15 Healing Prayers for Divorced Parents

Dealing with divorced parents can be a difficult time for many emotional high and low feelings. These healing prayers for divorced parents will ensure the mending of hearts and strength are brought to each persons restoration.

Prayer #1

Father,
Praise You for Your faithfulness. We are often unable to remain committed to the ideals of our hearts on this earth, but You are able to uphold justice and righteousness throughout time. Our minds change and shift, but you remain constant. What we fail to understand, You already know. The path we fear, You have already paved. In the scramble to rearrange our lives after divorce, You see purpose for all of our pain clearly.

Rather than wait for us to emerge on the other side of this pain, we know that those who have surrendered hearts to Jesus are never alone. Whether we are in physical pain, enduring the torture of heartbreak, or living in the sorrowful mess we’ve created, You remain.

Thank You, Father, for the joys of our wedding day, and the hope that we held onto so dearly as time began to drift by. We gratefully look upon another day, but with the silent haunting wonder why marriage failed.

In Jesus’ Name,
Amen.

Prayer #2

God, help me I pray. I have tried to be a good wife for many years and to stay with my husband and to be the wife he wanted – but things are just going from bad to worse. His drinking and other unmentionable habits are becoming so uncouth and difficult to cope with, that I feel the only course of action is to go through a divorce.

It saddens me, as I love my husband Lord, but I fear for what he is likely to do to the children and to me when he becomes so aggressive. Protect us Lord – protect the children I pray, and help us to escape from this bitter marriage.

Help me Lord. Show me what to do. Lead me through this painful process and bring me out the other side I pray – I will trust in You and not be afraid. Thank You that You are always there for me. Amen.

Prayer #3

There is comfort, even in our suffering. Psalm 119:50 says, “My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.” In a divorce situation, loneliness can creep into your heart and mind. Yet, it is impossible to be alone and not lonely for those who seek their comfort from the Lord has made many promises to those who love Him and He keeps every last one of them. Search for His promises in the Bible and cling to them all day and night to bring you the comfort you need.

Prayer #4

Gracious God and heavenly Father – we rejoiced so much when our dear son was married to his lovely bride, but how sad that things have deteriorated to the point that they are going through a divorce. Lord this is not what we would have chosen and I am sure that this is not Your perfect will for their lives. Keep us Lord from criticizing what they are planning to do and may we be both a present and a prayerful support for our son and daughter-in-law, at this difficult time.

Father, You know whatever the problem is between them, and I pray that both of them will seek Your face before going through this irreversible decision. Lord we pray that in Your grace and mercy You would move both their hearts to rethink this decision – and may Your Holy Spirit convict their hearts and bring to mind the marriage vows they made to each other – in Your presence.

Be with us all in the days that lie ahead and help us to keep our trust in You – knowing that all things work together for good to those that are Your children – in Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Prayer #5

Isaiah 43:4 says, “Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life.” God assures us that He will redeem us when we pass through difficulties, no matter the size or magnitude of those difficulties. Divorce is the perfect time to ask Jesus to speak into your heart how He sees you, who you truly are. In chapter 26 of Isaiah, we are reminded that there is peace. Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.” In the chaos and calamity of divorce, peace will often feel far away. Yet by trusting in the Lord rather than how you feel brings peace in the midst of stormy days.

Prayer #6

Loving Father, my heart is heavy as I am having to face a divorce I never wanted and feel not only alone, but such a failure in my marriage.

Lord when we made our marriage vows to each other, I never contemplated the thought of separation, and certainly not divorce – Lord I was sure that You had brought us together and now my whole life seems to be shattered – and we are more like strangers than husband and wife.

Help me Lord. Give me the strength and the courage to face this sadness in my life, Keep me Lord from bitterness and may I face the proceedings with calm dignity and not acrimony or hostility. There is much pain in my heart, Lord . I pray that You will keep me from nursing any wounds and emerge from this ordeal closer to You.

Thank You that You have promised to be with me through all the storms of life – and lead me in the path that You have planned for me, I pray, in Jesus name, Amen.

Prayer #7

During the divorce process, ask Jesus to protect you from unsafe people who will treat you harshly. Proverbs 15:1 says, “A gentle response diverts anger, but a harsh statement incites fury.” While divorce can stir up a lot of anger inside of us, remember that God loves peacemakers, and He blesses them greatly. In the midst of the divorce, you can be a peacemaker. You can end fights, grudges and anger. This short proverb is one of Solomon’s best and it’s simple too. If someone is angry, use gentle speech to calm them. Do not use defensive or harsh words, for that will increase anger. You can end conflict and fighting by calming words. You can use its wisdom every day for God’s blessing.

Prayer #8

Loving Father, my heart is heavy as I am having to face a divorce I never wanted and feel not only alone, but such a failure in my marriage.

Lord when we made our marriage vows to each other, I never contemplated the thought of separation, and certainly not divorce – Lord I was sure that You had brought us together and now my whole life seems to be shattered – and we are more like strangers than husband and wife.

