all these in Jesus’ name, Amen.
7. Prayer for Unconditional Love in Marriage
Love is not just a feeling, it is a choice. It is choosing to be with your spouse despite his/her flaws. It is choosing to respect and honor him/her. For love covers a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4: 7). Likewise, pray today for unconditional love for your spouse.
Father, thank You for giving us a true picture of what love looks like. Help us to take whatever preconceived or worldly definitions of love that we have and replace them with the truth of Your Word and true unconditional love in our marriage. We pray that our love would be patient with each other and slow to give up. Help us to be kind to each other, never lacking in compassion. We pray that our love would be good-willed and always humble before each other. Help us to always speak highly of each other in private and in public.
May Your grace in our lives cause us to be slow to take offense and quick to forgive with each opportunity. Lord, we pray that we would be each other’s greatest shield, always defending each other from other people or situations that would attempt to cause us harm. And may we have an eternal optimism in regards to our relationship and Your intent and purpose for bringing us together. Lord, bless our marriage. May it never fail, and may Your name be made great through it.
– Tony Evans
8. Prayer for Joy in Marriage
Another prayer for marriage is the prayer of joy – to remain joyful in all circumstances and to remain joyful in each other’s presence.
Almighty God, You have blessed us with such a wonderful marriage and we cannot thank You enough. As we continue our lives together as a married couple, we pray that You bless us with abundant joy that even in challenging times, we do not stop in our thanksgiving to one another and You. May our marriage be a union that glorifies Your name. Amen.
9. Prayer for Trust and Understanding in Marriage
Trust and understanding are some of the things we should ask for in our prayer for marriage as well. Without them, the strength of a couple’s relationship will falter. Let us ask God to help us build our trust in our spouse and to be understanding partners.
God, You have brought us together in this marriage for Your purpose. I pray that You build up our trust in one another, that we may honor one another. I pray for wisdom in our interaction, that we may become understanding and supportive partners to each other. We ask all these in Your name, Amen.
10. Prayer for Faithfulness in Marriage
For a marriage to remain strong, both parties need to remain faithful. With all the distractions that life throws at us, remaining faithful is becoming increasingly difficult. Let us pray that God removes any seeds of unfaithfulness and remains pure in spirit.
Almighty God, I thank you for bringing my spouse and me together in this holy union. I pray that by Your grace and mercy, both of us can remain committed and faithful to You. Give us a discerning spirit to flee from any unholy sexual temptations and Your Holy Spirit to fill us that we may be able to resist any temptations. Remove in our hearts any seeds of unfaithfulness that we may remain pure in spirit and our covenant to one another. Help us to remain content and in love with one another for all our days to come. We are one unit. So God, let us live lovingly and harmoniously in this marriage. I ask all of these in Your name, Amen.
11. Prayer for Better Communication in Marriage
One of the most common petitions in prayer for marriage is for better communication. Effective communication helps couples to understand each other and prevent misunderstandings too.
Father, firstly, we thank You for blessing us with the ability to speak and communicate. Help us to become better communicators that we can talk things through effectively. Help us to use words that edify one another in love and gentleness. May our communication bring us closer to one another and closer to Your Lord. Thank you, Father, Amen.
12. Prayer For My Marriage
Here is a simple prayer for your marriage:
Dear Lord, thank You for my spouse. We want a marriage that reflects Your kind of commitment, Lord, the kind that lasts forever. Remind us, especially in the hard times, that we made a promise to each other and to You to be committed for a lifetime. Holy Spirit, please work within me so I will be the first to forgive and the first to say I’m sorry. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
– Melanie Chitwood
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13. Prayer for Marriage Restoration and Healing
Brokenness in marriage is common. But, remember, there is nothing our God cannot do to restore and heal your hearts. Come to Him in prayer, and see what God can do for you.
Lord Jesus, the enemy wants nothing more than to slowly erode the strength of our union. It wants to divide us over our differences and to pull away from each other. However, we give You access and authority over our marriage and we ask that Your grace be the bridge for any divide. We invite Your presence into our home and pray that it produces perfect harmony that results in the oneness of purpose. May we be one together and one with You as we submit to Your purpose for our marriage. And finally, we give You thanks in advance for the restoration and healing that will exist in our marriage. Thank You, Father, Amen.
