Praying for your spouse is just one way you can be in service to your significant other. Whether you are praying for each other or praying together for other couples, these relationship prayers for people who are married, engaged or dating will provide you with the armor of God you need.
God of Unfailing Love, may we be filled with love for each other that reflects your love for us. Your love is patient, let us be patient with each other. Your love is kind, let us be kind to each other. Your love does not envy, let us not be envious of each other. Your love does not boast, may our relationship be built on humility. You love does not dishonor others, let us honor each other. Your love is not self-seeking, let us love each other with a selfless love. Help us to love each other well. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Dealing with Conflict Prayer
God of love and peace, even though we love each other deeply, we are still faced with differences of opinions. Help us to deal with conflict in a productive and loving way. Assist us to not be over-bearing or insisting that something should be done a certain way. Help us to be flexible and accommodating and respectful of the other person’s point of view. When we disagree, remind us to refrain from anger and ridicule. Help us effectively get to the root of the problem. Amen.
Heavenly Father, thank you that you are our creator, you know us better than anyone else. You brought us together and you have promised that you have plans and a purpose for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us. Remind us that you are the center of our relationship and that you are the one who watches over our future. May we look to you for wisdom and guidance. May your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Physical Intimacy Prayer
Lord, my Rock and Redeemer, thank you that you are the source of all true joy in life. May we enjoy the gift of physical intimacy that you have blessed us with. May we give and receive pleasure with an attitude of thankfulness to you. Your word says that you are a Good Father who gives us good gifts. Please help us to use this gift wisely to love and bless each other. To you, our God, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Lord God, our Builder of all things, we ask that you help us shape our conversations as we discuss the important parts of our relationship. Empower us to candidly share our past experiences, faults and frailties, opinions, spirituality, and our hopes and dreams. Help us to be real about who we are and expect our loved one to do the same. Guide us to explore the topics we need to explore with transparency and openness. May we be enriched through this process and grow deeper in intimate understanding of each other. Amen.
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that you can satisfy our every desire and need. You have said that if we delight ourselves in you, you will give us the desires of our hearts. Please help us to encourage each other to trust in you for every aspect of our lives and relationship. Help us to spur each other on in our faith. May we worship you together. You are the God of endurance and encouragement. Help us to live in harmony with each other, that together we may, with one voice, glorify Jesus Christ. Through your mighty name, Amen.
King of Kings, Lord of Lords, thank you that you are the light of the world, guiding our steps on your path. Please help us to communicate well. Give us the grace to listen to each other carefully and speak in love. Remove any bitterness and resentment from our mouths Lord, and may our words be words of kindness and gentleness. May our communication be the building block of a healthy relationship. Guide our words and our hearts Lord, in submission to you. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with us. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Love Expressions Prayer
God of truth, help us to effectively express our love for one another. Enable us to use words that really speak to our loved one, and that are meaningful to them. Give each of us an understanding of the other’s love language, whether words of affirmation, helping them in some practical way, gifts, quality time, or touch. Give us insight into how they express affection and how they want it expressed to them. Help us learn how to make our partner feel loved and appreciated. Amen.
Faithful Father, thank you that you have forgiven all our sins at the cross. As we experience conflict in our relationship, may we be quick to forgive in the same way that we have been forgiven by you. Help us to deal with conflict in a way that makes our relationship stronger. You have promised that you will make all things work together for our good. Please help us to trust you in the midst of conflict. You have loved us and have freed us from our sins by Jesus’ blood. To you be glory and dominion forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
Embracing Differences Prayer
God of all grace, help us be gracious to one another regarding areas where we are very different. Assist us to appreciate that we don’t need to have the same personality or the same preferences in everything. Help us recognize that a happy relationship is one in which the other person completes you – and often that requires different strengths, different abilities, and different ways of looking at things. Teach us to accept the other for the wonderful person they are. Amen.
Mighty God, thank you that you give the gift of abundant, eternal life. You have said that your people should be fruitful and multiply, that your love should overflow from us to others and that we can participate in creation with you. May we rejoice in the gift of children and would the love that you have poured into our hearts, overflow to them. Increase our faith that we will view our lives in the light of eternity. May we know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge. May we be filled with all the fullness of God. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Love That Never Fails Prayer
God of Love, may we be filled with love for each other that reflects your love for us. Your love always trusts, let us trust each other. Your love always hopes, let us be filled with hope, and encourage each other in the hope we have in you. Your love always perseveres, may our love for each other endure through the difficulties of life. Your love never fails, may our love remain strong until the end. Fill us with your love, that we may love each other in the same way. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Core Values Prayer
Abba Father, help us to authentically live out our individual and shared core values. Empower us to understand and to respect and to encourage what is most important to the other. Help us work toward unity in our fundamental beliefs about life and about God, our understanding of morality, our priorities, our motivations, and our goals. May we cultivate a relationship of mutual respect and be able to discuss these things thoughtfully and with insight and wisdom. Amen.
