31 Scriptures To Pray For Your Marriage is a compilation of Scriptures I prayed over my own marriage for the past few years.
In my opinion, even the best marriages also have their difficulties.
There were times when my marriage to Jacques couldn’t be happier and better and then there were times when things got terrible and worst to the point we both felt we wanted to throw in the towel.
By the grace and mercies of God, we made it this far by still being married for 29 years and refusing to give up on one another.
Praying these Scriptures over our marriage allowed me to notice my shortcomings and ask God to help me change.
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”1 Peter 5:8
If you are a child of God you can be certain your marriage, your home, and your family will be under attack and satan will do his best to destroy these areas of your life.
There is no other way than to cover your marriage in prayer by praying Scripture over it, and these 31 Scriptures To Pray Over Your Marriage will allow God to bring lasting changes to any marriage.
If you are in an abusive relationship, either emotional or physical please seek professional advice, it makes no sense to try and save your marriage by putting your own life and well-being at risk.
May the Holy Spirit minister to you while reading through these Scriptures.
1. Be accountable to one another
“Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”James 5:16
2. Be faithful to God
“I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness, And you shall know the Lord.”Hosea 2:20
3. Be faithful to one another
“And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.”1 John 2:17
4. Be kind to each other
“And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”Ephesians 4:32
5. Be one in God
“Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are.”John 17:11
6. Be slow to anger
“He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.”Proverbs 16:32
7. Cut soul ties with parents
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”Genesis 2:24
8. Don’t be jealous
“For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.”James 3:16
9. Don’t be selfish
“Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”Phillippians 2:4
10. Don’t judge each other
“Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things.”Romans 2:1
11. Forgive one another
“Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ.”2 Corinthians 2:10
12. Give honor to one another
“Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.”1 Peter 3:7
13. Give preference to one another
“Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another.”Romans 12:10
14. Greet with a kiss
“Greet one another with a kiss of love.
Peace to you all who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.”1 Peter 5:14
15. Know the origin of love
“By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”1 John 3:16
16. Learn lowliness, gentleness, longsuffering, etcetera.
“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”Ephesians 4:1-3
17. Let God guide you
“The Lord will guide you continually, And satisfy your soul in drought, And strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.”Isaiah 58:11
18. Live joyfully with one another
“Live joyfully with the wife whom you love all the days of your vain life which He has given you under the sun, all your days of vanity; for that is your portion in life, and in the labor which you perform under the sun.”Ecclesiastes 9:9
Love… “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”1 Corinthians 13:7
20. Love as you love yourself
“So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.”Ephesians 5:28
21. Love each other
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.”John 4:7
22. Protect each other
“He who covers a transgression seeks love, But he who repeats a matter separates friends.”Proverbs 17:9
23. Protect our marriage
“For I,’ says the Lord, ‘will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.’”Zechariah 2:5
24. Render service to one another
“Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;
With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men”Ephesians 6:6-7
25. Serve Christ together
“Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”Ecclesiastes 4:12
26. Show each other affection
“Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.”1 Corinthians 7:3
27. Support and encourage each other
“Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.”1 Thessalonians 5:14
28. Treat your mate the way you want to be treated.
“And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.”Luke 6:31
29. Turn back to God
“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,”Acts 3:19
30. Understand each other
“Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding;”Proverbs 3:13
31. Watch your words
“A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.”Proverbs 15:1
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It is my sincere prayer that the Holy Spirit ministered to you while reading through these Scriptures, and if you not already doing so, inspired you to pray and speak the Word of God over your own marriage, as well as those you are interceding for.
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