Our wedding days are filled with so much hope, love, excitement and pure joy. But along the way we discover that staying married is harder than getting married. We say hurtful words to each other, we don’t appreciate each other, misunderstandings occur leading to deeply troubled marriages. We need marriage restoration prayers that will help us heal our broken marriages with God’s power.
What are some common marriage problems
We go to God with restoration prayers when there are problems in our marriages and we need healing. Some of the top marriage problems are:
- Breakdown in communication
- Differences in personality, values and opinions
- A sexual or emotional affair
- Money problems
- Selfishness and looking out for individual not family interests
At the root of these common marriage problems is sin. Marriage is a union of 2 sinners. So in order for a broken marriage to be healed again, we must come back to the biblical principles of marriage and do marriage God’s way not our way or the world’s way.
Following God’s principles and standards for marriage will help us lay a solid foundation for our marriages to thrive and not just survive.
Can God restore a broken marriage?
You may have been hurt so badly in your marriage or you’ve been struggling with marital problems for so long that you wonder if God can help you. The truth is He can and He will if you will just trust God to restore your marriage. Our God is in the business of reconciliation.
“Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.”2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Does God want marriages restored? Absolutely, yes! God firstly reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ. This is the very reason why Jesus came into the world-restoration and reconciliation to God.
Now, God has given us the ministry of reconciliation as well. So your desire for marriage restoration and reconciliation is a ministry in itself. How amazing is that?
God wants your marriage to be restored and He is able to help you because He is the all-powerful and all-knowing God.
6 Encouraging Marriage Restoration Scriptures
What does God say about marriage restoration? Well, we find that Scriptures help us not only to know what God says but guides our marriage restoration prayers as we will pray God’s word over them. These Bible verses will encourage you to heal from a broken marriage.
“But Jesus looked at them and said to them, “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible“”Matthew 19:26
If you’ve asked yourself the question, “how do I let God heal my marriage?” then the first thing you need to do is trust God to do it. Even if you think your marriage is beyond repair, what is impossible with man is possible with God. If God can raise Jesus Christ from the dead, He can definitely restore your marriage. Just trust Him. All things are possible with God.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”Jeremiah 29:11
What an amazing, encouraging and powerful verse this is. God’s plan and thoughts for you and your husband is peace, hope and a future. You can hold on to this promise. You can pray it over your broken marriage so you can begin to heal and trust God to restore your marriage.
”bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.”Colossians 3:13
To bear with each other is to endure difficult times in our marriages. Modern culture says if you’re not happy in your marriage, just leave. We give up so easily.
But God says bear with your spouse, no matter how hard it may be. Forgive him because Jesus Christ has forgiven you. When you understand that you will begin to see healing in your marriage.
“And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”Ephesians 4:32
A critical spirit in marriage can take root without us even noticing. That’s why the Bible says we need to be kind and tenderhearted to each other, in both words and deeds. Being critical of your husband stifles the love in your marriage.
God reminds us in this Bible verse about marriage restoration that showing compassion, being affectionate and caring towards your spouse will go a long way to restore your broken marriage.
”And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye?”Matthew 7:3-4
The truth is, it takes 2 to build a marriage and 2 to break it. No matter the hurt or issues, be humble enough to admit your part in the broken marriage. Ask God to forgive you and for the grace to extend the same forgiveness to Your husband.
“rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;”Romans 12:12
What a short and powerful Bible verse to remember and memorize. Even when your marriage is in trouble, remember to rejoice because there’s always hope in God. Be patient, don’t give up, God will restore your marriage. Moreover, it’s important to continue in prayer so God can help you overcome the problems in your marriage.
7 Powerful Marriage restoration prayers
Have you ever wondered, “how do I ask God to restore my marriage?” The answer is through prayer. The best biblical advice for marriage problems really is to pray for God to restore that marriage. Hearts change when we pray. How we act and the way we speak to each other in marriage changes when we pray. Prayer is how you let God heal your marriage.
Jesus said in John 10:10 that the devil comes to steal, kill and destroy the love, joy and unity in our marriages. We need to know that marriages are being fought spiritually. So many times we blame our husbands for the problems in our marriage but the real enemy is the devil.
We need powerful spiritual warfare prayers for marriage restoration. We need our marriages to be restored to the purpose and biblical principles God created them for. These prayers for a deeply troubled marriage will help save our marriages from divorce and lead to joy and happiness being restored again.
