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Prayers for Unhappy Marriage: 15 Astonishing

Prayers for Unhappy Marriage: 15 Astonishing

Are you a Christian unhappy in marriage? Perhaps you may have even asked yourself God can heal a toxic marriage or relationship.

The truth is that He does because He can do all things, including restoring joy and happiness to your marriage.

I have provided prayers for unhappy marriages in this article. Engage God fervently with them and your marriage will undoubtedly experience a divine turnaround.

You can also use them to intercede for others experiencing a lack of joy in their marital relationships.

How to Pray for An Unhappy Marriage.

Praying for an unhappy marriage requires sensitivity, compassion, and a heart that seeks healing and restoration.

Here are some steps and points to consider when praying for an unhappy marriage:

  • Approach with Humility:

Begin your prayer with a humble heart, acknowledging your own limitations and recognizing that only God can bring true healing to the situation.

  • Seek God’s Guidance:

Ask for wisdom and discernment to understand the root causes of the unhappiness in the marriage. Pray for insight into any personal shortcomings or misunderstandings that may be contributing to the issues.

  • Pray for Both Spouses:

Lift up both spouses in prayer, asking for God’s grace, love, and understanding to fill their hearts. Pray for any emotional wounds or past hurts to be healed.

  • Pray for Forgiveness:

Ask for the willingness to forgive and be forgiven. Pray for the strength to let go of resentment and bitterness, and to extend grace and mercy to one another.

  • Pray for Communication:

Pray for open and honest communication between the spouses. Ask God to help them express their feelings and needs with love and respect.

  • Pray for Patience and Endurance:

Marriage struggles can be challenging and may not resolve overnight. Pray for patience and endurance during the process of healing and reconciliation.

  • Pray for Love to Prevail:

Ask God to reignite the love between the spouses and to help them see the good in each other. Pray for a renewed sense of affection and care.

  • Pray for Healing of Brokenness:

Bring before God any brokenness in your marriage. Pray for healing in the areas of trust, intimacy, and emotional connection.

  • Pray for Outside Support:

If needed, pray for the willingness to seek counseling or support from a trusted spiritual advisor or marriage counselor.

  • Surrender to God’s Will:

Ultimately, submit the marriage and its challenges to God’s will. Pray for acceptance and trust in His plan, whatever the outcome may be.

  • Pray for Restoration:

Ask God to restore what has been lost or broken in the marriage, bringing reconciliation and unity.

  • Pray for the Children :

If the marriage involves children, pray for their well-being and protection during this difficult time. Ask for God’s wisdom to navigate parenting amidst the challenges.

  • Pray for Strength to Persevere:

Pray for the strength to persevere through tough times, trusting that God can work miracles even in the darkest of situations.

Keep praying regularly for your marriage, trusting that God hears and answers prayers according to His perfect timing and will. Additionally, be open to taking practical steps and seeking professional help if necessary to address the issues in the marriage.

Here are Prayers for Unhappy Marriage: 15 Astonishing.

1. Prayer for An Unhappy Marriage.

Psalm 54:4 (NIV) – Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.

Faithful God, in your word, you asked all who are weary and burdened to come to you, so that you will provide rest.

Lord, you know how weary, burdened, tired, and unhappy I’m in this marriage. So, I ask for rest from you according to your word.

Abba Father, your word tells me also that all things are possible to him that believes. You know I have always believed know too that there are no possibilities with you.

Therefore, I beseech you to grant my unhappy and toxic marriage a divine intervention, and turnaround.

Thank you, Father, because I believe you who all flesh call upon have granted my petition.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

2. Prayer for a Marriage Falling Apart.

Psalm 91:14-15 (NIV) – Because he loves me, says the LORD, I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

Glorious God, even though my marriage is falling apart, I know that you will hear my voice when I call; and you will be merciful to me and answer me.

So, today, as I look up to the hill from where my help comes from.

Dear Jesus, I know you don’t want to see my marriage fall apart completely because you hate divorce. Therefore, I ask that you grant my marriage a speedy and divine intervention.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

3. Prayer for a Bad Marriage.

Psalm 109:26-27 (NIV) – Help me, O Lord my God! Save me by Your loving-kindness.

Let them know that this is Your hand and that You, O Lord, have done it.

Heavenly Father, I plead for your forgiveness for not paying any attention to all the warning signs you gave me before the inception of this marriage.

Lord, I just thought that everything will be fine with time. But how wrong I was. Things are getting out of hand. The relationship is getting more toxic by the day and I don’t feel safe anymore.

Mighty God, I know that I have sinned against you by going against your will and going into this marriage.

I pray Father, that you help me because I’m completely at a loss about what to do. Step into my relationship and home and let there be a supernatural turnaround.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

4. Prayer for An Unhappy Husband.

Psalm 28:7 (NIV) – The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Gracious God, you know how I’ve been doing my best to keep my spouse happy and make my marriage work.

But Father, it seems there’s nothing that I’d do that will ever be enough to make my spouse happy.

Hence, I pray that you will touch the heart of my unhappy husband and turn it whither you please.

The scripture says that the hearts of kings are in your hands. Likewise, my husband. Therefore, I pray that you’ll give him a change of heart.

