When you deal with a break of trust, it can be very challenging to restore your faith in the other person. Here are 11 prayers for marriage restoration after adultery that will help you reignite your past love and commitment to one another.
Prayer for Rebuilding of Marriage
Oh Lord, Builder of all things, I ask that You rebuild my marriage. My spouse has been unfaithful but has repented and returned to me. And yet, I find it hard to trust and easy to resent. Help me to be forgiving without being enabling, and trusting without being foolish. Help us to rebuild this marriage together into a stronger union than it was before. Let us experience joy and gladness together. Amen.
Prayer for Restoration of a Faithful Union
My God, You are a Consuming Fire, and I ask that You burn out of each of us all desire for anyone else, all disrespect for one another, and any feelings of inadequacy or insecurity. I pray that we would rise out of the ashes of betrayal and that You would restore a faithful union between us. May we have eyes only for You and for one another. Amen.
Prayer to Renew Our Love
Father of Encouragement, my heart is shattered. I feel deceived and abandoned. Please bring my spouse to repentance for unfaithfulness, and bring us together once again. I know it will be a hard road, but enable us to renew our love for one another. Help us each to discard negative behaviors and words that are harmful to our relationship, and to focus on being respectful and tender and encouraging to one another. Amen.
Prayer for Spouse to Return
Steadfast Father, my spouse has left me to live with another person. For the sake of our children and for the sake of our union that should reflect the relationship between You and the church, I ask that my spouse would return to our family, fully committed to long-term and single-minded devotion to me and to our children. Let my heart that has been crushed rejoice again. Create within each of us a new heart of love for one another. Amen.
Prayer to Mend Our Marriage
God of Hope, our marriage is broken in so many ways, including by infidelity, and this situation seems hopeless. And yet, when You are at work, there is always a reason to hope. I pray that You would mend our marriage. May my spouse turn away from adultery, and turn back to me. Mend our hearts of all the hurts, mend our relationship skills, and mend the way we regard each other. Amen.
Prayer to Heal a Broken Heart
Dear Father, Lifter of my head, will my heart ever heal? Will I ever be able to trust again? My spouse has confessed and asked forgiveness, but I feel so rejected and angry. Great Physician, heal my broken heart and heal this marriage. Let us both be loving and considerate to each other, and may my partner truly turn away from adultery and be committed to this marriage. Create in both of us a clean heart. Amen.
Prayer to Reestablish Our Relationship
O Lord, my Fountain of Life, I’ve never felt such intense emotional pain and devastation, and yet I long to see this relationship reestablished. I long to see our marriage not just survive, but to thrive, with authentic healing and a deeper level of intimacy. I have been betrayed, but help me to forgive, and help us to seek understanding together. Restore to us the joy of our first love. Amen.
Prayer to Repair Issues Leading to Infidelity
Lord, my Counselor, as we seek restoration from this affair, grant us an understanding of the issues that have contributed to unfaithfulness. First, help us both to confront anything blocking our relationship with You and to restore that intimacy and obedience. And help us to address and repair the breakdown in communication and affection with each other, and commit to a relationship that reflects Your love for us. Amen.
Prayer to Each Do Our Part
Lord of Peace, my spouse is guilty of straying, but I confess my own shortcomings in this marriage. I confess that I have been distant. I have been overly critical and argumentative. I have been emotionally unavailable, and have not given my spouse affirmation and affection. Forgive both of us our sins and help us to forgive each other. Help each of us to do our part to put this marriage back on track. Amen.
Prayer for Overcoming Hurdles
O God, our Mighty Warrior, help us to fight for our marriage and overcome these hurdles that have arisen from my spouse’s infidelity. Restore in me a sense of security and trust. Help me to forgive this violation of our marriage covenant. Help my spouse to realize how wrong it was to break this covenant and allow this great sin to come between us. Help my spouse to receive Your empowerment to honor our relationship. Amen.
Prayer to Restore Hope
God of Infinite Hope, my spouse has cheated on me, and I feel there is no hope for this relationship – my hurt is just too deep. But Lord, I know You are my Miracle-Worker, and that what is impossible in the natural is possible with You. Transform our marriage, I pray. Restore hope to both of us. Lord, I don’t want to just limp along in a tentative state – I want this marriage to be fully restored to better than it ever was. Come to our rescue! Amen.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.