1. Prayer for trusting God to restore your marriage
Heavenly Father, I thank you for my husband and for our marriage. Thank You for bringing us together and that we are a family. I’m hurt and He’s hurt. I don’t know how we got here Lord, but we are here. Our marriage is broken and deeply troubled. I find myself losing hope that it can ever be restored again.
But today, I’m asking that You may help me to trust You Lord to restore our marriage. With my own power I can’t do it. Teach my heart to trust You. May I not look to anything or anyone in this world to restore us before I go to You first. You are Our Creator and the Creator of our marriage. We put our hope and trust in You.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
2. Prayer of confession and forgiveness in marriage
Lord, Your word says we have all sinned and fall short of your glory. I confess that I’ve sinned against you and my spouse. I’m not perfect. Help me to be humble enough to know that I have played a part in our broken marriage. Forgive me Lord for the times I failed to be kind and loving to my husband.
I pray that as Christ forgave me and continues to forgive me for my sins, that I may also forgive my husband for wounding and hurting me. May I know that forgiveness is an act of obedience to Your word. I pray against any root of bitterness in my heart to be removed by the Holy Spirit so that love may abound.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
3. Prayer to save marriage from divorce
Our Lord, the Bible says that You hate divorce. I pray today that only You have the power to save our marriage from divorce. In fact, I declare that divorce is not our portion for our marriage. You are the Lord who is mighty to save us from the plans of the devil.
I pray that the Holy Spirit may help us to abide in God’s word and remind us to practice it daily. May He remind us of the grace we found in OUR Lord Jesus Christ and extend it to one another so that our marriage may be saved from separation and divorce.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
4. Prayer for peace in marriage
Heavenly Father, You are a the God of peace. There has been chaos and conflict in our marriage. We come to the God who gives the peace that surpasses all understanding and we ask that we find peace in Him. Help me to be a calm wife in all situations even when I’m triggered.
We desire a home which is peaceful and a family and marriage which enjoys peace daily. May we learn from Jesus Christ, a peaceful leader and friend.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
5. Prayer for love to be restored in a broken marriage
God, Your word says in 1 Corinthians 13 that love never fails. Love is a choice that we are called to continue making even when we are hurt. The greatest commandment is love itself. Love of God and our neighbor. My husband is my neighbor and I know that love will restore our troubled marriage because God, You are love.
Teach me to practice love by enduring the storms of our marriage with my husband, being kind to him, being selfness, believing in him and having hope that our marriage can and will be restored again by You Lord. Help us heal and love again.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
6. Prayer for healing of a deeply troubled marriage
Heavenly Father, I’ve been hurt in my marriage and I’ve hurt my husband knowingly and unknowingly. I know that You can mend and heal our broken hearts Lord. We ask that the Holy Spirit may heal us and comfort us. We don’t want to stay in this pain but we want to experience the abundant life that Jesus Christ died for.
We thank You for Your healing power, mercy and grace that will flow in us and through us. We can’t heal each other Lord but we are trusting You to heal our troubled marriage so that peace, love and joy will be present again.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
7. Spiritual Warfare Prayer for marriage restoration
Thank you Lord Jesus for reconciling us to God through Your death on the Cross. Thank You for the ministry of reconciliation which we now have. Lord, we pray, total restoration and reconciliation of our marriage. We know that we don’t wrestle against the flesh and blood but against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
I pray against any plan, plot and scheme of the devil to destroy my marriage. No weapon fashioned against my marriage shall prosper. If God is for us and our marriage, who can be against us? Thank you Lord for giving us the authority and power to fight against the devil. We pray today for marriage restoration and reconciliation and an end to broken marriages. May the love of God reign in our marriage.
In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Are you in a troubled marriage? Do you know someone who is? I want to remind you that God can heal and restore a broken marriage. He is able to it. Just trust Him. Daily continue to read scriptures for marriage restoration and trust God to start the process of healing and restoring your marriage today.
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QuintinMay 5, 2022 at 11:22 am
Thank you for these wonderful prayers. My marriage is currently in distress and my wife has started divorce proceedings. I pray that God restore our marriage and destroy the evil one’s assignments on our marriage.
