Prayers for marriage are the most important weapon to win the marriage battle.
Marriage can be one of the most rewarding relationships in your life, but it can also be one of the most difficult, if not impossible, to maintain without God’s grace and strength.
What you do on your own will either strengthen or destroy your marriage; that’s why having a strong prayer life, praying specifically about how to approach your marriage, what needs to change, and how to make those changes, will help you and your spouse stay together in love forever.
Here are some spiritual warfare prayers for marriage that will help you pray from the beginning of your marriage through the rest of it and even after it ends
10 Spiritual warfare prayers to keep your marriage strong
Prayer is a powerful weapon. And one of its greatest benefits is that God uses it to work on our behalf, as you’ll see in Mark 11:24–25. When we pray, I tell you solemnly, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go and throw yourself into the sea’ and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him (Mark 11:23), God answers.
We might not understand why He answers or how—but He does. Take comfort in knowing that even when you don’t feel His presence or think He is near, even when things seem hopeless and chaotic, He is working behind the scenes on your behalf. That’s something to take solace in!
One of my favorite marriage prayers comes from 1 John 5:14–15. It goes like this: This is the confidence we have before Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
Prayer For Spiritual Protection
Heavenly Father, I pray that you will watch over my marriage. Protect it from trials and temptations that may try to separate me from my spouse or cause harm to our relationship. I ask that you surround us with those who can give us wise advice and direction when we need it most. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer to Tear Down Strongholds
Lord of Heaven’s Armies, help me to fight for my marriage. Tear down these strongholds of anger and resentment that have come between us. Rather than feeling that our individual rights are being trampled upon and constantly need defending, help us remember that You have joined us together into one body. Let us instead seek to serve one another and place the other’s needs before our own. Restore the intimacy that is Your divine plan for us. Amen.
Prayer to Overcome a Financial Power Struggle
Judge of all, help me do my part to win this battle to save my marriage. Our differences in spending habits and financial goals have led to a power struggle that is threatening to tear us apart. Help us learn how to reach financial compatibility.
Help each of us avoid money mistakes or selfishness that would distress the other. Righteous God, search our hearts and minds and show us areas that are contributing to the problem. Amen.
Prayer to Break Toxic Communications
Chain-Breaker, I confess that I have caused frustration and pain because I’ve been yelling at my spouse, ignoring or making sarcastic comments, and not listening to my spouse’s point of view. I repent and want to break these sinful and hurtful habits. Holy Spirit, please teach me to practice mindful communication, to keep my voice low and pleasant, to respect and listen to my partner, and to remember we’re on the same team. Amen.
Prayer for God to be Lord of Our Home
Lord of Lords, I pray that You would be the Lord of our home and that we would do nothing to grieve Your Holy Spirit. I confess that I have been engaging in incessant arguing with my spouse, and I know that this is in direct defiance of Your teaching to be peacemakers. Help me to calmly and creatively find ways to resolve the issues that are irritating us, and help us to love each other as You have loved us. Amen.
Sincerity Prayer for Marriage
God of Truth, help me in this struggle to instill sincerity and truthful communications in our marriage. We haven’t been open with each other about our feelings, and our lack of honesty about finances and other issues has caused a breach of trust. May Your Holy Spirit guide me in authentic communications, and may I express myself candidly but lovingly. Help me cultivate trust and transparency in my spouse by listening calmly and without judging. Amen.
Prayer to Break down Walls of Jealousy and Insecurity
God, my Rock, please break down these walls of jealousy and insecurity that are coming between us. Holy Spirit, please work in both of our lives so we can overcome feelings of low self-esteem, inadequacy, codependency, and possessiveness. Help us to avoid words or behaviors that would lead to these unhealthy feelings in the other. Help us to be aware of each other’s needs and work to meet them in a reassuring and healthy way. Amen.
Prayer to Take Authority over the Adversary
Lord my Strength, the devil comes to steal, kill and destroy, and that’s what he’s attempting to do with my marriage. Help me to take up my spiritual authority against the adversary’s work, and help us both remember that we shouldn’t be fighting each other, but rather standing together against his strategies. Please help us be vigilant in his attacks against us and remember the victories we have experienced together. Amen.
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Prayer for Renewed Energy in the Battle
God of Power, please renew my energy for this battle of preserving my marriage. Help me not grow weary in doing good and not giving up because I know that we will harvest an abundant and blessed marriage. Help me remember to pray continually for a peaceful relationship and to give thanks – to both You and my spouse – for the many ways I am blessed. Amen.
A Prayer to Know If Your Spouse Is Who They Say They Are
I ask that you would give me words to ask my spouse when we are alone together, and no one else is listening. I ask that you would put thoughts in my mind about what questions I should ask. Give me wisdom, understanding, love, and grace as I talk with my spouse about these things. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Final Thoughts on Prayers for Marriage
While many marriages are blessed with a happy and content future, others suffer from challenges. We all have heard about how hard it is to live in relationships. When marriages seem strained, or when you feel as if there are issues that cannot be resolved, sometimes praying is necessary. Prayer doesn’t work automatically; after all, God will not force someone to change their behavior. But prayer can bring change into situations that we would not think possible without it. Take a look at these Christian marriage prayers if you want help with improving your marriage or need forgiveness from straying from it. Marriage prayer is truly powerful because God hears us and sees us; our prayers do matter! Have faith, and just begin!