Being married is a beautiful gift from God. When we find our true love and make vows to stay committed there is a strong union that takes place.
But what happens when a crisis hits a marriage out of nowhere? How do you make sure that marriage stays strong regardless of what life throws at it?
You PRAY. That is why we are providing 9 scriptures to pray for a marriage.
Bible Verses to Pray Over a Marriage
We must understand that we cannot do anything on our own.
And we mustn’t expect to know exactly how to handle certain situations as they arise. We will become much more at peace when we realize that God is in control.
It’s OK not to have the answer to every situation. There have been many times I have hit my knees in prayer and told the Lord that I didn’t know how to handle a certain situation.
I am thankful that He is always there to guide us and help us along the way.
As I’m sure you already know, marriage takes work. It takes a lot of work. Having a marriage worth fighting for means being very intentional with your actions.
Your actions in a marriage speak louder than words. How you act or how you react to a situation has the power to damage or encourage a marriage.
Prayers for Crisis in a Marriage
Early on in our marriage, my husband and I learned what it meant to love in sickness and in health. I became a very sick young woman as a newlywed. I began having health issues that were not present before.
They had come on strong and fast and within a matter of months, I was so weak that I had to use a wheelchair to move around.
I had to have friends and family come stay with me during the day while my husband went to work because I wasn’t able to be alone.
This was taxing on a new marriage. But we saw first hand what it meant to make a marriage work. We understood what it meant to cling to each other and pray through the tough times.
Later we struggled through years of infertility, and loss. Not once did we falter at each other’s side. We kept going, we kept loving, and we kept holding on to each other.
So yes, crisis can hit at any time in a marriage but you have the will power and strength through God to make it through and become stronger as a couple than ever.
9 Scriptures to Pray For A Marriage
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” (Mark 10:9)
“Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 9:9)
Pray for Clear Communication in Relationships
Communication is a must in a marriage! Even the “hard to talk about” things must come out and be in the open. Being clear from the very beginning that communication will be a part of the marriage and relationship will keep you both steady.
“My dear brothers and sisters, understand this: everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger, for human anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness.” (James 1:19-20)
Pray for Financial Peace In Marriage
Financial issues is one of the biggest downfalls of a marriage. Let’s be honest, you are going to have to deal with finances. Every person does.
Talk about what isn’t going well and also talk about what is going well. Try to have a monthly meeting to discuss what changes need to be made so that you and your spouse can be on the same page.
“The Lord will make you prosper abundantly…The Lord will open for you His abundant storehouse, the sky, to give your land rain in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow.” (Deuteronomy 28:11-12)
Pray for Restoring Marriage
At some point, you will need to pray for restoration in your marriage. Something will happen that needs to be repaired and restored. During these times, remember your purpose and passion for each other.
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8)
Pray for Willingness to Forgive
I am thankful for forgiveness, not only from Jesus Christ but also from my husband. No one is perfect and there will be times when we make mistakes. Sometimes they are small and sometimes they are huge.
It would be unfair to our spouse to think they could go through this life and not make a mistake. Mistakes require forgiveness. Do it willingly and with the right spirit.
“Bearing with one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a grievance against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you are also to forgive.” (Colossians 3:13)
Pray Against Temptation
At all cost, keep your home a sanctuary that is free from temptation. This means being diligent and careful of what you see, hear and feel while looking at a tablet, television, or internet.
Pray for yourself and your spouse that you will be free from temptation. This is very important in keeping a strong marriage.
“For this is God’s will, you sanctification: that you keep away from sexual immorality, that each of you knows how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not with lustful passions, like the Gentiles, who don’t know God. This means one must not transgress against and take advantage of a brother or sister in this manner, because the Lord is an avenger of all these offenses, as we also previously told and warned you.” (I Thessalonians 4:3-6)
Pray for Commitment to the Marriage
When you commit to your marriage you are telling your spouse that you will be dedicated, devoted, loyal, faithful, and attentive to them.
You have entered into a most sacred vow and pledge and it is up to you to keep that sacred throughout the years.
“This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24)
Pray for each others Relationship with the Lord
Having a relationship with the Lord is what will keep a marriage strong, long after the flesh has been in control.
Encourage each other to pray and read the Bible and to have the best relationship with the Lord as possible. This will help a marriage stand the test of time.
“But from there, you will search for the Lord your God, and you will find him when you seek him with all your heart and all your soul.” (Deuteronomy 4:29)
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, an all these things will be provided for you.” (Matthew 6:33)
These 9 scriptures to pray for a marriage can greatly improve your relationship! It’s important to pray scriptures over your marriage as often as possible. Powerful things happen when we speak the Word of God.