9 Dynamic Prayers for Marriage in Crisis
Is your marriage in a crisis?
Unfortunately, you might be going through a painful and difficult phase of your life. And you are not alone, as countless marriages are struggling to survive and last.
We are sure that you have several friends and acquaintances and loved ones in your family who are considering a divorce or are on the verge of separating. Whatever the reason, it sure is not easy to deal with the aftermath of a traumatic separation.
One should realize those good marriages do not happen, but they need to be worked upon. While it is relatively easier to get married, the real test for the couple begins after marriage.
If left neglected, the relationship is sure to take a turn for the worse, sooner or later. Even if one partner seems to falter, another can show him or her the right way with their love and support.
The worst part is when the couples lose hope and stop trying.
Most of us are not aware, but one door is always open for us, and all we need to do is turn inwards to seek love and hope in Jesus. Our faith in God and sincere prayers can indeed save our marriages and relationships and keep us away from those heartbreaks.
It is for the life of your marriage, that’s crucial to develop courageous faith in Jesus and put trust in Him for help and guidance and PRAY.
Regardless of who is at fault and what our intentions are, there is always some hope, even in the worst of situations, when it comes to marriage.
Instead of running away from the realities and stop working on the issues, turn to God instead, as He is the one who can set things right for you.
After all, the institution of marriage is a sacred idea, and therefore it makes good sense to turn to the Creator of the product and ask Him to solve the issues.
Marriage restoration is always possible when a couple is ready to work on their issues and wants to make their marriage work. And once they have let God enter their relationship, things will be a lot easier.
You will find it simpler to communicate with each other and show some more empathy whether you’re dealing with emotional issues and are unable to forgive because of your ego and pride or have developed some unsolved differences; all it needs is a simple prayer to reach out to God and ask for his guidance and comfort.
The Bible carries some clear and strong verses about marriage, and it goes on to show how God feels about the institution of marriage and wants the couple to honor and respect their bond and relationships.
For example, Hebrews 13:4 TLB: Honor your marriage and its vows and Ephesians 5:32-33 MSG, What is clearest to me is the way Christ treats the church. And this provides a good picture of how each husband is to treat his wife, loving himself in loving her, and how each wife is to honor her husband.
Hebrews 13:4 TLB, “Honor your marriage and its vows.” It is evident that marriage enjoys a sacred place in the eyes of the Lord, and as couples and partners, we must do everything possible to save our marriage.
Proverbs 13:7 NLT, Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Those lines clearly show one as to why they must never lose hope as our Lord never gives up on us and will help us come through every kind of circumstance.
So, if you find your marriage in trouble or see some signs of cracks in your relationship, just take note of your situation and remember those verses in the Bible, and start praying, no matter how difficult your situation or how troubled your marriage is.
Here are some prayers to save your marriage from divorce:
Prayers to Save a Marriage
1) Matthew 19: 4-6, NIV
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?”
Those words show marriage matters to God and He demonstrates the sacred relationship between man and woman is not something to be taken lightly.
2) Philippians 4: 12-13, NIV
“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through Christ who gives me strength.”
If you are in the middle of some tough time in your marriage, then just ask for help and strength from The Almighty. Lord Jesus will definitely provide you the support you need to save your crumbling marriage.
3) Proverbs 3: 5, NIV
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
Let God be your guide and put all your trust in Him with complete dependence and reliance. Seeking His will and support will keep the couple on the right path.
4) Titus 2: 5, KJV
“To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”
This Bible verse encourages the couple to think deeply about their marriage, their roles and responsibility and exercise self-control and show obedience to God’s will.
5) Colossians 3: 18, KJV
“Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.”
The Bible guides the partners in marriage to submit themselves to their spouses and show deep love and respect, as per the wishes of the Lord.
6) Hebrews 13: 4, ESV
“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.”
This Bible verse reminds one of the importance and value of marriage and thus expects the couples to honor their relationship and take it seriously.
Pray: Please God, bring restoration to my marriage. The vows we gave each other, let us yearn for them, and each other, once more.
7) Ephesians 5: 25, NLT
“For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.”
Here, the Bible clearly directs the husbands and wives to love one another and treat each another with respect. The verse reminds them on how to look at Christ’s example for how to love selflessly and unconditionally.
Ask God to take away the hurt and anger in your marriage and protect yourselves.
8) Mark 10: 9, NIV
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
Clearly, the Bible says that it is God who put together two people in marriage and thus both husband and wife should give importance to the marriage union. Pray to Him to restore His willing spirit and teach you how to listen to each other and undo all the things that brought us here.
9) Ephesians 4: 2-3, ESV
”With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
The bond of marriage is like a unity of the Spirit and any couple should rely on the healing support of God’s love and should not destroy their relationship because of their selfishness and pride.
They should pray “ Lord, we’ve abandoned ourselves and our marriage to You as You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”
Many of us might not believe in praying or prayers, but all you need to do is recite those simple lines before you go to sleep or whenever you feel lonely or stressed out.
Do not look at those prayers like a magic wand that will erase all those issues like a genie in a bottle and grant all your wishes. But prayers do have a magical and mysterious way of working as they connect us to something bigger and to our Lord, who is in control of all things.
Moreover, praying regularly does soften our hearts and allows grace and beauty to enter our lives. Regardless of the quality and state of your marriage, you are still a couple who went into the relationship with love in their heart.
Feel encouraged to pray and find that love in your marriage once again despite your pain and situation.
Once you start praying to God and ask him for His support and guidance, you are sure to see some positive results.
Those changes may seem nothing short of a miracle, but what is happening is that God is slowly changing your outlook and how you look at your partner and your marriage. Instead of finding faults and fighting all the time, you will find that you have become calmer and more tolerant and accepting towards each other.
The best part is that you will no longer want a divorce and will be ready to give your marriage a second chance.
Nothing could be more wonderful for your life than that!
Accept the challenges of marital relationships and restore their marriage with genuine prayers and faith in the Lord. Turn to God and rely on His prayers to fix any issues with your marriage.
You can always keep a personal copy of special prayers to save your marriage and remember to pray daily for your relationship and spouse.
Even those couples who think their marriage is going strong can make their relationship stronger once they start praying together and are sure to see their love grow stronger by the day.
Almost all marriages hit crisis moments at some point in time. Take the first step and follow this wonderful guide for prayers for a struggling marriage.
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