7 Prayers for Couples in Hard Times (Wife and Husband)

7 Prayers for Couples in Hard Times (Wife and Husband)

Being married is a beautiful thing. The feeling of spending the rest of your life with the person you love is imaginable. However, marriage is not always flawless.

Sometimes you will scuffle each other’s feathers. You might hate your partner as much as you love them. 

While fighting isn’t new to a marriage, when it exceeds a certain threshold, it might concern the partners. In such a case, you might choose to seek professional help, such as a marriage counselor.

However, it is advisable to include God in your marital problems as well. He is the Divine ordainer of marriage and desires to see you prosper in yours. 

Here are 7 purposeful prayers for couples facing hard times to help you get through your marital woes.

Before you start, save these emergency prayers for marriage restauration.

1) Short Prayer for Couples in Hard Times

Short Prayer for Couples in Hard Times
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“Oh Lord,

We cry out to You in our time of dire need. Our hearts are torn because of our struggling marriage. Please heal our hearts and mend our relationship. 

Help us not to trust in our own understanding in this hard period but to trust You. Thank You because You have already made a way for us. Amen.”

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Whatever the reason for your hard time in marriage, it’s never too late or difficult to fix. If your marriage is filled with strife, do not give up.

Rather seek counsel and professional assistance that can bring restoration into your home. The Bible instructs in Ephesians 5:33:

Each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

If you look into marriages that fall apart, in many cases, the wife claims not to feel loved by her husband, and the latter claims not to be respected by his wife. 

If you don’t know where to start, this point is a good start. The husband must love his wife no matter what, and the wife should respect her husband.

Pray these prayers for someone you love to come back right now.

2) Prayer for My Wife in Difficult Times 

Prayer for My Wife in Difficult Times
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“Dear Lord, 

My wife is emotionally drained and struggling because of our ailing marriage. While I strive to be there for her, I know that what she really needs in these difficult times is You. 

Please comfort and show Your love in this trying time. Help me be patient and kind to her as we try to deal with our marriage problems. 

I know that while weeping might endure for a night, our joy comes in the morning. Our marital bliss is on its way soon. Amen.”

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

The Word of God offers innumerable pieces of advice useful for marriage issues.

James 1:19 says that “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry“.

How many marital woes could be addressed by this simple advice? When you are tempted to snap at your wife, remember this Bible verse and then purpose to apply it

As you pray for your wife, don’t do it from a subjective point but try to put yourself in her shoes.

Ask the Lord, to forgive you if you wronged her. Even though you didn’t offend her, it wouldn’t harm to apologize because love thaws a frozen heart. 

3) Prayer for My Husband in Difficult Times 

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“Loving Father, 

During difficult times with my husband, You are present. My husband and I are struggling to agree on anything, and I can’t see the good in him right now. Lord, I invite You to be our helper. 

Teach my husband not to go to bed angry but to agree on conflict resolution to bring peace into our marriage again. Help me not to be quarrelsome but to be kind, gentle and the earnest helper You desire me to be.

In You, we will get through this. My hope and trust are in You.

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

Your first instinct when your husband wrongs you is probably to lash out, right?

But the Bible warns in Proverbs 21:9 that it’s “better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife“.

This is a warning to you to root your heart in God’s wisdom so you don’t become quarrelsome.

While it’s natural to scream and shout at your husband during a disagreement, remind yourself of these scriptures and ask the Lord to help you refrain from quarreling.

Also try these prayers for your husband to love you and desire you again.

4) Prayer for a Couple that is Struggling 

Prayer for a Couple that is Struggling
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“Jesus Christ, we plead for the peace we once had in our marriage. We fight a lot and we just don’t see eye to eye anymore. We are struggling to sustain our relationship, which is why we invite You to help keep us together. 

Teach us to stop doing things our own way but guide our actions as a couple. In Your name, our marriage will not fall apart. This is but a difficult period that’ll soon pass away. 

We trust in You,

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

Even happy marriages go through storms. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you and your partner can resolve the conflicts and emerge stronger than before.

Your marital problems can be solved if both of you are willing to work together. One most important way to do it is by praying together.

Praying together with your spouse when your marriage is struggling will help to unify your union.