Please take away everything making my husband sad. If I’m the cause, Lord, please teach me how to make amends so that my home will be whole again.

In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen.

5. Prayer for an Unhappy Marital Journey.

2 Samuel 22:33 (NIV) – It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.

Sovereign Lord, you know all things because there’s nothing hidden from you. Likewise, you are aware of how poorly I’m doing in my marital journey.

I admit that I have not been living up to my responsibilities; my spouse also has his shortcomings.

All these Lord, have made our relationship strained and our marital journey has not been enjoyable so far.

However, I believe you can do all things; you can create something out of nothing, and you can bring the sweetness out of something bitter.

Lord, you can also cause water to gush out of the rock, that’s why I trust that you will help me.

Lord, I don’t know what it is you need to do, but I ask that you go ahead and do what you think is best for my spouse and me.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

6. Prayer for Unhappy Marriages.

Isaiah 26:3-4 (NIV) -You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.

Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.,

Loving God, I know that it’s your wish that every marriage thrives because that’s what you instituted it for in the first place.

As such, I pray for all marriages experiencing sadness and gloom, instead of joy.

Lord, the scripture says that people who walk in darkness will see a great light; and for those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them.

Therefore, I request that you shine your light on the gloom in every marriage. Fill the lives of struggling and unhappy couples with the light of your countenance and unspeakable joy.

In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.

7. Prayer for Unhappy Marriage Problems.

Hebrews 13:6 (NIV) – So we can say with confidence, “The LORD is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?

Holy God, I ask that you intervene in the problems, conflicts, and irreconcilable issues unhappy married couples are having in their relationships.

Speak peace into their relationships. Minister healing where needs healing and revive aspects of their relationships that are dead.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

8. Prayer for Unhappy Marriage Relationships.

Jeremiah 32:17 (NIV) – Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

Merciful God, your word says that you have multiplied the nation and increased its joy; and they rejoice before you according to the joy of harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.

Again, in Proverbs 10:28, your word also says that the hope of the righteous will be gladness.

Lord, it’s evident then that you desire nothing but joy and happiness for your children. More so, Lord, you created marriage for companionship and procreation.

And all these lead to increased happiness, but many are still unhappy in their marriages. Therefore, Lord, I pray that you do that which no man can do in every unhappy marriage.

In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.

9. Prayer for Unhappy Marriage Victims.

James 1:2-4 (NIV) – Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Heavenly Father, I commit as many as they are who have suffered one form of emotional torture, hurt, or pain in their marriages.

Please heal their hearts and restore joy to their hearts, relationship, and home.

Lord, it’s the antics of the enemy to cause distractions in marriages so that the focus of many will be diverted from their purpose.

Therefore, Lord, I ask that you thwart the plans of the enemy in every marriage experiencing one form of trouble or the other.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

10. Prayer for An Unhappy Wife.

Romans 8:28 (NIV) – And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Gracious God, I know that before I even open my mouth to pour out my heart, you already know how I feel.

Father, I’m an unhappy wife who is not only unhappy but experiencing intense emotional turmoil for reasons that you know, Lord.

So, I ask that you heal my bleeding heart and restore laughter and joy to my life, marriage, and home once again.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

11. Prayer for Marriage Healing.

Jeremiah 33:6 (NIV) – Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.

Almighty and Everlasting God, your word tells me that the only reason I have not received is that, until now I have not asked.

Today, Lord, I ask that you heal my marriage; heal my heart, and that of my spouse, we have hurt each other deeply.

And you are the only one who can replace the hurts in our hearts. So, I pray that you heal our hearts.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

12. Prayer for Marriage Protection.

Matthew 28:20 (NIV) – Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Powerful God, the Bible tells us that whatever that’s committed into your hand is safe and secured.

Therefore, Father, I ask for the protection of my marriage from the prying eyes of the enemy. Surround it with your hedge of fire now and always.

In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.

13. Prayer for Marriage Restoration After Adultery.

Isaiah 61:7 (NIV) – Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace, you will rejoice in your inheritance.

And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.

Loving God, thank you for giving me the grace to forgive my spouse for her infidelity. You know how it was so difficult but your grace was sufficient for me to do it sincerely.

Now, we’re at the stage where we both need your healing and restoration of our relationship. So, Lord, I pray that you perfect what you have started already.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

14. Prayer for Marriage Restoration After Separation.

1 Peter 5:10 (NIV) – And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

King of Glory, your word tells me that after I have suffered a little while, you Lord, will restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish me.

So, in fulfillment of your word in my life, I ask that you restore my already broken marriage.

Since my separation from my spouse, Lord, you know how much I have suffered. Therefore, I request that you restore my marriage.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

15. Prayer for a Peaceful Marriage.

John 14:27 (NIV) – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for your peace that surpasses all understanding that you give freely to your children.

I ask that you release this peace upon my marriage which has not experienced any rest lately. In the relationship of my partner and me, restore peace, and bring our marriage to wholeness.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.


A happy marriage makes life blissful, and fruitful, and increases our chances of living longer. It also makes lifelike Heaven on earth.

So, is your marriage in turmoil? Are you and/or your spouse unhappy in your marriage? These prayers for unhappy marriages are what you need to change the narrative in your marriage.

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