Prayers for Married Couples Struggling: 15 Best

There are no perfect marriages, nor are there perfect individuals or couples.

Every marriage that has ever worked is the decision and deliberate effort of two imperfect people.

All marriages have challenges, and every couple that has stayed together has a story to tell about marital trials.

Therefore, anyone who tells you that marriage is a walk in the park is simply trying to deceive you.

Challenges will arise to test your love and faith. How you react to challenges determines whether you will still have a marriage.

The best way to respond to marital struggles is with prayers. Hence, I want to share with you these powerful prayers for married couples struggling.

If you are having problems in your marriage, these prayers are for you.

Below are Prayers for Married Couples Struggling.

 

  1. Prayer for Married Couples Struggling.

Proverbs 18:22 (NIV) – He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.

Abba Father, thank you for life, my marriage, your blessings, and good health.

You are a good Lord; I know this and believe it with all my heart. This is how I know that the present struggle in my marriage is only a passing phase.

Your word says he that finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from you.

So, I still look forward to your blessings in my home. Cause your face to shine upon us,  be gracious to us, and give us peace.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for a Troubled Marriage.

Ephesians 5:33 (NIV) – However, each one must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Heavenly Father, my relationship is in dire need of your help. Sometimes, it’s like my spouse and I speak different languages and never understand each other.

Please help us, because we can’t continue like this. Bring us to a mutual understanding so we can know each other’s emotional needs and meet them.

And lastly, help us sort out our difference and save our marriage.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Married Couples Struggling each Day.

Proverbs 21:20 (NIV) – In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but the foolish man devours all he has.

Dear God, my relationship is facing hitches causing constant fights and quarrels. And this rift between us is wreaking havoc on our relationship.

I pray for my spouse today, touch her and make her less defensive towards me. Transform her and help her exercise self-control.

Also, fill me with patience to be more tolerant and loving.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Forgiveness and a Healed Marriage.

Matthew 6:14-15 (NIV) – For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sin, your father will not forgive your sins.

Almighty God, your word says that the hearts of men are in your hands.

It also says you turn it in any direction you please. Hence, I request you take over my heart and remove the hurt, pain, bitterness, and anger there.

Also, make me compassionate toward my partner and assist me in being more forgiving. Remove this hardness of heart and heal me from the hurt he caused me.

Give me the grace to forgive as you forgive me daily. Also, extend the same grace to him because I’m not perfect.

Above all, help me open my heart to love him again.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Married Couples Struggling Emotionally.

Psalm 34:18 (NIV) – The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Great Healer, please heal my relationship; my spouse and I  have been struggling emotionally.

In an attempt to deal with many issues, we have withdrawn emotionally from each other. Therefore, I ask that you help us find our way back to each other.

Remind us how much we need each other and help us deal with our issues. Anoint us with the oil of gladness and heal our brokenness.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Miraculous Ability to Love your Spouse Well.

Colossians 3:14 (NIV) – And over all these virtues, put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

Loving God, teach me to love my spouse as much as you love the church.

Enlarge my heart and give me the capacity to love as you do. Let my love be sacrificial, so I am willing to lay down my life for her.

Help me to be patient, kind, and forgiving. Give me the grace to love her irrespective of her faults and shortcomings. Help us stand by each other all the days of our lives.

And in all, may every day be an opportunity to love and cherish each other.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Married Couples Struggling in Bed.

Proverbs 5:18-19 (NIV) – May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.

A loving doe, a graceful deer- may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love.

Compassionate God, your word commands us to satisfy each other’s sexual needs.

But my wife and I have been struggling in this regard. And so, I ask that you heal us and give us a new orientation of sex and intimacy.

Open us up mentally and emotionally so that we can enjoy it. Help her take in my touches and give in to the sensation of sex.

Lastly, make us both patient with each other until our sex life improves.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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  1. Prayer for Restored Connection and Intimacy for Your Marriage.

Matthew 7:7 (NIV) – Ask, and it will be given you; seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.

Merciful God, this marriage was built on the foundation of friendship, love, and intimacy.

However, as we got busy with several things – work and the kids inclusive; we have since lost touch with each other.

