12 Scriptures to Pray over your Marriage
By: Tiffany Langford
I’ve said it before, and I will say it again; Marriage is by far the most rewarding, yet most challenging task. My biggest mistake when I was waiting on God to send me the man He had for me was thinking that we would have it all together and everything would be perfect.
Needless to say, I was very wrong. I knew the enemy would fight us, but I didn’t understand the degree to which he would. The devil has fought our marriage tooth and nail, because God has called us together for a divine purpose.
Whether you are single and waiting, engaged, newly married, or have been married for 40 years, there are times when you have to take a stand against the enemy and intercede for your marriage. Tell the devil he CANNOT have your marriage.
He is out to kill, steal, and destroy but we have the power of the Holy Spirit living on the inside of us. Even if we do not know or understand the issues our spouse is facing, Romans 8:26 tells us that even when we don’t know what to pray, that the Holy Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings that words cannot express.
Therefore, the Holy Spirit prays through us even when we do not understand what is going on in the flesh. That is why it is so important to get on our knees in prayer, that our carnal eyes would be opened to what is going on in the hearts of our spouse.
If you are single, tell the devil he cannot take your God-given man off of his course to you.
If you are married, put your foot down and tell the devil he cannot and will not steal your marriage.
Marriage is a beautiful covenant between God, you, and your spouse. The best thing you can ever do for your partner no matter where you are in life is to pray for them.
I am currently working on an e-book (Be sure to subscribe to get it sent directly to your e-mail) that will be a devotional on praying for your future spouse. Wherever you are in life, you can pray these scriptures over your marriage.
I am a woman who deeply loves my man, and I want to be the praying wife that he needs me to be. I can see the calling God has placed on his life, and I’ve been his shoulder to cry on. He has always been there for me, and I want to always be there for him.
What better way can I be there for my husband than to pray for him?
Marriage is an honor and calling not to be taken lightly. Therefore, praying for your partner is essential. With that being said, here are 12 Scriptures that you can pray over your marriage each day.
1. “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” ~Ecclesiastes 4:12~
As I said before, marriage is a convent ordained and designed by God. God ultimately brings a marriage together to fulfill His purpose, but He also designs us to love and be there for one another.
When we intertwine our marriage with God, it is difficult to break that bond. God is the glue who holds your marriage together. He will also be the one who holds your marriage together when the world tries to tear you apart. So pray that God would keep you both intertwined with Him.
2. As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” ~Proverbs 27:17~
When I hear this verse, I think of a good friend. One who will love me when I’m unlovable, someone who will be honest and upfront with me when I need guidance, and someone who will push me to become what I am meant to be.
When I think of who that person would be for me I think of my husband. I married my best friend. We fulfill our destiny by embracing one another and pressing on to the higher calling. We sharpen one another and keep persevering to the end.
3. It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more.” ~Phil 1:9~
Constantly pursue love and growth in your marriage. Make time for one another. Speak gently and love passionately. Every day I pray that God would allow us to love each other more and more, and that we would fall more in love with Jesus.
When you exert all of your energy into love, you leave less time to complain and be upset. Pray that God’s love would consume you, and that your love for one another would consume you. When you are consumed with love for both God and your spouse, you leave less room for the world to come in.
4. “Two are better than one. If either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion.” ~Ecclesiastes 4:9-10~
Picture yourself running a race. If you were to fall, your spouse would be there to pick you up. Likewise, you would help them and encourage them to keep going.
Life is a race, and I pray that I would encourage my husband to be the best he possibly can be, to keep going even when its hard because the reward will be worth it in the end. Run together, and push your spouse the best that they can be.
5. “May there be peace within your walls” ~Psalms 122:7~
In my house I have a picture hanging over my couch that says, “Bless this house with love and laughter.” Have you ever walked into someone’s home and could feel the love and peace? Or maybe an uneasy spirit?
It is so important to pray for peace in your marriage, in your home, and in your family. Life becomes much more simple when we can all live in peace. I pray that when people walk into my home they feel the peace of God and not the latter.
6. “Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.” ~1 Corinthians 7:5~
Let’s just be upfront, this verse is talking about sex. What this verse is saying is to never deprive your spouse unless it is by mutual agreement for a limited time to devote yourself to prayer.
God designed sex as a beautiful thing to be enjoyed within the bounds of marriage. Sex connects you to that person in a way that nothing else can. Make it essential to your marriage. Pray for self-control, an abundance of love, and that you would be subject to your spouse’s needs.
7. “May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.” ~Proverbs 5:18~
If we are all honest, sometimes being married can get hard. When you have two totally different people living together with two different attitudes and mindsets, things can get difficult.
Pray that your marriage would abound in love and joy. Always thank God for your spouse, because God chose to bless you with that person. Rejoice in the person that God gave you. When you are thankful, you set up blessings for yourself in the future as well.
8. “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” ~Ephesians 5:21~
To submit means to surrender to someone else. Are you surrendered to your husband’s mental and physical needs? Do you respect him as the Spiritual head of your household or do you do things your own way without even taking your spouse into consideration?
Pray that you would be the husband/wife that your spouse needs you to be. Pray that you would honor and respect your marriage, even when you want to do things your way.
9. “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” ~1 John 4:18~
Something I’ve struggled with in my own personal marriage is insecurity. Even though my husband tells me I’m more than enough to him, its a problem inside of me that only God can heal. God gave me a loving husband who understands my insecurities. God brought him into my life at the right time, and he has loved me deeply.
But every day I pray that God would abolish fear in my heart, because fear and confusion are not of God. Hold onto God’s promise to you that every good and perfect gift comes from above. I pray that God would give me a new sense of worth each day and heal me.
10. “Husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way…” ~1 Peter 3:7~
Do you want to know what men have figured out about us up to this point in history? Nothing, absolutely nothing. We are complex creatures, but when God designed us, He must have thought, “I have created women so lovely and complex, she is actually what he needs.”
We were designed complex for a reason. Husbands, pray that God would give you to patience to deal with us in love and to be understanding. I know we are a book of unsolved mysteries, but love us anyways. Always pray to be understanding when it comes to your spouse.
11. “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.” ~Proverbs 31:10~
To have noble character means to hold your morals high. I pray each day that I would be a respectful woman, and that I would hold my standards high in a world where anything and everything seems to go.
If you have found a spouse with noble character, count yourself lucky. Always thank God for them because their value is precious. Pray for them that they would continue to uphold their standards and strive to be someone of noble character as well.
12. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” ~Proverbs 4:23~
Guard your marriage. I’ll say it again, guard your marriage. The enemy would love nothing more than to tear you apart. Pray that God would give you the discernment of who you need to keep at a distance and who will encourage your marriage.
Honor your marriage, and protect the heart of your spouse. Love them through and through, and always pray to be the person your husband/wife needs you to be.
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