15 Guiding Prayers for Healing a Broken Marriage

Seeking to restore your relationship and marriage can take a lot of hard work. These guiding prayers for healing a broken marriage will help you to seek clarity and find solace in your times of pain.

Peace Prayer
Father, thank you for bringing us together. It is written in your word that two are better than one, but Lord of late, we have been struggling to stay together as husband and wife. Come to our rescue, dear Lord. Bind us with cords that will never be broken. Take away the pain that we have inflicted on each other’s lives and show us the right path to take as a married couple. May the promises that you have made over our marriage prevail. May your peace rule richly in our marriage, and may the peace of Christ rest in our hearts and home. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Strength Prayer
O Lord, unforgiveness and anger are poisoning our marriage. Nothing seems to be working; all we do is fight when we are together. We have made so many mistakes, and now we are on the verge of a divorce. We seem to be happy apart than when we spend time together. But Lord, this is not what you promised us. Remove unforgiveness and anger from our hearts and help us to love one another with a love of Christ. Give us the strength to fight for our marriage until we experience restoration. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Unity Prayer
Dear Lord, we come before your throne this day to ask you to bring unity between us. We used to be very close but, now we cannot stand each other or be in the same room. When we are together, all we do is scream at each other. Lord, even though we have drifted apart, we know that you can bring us back together. Reconcile us back to each other. Fill our hearts with the same love that we had for each other and remind us why we fell in love with each other. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Rekindle Our Love Prayer
Lord Jesus, please rekindle our love for one another as a husband and wife. Lord, cause our hearts to be drawn to each other. Wrap us in your arms of love and remove pain from our hearts. Help us to start afresh and grow stronger in love. Remind us of your unconditional love wherever we fall out with one another. Father, we thank you for you are turning our mourning into dancing. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.

Restore Trust Prayer
Father in heaven, you know me inside out, and therefore, I cannot lie to you. Honestly, I do not trust my husband anymore after all the times he has hurt me. But I do not want to lose him because I know that you’re the one who brought us together. He has told me recently that he is changing for the better, and as much as I want to trust him, I keep on struggling and remembering the things that he has done to me. Lord, you are the only one who can restore the trust I had in him, so please show me how to trust him again. Remove any doubts that are in my heart and fill that void with your love. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Wisdom Prayer
Father God, we stand firm on your word, which says that if anyone lacks wisdom, he should ask you for you give generously without finding fault. Lord, our relationship is in shambles, and we do not know how to deal with each other. Give us wisdom that we may heal our broken marriage. May your mighty hand be upon us as we try to resolve our differences and come together as one. We love you and adore you. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Temptation Prayer
O Lord, the temptation to quit this marriage is too strong. I don’t see how I’ll be able to work things out with my partner. We have grown apart, and it is like we do not love each other anymore. But Lord, you have laid it in my heart not to quit but to keep on fighting for this marriage. Please bring healing in our hearts that we may be able to go through this tough season together and come out victorious in the end. May your loving-kindness be upon us. In Jesus’ name, we believe and pray, Amen.

Deeper Understanding Prayer
Lord Jesus, the truth is I do not understand my spouse anymore, and I don’t know how to go about it. Please give me a deeper understanding of who my spouse is and how to help them. Help me to understand why my partner behaves the way he does and how to go about it without causing more friction in our marriage. Dear Jesus, help me to set aside selfishness so that I can love my partner the way you love me. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Change Prayer
Lord, my relationship with my partner, needs change that only you can bring. No man can help us at this point. We need divine intervention. Change our hearts that we may be able to love each other all over. Reveal to us things that we need to change individually and as a couple. If there are things that we are hiding from each other, bring them to light, and help us to repent and make informed decisions. Lord, we know that we have to take responsibility for our lives and make the necessary changes. Help us to take the required steps so that we can work towards change. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Transformation Prayer
Everlasting Father, your word says that we should not conform to the pattern of this world, but the renewing of our minds should transform us. Lord, my spouse and I have sinned against you by letting our marriage to conform to the pattern of this world. Forgive us, Lord, and transform our marriage. Help us to see it as a ministry and not just an ordinary marriage. Lord, when problems arise, help us to handle them as a team and not competitors. Remind us that the real enemy is out there to destroy our marriage. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Connection Prayer
Father, I lay my troubled marriage before you today. I ask you to please revive our relationship. Renew our love for one another and help us to work through our differences with respect. Lord, I declare and decree that any plans of the enemy to scatter this relationship will not prevail in the name of Jesus. Let our hearts burn with love, and may our thoughts align with your thoughts. Show us how to treat each other with respect and knit our hearts together with your love. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

Joy Prayer
Dear Lord, I ask you to fill my marriage with joy. We have been using anger and unforgiveness as a weapon to fight against each other. We forgot that you brought us together as one. Lord, let the joy of marriage that has been stolen from us by the enemy be restored sevenfold. In Jesus’ name, I and pray, Amen.

Forgiveness Prayer
Heavenly Father, you said that if we confess our sins, you will forgive us and purify us from unrighteousness. Lord forgive my partner and me, for we have sinned against you with our bad conduct towards each other and towards the institution of marriage. Help us to bear with one another and to forgive as you have forgiven us. Help us to walk in the spirit that we may not gratify the desires of our flesh but may glorify your holy name. May your word dwell richly in us that we may admonish one another with wisdom and worship you with gratitude in our hearts. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Growth Prayer
Father, our marriage almost ended, but you came and helped us. Thank you for coming to our rescue, dear Lord. May your name be exalted in heaven and earth. God help us to learn from our mistakes. When we are facing challenges, remind us of how far you have brought us. Help us to put our past behind and to focus on the great plans you have for us as a couple. Teach us how to make our relationship better and give us beauty for ashes. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, Amen.

Patience Prayer
Lord, I am having a rough time. My partner and I have agreed to work on our marriage, and I want to do that with all my heart, but I keep struggling on the inside because I’m afraid of being disappointed again. I am becoming anxious on the inside, and this is making me lose my patience. I keep getting agitated by everything because I don’t know how to handle what is happening. Draw me back to the days when I was not hard on my spouse. Give me patience so that I can be kind and compassionate towards my partner. Drown my anxiety with your everlasting love and fill me with peace. In Jesus’ name, I believe and pray, 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.