Broken Relationships: 15 Powerful Prayers

By David •  Updated: 02/24/22 •  10 min read

You may ask, does God restore broken relationships? Or

how can God heal a broken relationship? Yes, God restores relationships that add value to our lives when they are broken.

How God restores broken relationships is not for us to make sense of; ours is to learn how to pray for a failing relationship or a broken one.

The truth is when you’re praying for your broken relationship; you’re simply handing it over to God to intervene and fix the situation that may seem impossible for you or any psychologist or counselor to fix.

Perhaps, your relationship is broken, and you’ve tried everything humanly possible to fix it, and it hasn’t worked.

Here’s what you need – you need prayer to fix it and make it work again.

I have provided you with some effective prayers for broken relationships, so your relationship can receive healing and be mended.

Below are Prayers for Broken Relationships

  1. A Prayer for Broken Relationships.

Psalm 4:1 – Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer. (NIV)

Precious God, thank you because you listen to me whenever I call upon you. I bring all my broken relationships before you, dear Lord.

These relationships are so valuable that I don’t want to let go of any of them. That’s why I ask that you help me fix them.

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that there’s no impossibility with you; that’s why I’ve learned to put my trust in you.

I plead with you, Almighty God, to come to my aid as I can’t mend my broken relationship myself.

Touch it with a touch of healing and restore it to be better than it was, and I’ll be mindful to return all the glory to you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Compassion Relationship Prayer.

Psalm 55:22 – Cast your cares on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. (NIV)

Heavenly Father, thank you for your word that says we should cast our burdens on you. Therefore, I commit my relationship to your able hands.

Restore it to wholeness and bring joy into my life again. Guard my heart against anger and fill me with your compassion and love.

Thank you, dear Lord, because I know that you’ll make me be overflowing with your love and compassion constantly.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Healing Prayer for Broken Relationships.

Psalm 6:2 – Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am faint; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are in agony. (NIV)


God, thank you because your word says you will have mercy on whom you’ll have mercy on.

Therefore, Lord, I ask that you have mercy on me and heal my relationship. Come to my aid, dear Lord, and rescue me from all the imparts of my mistakes.

Precious Lord, as you heal it,

grant me grace, patience, mercy, and the ability to make it work this time.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Miracle Prayer for Broken Relationships.

John 2:23 – Now, while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many people saw the miraculous signs he was doing and believed in his name. (NIV)

Mighty and Everlasting God, thank you so much because I know you have the ability to produce the best outcome from the worst situation; do likewise in my relationship that appears to be a lost cause.

Father, you are still a miracle-working God. The Bible has several accounts of your wondrous acts; I key into the things you have done in the past, and I ask that you remember all my relationships that have failed.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Morning Prayer for a Broken Relationship.

Proverbs 8:17 –I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. (NIV)

Merciful God, I beseech you this morning according to your word that says, “Those who seek you early find you.”Therefore, I call upon you this morning to intervene and bring a total turnaround in my broken relationship.

Gracious God, I request that you take away the sorrow in my heart due to the pain and loneliness that I have been through.

Holy Spirit, please speak peace into my distressed heart and comfort me this morning so that I can live again. Answer me speedily, dear Lord, so my heart can rejoice in your greatness.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Also See: 13 Prayers for Restoring a Broken Relationship.

  1. Powerful Prayer for Broken Relationships.

Psalm 91:15 – He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. (NIV)

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for your word that says we should call upon you whenever we’re in distress or trouble, and you’ll grant us deliverance.

Precious Lord, my life is in disarray, but I have decided to encourage myself with your word that tells me how you are a God whose ears are not too heavy to hear, nor whose eyes are too heavy to see.

Therefore, I call on you to breathe a breath of life to my relationship.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for a Broken Heart from a Relationship.

Psalm 118:5 – In my anguish, I cried to the Lord, and he answered by setting me free. (NIV)

Father in Heaven, I ask that you uphold me, for I’m weary in my heart. I’m in deep sorrow, and my heart is greatly troubled.

Dear Jesus, I’m so weak inside that I don’t think I have the will or strength to keep going anymore.

My heart has been severely broken; that’s why I’ve come that you’ll not only heal me but for you also lead me on the right path from now on.