Help me Lord. Give me the strength and the courage to face this sadness in my life, Keep me Lord from bitterness and may I face the proceedings with calm dignity and not acrimony or hostility. There is much pain in my heart, Lord . I pray that You will keep me from nursing any wounds and emerge from this ordeal closer to You.

Thank You that You have promised to be with me through all the storms of life – and lead me in the path that You have planned for me, I pray, in Jesus name, Amen.

Prayer #9

Jesus heals the wounds that have been left behind. Psalm 147:3 says, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” We are reminded that there is hope, even in our suffering. One of the biggest emotions to struggle with in a divorce is hopelessness. You’ve made a covenant with God and your spouse in the midst of family and friends to never part – and yet here you are. Discouragement is the enemy’s weapon against believers in this difficult time. However, there is hope and grace in Christ to make it through the pain of divorce. Put your hope in God to take care of you physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Prayer #10

Loving Father my husband has divorced me and I am so full of pain and sadness. I went into my marriage for better or worse; for richer or poorer ; in sickness or in health – and expected it to continue until death parted us, but the emotional and economic strains on our marriage became so heavy that it caused us to separate and finally to divorce. Although my husband took the decision to divorce, against my desire – I admit that some of the fault must lie at my door too…

Lord I know that divorce is hateful to You and certanily not Your will for any of Your children – for You made man and woman to join them together in marriage as one – just as Christ Jesus is joined together with the Church as one – and I feel that having gone through this divorce is a violation of Your will for my life.

Lord … feelings of guilt keep coming into my heart and I have even thought that my part in the divorce would cause You to reject me as Your child. But Lord I KNOW that the bible tells me…. that ALL my sins, including any that are connected with my divorce, were ALL forgiven at the cross – even any future sins that I may commit – were all dealt with by the blood of Christ Jesus my Saviour…

Thank You Lord that I am Your child. Remove any lingering doubts I pray, and fill my heart with Your joy and peace. Heal my pain and sadness and thank YOU Lord – that NOTHING in heaven or earth can separate me from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus my Lord – including my divorce for which I praise Your name.. Help me to live my life from this day forward in a way that is pleasing to You, Amen

Prayer #11

We are reminded that there is a future, even in our suffering. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and future.’” Divorce can feel like it’s the end of the world. In many ways, it is the end of a relationship and everything that was promised in it. Yet, the Lord is above your divorce and is able to make all grace abound towards you in moving forward with faith. Your future isn’t limited or restricted because of a divorce; rather through Christ you have a calling and purpose to fulfill in spite of it.

Prayer #12

Remember, there is provision. Philippians 4:19 says, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.” For many people, divorce can bring financial disaster, especially if you weren’t the primary breadwinner of the family. You could find yourself suddenly having to make major financial decisions in a short period of time. There are days of seeking wisdom from God to lead you to the right people to help give direction with your finances and finding sustainable income. The Lord promises to meet all your needs and to not forsake you nor your family.

Prayer #13

Father God, what can I say? My wife has walked out on me saying that she can’t stand to be with me and that she no longer loves me – How can this be? I worked so hard to provid for everything that she wanted, but now that times are hard – she wants me out of her life forever –and has asked for a divorce.

Forgive me Lord for my part in this rift that has developed between my wife and me – perhaps I put too much weight on providing for the comforts of life, without being the loving comforter she may have needed. Perhaps I looked too much outside the walls of my home for my own comforts too, and became too easily flattered by others who seem attracted to me…

Forgive me for letting my marriage fail to the point where we may be separated … and even divorced. But thank You Lord, for all You did for me at the cross of Calvary… I know that there is no sin that I have committed in thought, word or deed that was not dealt with by the cross – for we are told that the only sin that cannot be forgiven is unbelief in Jesus- and I trust in Jesus Christ as my Saviour….

Lord I pray that our marriage will not end in divorce but that by Your grace You would bring us back together again, to start afresh… with You at the helm of our home, rather than with me thinking I had to prove myself. Thank You Jesus for being there for me. Amen

Prayer #14

You can ask Jesus for the discernment you need to decide who to let in and who to walk away from. Proverbs 24:16 says, “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again, but the wicked shall fall into mischief.” To gift of discernment is to understand or know something through the power of the Spirit. The gift of discernment is one of the gifts of the Spirit. We must know the authentic so well that when the false appears, we can recognize it. By knowing and obeying the Word of God, we will be trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

Prayer #15

Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you with my anger, my disappointments and my hurt. I ask that you cover me with your love. Heal me in all the places that need to be healed so I can be a person that emits health and warmth, not bitterness and resentment.

Lord, please release me from any guilt as my parent’s happiness is not my responsibility. Help me to be a good example of what true forgiveness really is.

I ask that you give me wisdom on how to be there for each one, as I know that I am not the only person hurting in this painful situation. Help me to talk to each one in a sensitive yet stern way when they start to cross the line and put each other down in front of me.

Lord, mature me beyond my years to handle this crisis they way you would. Lead me in the way everlasting so I will not regret my youth like so many who have been in the same situation as I am in right now.

For my siblings, help me to encourage, to be a good ear listen and to find the right support if I am not enough. Lead us to the right Bible verses to stand on during our family storm. In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.

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