Prayers For Marriage Restoration – Men

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for leading _____ and I to acknowledge our offense and feel our guilt, and that we seek Your face in our affliction and distress, and that we seek and require You earnestly. Hosea 5:15
Thank You that the purpose for which You tore us apart was to make us return to You, so You could heal us and bind up our wounds, and that You are now reviving and restoring us so we may live in Your presence forever. Hosea 6:1-2
And thank You for saving us from distress when we call out in trouble. Thank You, Father, for sending Your Word, and for healing our marriage and rescuing us from destruction. Thank You for Your unfailing love and for Your wonderful deeds. Psalm 107:19-21
And thank You, Lord, for Your kindness, tolerance, and patience with us, and for the time You give us to turn from our sin. Romans 2:4
And that we listen to You and will live in security, with confident trust and without fear of harm or evil. Proverbs 1:33
I rejoice, Lord, and give You praise and honor that _____ and I love each other and will live together in harmony with sympathy, compassion and humility, and that we inherit blessings because we do not return evil for evil or insults for insults, but respond with blessings instead. 1 Peter 3:8
And that we live by the Spirit and do not gratify the desires of our sinful nature. Galatians 5:16

I thank you Lord, that I live with my wife in considerate understanding and respect for my role as her husband and that my prayers will not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:7
And that she happily submits to me as her husband and the head of her as Christ is the head of the church. Ephesians 5:22-25
And I praise You that everything we have been through has not quenched her love for me, and neither have floods or rivers washed it away. Song of Solomon 8:7
And that she does not feel harsh, bitter or resentful toward me because I love her, as my own body and as Christ loves the Church. Ephesians 5:25-28
And I thank You that our life is blessed with the rewards of fidelity and that _____ rejoices in me as the husband of her youth. Proverbs 5:17-18
And that she longs to kiss me because my love delights her. Song of Solomon 1:2
And that I will always satisfy her, that she is forever captivated by my love.
Proverbs 5:19
I praise Your holy name that I belong to my lover and wife and that her desire is for me. Song of Solomon 7:10
And that You bless me, Lord, by surrounding me with favor, as with a shield, and give me favor in _____’s eyes above every other man on earth. Psalm 5:12
I praise You, Lord, that I am her husband forever by the marriage vows we made before You in righteousness, justice, unfailing love and compassion. Hosea 2:19
And that You have made us one in flesh and spirit, that You are a witness to our marriage covenant and that I am her companion and husband. I thank You that she will not break faith with me as her partner and the husband of her youth, and that You will receive her offerings with pleasure. May she also guard herself and her spirit by not breaking faith with you because You hate divorce and You hate it when a man or woman covers themselves with such violence. Malachi 2:13-16

Thank You, Lord, that _____ never forgets Your teachings and that she keeps Your commands in her heart, and that Your Word is working in our marriage, and she will not be deceived by the persuasive words of the adulterer who would lead her astray or be seduced by his smooth talk. Proverbs 7:21
And that wisdom enters her heart, and knowledge is pleasant to her soul. I thank You that discretion protects her and that understanding guards her. Proverbs 2:10-11
And I thank You, Lord, and give you all honor and glory, that the gates of hell will not prevail against us or our marriage because we are Your Church and Jesus said the powers of hell could not conquer us. Matthew 16:18
Therefore, we will inherit a double portion in our marriage as You repay and restore what the locusts were sent among us to destroy. Joel 2:25
And I praise You for giving us Your words and wisdom, and that our marriage will overcome all adversaries because the enemy cannot contradict or resist them.
Luke 21:15
And for giving us everlasting joy and a double portion instead of shame, and that instead of disgrace, we will rejoice in our inheritance. Isaiah 61:7

I praise You, Lord, that _____ will once again acknowledge You and that You won’t let anyone take her out of Your hands even if You take away her prosperity and expose her, and put an end to all of her celebrations because she forgot You. And I thank You, Lord, for alluring her back by leading her into the desert and speaking tenderly to her while she is there. I thank You for restoring what was lost and for transforming our valley of trouble into a gateway of hope. I give You all praise and honor that she will return to me and give herself to me as she once did, and she will call me her husband and be happy with me as before. And that she will forget all about other lovers and that their names will never again be spoken. Hosea 2:8-17
Thank You, Lord, that Jesus redeemed me from the curse of the law by being made a curse for me. Galatians 3:13
And I thank You that ____ and I are reconciled to You through Jesus, by His blood shed on the cross, and that we are reconciled back to each other despite anything we’ve done to each other in the past. We are now presented holy before You without blemish and free from accusation through His death. Colossians 1:20-22
I give You praise and honor, Lord, that no weapon formed against our marriage has prospered, and that You are proving every voice raised against our reconciliation wrong because this is my heritage as Your child and it is Your vindication for me. Isaiah 54:17

I praise You, Lord, that Your grace is sufficient for me as I stand for the restoration of my marriage, and that Your power is made perfect in my weakness and that the power of Christ is in me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
And I am strong and courageous, not afraid or discouraged because Your power is greater than the power of Satan and all who do his work. 2 Chronicles 32:7
I am so thankful that You are watching to make certain that Your Word is fulfilled and that You are performing it in our marriage. Jeremiah 1:12
And I praise and thank You, Lord, for keeping forever the promise you have made concerning me and my home and for doing as you promised so that Your name will be great forever. O Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to me. You have said that You will build a home for me and that it pleases You to bless my marriage so it will continue before You forever. You have spoken, and with Your blessing, my home and marriage will be established with blessings forever. AMEN. II Samuel 7:25-29

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/