Precious Lord, make my life a happy and glorious one again. Take away all the emotional turmoil and fill my heart with the thought of your goodness and unspeakable joy.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.


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  1. Prayer for Broken Family Relationships.

Jeremiah 29:12-13 – Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. (NIV)

Mighty God, I hold on to your word of assurance that says you will answer me when I seek you with all my heart.

I have come to you to pray for peace to reign in the lives of my family members whose relationships with one another have gone sour.

Holy God, let your peace manifest in my family today; cause every strife to cease. Instead, let there be an overflow of your peace, joy, and love in our lives henceforth.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Broken Mother-daughter Relationship

Psalm 91:9 – If you make the Most High your dwelling – even the Lord, who is my refuge. (NIV)

Almighty God, you know of the issues that I’m currently having with my daughter. I pray that you help me work things out with her before everything gets worse than it already is.

Gracious God, I desire a joyful mother-daughter relationship, but at the moment, I’m experiencing problems in my relationship with the beloved child you blessed me with.

Hence, I plead with you to intervene and fix everything that’s broken in our relationship so that we will be happy again.

Abba Father, return our lost joy and give us new hope in you. Above all, make our relationship cordial as we take refuge in you.

In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Broken Relationship with Daughter.

Psalm 25:17 – The troubles of my heart have multiplied; free me from my anguish. (NIV)

Awesome God, thank you because it’s your will for us to enjoy unending peace in our lives at all times. But Father, you know how peace has eluded me where my daughter is concerned. So I ask that you

intervene in the broken relationship with her. We both love each other, yet we can’t figure out why we don’t seem to get along.

Lord, I ask that you graciously remind us both of the good times we have shared in the past so that we can have a great relationship again.

As you know, I cherish her so much. Hence, I plead with you to return the unconditional love that existed between us.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Broken Relationships to Heal.

Genesis 20:17 – Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, his wife, and his slave girls so that they could have children again. (NIV)

Awesome God, thank you because your word is quick, powerful, and effective.

In your word, you also told us not to be anxious about anything but to present our requests to you in every situation.

Therefore, Father, I lift my relationship before you and request that you bring restoration and total healing to it.

Replace all my fears with faith in you. Lastly, release your transcendent upon my heart and mind.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for God to Mend a Broken Relationship.

Jeremiah 17:14 – Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me, and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. (NIV)

Dear God, thank you because you are merciful and gracious towards us all in everything. I ask that you mend my broken relationship.

Let your divine peace reign in my life and the lives of those I associate with so they can witness joy and happiness exuding from me one more time.

Thank you, Precious Lord, because I know you’ll heal my relationship, and your peace will rest upon it.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Broken Relationship Restoration Prayer.

Psalm 126:1 – When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion, we were like those who dreamed. (NIV)

Father in Heaven, I ask that you please hear my prayer and restore this relationship that’s broken.

Please bring forgiveness where there is sin or offense; restore kindness where there’s hostility and peace in place of conflicts.

Above all, Lord, help me to follow peace with all men from now on.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Reconciliation.

Psalm 102:13 – You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come. (NIV)

Dear Father, thank you for your Son, Jesus, who brought reconciliation between you and us through His shed blood. Likewise, He has handed down the ministry of reconciliation to us.

Therefore, I intercede for the peace and restoration of relationships experiencing difficulties.

Gracious God, you reconciled with the children of Israel when they sinned against you, and you restored them.

In the same manner, I ask you to intervene in as many broken relationships as you did with the children of Israel in the wilderness.

Thank you, Precious God, because you have answered my prayer.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for a Healthy Relationship.

1 Peter 4:8 -9: Above all, love each other deeply because love covers a multitude of sins. 9: Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. (NIV)

Omniscient God, thank you because you know me better than anyone else. You know the pressures and difficulties I face in my relationship.

However, I will not be dismayed or lose heart because I know you are always with me.

Please move in the power of your might and minister health to my relationship. You always know what’s best for me; hence, I ask you to help me make it work.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Having relationship issues or bad breakups leaves anyone feeling very hurt and even broken in some cases.

These powerful prayers for broken relationships will push you in the right direction to make amends; they will also encourage you to find a path for healing.

Lastly, God will bring a turnaround in your relationship through these prayers, no matter how bad the situation is.


Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.