Hedge Prayer for Return of a Wayward Spouse

[The Prayer of Hosea is one of the most powerful prayers in the arsenal of spiritual warfare — the Hedge Prayer. Hosea had a wife who was committing adultery and running around on him. Hosea was convinced that he not divorce her but to pray for her return. This prayer is particularly useful in praying for a wayward spouse, child, or friend who has gone astray from the Faith and from God, has left to lead an improper life, and/or is estranged from the proper relationship they should have with you.

It should be noted, as it is with all prayer, the Hedge Prayer is not a magic bullet. There are no guarantees that the person prayed for will return. We must always remember that God has given his children the freedom to choose — even the freedom to choose wrongly. No one, not even God, may force a person against their will to do anything. God, however, is a mighty persuader and although He will not intrude upon one’s freedom to choose the course of one’s own actions, He may provide the person with great incentive, motivation, and circumstances to help them decide to come back to the place they should be.

For she said, ‘I will go after my lovers, who give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, my oil and my drink.’ Therefore I will hedge up her way with thorns; and I will build a wall against her, so that she cannot find her paths. She shall pursue her lovers, but not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them. Then she shall say, ‘I will go and return to my first husband, for it was better with me then than now.’ Hosea 2:5b-7]

Trusting in the promise that whatever we ask the Father in Jesus’ name He will do, I now approach You Father with confidence in Our Lord’s words and in Your infinite power and love for me and _________ and with the intercession of the Jesus Christ and Holy in the power of His blessed Name, ask you Father to send forth Your Spirit to convict ________ and to allow him/her to see any and all wrongs that he has done and how they offend Your infinite goodness.

Father I ask in sorrow, knowing that You do not intrude upon free will, but that You can give Divine Influence like you did with Hosea’s wife, that You send a hedge of thorns and wall around _________ so that he/she cannot find the paths that lead him/her away from me and our marriage, and though he/she shall pursue his/her [i.e. lovers, lifestyle, sinful ways, etc.] , he/she will not [i.e. overtake them, practice improper lifestyles, engage in sin, etc.] ; though he/she shall seek [i.e. lovers, improper lifestyle, sin, etc.] , he/she shall not find [i.e. them, desired lifestyle, the sin that draws him, etc.] ; that no matter what path or what [i.e. lover, lifestyle, sin, etc.] he/she seeks he/she shall not find satisfaction or happiness until he/she returns to me, his/her wife/husband where he/she may then be taught by Your Holy Spirit the true meaning of marriage and sexuality and to be a good and loving husband/wife, and to know the ways of righteousness and true manhood/womanhood.

Father, I am powerless against these spiritual forces and recognize my utter dependence on You and Your power. Look with mercy upon me and upon my husband/wife. Do not look upon our sins, O Lord; rather, look at the sufferings of your Beloved Son and see the Victim who’s bitter passion and death has reconciled us to You. By the victory of the cross, protect us from all evil and rebuke any evil spirits who are attacking or influencing us in any way. Send them back to Hell and place a wall of protection around this marriage. Send your Holy Angels to watch over us and protect us.

Father, all of these things I ask in the most holy name of Jesus Christ, Your Son. Thank you, Father, for hearing my prayer. I love You, I worship You, I thank You and I trust in You. Amen.

Source: http://saint-mike.org/warfare/library/hedge-prayer-for-return-of-a-wayward-spouse/

Pray The Word-Prayer of Protection

Psalm 91, 68, 35, and Zechariah 2:5
Psalm 4:8: I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 91:11: For He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
Psalm 127:1: Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
Ephesians 6:12: For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

God I ask in Jesus’s name today and for always place a hedge of protection and a wall of fire all around me. Give your angels charge over me to guard, protect, and rescue me from the terror that stalks by night, the weapons that fly by day, and the destruction that devastates at noon. Let no evil or any afflictions come near me or my dwelling place. Be my refuge, fortress, my ever present help in the time of trouble. Cover me under Your wings. Cause me to lie down in peace and sleep. O Lord make me to dwell in safety. Lord You be the watchman over my life, family, and home.

God cause me to be victorious. Honor me with excellent health, and a long healthy prosperous, productive life in Christ Jesus. Let the mind that is in Christ Jesus be in me. Bless me with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding when it comes to spiritual warfare. Teach me how to war in the Holy Spirit using the Word of God, through faith and trust in You, obedience, prayer, fasting, praise and worship unto You. Let me adopt the “God Only” Strategy of Warfare. Bless me Lord Jesus to dress for success daily (The Whole Armor of God/ Ephesians 6:10-18).

God You arise in my life and cause my enemies to be scattered (psychologically, spiritually, and physically)that come to fight, torment, steal, kill, and discourage me. Fight against all those who fight against me. Take hold of Your weapons Lord Jesus. Draw out Your sword and wound the head of my enemies. Say to my soul, I am your salvation. I will protect you.

God vindicate me according to Your righteousness. Do not let my enemies rejoice over me. Let no weapon form against me ever prosper. Utterly destroy all the evil plans of my enemies. Disappoint, humiliate, and cause my enemies to be greatly ashamed. Distract, frustrate, and confuse their minds. Cause them to turn on themselves. Into the very destruction that they planned for me, let them fall. Trouble my enemies in their sleep and during the day. Let them say, I will have nothing to do with this just person: for I have suffered many things in dreams because of them.

God save, deliver, and cause my enemies to come to know You, love You, and walk in obedience to Your Word and Will for their lives. Let their lifestyle be shaped by the Word of God. Cause them to walk in the love and integrity of Christ Jesus. God all that I have asked of You in this prayer, please do the same for the writer of this prayer, all those I love, care about, and those who love and care about me. Thank You Lord Jesus for answering this prayer with a yes, so be it, and it is so. Amen.

by Encourager Linda Flagg, M.A., B.S., BCPLC
Board Certified Professional Life Coach

Bless every member of your family and all your friends with this prayer link: https://www.prayerrequest.com/blogs/entry/17535-prayer-of-protection/

Hedge of Thorns Prayer for Husband/Wife

Father God, I present to you this day and i ask to put the hedge of thorns, according to Hosea 2:6, around my husband/wife ______ that is into sin. Cause him/her to not find the way of unfaithfulness. Cause these ungodly desires to not be fulfilled. May they return to a covenant relationship first and foremost with you, God, and secondly to the covenant relationship that You have ordained from the foundations of the earth. I pray for grace, patience and peace to guard my heart as I wait on You Lord to bring this prayer to fulfillment.
I pray that You would send away all these ungodly desires. May _______ lose the desire to go that way, reveal to her/him that this way is destruction and against your will. Give him/her dreams and visions to see that the end is of no good.
I pray that You will season my speech with grace so that I will know what to say and when to say it. I pray that you will cleanse my heart and root out any seed of bitterness. Give me grace to forgive.
Put a guard over my mouth and show me how I can accommodate the reconciliation and restoration of this covenant relationship. If I have any responsibility in driving ______ away from you God and from this covenant relationship, please reveal it to me.
Forgive me God and prepare me for his/her return. Guide him/her and me with your Holy Spirit, in Jesus Name, Amen.