14. Prayer for A Troubled Marriage
When troubles in life come crashing into your marriage, don’t sit on it and wait for it to blow over. In other words, come to God immediately and seek His counsel. Let Him make your path straight again.
Lord Almighty, I pray that You look upon our marriage with eyes of mercy and graciousness. The troubles in our lives are threatening our marriage. Our marriage is faltering. But Lord, we know that You are greater than any storm that may come our way. Father, I pray that peace and joy will reign over our marriage once more. Rekindle in our hearts the love and a desire to remain committed to each other despite the trials. Remind us daily to stay rooted in Your word and gain strength and wisdom from it so that we may know how to become better spouses for one another. We need Your blessings Lord to make this marriage work once more. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
15. Prayer for Marriage Protection
When we unite in holy matrimony, the evil one will do its best to break this union. Hence, we need to be wary and pray. In this prayer for marriage protection, ask God to be your shield and protect this holy union He has created for you.
Lord be our light. When the darkness seeps in, brighten our days with the power of praise. Lord be our light. Lord be our shield. When the arrows of hurt tear us down help us to hold a covering of gold. Lord be our shield. Lord be our hope. When despair starts to rise, keep us afloat, blow the sails of our hearts. Lord be our hope. Lord be our sight. When confusion ensnares, free us to see, to hold onto our dreams. Lord be our sight. Lord, come be our light, our shield, our hope, and our sight. For in you we trust, in You, we arise. Amen.
– Julie Palmer
Prayer for Spouses
A couple’s prayer for each other is powerful. When we pray for our spouses, we grow to learn more about them. As a result, we can better support them. In your prayer for marriage, take some time to pray for specific things for your spouse.
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16. Prayer for My Husband
Lord, I pray that You would strengthen my husband to resist any temptation that comes his way. Deliver him from evils such as adultery, pornography, drugs, alcohol, gambling, and perversion. Remove temptation especially in the area of (name specific temptation). Make him strong where he is weak. Help him to rise above anything that seeks to erect a stronghold in his life. Lord, You’ve said that “whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls” (Proverbs 25:28) I pray that (husband’s name) will not be broken down by the power of God. Help him to take charge over his own spirit and have self-control to resist anything and anyone who becomes a temptation. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
– Power of A Praying Wife
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17. Prayer for My Wife
Lord, show me how to really cover (wife’s name) in prayer. Enable me to dwell in her with understanding and give honor to her so that my prayers will not be hindered (1 Peter 3:7). Rener our love for one another. Heal any wounds that have caused a rift between us. Give me patience, understanding, and compassion. Help me to be loving, tenderhearted, and courteous to her just as You ask me in Your Word (1 Peter 3:8). Enable me to love her the way that You do. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
— Power of A Praying Husband
18. A Blessing Prayer for Marriage
Here is a short blessing prayer for your marriage.
May your marriage always bring glory to God, joy to one another, and blessings to your family for many generations to come. May love and laughter fill your hearts and your home for all the days of your lives. May you face every challenge hand-in-hand and side-by-side knowing that with God’s grace, you’ll conquer all obstacles together. May the world be forever a better place because the two of you fell in love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
– Dave Willis
19. Marriage Prayer for Newlyweds
The thought of living and being together with your spouse till death do you part is a wonderful thing. However, it may also be unsettling at the same time. And it is natural to feel this way. Let this marriage prayer remind you that You are not alone.
Dear Father, thank You for blessing me with a spouse that loves and cares for me. As we enter into a new life phase together as a newlywed, we seek Your guidance to show us the way to have a blissful marriage. We ask that You intervene in this marriage and be the center of it. Let this union bring us closer to You. May we seek You first in all things and align our marriage covenant to Your will. We surrender this new beginning into Your loving hands. Amen.
20. Marriage Prayer on Your Wedding Day
Marriage jitters are almost always inevitable. Nonetheless, remember to give thanks to God for this day that He has made. You can give thanks for the simplest of things, like this prayer here:
Lord, behold our family here assembled. We thank you for this place in which we dwell, for the love that unites us, for the peace accorded us this day, for the hope with which we expect the morrow, for the health, the work, the food, and the bright skies that make our lives delightful; for our friends in all parts of the earth. Amen.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
Ecclesiastes 4:12 And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 9 Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
1 John 4:18 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
1 Peter 3:7- 8 7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous
Proverbs 31:10 10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies
Proverbs 27:17 17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.