50 Marriage Prayers To Help Strengthen Your Relationship

You can say these marriage prayers alone or together with your husband or wife.

Remember: The couple that prays together (and for each other) stays together. That’s why we gathered up these 50 marriage prayers. And while all 50 prayers may not apply to your relationship right now, there’s no doubt that you’ll be able to find a couple with words that will touch your heart.

These marriage prayers are great for newly-married couples and couples who have been together for years. They’re a good source of guidance for you and your spouse to turn to in times when you are feeling thankful for one another, need help navigating a tricky situation, or even if you two are trying to combat hard things in your relationship, like jealousy. So no matter what you and your partner are dealing with, let these prayers help you get through it.

You can say these marriage prayers alone at night or together with your spouse. Either way, they’ll provide comfort during any ups and downs you may find yourself going through in your marriage. Check them out below!

50 Marriage Prayers

1. Prayer to find fulfillment in your marriage

Father, we pray that you work in our hearts to make us the best individuals that we can be. Help us to find our sense of happiness and fulfillment so that we can bring that light into our marriage and to our spouse. We want to come together in our marriage as two happy and healthy people so that we can give each other our best. Amen. – Life Love and Blog

2. Prayer about acceptance

God, help us be gracious to one another regarding areas where we are very different. Assist us to appreciate that we don’t need to have the same personality or the same preferences in everything. Help us recognize that a happy relationship is one in which the other person completes you – and often that requires different strengths, different abilities, and different ways of looking at things. Teach us to accept the other for the wonderful person they are. Amen. – Unknown

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3. Prayer to grow as a couple

Lord, give us the clarity and wisdom to make decisions together as a couple. Strengthen our relationship so that we may become one and let our lives continue to be on the same path and us not sway. – Unknown

4. Prayer for healing

Dear Father, I kneel before you to ask your miraculous blessing and healing over our marriage, and relationship with each other that you remove the obstacles in our walk with you and make us stronger and better husband and wife, that you heal our hearts and bodies that we may do your bidding father. Amen. – Unknown

5. Prayer to remember why you fell in love

Lord, help us to remember when we first met and the strong love that grew between us. Help us love in practical ways so that nothing can divide us. May our words be kind and our thoughts gracious. May we remain humble enough to ask for forgiveness and wise enough to freely give. Amen. – Unknown

6. Prayer about having faith in your marriage

Father, teach us to lean on you and put our trust in you at all times. For you have never failed us in the past and will never fail us in the future. Amen.– Unknown

7. Prayer for your husband’s guidance

Dear God, please grant my husband your guidance in all that he does. Be with him as he makes decisions both large and small, and help him to feel your hand leading in his life. Give him the confidence to make Godly choices and to seek to do your will in everything. If he is struggling with a specific issue, please bless him and make his paths straight and clear. Amen. – Unknown

8. Prayer for fighting for your marriage

Dear Heavenly Father, we come before you today asking that you would teach us to walk in humility. Help us to see the importance of forgiveness and grace. May we learn to love as you love, and to give up our right to be right. Give us the courage to fight for our marriage and the valor to stand up for each other. Help us to lay down our pride, and to pick up the instruments of peace, kindness and grace. Thank you for being the loving compassionate God that you are. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen. – Unknown

9. Prayer for blessings

Heavenly and merciful Father, I thank you for who you are and for the promises that you have made concerning me and my spouse. Your word is forever true. And your promise of blessings and multiplication that you have given me throughout the ages is forever mine. In Jesus’ name. – Christians TT

10. Prayer when you’re feeling distant

Dear Lord, I know there are wives, like me, who feel distant from their husbands, and husbands, like mine, who feel distant from their wives. You know the details of our marriage and you know what we need. I pray for reconciliation. I pray for that distance to shorten. I pray that we will let go of whatever it is and choose to be close to each other. I pray you would close the gap for us, Lord. Heal our hearts and heal our marriage. Amen! – Unknown

11. Prayer about keeping God at the center of your marriage

Heavenly Father, thank you that you are our creator, you know us better than anyone else. You brought us together and you have promised that you have plans and a purpose for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us. Remind us that you are the center of our relationship and that you are the one who watches over our future. May we look to you for wisdom and guidance. May your peace, which surpasses all understanding, guard our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus. Amen. – Unknown