Tinashe JarichaMay 9, 2022 at 4:56 pm
You’re welcome Quintin. Keep praying and believing in God’s power to restore your marriage. God will never fail us. Trust Him. Will say a prayer for you as well.
Yadira WulffAugust 2, 2022 at 3:58 am
Please pray that my husband Donald Wulff comes back home to his family and that my marriage will be restored and my family will be back together.
Tinashe JarichaAugust 26, 2022 at 2:12 pm
Lord we pray for the marriage of Yadira and Donald. We ask that you would help them reconcile and find each other again. May their love be restored so they can be a happy family again. We trust You Lord for you are a faithful God and You never fail. Hear our plea today and help to turn this marriage around for the better. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
NicoleMay 29, 2022 at 8:33 pm
Please say a prayer for my marriage my husband he is unhappy and not in love. I pray God will take all evil from our marriage and my husband thoughts. To teach me to love him like God loves him.
Tinashe JarichaMay 31, 2022 at 1:09 pm
Heavenly Father we honor you for you are our Creator, Lord and Savior. We pray for Nicole today. You know her heart Lord. We ask that you may please save her marriage. Help her to love her husband just like you have loved her. Restore her marriage in Jesus’ name. Heal her and her husband from any pain they may be experiencing. Help them to find each other and love each other again. May their marriage become stronger after this so they may testify of the goodness of the Lord. All honor belongs to you King Jesus.
In Jesus’ name,
ElviaJune 4, 2022 at 11:53 am
Please pray for my marriage of 34 yrs., my husband has left me, he says he loves me but is not in love with me. He says he’s confused about his feeling. Pray for restoration in my marriage.
Thank you and God bless
Tinashe JarichaJune 7, 2022 at 1:52 pm
I’m so sorry to hear this Elvia! I will pray for you.
Lord, we pray for Elvia today. She is your child. You know her and her heart. We ask that you may restore her marriage to her husband in Jesus’ name. The thief may come to steal and destroy her home and her joy but we pray that Jesus would breathe life into her marriage. We pray that her husband’s heart and mind may be reminded of all that they share and be turned back to his wife. We trust you O Lord to heal this marriage again.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
LoriJuly 2, 2022 at 6:39 pm
Elvia, I will pray for you! My husband of 26 years left me last Wednesday. I also said he loves me but is not in love with me. He moved to Florida to be with his family. He said he needs to be happy and rebuild himself and I am not part of his future. Please pray for restoration in my marriage.
Tinashe JarichaJuly 5, 2022 at 2:21 pm
Hi Lori, I’m so sorry to hear this and pray that God would heal you and your husband’s marriage. Let’s pray:
Father we honor you and bless Your Holy name for you are worthy of all the praise and worship. We bring Lori and her husband to you and pray that you would help to restore their marriage. Your word says no weapon fashioned against them shall prosper and we choose to believe Your word. Strengthen Lori at this time and help her to put her trust in You for You are our faithful and loving God. We pray for love, joy and peace to be restored in Lori’s marriage and family.
In Jesus’ name. Amen.
cleverJune 8, 2022 at 7:00 am
May you pray for my marriage, my wife says she no longer has feelings for me following disputes and exchange of words which touched on her relatives. May God have mercy on me and forgive all my sins. I admit I offended God and I ask for forgiveness. May God remove the unforgiveness and anger in my wife which is causing us fail to resolve our differences. I have tried to apologise several times but it seems she`s failing to forgive me, hence lobbying for divorce as the only solution. Father I know you don’t want divorce, May you help me in restoring my marriage with my wife. Let us develop feelings for one another in Jesus name.
Tinashe JarichaJune 9, 2022 at 3:44 pm
Thank you for sharing. I’m so sorry to hear this. I will join you in prayer and trusting God to turn around this situation. Let’s pray:
Lord, we come to you this day with your child Clever. We know that you love and forgive both him and his wife that’s why you died for them on the Cross. Jesus, please heal this marriage through your mighty power. We believe you perform miracles even today, please perform a miracle in this marriage. The devil may come to steal, kill and destroy marriages but you Jesus came that this marriage would experience abundant life. May this couple forgive each other and love each other again. We pray for understanding for each other and grace to abound in their marriage. We’re trusting you O Lord to save this marriage and restore it so that they may testify of the Lord’s goodness.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
MichelleJune 8, 2022 at 10:06 pm
Please pray for my marriage of 26 years to be restored. My husband and I are separating, we have both hurt each other. He has told me that he is no longer in love with me and is in love with another woman. I pray that Jesus would close the door to infidelity and remove this woman from our life. I also pray that GOD would draw my husband and I closer to him and his word and allow forgiveness and grace back into our marriage and bring us back together.
