Prayers for struggling marriages

Holy amazing Father, I pray that you draw anyone in need of this prayer to this page, so you can speak to them.

Father this world is crushing at times. All around me I see married couples struggling. What is so hard about relationships that husbands and wives around the world are crumbling under the weight of this world, the pressures of life, the demands of family and work?

Father I pray your Holy Spirit into anyone in a sinking marriage, anyone contemplating separation, or divorce. I’ve been in that boat before and I know how scary and enticing the idea of divorce is. It seems so easy to give up and start over. It’s far too easy to fall into the enemy’s trap of “The source of your problems is your spouse. Get rid of him/her and you’ll be happy.” I renounce that lie of the enemy from anyone who believes it. I pray that your people realize that the ENEMY is their enemy, that there is a demonic spirit of divorce whose sole purpose is to destroy Godly marriages. I speak the name and blood of Jesus over that spirit, that the spirit of divorce is destroyed and cannot have another marriage for his books.

Lord I pray that your children hear your voice and know that you love them so much, that your love covers all of our sins, and can wash clean the slate of pain, hurt, disrespect, and the feeling of being unloved in their marriages.

My heart breaks for your children who feel like they were lied to and who feel like they are suffocating in a marriage that no longer offers them happiness. God you know I know what it’s like: feeling overwhelmed, feeling more alone than ever, crying alone in bed night after night, pleading with you to change my heart and change my husband’s heart. Abba, father, scoop up your children in your loving arms and heal their broken hearts. Start changing their hearts and their perspective of their spouse so they may love him or her with YOUR love. Let them see their spouse with heavenly eyes, so they will realize that they are married to the right person. Father, if you joined man and woman in your name, then they should not be separated. I bind the enemy against lying to your children that they married the wrong person, that there’s no hope, and that it’s over.

I pray for united and healthy marriages in your name. I pray for couples to recognize that they have a covenant bond, not a contract that can be easily broken. Father, please reveal to them your purposes and your love for marriage. Let them see that marriage can be both fulfilling and satisfying when you are at the center – when you are the cornerstone.

I pray that your children focus their eyes on you, and that they work on being a better spouse, instead of blaming their husband or wife for the unhappiness they feel.

Daddy God, you hate divorce because it hurts your people. I pray in your name that anyone considering divorce binds up those thoughts and places them under the rock which is Jesus.

Heal broken hearts in the name of Jesus. Unify and purify married hearts to one another.
I pray this in your precious name, Amen.

“Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate.” Mark 10:9

“Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:3

“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”  Colossians 3:14

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