Here is the truth that most people do not like to admit: marriage is hard. It is incredibly hard.

Spending forever with someone who is different from you is not quite a walk in the park. It has its ups and downs, its highs and lows. There is disagreement, then agreement. There is breaking, then making.

Marriage is incredibly hard but when handled right, it is incredibly beautiful. This is why prayers for marriage matter. Praying for your marriage is one of the most rewarding things you can do for your relationship.

If you make prayer a priority and not an option, then handling a lot of issues will be much easier.

I know first hand that prayer makes a marriage stronger. When I pray for my marriage, I gain clarity. I find peace. My faith in God is strengthened. The place of prayer humbles me. It helps me let go and let God. It helps me speak life into my marriage.

Our marriages have an enemy. The enemy who wants to steal kill and destroy wants to devour your marriage.  The most powerful weapon you have is prayer.

You can not fight a spiritual battle using physical tactics. It is funny how easy it is to quarrel with your spouse, rather than ‘quarrel’ with God in the place of prayer.

Or how easy it is to complain to a friend or family member rather than ‘complain’ to God. Or how it is easy to worry about issues rather than pray about them. What if we turned all the quarrels, complaints and worries into prayers?

I’ll encourage us to pray these prayers because prayers are powerful. Prayers make a difference. Pray from a place of faith, not fear. If you are single, equally pray them for your would-be marriage.

Begin by asking God to forgive you for every sin then pray passionately.

1. Father, thank you for the spouse you have blessed me with.

“Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.” (James 1: 17, NLT)

“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, NLT)

2. Father, help me to be forgiving and tolerant towards my husband/wife.

“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” (Colossians 3:13, NLT)

3. Father, teach me to love my spouse unconditionally.

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” (I Corinthians 13:4-7)

4. Father, may my spouse fulfill your plan for his/her life.

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.

Before you were born I set you apart

and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5, NLT)

5. May my spouse and I seek you first before any other thing.

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” (Matthew 6:33, NLT)

“But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD.” (Joshua 24:15)

6. Teach us to depend on your power through every difficult moment we face together.

“I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him.” (Ephesians 1:19, NLT)

7. Lord help me bridle my tongue and not say hurtful things to my spouse.

“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” (Colossians 4;6, ESV)

8. Lord help, my spouse and I to not yield to any temptation that may come our way.

“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” (1 Corinthians 10:13, NLT)

9. Lord, separate my spouse and me from every evil company.

“Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33, ESV)

10. May your peace reign in our home.

“Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7, NLT)

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  1. I love this post. The impact of prayer on marriage ( before, after, and during marriage ) cannot be underestimated.
    All the prayer points are carefully chosen, relevant , covers a wide range of issues that couples face in marriage and if prayed seriously can yield amazing results.
    It doesn’t hurt to pray them before marriage sef. It’s just a matter of substituting a few words e.g ” God, thank you for the spouse you will bless me with or my spouse to be”

  2. Great prayer! You can never go wrong with praying in any circumstance. With God on our side, we are strong. Having constant faith in the Lord is key.

  3. Thanks for these prayer points, so useful even before marriage begins. What you said is so important about praying from a place of faith not fear, because the state of our hearts makes such a difference.

    Chisom Okere- Faith, Virtue, beauty 

  4. With the increasing numbers of divorce and separation these days, it’s obvious the devil is out to destroy marriages.
    Our homes will continue to stand even in the midst of storms in Jesus’ name.
    Thanks for the prayer points P.

  5. Oh yes!!When a couple prays together it most definitely humbles then because then there is awareness of a Higher authority you both answer to and with that a lot of things are handled way better.


  6. May the GOOD God bless you for this sister. Please what is your facebook handle, I want to send you a friend request and at the same time use ur name directly for references when I am referring. Thanks

  7. Wow. I attended a meet-up last weekend and prayers for marriages were emphasized. And I come to find you talk about it again.

    Been praying oh. But I feel pushed to pray even more. Thank you ma’m. #hugs#

  8. I feel blessed! thank you Precious for this.
    I was able to share it with close friends.
    Love your blog! More grace..

  9. The word of the Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever… I am blessed even now.

  10. Thank you so much for this I and my husband are under attack and I recently realized because I’ve been so clouded I lost focus of God and my prayer life because of the weigh down of issues this helped me!

  11. Dennis Boyd

    Need Prayer for my Marriage plz we are no together right now and I miss her so much plz PRAY FOR US DENNIS R. BOYD AND LENA M. BOYD WE ARE TRUCK DRIVERS TEAMS

  12. Dennis Boyd

    Need Prayer for my Marriage me and my wife are over the road team truck Drivers we had a fight on are home time now we r not together and I miss and Love her can you put us on a PRAYER LIST THAT WE MAY COME BACK TOGETHER DENNIS R. BOYD AND LENA M. BOYD

  13. Precious, Great outline, great focus, using it now! Thank you,Graham

  14. I am reaching out to all of you. My husband is moving out. He doesnt know if he wants us to be together. I made an awful decision and I hurt him physically. I have asked for forgiveness from God, myself and him. It wasnt me. The enemy is definitely out to destroy us. I found these prayers and i will be saying them over and over. I need prayer, our marriage needs prayer! We didnt know how to put God in our marriage before. I pray it is not too late to do so now.