Tinashe JarichaJune 9, 2022 at 3:38 pm
Thank you for sharing your heart. I’m deeply sorry about what you’re through. Please continue to be strengthened by God’s word. He will never fail us. Let’s pray.
Father we thank you for Michelle and her husband. You created them both in your image and you brought them together Lord. We pray that Lord you would heal and restore their broken hearts. May forgiveness reign in this marriage as they both seek your Word first. We ask that they would both draw near to You O God and in the process draw near to each other. Touch their hearts and help them find their way to each other again. No weapon fashioned against this marriage shall prosper as we trust you to restore their love. We ask for their marriage to be better and stronger than it was before.
Hear our prayers in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Rachel SmithAugust 25, 2022 at 10:40 pm
Me and my husband have been separated for 2 weeks I don’t want divorce but he does I don’t know what to do
Tinashe JarichaSeptember 9, 2022 at 3:31 pm
Hi Rachel. I’m so sorry to hear this. Please know that the enemy is out to kill, steal and destroy the love and joy in our marriages and we have to pray to God to help us restore and give life to our marriages. Let’s pray together:
“Oh God, we thank You for Rachel and her husband. Lord, You brought them together in this important union of marriage. Help them find their way back to each other, restore their joy and resurrect the love they once shared. We ask that You help Rachel at this point to trust in You and hold onto Your words alone. May she know that she serves the all-powerful God who loves her and wants only the best for her. In Jesus’ name. Amen”
RachelAugust 26, 2022 at 4:53 pm
Me and my husband been separated for 2 weeks I been praying for a miracle but I don’t know if god hears me
Tinashe JarichaSeptember 9, 2022 at 3:23 pm
Rachel, I truly am sorry for what you’re going through. God does hear all our prayers. Continue to trust Him, believe and hold onto His word which is powerful. God is always on your side because He loves you so much. Continue to pray for a breakthrough in your marriage. God bless you always.
Kapila chimno (paresh) shetyeSeptember 6, 2022 at 4:04 am
My marriage is under trouble….my husband has left me nd he is not allowing me to stay in our flat at mapusa..ND forcing me to stay at his house at ozari but his family members harass n threatened me over there so I don’t want to stay in ozari but I want to stay in mapusa flat with my husband but he is not listening to me nd listens to his 3 sisters brother mother etc..hecwants to break our marriage but I want restoration..reconciliation.. ND divorce be stopped..God should give him wisdom to love his wife nd save our marriage life..I have lost my child in March..coz of my husband n his fly….May my marriage be restored fully nd I be blessed with baby boy nd girl twins.
Tinashe JarichaSeptember 9, 2022 at 3:28 pm
I’m sorry to hear this Kapila. The enemy is out to attack and destroy marriages. Let’s pray together:
“Heavenly Father, You alone are Holy, the all-powerful God, worthy of all praise and worship. Lord, we thank you that You are Our Helper in times of trouble. Today we pray for Kapila asking you to strengthen her in this difficult time in her marriage. May she continue to trust in Your power to restore and reconcile her and her husband. Heal her O Lord from the loss of her child. Comfort her always. We ask for a breakthrough and testimony in her life so she can experience Your goodness and mercy Lord. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen”
Kapila chimno (paresh) shetyeSeptember 13, 2022 at 7:34 am
Kapila chimno shetye
In our marriage main devils are his 3 unmarried sisters ,brother, his wife nd mother..they are spoiling our marriage life .just because they wNt my husband’s money n property ..my husband listens to them only nd treat me n my family in disrespect way ..they nd my husband torture me.now they have separated my husband from me by doing false teaching nd black magic.nd now my husband is not talking to me or messaging me nd want to separate fr om me..but I know he loves me..they are brainwashing him.please pray for my reconciliation n restoration of marriage..nd cancel divorce..hope he comes back to me positively..he Also has psychological problem..please solve all my marriage problem..I m in trouble..within 3 days my husband should come back to me..please pray.