12. Prayer for the protection of your marriage

Lord be our light. When the darkness seeps in, brighten our days with the power of praise. Lord be our light. Lord be our shield. When the arrows of hurt tear us down help us to hold a covering of gold. Lord be our shield. Lord be our hope. When despair starts to rise keep us afloat, blow the sails of our heart. Lord be our hope. Lord be our sight. When confusion ensnares, free us to see, to hold onto our dreams. Lord be our sight. Lord, come be our light, our shield, our hope and our sight. For in you we trust, in you we arise. Amen. –Julie Palmer

13. Prayer of thanks

Lord, we thank you for this wonderful gift of our love which you have generously granted us and which allows us to build a true communion of persons between us - provided we remain ever open to you, the source of all love. Help us to continue to love each other and accept each other unconditionally, as we get to know each other better. Make us generous in giving and humble in receiving. Enable us to communicate to one another all our joys, sufferings, and desires and all our hopes, sorrows, and difficulties. Give us the power of your love that we may forget self and live for each other so that we may have truly one spirit, in preparation for the time when You will send us children to add to our union and love. – Unknown

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14. Prayer for your husband’s guidance

Dear Lord, please hold my man as he falls asleep. Bless him with the peace that surpass all levels of understanding, sow the seed of hope in him. Grow his dreams and make him understand what you expect from him. Thank you for everything and more. – Unknown

15. Prayer that love never fails

God of love, may we be filled with love for each other that reflects your love for us. Your love always trusts, let us trust each other. Your love always hopes, let us be filled with hope, and encourage each other in the hope we have in you. Your love always perseveres, may our love for each other endure through the difficulties of life. Your love never fails, may our love remain strong until the end. Fill us with your love, that we may love each other in the same way. Amen. – Unknown

16. Prayer for grace

Dear Lord, remind us to offer grace to each other when we’re not being loved the way we hoped we would. Amen. – Time-Warp Wife

17. Prayer to see the good in your spouse

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the spouse you have given me and all their wonderful qualities. Help me look for the good in my spouse every day and overlook any perceived flaws. Help us stay committed to one another and keep us both from temptation. Guide our future to glorify you and keep us healthy so we can work for your Kingdom. When we disagree, help us to approach one another with humility and respect. Deepen our communication and friendship so our relationship is stronger than ever. Help us guide our children and our entire family closer to you each day. May we put you first, and in turn see our love grow. In Jesus’ name, amen! – Unknown

18. Pray for being a better partner

Lord, help me be a better version of myself for my partner so our marriage can grow stronger. Teach me how to be what my loved one needs during each chapter we go through together. Amen. – Unknown

19. Prayer for joy

Dear God, please bless our marriage with an abundance of joy. We started off strong and it’s our deepest desire that we finish that way. Some couples go through life barely communicating, hardly enjoying each other’s company and missing out on the many blessings that marriage can bring. We want more for our marriage. We want to be able to laugh together and to enjoy this journey we are on. Remind us to look for joy and choose it over our sorrow. As long as we’re living, may we always find a way to smile. Amen. – Unknown

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20. Prayer to be selfless

Dear God, please help us to be selfless so that we can be our best for each other. Help us to put each other first more and to not let our own needs get in the way of being there for each other. Amen. – Unknown

21. Pray to communicate efficiently

Dear Lord, when our communication is off, please help us have the patience and work ethic so we can it back on track. Help us to learn each other’s communication styles so that we can better understand each other better. Amen. – Unknown

22. Prayer for understanding

We thank you for the love you have implanted in our hearts. May it always inspire us to be kind in our words, considerate of feeling, and concerned for each other's needs and wishes. Help us to be understanding and forgiving of human weaknesses and failings. Increase our faith and trust in you and may your prudence guide our life and love. Bless our marriage God with peace and happiness, and make our love fruitful for your glory and our joy both here and in eternity. Amen. – The Choice Wine

23. Prayer about finances

Generous Father, thank you that you know our every need. Please guide us as we make decisions over our finances. You have said that we do not need to be anxious about anything, but in every situation, we should present our requests to you. Hear our prayer and give us wisdom. Please help us to let you lead us in all our choices. May you bless us financially so that we may be a blessing to others. May you establish our hearts as blameless in holiness before you. Amen. – Unknown

24. Everyday marriage prayer

God, we ask for blessings over us. Even though we have committed ourselves to one another, we also commit ourselves to you. Help us to love one another just as Jesus loves the church. Give your counsel as we seek your face in your holy word and in worship together. As the years pass, make us one in heart, body and spirit. Multiply our offerings and our good deeds back into our lives as only you can do. Amen. – Unknown

