Do you sometimes feel like giving up on your marriage? I know that I have felt like giving up at least once in my marriage. Every married couple needs encouragement for marriage because it is not easy. Some may seriously be contemplating divorce, while others just need a little reminder of why marriage is so important.Thanks to one of the women of prayer who allowed us to share her testimony. We will call her Mary. Mary had been happily married for 10 years until her marriage came under attack by the enemy. Her husband had an extramarital affair with a coworker and became very distant.He was now very moody, always shouting at her and the kids,became very irritable , there was no intimacy, he stopped date night, very secretive with his finances and whereabouts and after some time he stopped coming home every night till he announced that he was not happy with Mary anymore and had decided to separate from her and the kids whilst trying to figure things out. Really and truly we should always pray (Thessalonians 5:17 ) and not only pray when bad things happen but Mary says this was a wake-up call for her and decided to pray for her marriage. She decided to put down everything that was wrong with the marriage and went into the Word of God and looked for a Bible verse that encountered that issue for example Mark 10:9 what God has put together let no man put asunder. So she meditated on the Bible verse and used that as a prayer point and there is nothing better than praying the word of God. So for example Mary would say “as the word of God says in Mark 10:9 what God has put together let no man put asunder Holy Ghost remove every third-party from my marriage right now in the name of Jesus ,fight for me as I am the rightful partner of this man and we have taken vows in your sight Lord fight for me."
Who can fight God? absolutely nobody and God cannot go back on His Word.Mary prayed without ceasing , morning , afternoon , evening and woke up in the midnight hour to pray religiously. As she was praying she later learned that her husband‘s mistress was not sleeping well because every time Mary was praying , God was knocking on her conscience , she had to tell the man that she kept seeing his wife in her dreams asking her why she was destroying her marriage. Because of prayer Mary’s Husband later in told Mary that he began to be disgusted by his girlfriend's sight and he began to realise that the affair was a trap set to destroy his marriage and his destiny. He had moved from a loving home into a shared house with a woman that he now couldn’t stand, He asked for forgiveness from His wife and kids and He went back home. He resigned from his job and began a trucking business with his wife. They pray together as a family now and take turns to preach to one other every week from the youngest to the oldest,their family life was restored and their business booming.Glory be to God. It shouldn’t take an issue to happen to be a family that prays. Remember a family that prays together stays together.This testimony is just to encourage you that with prayer you can have your marriage restored.Jeremiah 32:17, “Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:”
WHAT TO PRAY ABOUT CONCERNING YOUR MARRIAGE
1.Pray that you would see and know that marriage comes from God and its purpose is to glorify Him.
2. Pray for forgiveness to reign in your marriage.
3.Pray that you and your spouse would be a covenant keepers in your marriage.
4.Pray that you and your spouse would submit to one another in your marriage and not insist on your own rights.
5. Pray that you would be sanctified more so that you might look more like Christ.
God I pray that you would bless our marriage bed.
6.. Pray that the fruit of your marriage would be physical/adopted and/or spiritual children.
7.Pray that the glory of God would be displayed in your marriage for a watching and lost world.
8.Pray your marriage will be full of enjoyment, laughter and a deep friendship.
9.Pray for reconciliation and restoration of my broken marriage (If you are divorced, or physically or emotionally separated, this prayer is for you. If by grace you are not, then pray for a friend who is in this place.)
10.Pray for God to reveal the issues in your self and in your partner and help you to sort that out in a godly manner.
Genesis 2:24:"This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined with his wife, and the two are united into one."
1 Peter 4:8: "Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins."
Luke 18:22: “When Jesus heard this, he said to him, 'One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and distribute to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.'"
1 John 1:9: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Matthew 19:26: "But Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'”
Ecclesiastes 4:9: “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?"
Ephesians 5:25: “For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her."
Mark 10:9: “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."
Ephesians 5:25-33: “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendour, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, ..."
Romans 13:8: “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law."
1 Corinthians 16:14: “Do everything in love."
1 Corinthians 13:4-5: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."
Romans 12:10: “Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves."
1 Peter 4:8: “Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins."
Ephesians 5:21: “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ."
Ephesians 4:32: “Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you."
1. I destroy anything that is going to stand between me and my prayers right now in the name of Jesus.
2.The anointing to pray to the point of breakthrough in my marriage fall upon me now in the name of Jesus.
3.Lord Jesus I invite You to come to my aid in every difficult situation in my marriage right now.
4. Lord bring peace, harmony, unity, communication, romance ,love,joy,peace, happiness, financial blessing between me and my husband or wife in the name of Jesus .
