The key to getting through moments of marital strain is to not let the hard days pull you apart, but instead bring you back together again. For those times, marriage prayers can offer solace and reassurance that just as the stresses of life can test your bond, they can also make it stronger.
1. Marriage Prayer for Peace at Home
Lord, I pray for your peace to rule richly in my marriage and in my home. You said in your Word that the peace you give passes all understanding. I receive that peace right now. I choose to let the peace of Christ rest in my heart. As the peace of Christ rests in my heart, it will extend to my marriage, Amen.
2. Marriage Prayer for Strength
Father, your greatest command was to love You and love each other. You’ve given marriage as a holy relationship that reflects our relationship with You. Show us how to follow your example and set aside our selfishness and pride and humbly serve each other. Help us to be of one spirit and of one mind and value each other above ourselves, looking out for each other’s interests. In the midst of our busy lives, help us take time to love each other deeply from the heart, as you have loved us. May the love we have for each other be an example to the world of how You love them and gave Your life for them, through Christ our Lord, Amen.
3. Marriage Prayer for Healing
We thank you, O God, for the Love You have implanted in our hearts. May it always inspire us to be kind in our words, considerate of feeling, and concerned for each other’s needs and wishes. Help us to be understanding and forgiving of human weaknesses and failings. Increase our faith and trust in You and may Your Prudence guide our life and love. Bless our Marriage O God, with Peace and Happiness, and make our love fruitful for Your glory and our Joy both here and in eternity. Amen
4. Marriage Prayer for Unity
Heavenly Father we come before you to thank you for all you have done and continue to do in our lives and marriage. We come before you today, God, asking for a stronger bond of unity in our marriage covenant.
Father we ask that you will give us the ability to be a united front for you letting nothing come between us.
Help us, Father, to identify and work through anything that is not pleasing to you so we can continually reach higher levels of unity in our marriage – spiritually, physically, and mentally.
We are thankful and excited to see the work of your hand as we do our best to seek your face daily. We love you and thank you for all of these things, Amen.
5. Marriage Prayer for Mutual Growth
Dear Heavenly Father, Please help us to grow. Give us the wisdom to put aside our desires for those things that we know to be good.
Grant us the strength to exercise the areas of our lives where we lack. Give us focus and the perseverance to run.
May we step out in faith rather than sitting around waiting for motivation to move us. We know what we should be doing, and we know what we should be changing, but we’re lacking self-discipline. Give us the wisdom to grow and the strength to move forward. Amen
6. Marriage Prayer for Money Disagreements
Dear Heavenly Father, disagreements over finances, and the stress of debt can wear a couple down. Sometimes it breaks them, and sometimes it makes them stronger together.
We want to fight for our marriage. We want to work through the tough times together, wisely finding ways to manage the money we have, and joyfully accepting all that we’re given.
If we come to poverty, help us stand firm on the promise we made, to have and to hold for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer. If we have much, show us ways to invest in our future, and give for Your glory and honour.
Give us a sense of peace and contentment regardless of what state we are in, believing that You will provide for our needs according to Your merciful glory and grace. Amen
7. Marriage Prayer to Restore Trust
Lord, it is your will that we be reconciled together and that our love for each other will grow and blossom, no matter what has happened between us in the past.
Lord, heal our marriage of all spiritual attacks and manipulations. Let this healing start with me.
Lord, have mercy on our relationship and rebuild the trust and honesty that has eluded this marriage. Remove and break all ungodly soul-ties.
Lord, I command seven-fold restoration of the trust and honesty that the evil one has stolen from us, in Jesus name. Amen
8. Marriage Prayer for Your Wedding Day
Dear Lord Jesus, Thank you for this beautiful day. You have fulfilled the desire of our hearts to be together in this life.
We pray that your blessing will always rest upon our home; that joy, peace and contentment would dwell within us as we live together in unity, and that all who enter our home may experience the strength of your love.
Father, help us to follow and serve you with an ever growing commitment because of our union. Guide us into greater love and sacrifice as we care for each other’s needs, knowing you will care for us.
May we always be as keenly aware of your presence as we sense it today on our wedding day. And may our devotion in marriage be a radiant reflection of your love for us. In the name of Jesus, our Savior, we pray, Amen.
9. Marriage Prayer for the Start of Your Union
Dear God, We praise you for your love and faithfulness. We thank you for your huge grace. We thank you for giving us the power to love well. Thank you for my spouse. Thank you for the gift of marriage. Thank you that you’re for us; that you fight for us. Thank you that you are Redeemer, and you have good things in store. We confess, some days, marriage gets tough, and we blow it again. We ask that you would make us more like you. Please fill our marriage and lives with truth and cover it with blessing, Amen.