Enduring Love Prayer
Loving Father, thank you that you are faithful to fulfill all your promises. You have promised that our faith will never be put to shame when our trust is in you. Thank you that we can trust you to keep us safe in your hand for the rest of our lives. Please help us to rely on you in our relationship, whatever the future may bring. May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with us always. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Sacrificial Love Prayer
O Lord my God, thank you that you are our shield and our strength. You have promised that you will never leave us or forsake us, you are always with us. You have joined us together as one flesh. Help us to work together in our relationships. May we support each other, encourage each other and serve each other. Please help us to love each other in the same sacrificial way we have been loved by you. You are the God of hope. Fill us with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit we may abound in hope. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Everlasting Father, thank you that you are the light of the world, guiding our steps on your path. Your word says that you are able to bless us abundantly in all things at all times. Help us to view our relationship in the light of eternity. We ask you to show grace throughout the generations. We pray that our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and beyond would know your blessing. You are able to do far more than all that we ask or imagine, according to the power at work within us. To you be glory throughout all generations, forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Healthy Lifestyle Prayer
Father, the Creator of all things, we thank you for creating us in your image. Help us to take good care of our bodies, so we can have the strength and energy we need. As a couple, guide us in developing a plan for a healthy lifestyle, including eating habits and exercise. Keep us united in building a positive mental attitude and implementing preventative measures against chronic disease. We know that we can build each other up or drag each other down in this area. Help us motivate the other through example and non-judgmental encouragement. Amen.
Faithful Love Prayer
God of Enduring Faithfulness, may we be filled with love for each other that reflects your love for us. Your love is not easily angered. Let us be slow to anger and rich in love for each other. Your love keeps no record of wrongs, let us be quick to forgive each other. Your love rejoices in truth, let us be honest with each other. Your love always protects, let us protect each other. May we love each other in the same way we have been loved by you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayer for Achieving Goals Together
Everlasting Father, help us to meaningfully discuss what we envision for our future. Assist us in devising our short-term and long-term goals – the milestones we hope to achieve together. We desire the joy of having something to look forward to as a couple – something we are moving toward in unity. Enable us to think about what we want to achieve within the next year and further into the future. Through realistic goals, help us put our relationship on a path to victory. Amen.
Generous Father, thank you that you know our every need. Please guide us as we make decisions over our finances. You have said that we do not need to be anxious about anything, but in every situation, we should present our requests to you. Hear our prayer and give us wisdom. Please help us to let you lead us in all our choices. May you bless us financially so that we may be a blessing to others. May you establish our hearts as blameless in holiness before you. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayer for Overcoming the Past
Faithful God, we have things in our past that sometimes come back to haunt us. We each have traumas and hurts from past relationships and life experiences that affect who we are today. We also have wounds from earlier in this relationship. Help us to move on, in a healthy way. We don’t want to bury the past, but we want to learn from it, forgive, and seek forgiveness where needed, and heal from the wounds. Help us press forward together and not allow these things to hold us back. Amen.
Persevering Love Prayer
All-Knowing God, thank you that you are our rock and fortress, we can always find refuge in you. We have promised to love each other in good times and in bad. Your word says that, even though we walk through the darkest valley, we will fear no evil, for you are with us; your rod and your staff, they comfort us. Give me the strength to trust you during the joyful times and during the difficult times. May you fill us with eternal comfort and good hope through grace. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayer for Sexual Purity
Almighty God, help us guard against sinning against each other sexually. Empower us to abstain from sexual immorality of any kind and to keep the marriage bed undefiled. Help us to control our bodies in holiness and honor, for our bodies are temples of your Holy Spirit. Guard us against drifting into pornography or entertainment that cheapens the holy union between husband and wife. We desire to keep our bodies and our minds pure, for the sake of our relationship with each other and our relationship with you. Amen.
Bind Us Together Prayer
Wonderful Counselor, thank you that you are faithful to fulfill all your promises. Your word says that we have been joined together by you and, for those joined by God, let no one separate. May we be bound together by your unending love. Protect our relationship from attacks and breakdowns. Give us the assurance that you are always with us and are faithful to the end. May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayer for Developing Spirituality Together
Lord God, the awesome One, we know our faith is important for a resilient relationship. We are two flawed and complicated people who need your supernatural empowerment. Help us to create an environment within this relationship where we are mutually encouraging to each other in our spiritual walks. Remind us to worship and sing to you together – in church, but also just the two of us. Remind us to pray for each other and to pray together. Remind us to discuss your word together and spur each other into deeper intimacy with you. Amen.
Check out this great video from Pastor Rick Warren where he shares how to fight for your marriage so that it will last. Pastor Warren also discusses what your marriage should look like according to biblical standards.
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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.