How You Can Pray For Your Marriage
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How You Can Pray For Your Marriage

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How You Can Pray For Your Marriage

With the turbulence in marriages these days hitting both the high and low, cutting across every status group, the need for deliberate, intense and relentless prayers cannot be stronger. We cannot leave our marriages to chance any more, we must be proactive realizing that the enemy is always on his toes and on the look out for the next strike. We must not only wait to defend, but we must get into the offensive line, we must get on the attack.
Praying God’s word is one way to stay on the attack against the enemy in our marriages. The word of God is a powerful tool against the enemy and mixed with faith the enemy stands no chance against our marriages.
Below is a list of 8 word based prayer points we can prayer for our marriages to stand strong in these times. This is by no means exhaustive as searching the scriptures will provide many more. For those who are already intentionally praying for our marriages it can be an addition to what we already have.
For those who have not started deliberate prayers for there marriages, it will then be a guide and invitation to dig into God’s word to find more scriptures to pray with as it relates to your marriage.
So here they are:

1. Pray that God will truly unite your hearts with each other and make you one in deed.

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and shall become united and cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 KJV

2. Pray that God will cause your love for each other to keep increasing.

May the Lord make your love grow more and multiply for each other…  1 Thessalonians 3:12 NCV

3. Pray that God will help you copy Him and walk in love. That God will make your marriage an example of His love to the world.

THEREFORE BE imitators of God copy Him and follow His example, as well-beloved children imitate their father.
And walk in love, esteeming and delighting in one another as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us… Ephesians 5:1-2 AMP

4. Pray that God will cause you to care for one another above self.

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Romans 12:10 KJV

5. Pray that God will keep helping you to keep your marriage pure and above reproach, and help you stay faithful to each other.

Give honour to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery. Hebrews 13:4 NLT

6. Pray that God will lead you and your marriage in the paths of righteousness and deliver you and your marriage from the enemy and all his plans.

…He leads me in the paths of righteousness uprightness and right standing with Him–not for my earning it, but for His name’s sake. Psalm 23:3 AMP

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. Matthew 6:13 NIV

7. Pray that as you remain in God and His word, His presence will be strong in your marriage.

Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. John 15:4 NLT

8. Pray that no weapon formed against your marriage shall prosper. Whether financial hardship, lies or gossips, suspicions or bitterness… Also, arise and condemn any known or unknown tongue or thing that is risen or that will rise against your marriage.

So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder (separate). Matthew 19:6 AMP

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. Isaiah 54:17 (a) KJV

So how do you pray for your own marriage? Did you find this helpful in your desire to intentionally uphold your marriage in prayer?

Copyright© Ugochi Oritsejolomisan 2013



Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

  • Diane
    Posted at 16:38h, 14 July

    I have being married for 2years+ and holding on to his word has being my strength, in times where I thought my marriage was gonna fail I bumped into this prayer points and they really helped and God has answered my prayers. Thank you

  • unyime-ivy king
    Posted at 01:19h, 19 August

    Prayer is the only way we can sustain/fortify our marriages in a time where broken marriages hold sway. Thanks for this timely reminder sis.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 13:50h, 20 August

      Truth, thanks a lot for coming by.

  • Mothering From Scratch
    Posted at 23:12h, 13 August

    {Melinda} Such great things to pray for. I think we have to be super deliberate and active about fighting for our marriages. I have been married 21 years and we’ve been through some really rough stuff. Times that made me want to throw in the towel. Him, too, I’m sure. But we have to be tenacious. Holding firm to the commitment we’ve made as much as it is within our power to do so. Great post.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 23:17h, 13 August

      I am sure you have great experience to share from 21 years. I must admit that being deliberate and tenacious has also helped our marriage. Thanks a lot for coming by and sharing Melinda! Have a super blessed day! Love

  • Esther Onimisi
    Posted at 02:10h, 07 August

    Prayer is a powerful force and We must use it in all areas of our lives. Lord help us to pray for our homes IJN. Amen. Thank you ma. Will put this into practice vehemently.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 03:00h, 07 August

      I say a big AMEN ma!

  • Rosey
    Posted at 17:50h, 01 August

    My latest challenge is getting in The Word…knowing the scriptures so when I do have special considerations or thoughts outside of everyday norms, I know what to pray. If that makes sense. 🙂

    I enjoyed your tips, they’re good ones.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 04:37h, 02 August

      It does make sense to me, I know exactly how it busy it can get. Moms are always caught up with all the responsibilities of being a mom. That is why I recommend the early mornings to get in the word, before the busyness of the day begins.
      Thanks for coming by Rosey, I enjoy your visits and I hope you make time to get in…

  • Sykik
    Posted at 15:59h, 01 August

    Thank you for the prayer points . The devil will not be at the drivers seat in our homes in Jesus name. Amen

    God bless

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 04:34h, 02 August

      Amen! Praise God Sis!

  • Abiola
    Posted at 14:31h, 30 July

    Thanks for this wonderful and timely post.
    With all the news of failed marriages flying increasingly around, deliberate proactive prayers is the way to go for marriage sustainability.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 18:04h, 30 July

      Yes indeed, thanks for coming by and leaving a note. Do have a super blessed day!