10. Marriage Prayer to See Trials as Opportunities
Help us, Father, to see all of our trials as opportunities to rejoice and trust in you. In your Word we read, “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.” That sounds so hard! Lord, help us see what that might look like in our lives. Help us have your perspective when trials come — to know that our suffering is an opportunity to depend on you and for you to show up in our lives. Amen
11. Marriage Prayer For Wisdom
Father, I am very grateful that You are so ready to give us the wisdom we need. You tell us in your Word that If we need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to us. He will not rebuke us for asking.
Thank you Lord that we can bring every request to you, including the request for more wisdom. As we face our trials and challenges and choices, give us you fresh perspective. Help us see life through your lens, through the lens of the gospel. Help us have confidence in our minds, and in the Spirit, who is always with us and helps us know and discern your will. — Unknown
12. Marriage Prayer to Resist Temptation
Help us Father, to patiently endure tests of our faith and resist temptations that could hurt our marriage. God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12) Give us your Spirit to protect and persevere us through temptations. Help us keep you and your will for us always in our hearts and minds.
13. Marriage Prayer for a Deeper Understanding of Each Other
Dear Heavenly Father, We pray for a deeper understanding of each other. We’ve been together for a while, but we’re two different people who do things in two different ways. And so we ask that You’d give us the strength to be flexible when we need to be, and give us the patience to handle our emotions wisely.
Help us to be good listeners who are sensitive to the needs of each other.
May our differences sharpen each other to grow stronger in faith, and challenge each other to consider new things.
Bind us together in unity, and use our differences to strengthen that bond.
In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
14. Marriage Prayer for Change
Lord Jesus, I pray you would be glorified in my marriage. Wherever I find myself, in good times or bad times help me to reflect your character. In faith, I wait for change and healing in my marriage. Meanwhile, I lean on your strength and believe you will guide me, give me wisdom and strength so I can honor your name.
15. Marriage Prayers for Disagreements
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for the spouse you have given me and all their wonderful qualities. Help me look for the good in my spouse every day and overlook any perceived flaws. Help us stay committed to one another and keep us both from temptation. Guide our future to glorify You and keep us healthy so we can work for your Kingdom. When we disagree, help us to approach one another with humility and respect. Deepen our communication and friendship so our relationship is stronger than ever. Help us guide our children and our entire family closer to You each day. May we put You first, and in turn see our love grow. In Jesus name. Amen
16. Marriage Prayers to Remain Connected
Lord, help us to remember when we first met and the strong love that grew between us. Help us love in practical ways so that nothing can divide us. May our words be kind and our thoughts gracious. May we remain humble enough to ask for forgiveness and wise enough to freely give
17. Marriage Prayers for Maintaining Vows
Dear Heavenly Father, grant us the strength to hold fast to our vows. When we got married we promised to love, honor, and cherish each other as long as we both shall live.
And so we ask that you teach us to love the way that we should, with patience and kindness, forgiveness and grace. Show us the best way to bestow honor one another. Open our hearts to fully cherish each other, and open our eyes to see the blessings we have.
Finally, Lord, may we never take these vows for granted, but rather fulfill them with honor and strength. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen
18. Marriage Prayers for the Wounded & Hurt
Dear Heavenly Father, We come before you today on behalf of marriages that are broken and those that are wounded and hurt.
A marriage is never beyond repair. There is always hope for those who put their trust in You, and so we stand in the gap for these couples, Lord, asking that you would restore the love between them. Tear down walls where they’ve been built, and heal each broken heart.
We ask that You would grant understanding and wisdom to those who are going through tough times. Teach them how to forgive, and how to rebuild what they’ve lost.
In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen
19. Marriage Prayers for Joy
Dear Heavenly Father, Please bless our marriage with an abundance of joy. We started off strong, and it’s our deepest desire that we finish that way.
Some couples go through life barely communicating, hardly enjoying each other’s company, and missing out on the many blessings that marriage can bring.
We want more for our marriage. We want to be able to laugh together and to enjoy this journey we’re on. Remind us to look for joy and to choose it over our sorrow. As long as we’re living, may we always find a reason to smile.
In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen
20. Marriage Prayers for Forgiveness
Dear Heavenly Father, Please teach us how to forgive. Your word tells us to forgive others as You have also forgiven us.
We need to let go of our anger, our hurt, and our pain so that we can move forward, Lord. Please help us to do that.
Help us to let go of resentment, and soften our hearts to choose love. Give us the wisdom to handle our pain wisely and to draw boundaries where they need to be drawn.
If we are angry, may we harness that anger so we don’t sin against You. And when we are hurt, please help us heal. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen
21. Marriage Prayers for Passion
Dear God, Thank you for this beautiful day. I pray over my marriage, asking that you infuse my husband and I with passion for life, passion for love and intimacy, passion to grow in wisdom, and passion to serve you together.
May hope rise in our hearts and may our love burn for each other like never before. Revive us and revive our marriage.
In Jesus name, Amen.
Disclaimer: Prayer is not magic. God indeed answers prayers but sometimes His answer is either No or Not Now. Don't be discouraged when your prayers are not met immediately or even later. Keep trusting God who is good all the time. Thank you.