5 Reconciliation Prayers to Heal Relationships

1. A Reconciliation Prayer for Our Relationship with God

Oh, Holy One, I realize I am sinful and that I have broken your commands. I haven’t loved You above all else. I haven’t loved my neighbor as much as I have loved myself. I have at times been selfish or arrogant. Lord, I ask for your mercy and forgiveness. I place my trust in the fact that Jesus died and shed His blood for my sin. Thank You, Lord! I can’t imagine such love! I yield my life to You. I praise You that in Christ, I have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace. I ask You now, holy One, to take over my life. I surrender to You and want You to be the Lord of my life. Amen.

2. A Reconciliation Prayer for Marriage

Oh Holy One, I praise You that marriage was your idea and that You long for our marriage to reflect Your glory. I ask you to give me a humble spirit in my marriage. Where there are differences between us, teach us to bend towards each other. Holy Spirit, search my heart. Bring conviction about any attitude that is blocking reconciliation. Where there is a critical spirit, uproot and replace it with a heart of mercy. Where there is resentment replace it with love and forgiveness. Lord, I know that our marriage is a beautiful place to exercise grace. I pray that You would heal any broken place in our sexual love. I pray that forgiveness and mercy would flow from my heart. I know that your desire is that our marriage would grow both of us more into the image of your son, Jesus Christ. Lord, I pray that even our sexual love would reflect your glory. Help us to freely offer this gift to each other. Father, just as You have offered me grace and forgiveness, help me to lovingly, continually extend that grace to my spouse. Amen.

3. A Reconciliation Prayer Between Friends

Lord God, You see what has happened in this friendship. Your Word teaches me that a true friend loves at all times. Oh, Father God, my heart is heavy. I ask You to search my heart and show me anything I have done that has hurt my friend’s feelings. I confess to you that at times, I have been selfish and have spoken thoughtless words. Lord, show me also where I have been guilty of taking offense. Forgive me, Lord. I praise You that You continually offer grace. I pray now Holy Spirit that You would bring healing and reconciliation to this friendship. I pray blessing over my friend, Lord. I pray that her marriage would be blessed, that her children would thrive and that her finances would prosper. I pray favor over every aspect of her life. I pray most of all that she would be rooted and grounded in the love of Christ. That she would know the hope to which she has been called and that she would know the power of the resurrection in every area of life. Amen.

4. A Reconciliation Prayer for Racial Division

Father God, I know that Your heart is that there be complete reconciliation racially. Father your Word teaches me that someone day, people from every nation, tribe and tongue will gather before Your throne. Search my heart, Oh God, and show me any hint of prejudice that lingers there. I pray that I would see every person as a beautiful creature created in Your image. Lord, thank You that each race reflects some aspect of your glory. I praise You that You created different skin colors, eye colors, cultural traditions, and tribal rituals. Yet, You long for each one to come to know You personally and to be included in the family of Christ. Thank You that for all eternity, there will be no division. People from every nation, tribe, and tongue will praise Your Holy Name. Amen.

5. A Reconciliation Prayer Between Family Members

Holy One, my heart is so heavy over my relationship with ____________________ (put in name of family member). You see how fractured our relationship is. Lord God, I now confess the mistakes I have made in my relationship with ____________________ (put in name of family member). I confess to You that at times I have been too harsh, critical, sarcastic, or controlling. Uproot these attitudes in me I pray. I receive your forgiveness, Lord. Holy Spirit, show me what it looks like to humble myself and apologize. Help me not to allow any bitterness to creep into my heart. Show me what it looks like to make amends. Just as You went to great lengths to reconcile me to yourself, help me to go the extra mile to be reconciled with _______________ (put in name of family member). Show me exactly what I need to do, Lord. I surrender to You. I pray that ______________________ (put in name of family member) would experience your love and blessing today. May he know how deeply he is loved by you. 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.

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