25. Prayer to be bonded

Lord, bless our lives in our married journey together and fill us with your glory. May we be bonded together unlike no other and may our lives be a reflection of your love for us not just today, but every single day. In Jesus’ name, amen. – Unknown

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26. Prayer to heal your marriage

Dear Lord, we ask that you help mend what was once strong in our marriage, which has now become broken over time. Lead us back to our old ways so that we can heal our relationship. Guide us on this journey to brighter days together and give us strength and compassion along the way. Amen. – Unknown

27. Prayer about being united

Dear God, we pray that we would be eager to maintain unity in our home. Teach us to bear with each in love in every circumstance we face. Thank you that in every decision and situation we have your word as our guide. In areas where the enemy would try to divide us, our finances, our careers, our time, our priorities, we pray that we seek your will above our personal requests. Replace selfishness with humility, resentment with compassion, anger with gentleness, and conflict with peace. Make us one, Lord, in every area and in every decision. We submit our agenda for your greater purpose. We let down our guard, surrender our desires and rely on your strength to bind us together for y our eternal glory. Let our union exude y our presence and grow in us as a testimony of your faithfulness. – Tony Evans

28. Prayer about being soul mates

Lord, thank you for bringing me my soul mate. Please continue to bless our marriage and guide us on the right path. Help our love endure all obstacles and our connection always bring us back to one another. Amen. – Unknown

29. Prayer for your other half

Dear God, thank you for my spouse. Help me to continue to find ways to make them feel loved and adored. In your name I pray, amen. – Unknown

30. Prayer for comfort

Father, I pray that you will wrap your arms around us and give us a sense of peace. Remind us daily that you are in control.  – Unknown

31. Prayer when you’re arguing

Dear Lord, grant my husband and our marriage, the patience and comfort for each situation so that we are like-minded toward one another. Fill us with the presence of Jesus Christ so that we forget to argue or fight and are of one mind and one mouth that our lives in and out of our home will glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ and be a testimony that reflects you. In Jesus Christ’s name, amen!- His Unmeasured Grace

32. Prayer to combat negative thoughts

Lord, make us instruments of your peace, where there is hatred let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Amen. – Unknown

33. Prayer about resisting temptation

Help us Father, to patiently endure tests of our faith and resist temptations that could hurt our marriage. God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. Give us your spirit to protect and persevere us through temptations. Help us keep you and your will for us always in our hearts and minds. Amen. – Unknown

34. Prayer to avoid jealousy

God, set me free from anxious thoughts that cause me to become jealous towards others. Please give me the grace to control jealous emotions when they arise and not to overreact. If there are any bits of jealousy in my heart, Father, I ask you to remove them and enable me to love others with Christ-like love. Amen. – Unknown

35. Prayer of thanks

Dear God, we praise you for your love and faithfulness. We thank you for huge grace. We thank you that you give us the power to love well. Thank you for my spouse. Thank you for the gift of marriage. Thank you that you’re for us; that you fight for us. Thank you that you are redeemer, and you have good in store. We confess, some days, marriage gets tough, and we blow it – again. We ask that you would make us more like you. Please fill our marriage and lives with truth and cover it with blessing.  – Debbie McDaniel

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36. Pray to be more trustful

Gracious Father, I have gone through so many things that have left me with trust issues. I am sorry for extending those issues to my relationship with my spouse. Help me to release all my fears to you so that I can start trusting those I love more. – Unknown

37. Prayer of gratitude

Father, we thank thee for the night, and for the pleasant morning light; for rest and food and loving care, and all that makes the day so fair. Help us to do the things we should, to be to others kind and good; in all we do, in work or play, to grow more loving every day. – Rebecca Weston

38. Prayer about compatibility

Lord, as we grow older help us to remain right for each other. Keep us from growing apart due to our differences, but instead let those differences bring us closer and allow us to learn more about each other and ourselves through them. Continue to help us fall over and over again for each other. Amen. – Unknown