While this can be difficult, your marriage counselor can help guide you as they teach you how to cope with this major hurdle. 

When you pray, wonderful things begin to happen.

We take our issues to a new level when we reach out to the Lord. So when you make a habit of praying together, you experience a deeper relationship with God and yourselves.

Also pray these prayers for broken heart relationship.

5) Prayer to Solve Relationship Problems 

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I commit my relationship problems to You. You know the reasons for our issues and have the answers. Please help us see the relationship from your viewpoint and believe in Your promise of hope. 

Soften our hearts and minds to the possibilities for a better relationship. I earnestly ask for reconciliation between us. And that you’d help us forgive each other for the mistakes we made that led to the issues. 

Let healing and love flow through our relationship,

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

No problem is too difficult for the Lord to solve as indicated in Genesis 18:14.

While it may be too difficult to solve the relationship problems on your own, it’s not impossible with God.

The Lord cares deeply about your relationship because He is love, as illustrated in 1 John 4:8. You can count on the Lord to be there for you and your spouse as you strive to find new peace and love.

Furthermore, you can rely on God for wisdom to learn lessons from your past, reconcile and focus on a stronger relationship than before

6) Powerful Prayer for Troubled Relationships to be Restored 

Powerful Prayer for Troubled Relationships to be Restored
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“God of restoration, 

Thank You for abundant grace and understanding beyond measure. Hear our prayer for the restoration of our troubled relationship.

Replace hostility with kindness and conflict with gentleness. Forgive our sins and bring forgiveness. Help us to trust in Your power to restore our relationship. 

Unify our union again, and help us to glorify You in one voice. In Christ Jesus, we pray,

Original StAgnes.net prayer. Copying prohibited, except with source.

Lifting a prayer for a troubled relationship lets God give you the peace you need. Though your relationship with your partner is valuable, the most important one is your communion with the Lord.

Staying connected with the Almighty through prayer amidst your marriage problems can help you experience His love and restoration. 

Remember that to receive God’s restoration, you must be first willing to forgive your spouse.

Forgiveness isn’t advice but a command from God.

Failing to forgive your partner will probably hurt your relationship and you. God is willing to help you through the forgiveness journey if you let Him. 

Don’t wait until you’re ready to forgive because you likely never will be. It is the Lord’s love that flows through you that enables you to forgive.

Also pray these powerful prayers to bring your husband back right now.

7) Bible Verses for Hard Times in Relationships 

Relationships will struggle and might take time to restore them. This is the most crucial time to look into what the Lord says about relationships through the Scriptures.

We need to depend on the Almighty when at the wits’ end. Perhaps the reason why things went south is that you didn’t keep God at the center of the marriage. 

The following Bible scriptures will lead you back on track to a happy and healthy marriage, with God as your leader.

The head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.” — 1 Corinthians 11:3.

Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives.” — 1 Peter 3:1.

Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.” — 1 Peter 3:7.

Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.” — Colossians 3:19.

Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” — 1 Peter 3:3-4.

Meditate on them every day and speak them back to the Lord during prayer. 

Before you leave, try these prayers to find a good husband.

Can I Pray for Any Couple? 

Yes, you can. However, it’s more effective if you pray for a couple you know are going through a rough time. That way, your prayer is more specific. 

Can I Also Pray for My Relationship? 

Totally you can. These are the best prayers for a struggling relationship.

So, if you and your partner are not on good terms, you can put your trust in God by praying. You can personalize the prayers for your situation. 

It’s also worth noting that you can pray for your relationship at all times, not only when you need to resolve conflicts.

For example, you can ask God to help you run your relationship in a way that pleases Him, with all the Godly values that a couple needs to have. 

Will These Prayers Really Help Me? 

Definitely. Whether you’re praying for your marriage or another couple in trouble, these prayers will offer you the armor of God you need

God will help you. Have faith!

Living together with someone for the rest of your life is not easy. But at the end of the day, you promised each other for better or worse. So what do you do when your relationship is at its worst?

You pray for God to help solve your marriage issues, thus strengthening your relationship. These prayers can provide clarity on the way forward and birthing the Lord’s purpose for your marriage. 

Sending love your way in your endeavour to salvage your marriage. 

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