Again and again, I read of wives struggling with their marriage. The husband left suddenly, or she herself is contemplating leaving her husband.
Deeply troubled marriages are strangling our society, and ruining families around the world.
Some cry out for prayers and some ask for advice. The anger and the tears are driving them to the brink if desperation. Everyone just wants God to make things right.
We live in a fallen world, fallen from grace, and living in sin. How terrible the evil of this world truly is.
I’ve been there. My husband has never left me, but that feeling of desperation consumed me in times when our marriage was suffering.
What I have learned through these difficult times is that God does not forsake us. The evil that threatens to consume us does not come from him, and he promises to deliver us from it if we ask.
Spend time in prayer and fasting. Fight back against evil by prayer. The devil has no chance against God, and he knows it. Too often we forsake fervent prayer when you feel discouraged. Take heart! God will deliver you! Prayer can and will save your marriage.
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16
Prayer for A Troubled Marriage
Heavenly Father, thank you for sending your Holy Spirit to help us through this life here on earth. Without you, we would not be able to be overcome. You promise never to leave nor forsake us, and Lord, I claim that promise today.
Help my marriage. You know how deeply troubled my husband and I are, and I ask for your healing over us. Alone we can not battle against this evil that is threatening to consume us. Lead us, dear Lord. Show us the next step you want us to take.
Open our eyes to the truth that comes from you. Open our eyes to our own failures and shortcomings and help us to admit and repent from them. Lord, fill our hearts with deep repentance for the wrong that we have done so that your forgiveness can truly wash away all sin.
Bring forgiveness into our marriage. Help me to forgive my husband and help him to forgive me. Show us how much you have forgiven us, and help us to see how much we need your forgiveness daily.
Please bring healing to our marriage, dear Lord. You are the Great Physician, the Mighty Counsellor.
In Jesus name, Amen.
Your marriage is important. Realize how the battle you are waging is not against your spouse, but rather against the enemy of your souls. We are in a spiritual war for our marriage. Don’t give up.
You are not alone in your troubled marriage. Jesus is with you and will never leave nor forsake you. Rest assured that he loves you, and promises to care for you.