You said that we would receive whatever we asked for in your name.

Therefore, we come to you today, asking that you restore our connection and intimacy. Give us the grace to be intentional about each other and spend time together.

Remove the distractions that keep us from each other and help us manage our time.

Lastly, give us the grace to prioritize our marriage and each other.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for My Failing Marriage.

Proverbs 13:12 (NIV) – Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Awesome God, your word says that a wise woman builds her home. But the foolish woman tears hers down with her hands.

Please may I not be like the unreasonable woman. Instead, give me the wisdom to build my home.

Help me save what is left in my marriage. Forgive me if I have played any role in destroying my home.

And give us a second chance at love and make us willing to try again.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. A Prayer for Protection Over My Marriage.

Psalm 124:1-3 (NIV) – If the Lord had not been on our side – let Israel now say-

if the Lord had not been on our side when people rose up against us, they would have swallowed us alive because of their burning anger against us.

Sovereign Lord, place your divine shield of protection upon my marriage.

We have spent years building our lives together; please do not let us tear it down carelessly. Watch over us, and do not let the plans of the enemy succeed over us.

Give us the grace to overcome every temptation seeking to destroy our marriage. When the storms of life arise to test our love and faith, give us the grace to withstand them.

Lastly, be with us and sustain us by your tender mercies.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Remove all Negativity from My Marriage.

Philippians 4:8 (NIV) – Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,

whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent and praiseworthy – think about such things.

Lord Jesus, please protect my marriage from both internal and external negativity.

Help my partner, and I see and focus on only the good in our life and marriage. Let the words of our hearts and mouths speak blessing and positive words only.

Protect our marriage from negative influences. Most importantly, help us not to give ear and attention to gossip and slanderers who only aim to destroy homes.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. No Weapon Formed Against My Marriage Shall Prosper Prayer.

Isaiah 54:17 (NIV) – No weapon formed against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.

This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me, says the Lord.

Mighty God, thank you because you are the one who watches over our lives and marriage.

We also appreciate the battles you have fought and won for us. And thank you for not giving us as prey to the enemy.

Your word says that many are the afflictions of the righteous, but you deliver them from them all.

Therefore, I declare that every attempt of the devil to frustrate my marriage is nullified, for no weapon formed against me or my wife and home will prosper.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer to Rebuild Trust and Honesty.

Proverbs 3:5- 6 9NIV) – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

In all your ways, acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Faithful God, I can no longer trust my spouse because he has broken it severally.

Although he has repented now, I still struggle to trust him. This is a problem because if I can’t trust him and I fear our marriage won’t work anymore.

Hence, I come to you asking that you help me rebuild my trust in him. Give me the grace to let go of his past betrayals and lead me to a place of healing where I can trust him again.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Give Us the Strength to Walk Through Our Differences Prayer.

Proverbs 18:21 (NIV) – The tongue has the power of life and death; those who love it will eat its fruit.

Everlasting Father, my spouse, and I are different people, and for this reason, we are bound to have issues occasionally.

So, I ask that you give us wisdom and strength to walk through our differences amicably. Teach us to respect each other’s opinions and beliefs.

When there is a conflict, help us resolve it without tearing each other down. Help us not to be set in our ways but to be willing to compromise when necessary.

Above all, may love lead in our lives and home.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Restore Love in My Marriage.

Romans 5:5 (NIV) – And hope does not disappoint us because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Gracious God, I come to you today with a heavy heart because my marriage is struggling.

I am worried that my marriage will crash unless you intervene, so please help my spouse and me.

Dear Lord, the love we used to have for each other is long gone; now, our relationship is just on autopilot. So, I ask that you restore the love we once shared.

Rekindle our passion and love for each other. Touch our hearts and ignite the fire of love in us.

Lastly, help us to be deliberate about choosing each other.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Conclusion

The devil is interested in your marriages as much as God is. He doesn’t want you to enjoy your marriage, nor does he want it to work.

So you need to work actively with God in prayers to kick the devil out of your home. This is why you need to take these prayers for married couples struggling if your marriage is bleeding.

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