One of the important things to learn in keeping a marriage physically and spiritually stable is a marriage prayer. You and your spouse must see to it to always find your way back to God, especially when problems start to arise. Here are four marriage prayers to help you overcome the spiritual attacks on your marriage.
Learn Your Marriage Prayer: 4 Spiritual Warfare Scriptures for Marriages
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How Marriage Prayers Can Help Through Spiritual Attacks on Your Marriage
The night I was baptized, my pastor said something powerful that I’ll never forget. “You made a huge decision. But it doesn’t get easier from here. It gets harder. The Devil is upset at the commitment you just made, and he will do everything in his power to make you feel like you made a mistake, but the Devil is a liar.” And he was right. Since that day, I have gone up the rough side of the mountain, but even when my faith wavered, I always found my way back to God.
The same thing is happening with my marriage. My husband and I got married, and it seems like since that day, our marriage has been under spiritual warfare. Things have been thrown at us left and right, and there have been multiple times where we both wondered if we made the right decision.
Then, I realized the same holds true of what my pastor said: Satan is upset at the commitment we made, and he’s doing everything in his power to make us feel like we made a mistake, but he’s a liar. Marriage is a covenant, a commitment before God, and we have expectations to live up to that are outlined in the Bible. Despite what we’re going through or may think we’re going through, we have to constantly lean on God. We have to depend on warfare prayers for marriage.
On one particularly difficult night, I turned to my Bible for answers on how to deal with this, on how to fight for my marriage despite the Devil trying his best to destroy it. I’d like to share with you a list of marriage prayers whenever there are spiritual attacks on marriage. Read on.
1. Galatians 6:9 (NIV)
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”
It’s hard trying to do what’s right, but we should never give up! God promises at the right time, we will reap a harvest if we keep going. So, how can we give up when we know God has something better in store for us? This scripture from Galatians is one of the spiritual warfare marriage prayers that can save you and your spouse when Satan attacks your marriage.
2. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV)
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
Here are the clear instructions for our marriage. What do we do? We should rejoice, we should pray continually, and we should give thanks no matter the circumstances. So, that means thank God when we’re up and when we’re down. Thank God when we have it and when we don’t.
3. II Corinthians 10:3-4 (NIV)
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.”
We’re at war but a different kind of war. So, we use different kinds of weapons: marriage prayer, worship, the word. With this, we can’t use the weapons of the world. We have to use the weapons God gave us as these are the weapons that can truly defeat the enemy.
4. I Peter 2:11-12 (NIV)
“Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”
We live in a society that is quick to marry and even quicker to divorce. At the first sign of trouble, friends and family members, are pushing you to go file papers on your spouse. But here, we’re urged to do it the right way, even if we want to give up. We’re here to lead by example through a powerful marriage prayer.
If you want to learn another powerful marriage prayer, you can watch this video from the DailyEffectivePrayer’s channel:
The road gets hard and things don’t always go our way. Our marriage may be under attack by the enemy, but we have the tools to fight back. If we stay diligent and stick with our marriage prayer, we can make it through the most treacherous of storms, with our spouse right by our side.
What’s the best marriage prayer you could recommend to other couples, BMWK? Share it in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on November 15, 2012, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.