39. Prayer about dreams for your marriage

Dear God, please make of our relationship a great and a holy adventure. May our joining be a sacred space. May the two of us find rest here, a haven for our souls. Remove from us any temptation to judge one another or to direct one another. We surrender to you our conflicts and our burdens. We know you are our Answer and our rock. Help us to not forget. Bring us together in heart and mind as well as body. Remove from us the temptation to criticize or be cruel. May we not be tempted by fantasies and projections, but guide us in the ways of holiness. Save us from darkness. May this relationship be a burst of light. May it be a fount of love and wisdom for us, for our family, for our community, for our world. May this bond be a channel for your love and healing, a vehicle of your grace and power. As lessons come and challenges grow, let us not be tempted to forsake each other. Let us always remember that in each other we have the most beautiful woman, the most beautiful man, the strongest one, the sacred one in whose arms we are repaired. May we remain young in this relationship. May we grow wise in this relationship. Bring us what you desire for us, and show us how you would have us be. Thank you, dear God, you who are the cement between us. Thank you for this love. – Marianne Williamson

40. Prayer for dealing with long distance

God give me the patience to endure the distance between myself and my loved one during this time. You say that love is patient, and I am struggling to see an end to the distance that separates me from my loved one. Keep our love alive and strong while we have to be apart. Teach us how to love like you love your children. Teach us to bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, and endure all things. With love, I know that our love will conquer the miles that separate us. Thank you for the blessing of this relationship, Father. I pray that it will forever be kept in love. Amen. – Unknown

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41. Prayer to love unconditionally

Dear Lord, teach us how to be a coupe that loves all the time, not just when it’s easy or when it serves us, but when it’s difficult to swallow our pride and choose well. Amen.  – Unknown

42. Prayer about turning a bad situation into good ones

Lord help us have your perspective when trials in our marriage come – to know that our suffering is an opportunity to depend on you and for you to show up in our lives. Father, let us see all of our trials as opportunities to rejoice and trust in you. In your name, amen. – Unknown

43. Prayer for your journey together

Father, thank you for reminding us in your word that your plan for our marriage is always for our good. Our marriage covenant is one that you look upon with great joy as a recognized relationship of honor in your kingdom. As such, you have committed to prosper it and to give it a lasting future filled with hope. In the tough times that we have seen and the ones that are to come help us to remember that you are good and that what we see is not all that is to be seen. Help us to know beyond our natural sight that you are working even in the darkest of times. Help us to keep our eyes and minds on you, knowing that our hope doesn’t come from our circumstances, but in the promises you have made. May our lives and our marriage be filled with joyful expectation of all that is to come through our union to each other as we seek your face and your grace on this journey. In the lowest of valleys and the highest of peaks may our marriage be marked by an unwavering commitment and a steadiness that comes from trusting you. – Tony Evans

44. Prayer about honesty

Dear God, even when it’s hard to bring up certain topics or address certain issues in our marriage, please keep us from holding them inside. Give us the courage to express ourselves in a loving way that enables each other to understand where we are each coming from. Amen. – Unknown

45. Prayer asking for wisdom

Father, I am very grateful that you are so ready to give us the wisdom we need. You tell us in your Word that if we need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to us. He will not rebuke us for asking. Thank you Lord that we can bring every request to you, including the request for more wisdom. As we face our trials and challenges and choices, give us you fresh perspective. Help us see life through your lens, through the lens of the gospel. Help us have confidence in our minds, and in the spirit, who is always with us and helps us know and discern your will. – Unknown

46. Prayer about being grateful for finding love

Lord, thank you for bring us to each other. You knew what we needed better than we knew ourselves when it came to finding our partners and we’re forever grateful. Please never let us forget how lucky we are because this is something we always wished for and you made it come true. Amen. – Unknown

47. Prayer about trusting God’s plan for your marriage

Loving Father, we come before you in sorrow and uncertainty, knowing that the secrets of our hearts are known to you, and that your love never fails. Forgive the wrongs and errors that have arisen in this marriage, and grant that all that has been good shall not perish,but bear fruit in ways that are now beyond our sight. May the lessons of the past serve to create a better future for both of us. Amen. – Unknown

48. Prayer to help you be more open with each other

Lord God, our builder of all things, we ask that you help us shape our conversations as we discuss the important parts of our relationship. Empower us to candidly share our past experiences, faults and frailties, opinions, spirituality, and our hopes and dreams. Help us to be real about who we are and expect our loved one to do the same. Guide us to explore the topics we need to explore with transparency and openness. May we be enriched through this process and grow deeper in intimate understanding of each other. Amen. – Unknown

49. Prayer for guidance

Father, we pray that you will surround us with your guidance so that our marriage brings honor to you. We pray that you show us your will and that you give us the passion to fulfill your purpose. – Life Love and Blog

50. Prayer to connect as one

Lord, may our hearts beat as one, as together we seek to walk in your mercy and grace.  – Unknown

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