Here are some prayers for you to use if you are facing trouble in your marriage.
I often find that having a prayer to refer to prompts people to pray more effectively for their needs.
Read through the following prayers and see which prayer or which parts of various prayers best relate to your situation. Then use those thoughts to put together a prayer best suited to your needs.
I don’t use scripted prayers and I don’t want you to be dependent on what others have written for you. But I know that people find it helpful to be guided in their praying until they gain confidence to make up their own prayers.
If you have found some other prayers that really helped you then please send them to me so I can make them available to others.
Crying Out to God
“Lord God, my Father, I cry out to you in my distress.
King David cried out to you and you heard him, so I believe you will hear my cry too.
I cry out to you for my marriage.
I ask you to save my marriage and to bring my spouse back to right living and back to me.
I ask you to completely set my spouse free from the sin and foolishness that led them away.
I also ask you to save them from destroying their life.
You did not create me or my spouse for sin and destruction, but you created us to serve and glorify you, powerfully.
I ask you to grab a hold of our lives, turn us both around and set us on a course of serving you with all our might.
And please bring your love and power into my life.
While I cry out for my marriage, I know that I need more than just having my spouse back.
I need your love and your grace in my life, so I can have all the peace, joy, love, patience, and those other things that you bring into a life.
I want to be used by you to see lives completely transformed.
So I need you to transform me and reveal your love and power in my life, so I can show others what you can do.
Come and overflow me with your love.
Come and lead me into a really close walk with you.
Come and captivate my heart and fill my life with your glory.
I want to know and love you better than I know and love anyone else.
I want you to have first place in my life.
Come and be lord and master of me, and also come and transform my marriage and my spouse, for your glory.
I ask this in Jesus’ wonderful name. Amen.”
Repenting for Wrong Choices
“Lord God, You know that I have not been living the way You want me to.
I have allowed myself to get tangled up in a relationship that does not honour You and does not bring the best for me or my children.
Please forgive me.
I call out to You for grace and for wisdom.
I want Your best in my life and I want Your best for my children.
Please rescue us from this messy situation.
Lord, I have allowed things to happen without really relying on You.
I have let myself get into this present situation, and I did not really look to You, or trust You to protect and bless me and my family.
Please forgive me for not totally relying on You, and for not putting You first in my life and in my home.
Come into my heart, and into my home, and bring Your holy presence to clean up the messes that I have allowed to develop.
Help me and the children to love you as the most important person in our lives.
I pray for this other person in my life, who is part of my wrong choices.
I want them to be totally sold out to You and controlled by Your love and power in their life, whether we have a future together or not.
I ask You to bring them into the fear of God too, so they will want to live right before You.
And lead us both into a proper sorting out of the way we live.
May my home become a place where Your glory shines, and may Your glory fill my life, my home and the lives of my children.
Have Your way in each of our lives I pray. In Jesus’ powerful and lovely name. Amen.”
Loneliness and Fear
“Lord, you know my heart and you see my deep feelings and fears.
You know that I am not happy with the way things are and I am insecure about the future.
I am anxious about relationships and what might be ahead for me.
Forgive me for not trusting You.
Your word says that Your plans for me are only good, and that if you are on my side then nothing can prevail against me.
So I bring myself back under Your care and protection, and ask for Your guidance and wisdom in my life.
I also ask that You pour into me your Perfect Love, because perfect love drives fear away and banishes it. I want all fear driven out of my life.
And Lord, please visit my inner thoughts and feelings. You know the things I struggle with better than I do. And You have answers that are more wonderful and powerful than anything I can get from a relationship, or from counsellors or from any other source.
Come into my heart and heal me of those things that consume me. I don’t want to be trapped in selfish preoccupation with myself. I want to be free to bless others and to be blessed.
I call upon You to be my deliver and I trust You to do, for Your glory.
And I ask all this in the lovely name of Jesus. Amen.”