5.Any strange woman or man that is coming between me and my husband/wife Lord remove them right now in the name of Jesus.
6.Let confusion fall upon every extra marital relationship my partner is having in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
7.I command angels of God to go and disconnect every relationship between my husband or wife with any strange woman or man in the name of Jesus.
8.Every evil pronouncement, saying, mention, statement, judgement ,that has been said against me and my husband about our marriage be nullified right now by the blood of Jesus.
9.Lion of Judah destroy every evil power that is speaking evil against my marriage in the name of Jesus Christ.
10.God of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob create a new heart in my husband or wife and restore the joy of our marriage in the name of Jesus.
11.Blood of Jesus flow into the foundation of my marital life and give it a new lease of life by the power in Jesus’ Name.
10.Every Jezebel spirit that is working against my marriage , I bind you and send to the the pits of hell now in the name of Jesus.
11.God help me to see my husband or wife as You see him.
12.You spirit and power of marriage destruction, release my marriage in the name of Jesus.
13.Any power fuelling conflicts and hostility in my home, I paralyse you by the power in the blood of Jesus.
14.Every program , plot and plan of home wreckers against my marriage, I cancel you in the name of Jesus.
15. Let the blood of Jesus remove any un-progressive label from every aspect of my marriage in the name of Jesus.
16.Let all never ending circles of marital problems break, in the name of Jesus.
17.Every Goliath of my marriage , I use the stone of prayer, fall down and die in the name of Jesus.
18.I withdraw my marriage from the hands of evil designers in the name of Jesus.
19. I recover my marriage from the hands of marriage breaker's in the name of Jesus.
20.Satan hear the word of the Lord you will not break my home in the name of Jesus.
21.I bind all powers that are determined to separate me from husband or wife and in the mighty name of Jesus.
22. I break every soul tie between my husband and any woman in the name of Jesus.
23.I break every soul tie between my wife and any man in the name of Jesus.
24.I break every evil altar that is speaking destruction over my marriage in the name of Jesus.
25. I refuse to be a single mother/father in the name of Jesus Christ.
26. I deliver my husband /wife from the hand of evil seducers in the name of Jesus.
27.I release myself from every generational curse against marriages in the name of Jesus.
28.Let my God arise and put to flight every mind controlling spirit that is fighting my marriage right now in the name of Jesus.
29.Every dead situation in my marriage come to life right now but the resurrection power in the name of Jesus.
30.I break all the curses of marriage failure, unhappiness in marriage, marital stagnancy , adultery in marriage in the mighty name of Jesus.
31.By the power of heaven every demonic cycle in my marriage break in the name of Jesus.
32.O Lord refresh every dry area in my marriage.
33. O Lord heal and resurrect every dead area of my marriage by the fire of the Holy Spirit.
34. O Lord realign every evil straying of my marriage is the name of Jesus.
35. O Lord re-kindle my marriage with fire in the name of Jesus Christ.
36. O Lord glue me and my husband/wife together and bless us to a place where we should be , by the power in the blood of Jesus.
37.O Lord quicken our marriage and increase our desire for the things of heaven.
38. Holy Ghost fire begin to burn away every self-centredness in our marriage in the name of Jesus.
39.Lord purify our marriage and restore it to its glory in Jesus’ name.
40.Holy Spirit ,send Your fire upon our marriage so that sin can no longer find a way into our marriage in Jesus’ mighty name.
41. Father, let your Holy Sword of deliverance touch my marriage right now and deliver it from the hands of the wicked in the name of Jesus.
42. I plead the blood of Jesus over my marriage in the name of Jesus.
43.Every power of the Prince of Persia blocking my prayers fall down and die in the name of Jesus.
44. In the name of Jesus I denounce
•Evil spiritual marriage
•Association with familiar spirits
•Generational curses against marriage
•Parental curses in the name of Jesus Christ.
45.Or Lord by the power in the blood of Jesus wash away every shame, reproach, stagnancy, disgrace, humiliation, failure , poverty concerning my marriage in the name of Jesus.
46. Lord disgrace all those that are laughing at my marital situation and lay a banqueting table for me in front of them in the name of Jesus Christ.
47.I break any barrier between me and my partner right now in the name of Jesus.
48.Lord open Your book of remembrance and remember me and my partner and restore our our marriage.
49. Lord enter our marriage and bless it , ordain it and let nothing and no one put it asunder.Touch our hearts and bring to remembrance the love we shared and the covenant and vows we made before You.
50.Thank You Lord for answered prayers and we seal these prayers in the blood of Jesus Christ. Amen.