Once a month my church family comes together for corporate prayer. During this time we pray for our church, the community, and each family that each member represents. As we prayed this month, I considered the current state of our communities, marriages, and families and we need prayer. Some people might need prayers to stay strong in their faith. I might need prayers to be a servant in my community. You may need prayers to bless your marriage. The one thing that holds true is that prayer needs to be an essential part of our daily lives.
5 Heartfelt Prayers to Bless Your Marriage
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No matter where you are in your relationship with your spouse, prayer can help. I recognize this post will not be for all but hope it resonates with those who frequently pray and know the power of prayer. So if you are in need of prayers to bless your marriage, this one is for you.
Prayer for Troubled Marriages
Heavenly Father, please bless the couples who are struggling and dealing with challenging times. Remind them of the promises they made to each other and before You. Let them know there isn’t a situation You God can’t fix.
Please keep these couples focused on repair and not stuck in brokenness. Allow them to open their hearts and minds to see each other’s needs and not just their own needs. Please repair their foundations and heal their hearts, so they can move forward. Please allow them to learn from the trials and grow stronger together. Father, please allow each spouse to be swift to hear, slow to speak and slow to wrath. Amen!
Prayer for Newlyweds
Heavenly Father, bless the newness of these unions. Help these couples to build a strong foundation for their marriage that will not be broken. Keep them focused on each other. Let them know the value of compromise and selfless love. Help them to fight the urges that can creep into their minds so they don’t bring destruction into their homes.
Surround them with people who love and support them and will help protect their marriage. Equip them with the tools they need to endure the ups and downs of their relationship. Help them to always bring the best out of one another. Please protect these marriages from infidelity, separation, and divorce. Amen!
Prayer for Husbands
Heavenly Father, please give husbands and fathers the strength to provide for, protect and love their wives. Please lift him up when he feels discouraged and defeated. Encourage him to stay on the right path and put his family first. Surround him with positive people that will uplift him. Help him to seek You as he makes those important decisions for his family. Allow him to be a great example of manhood for his children. Equip him with everything he needs to be the man, husband and father You have called him to be. Help him to be the husband his wife needs. Amen!
Prayer for Wives
Heavenly Father, bless the wives and mothers as they take care of households and raise children. Help her to be a positive light in her home. Encourage her when her burdens feel heavy or she feels overwhelmed. Surround her with people that love and support her. Help her to be that helpmate to her spouse. Please help her to be the wife her husband needs. Remind her that through You, she can do all things. Amen!
Prayer for the Everyday Marriage and Family
Heavenly Father, please watch over our marriages and families. Protect us from all the ills that can sneak into our homes, like infidelity, lack of trust and poor financial planning. Help us to put love, energy and time into our spouses and let us never feel or see it as a burden. Help us to please our mates and be easy to love.
Surround us with others that love us and support our marriages. Help us to seek You when we struggle. Please keep our focus away from things that threaten the health of our marriage. Remind us that we are one, on the same team. Help us to display a healthy love, so our children know what one looks like. Please help us to stay committed. Amen!
BMWK, what prayer would you add for our marriages?
Editor’s Note: BMWK originally published this post on February 15, 2011. We have updated it for quality and relevancy.