15 Awesome Powerful Prayers for Marriage Protection

Prayers for Marriage Protection are for marriages under threat from many things in this world, and the 50% divorce rate is a testament to that.

You need to protect your marriage from infidelity, boredom, staleness, third parties, strife, fear, and selfishness.

Prayers for Marriage Protection

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Judy Star, in her article on Family Life, says, “To stand firm in the battle for our marriages, we must be prepared. We can never assume that having a good marriage shelters us from temptation.”

Protect your marriage today and save yourself a lot of heartaches.

Prayer and the Word of God are the best ways to protect your marriage from danger.

According to Lesli White, the Word is powerful and prayer is essential. But combining the two is even more powerful.

Below are 15 powerful prayers for marriage protection

Prayer for God to Protect your Marriage

Psalm 16:5-6 Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.”

Lord, I thank you for bringing my spouse and I together as a married couple. We are better together than apart because a chord of two is stronger.

You have watched over our marriage from the beginning and you have helped us when we needed you. I place my marriage in your hands where it is secure.

Protect everything within the borders of our marriage.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer against the Attacks of the Enemy

Ephesians 6:10-12 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

Lord, I put on your armor today to stand against the schemes and plans of the evil one in my marriage.

Help me not to fight my spouse but the real enemy who wants to remain hidden.

Destroy the works of the devil in my marriage and keep my spouse and I safe.

Teach us to discern when the enemy wants to attack us so we can stand against his wickedness in prayer.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer against Unknown Enemies

Song of Songs 2:15 “Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards, our vineyards that are in bloom.”

Lord, you have helped our marriage flourish and we enjoy your blessing upon our lives.

I ask that you protect our marriage from the little things that can destroy it without our knowledge.

Show us how to keep away unwanted enemies that want to destroy the marriage my spouse and I have built.

Bless the fruit of our marriage and may it nourish the lives of others around us.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Related Article: Top 9 Powerful Prayers that will Change Your Marriage.

Prayer to walk in Agreement

Amos 3:3 “Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?”

Lord, help my spouse and I to walk in agreement all the days of our lives so we don’t leave room for strife and arguments.

Show us how to operate as one and live in unity in every area of our lives.

May we work on our disagreements without fighting or arguing and always turn to you for wisdom. Remind us we are one and we are to make decisions together.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for God’s boundary around your Marriage

Zechariah 2:5 “‘And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’  declares the Lord, ‘and I will be its glory within.’”

Lord, be the boundary around our marriage and protect everything we have entrusted to your hands.

Keep out all threats to our marriage and hide us from the evil plots of the wicked.

May our marriage bring you glory because we live according to your principles. Let the fire you ignited in our marriage continue to burn and keep us together.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for Wisdom in Praying

James 4:1-3 “What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill.

You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight.

Do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”

Lord, help my spouse and I not to quarrel over what only you can give us. We commit to praying over what we each desire instead of fighting and quarreling over it.

Forgive us for quarreling instead of praying and seeking your face. Teach us to pray over each other with the right motives so you can answer our prayers.

Thank you for answering our prayers and making our joy complete.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer to Love and respect each other

Ephesians 5:33 “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”

Lord, I praise you for the gift of marriage you have given me. Teach my spouse and I to love and respect each other. A husband needs respect, and a wife needs love.

Help us not to withhold these things from each other. It is when we meet each other’s needs that we protect our marriage from outside threats.

Show us how to identify what the other needs and to meet that need.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer against temptation

Mark 14:38 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Lord, thank you for your words of wisdom, that we should pray so we don’t fall into temptation. Protect my spouse and I from temptations that can ruin our marriage.

Help us not to live by the flesh but by the Spirit to avoid temptations to sin. Strengthen our spirits that we may obey your commands concerning marriage.

Keep us from the pleasures of the world and turn our hearts to your desire for us.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer to consider your spouse in your actions

1 Peter 3:7 “Husbands, in the same way, be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.”

Lord, Help me consider my spouse in my actions and respect him/her always so that my prayers will not encounter any hindrance.

Grant me the grace to treat my spouse with respect and always consider his/her opinion. May we live in peace and remember to honor you in all our ways.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for your protection and that of your spouse

Isaiah 65:24 “Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.”

Lord, I praise you because you have promised to answer before I call. You have assured me you will always hear my prayers and answer them.

Today I ask that you protect my marriage from all its enemies and threats. Protect my spouse and I from dangers that we cannot see.

Keep us from anything that might cause us to consider divorce.

Teach us to pray according to your will so you will answer our prayers.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer against conforming to the pattern of the world

Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.”

Lord, thank you for teaching us your ways. You have helped us avoid dangerous paths that would have destroyed our marriage.

Where we have conformed to the pattern of this world, show us so we will turn to your ways.

We long to live according to your will and I ask that you show my spouse and I how to do so as we read your word.

Renew our minds as we meditate on your word.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer against attacks from the enemy.

1 Peter 5:8 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”

Lord, you always keep me safe from the enemy and his plans for my marriage. Help me be alert at all times and come to you with anything that doesn’t sit well with my spirit.

As the enemy prowls around looking for who to destroy, may he not find me or my spouse. Show me all the doors he may use to attack my marriage so I can close them.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer for commitment in marriage

Genesis 2:24 “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”

Lord, thank you for the gift of my spouse. You have kept us together all these years and I praise you for that.

May my spouse and I keep our focus on each other and build our marriage according to your word.

You united us in holy matrimony and I ask you to keep our bond strong and long-lasting. Give us the commitment to be together during difficult times and bear with one another.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer against the secret plots of the wicked

Psalm 12:7 “You, Lord, will keep the needy safe and will protect us forever from the wicked.”

Lord, you know all the enemies that want to see our marriage destroyed. Keep them away from our marriage and hide us beneath your wings.

Protect us from the secret plots of the wicked and may their plans fail.

Whatever they plan for our marriage will never see the light of day because you are the God who keeps your children safe.

May your angels encamp around my spouse and I and deliver us from the enemy.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Related Article: 75 Powerful Bible Verses to Pray over Your Marriage.

Prayer for strength

2 Thessalonians 3:3 “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.”

Lord, I praise you because you are faithful to keep your word over our marriage. You brought my spouse and I together and I know you have plans to keep us together for life.

When we are weary from the troubles that come with marriage, strengthen us by the power of your Spirit. Protect us from the devil who seeks to separate my spouse and I.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Conclusion

The 15 prayers above are to protect your marriage as you seek God’s face against the plans of the enemy. Both of you should commit to praying for themselves and each other.

Prayer will build a wall of protection around your marriage and keeps it strong.

Tim Challies brings out the importance of a man protecting his wife spiritually. He says that a man ought to commit to praying for her and holding her up before the throne of God.

Erin Smalley of Focus on the Family, suggests a wife can pray for her husband’s challenges, for the Lord to protect and shield him, expand his wisdom, and develop his convictions.

Make prayer a priority in your marriage and experience the power of God to protect it.

Prayers for Marriage Protection Resources

Books

  1. The Love Dare by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick
  2. Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
  3. His Needs Her Needs by Willard F. Harley, Jr.
  4. The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
  5. The Power of a Praying Husband by Stormie Omartian

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