  15. Hi my husband walked out on me after four years of marriage and said he loved someone else and now since moved in with this woman and past by me in the store and acted as if I didn’t exist I have been so hurt and upset with god because I did all that he asked I fast prayed I was faithful and it’s like his life is perfect and mines as went in darkness I haven’t been wanting to pray or do anything I been feeling so betrayed and in no way believing in the spirit I am so torn in my faith my heart my soul

    • Hi Tara,
      This hurts so much to read. I pray God will comfort your soul in more ways than you can imagine. Also, use this season to develop your relationship with God and take good care of yourself than you have ever done. Don’t stay in that darkness. You can have a great life. You can smile and be happy. May God wipe away every tear from your eyes.

  16. Im asking for all the prayers that i can get caught my husband cheating on me about a month n half ago, im currently pregnant. He has been so disresptful since this happen. I will trust God that he will see me thru this. im so hurt , confused, broken, nd stressed. WITH ALL THINGS GOD IS ABLE! HE WILL RESTORE MY MARRIAGE. Please pray for my marriage Annette Scotland n Newton Scotland

    • Hi Annette, I am so sorry to hear that! I’m glad that you are holding on to trust in God during these trying moment. I pray He shows you the way. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted. May He comfort you, sister. And please take good care of yourself and the baby.

  17. Nneka Adolor

    Hello Precious, thank you for d prayer guide,very encouraging n inspirational words. I find it rili helpful. God bless u real good.

  18. Thank you for these!!
    My marriage is in need of prayer!
    Desperate need.
    God is good!
    Trust, Faith, and keep praying! ❤️

  19. I am praying for healing and restoration into my marriage. I am praying for God’s divine intervention into my marriage. I will do anything to save my marriage. I do not cheat on my wife but we do have this arguments due to lack of her commitment to the union. She has been gone with the children for 3 weeks now and there’s been no contact. I love my wife ever so much and would do anything to get this marriage back on track. We have 2 wonderful children together. I am praying for healing on her soul and asking God to let her realize she is making a grave mistake. I rebuke the hands of the devil in trying to destroy my marriage. I ask God to open her eyes to friends that are influencing her. I do not want my children growing up without a father figure. I ask God to open up channel of communication between us so we can rebuild our marriage and family. I will never give up on my marriage. I work and dote on my family. This is the second marriage for both of us. I do not desire to be on the dating scene again. I ask God to reignite the fire inside our marriage, I ask God to speak to my wife in her conscious mind to realize that we need to get back and start communicating. I pray she realizes that my fight is for her and our marriage. I want the best for her and will protect her as a brother, best friend and husband. My heart is aching and in so much pain. The silence is killing me but I ask God for strength to be able to go on.
    One thing for sure, I will fight so hard to save my marriage and I pray that God will touch her soul to save this marriage for both of us and especially our children.
    I also pray for my son who has also been a catalyst to issues within our marriage that God almighty use him as a vessel to get our family back together. I miss my wonder daughter so much
    I am thanking God for answered prayer. Please y’all, join me in prayer to restore back my marriage. Amen

  20. Well, I dont know about being the best,I believe that our NATION, OUR CHURCHES,FAMILY, WIVES/HUSBANDS AND CHILDREN all precious gifts from GOD.The evil one tries
    the hardest to steal from us.

  21. Amen! So powerful

  22. Nkity Josette

    Thanks for the powerful points. God is our only hope. In everything we do, we should seek him first. I am facing slight misunderstanding about my wedding as to what concerns the final date for the court wedding programed in January. My fiancé is behaving as if he’s no longer interested meanwhile I’ve already started telling my family and friends about it. Well, I guess all I need now is fervent fasting and prayers. God bless you.

  23. Thank you, Precious! Praying the scriptures is very important.

  24. Dassah Angela

    Thank you so much for all points they are bullets that strikes the devourer of marriages right in the heart. I used the points for my home and marriage and will use it for every couples prayer gathering I have opportunity to lead. God bless you and your marriage too in Jesus name!

  25. I took all points of prayer and made one prayer for our first prayer because I need GOD to move on all points right now AMEN and I’m glad for future prayers we will use each point of prayer separately thank you for your insight

  26. Restoration reconciliation and healing and strength and forgiveness and trust and faith and love and change the way I am and think lord about my girlfriend and prayers to love and trust and believe and forgive my girlfriend lord and give me the strength oh lord to come back home soon lord.

  27. I think this is a good place for married couples, to grow in love and not stumble….. God bless you

  28. Hi may the Lord help me i cheated several times on my wife , now i stopped i want to fix my marriage and she does not trust me and she wants to leave me , Can anyone assist me on how to save my marriage

  29. I been trusting God for a life partner, I have been praying and fasting even got to a point were i was tired and I started prayer and fasting again this year. This year turning 31 in October and I haven’t been in a proper relationship since 2016. From 2016 till now i meet guys, we start talking and when we are about to get serious and committed it ends this is what I been experiencing since 2016 and some time I start talking to a guy getting to know each other and the next thing I found out he is in a committed relationship. Now I have started avoiding talking to certain friends cos they keep asking me why am not married and how time is moving and they already have 2 or 3 kids and am still not yet married.

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