Looking for Scriptures to pray for your marriage?
Below you’ll find 14 of my favorites.
Let’s face it, every marriage has its ups and downs.
If you’re like me and you find yourself more deeply aware of the need to really start praying for your marriage, I believe these scripture prayers will bless you.
Whether you’re having marriage trouble and need Bible verses to help you through those… Or you’re just wanting to cover your marriage in prayer, these Bibleverses are for you.
But before we jump in, I have a challenge for you…
How to Use these Love and Marriage Bible Verses:
Here’s my challenge for you: Take one verse a day, and pray that verse over your marriage. Do this over and over again for the next few months.
The Word of God can literally transform our lives, and prayer is one of the ways we should use the Word.
So as you go through these scriptures on love & marriage, see them as a gift from God. They reveal God’s perfect will to you, and as you pray according to His will, He hears you.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” (1 John 5:14 NIV)
14 Scriptures to Pray for Your Marriage
*Source for all Bible Verses: Bible Hub (I personally prefer Bible Hub because you can easily view multiple translations).
Day #1: 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (NLT)
Pray that God would help you both to love the way He loves.
Tip: Substitute your name and your hubby’s name everywhere you see the word “love” in the scripture below.
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”
Day #2: Mark 10:7-9 (NLT)
Pray that you and your husband will truly become of one heart and mind. That God would show you both how to walk in unity with each other.
“This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife and the two are united into one. Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”
Day #3: 1 Peter 4:8 (NLT)
Pray that God would expand your understanding of His love so neither of you will get offended easily, and you’ll both forgive quickly.
“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.”
Day #4: Proverbs 21:19 (NLT)
Pray that God would help you to release all desires to change your husband and that you instead would trust God to do a work in him. Pray that He will help you both to find reasons to appreciate each other, and if necessary, to stop criticizing one another.
“It’s better to live alone in the desert than with a quarrelsome, complaining wife.”
Day #5: Ephesians 5:33 (NLT)
Pray that God would continuously show your husband how to love you the way Christ loves the church. And that He’ll show you how to grow in respect for your husband. Pray that the Lord will reveal to you both any harmful or hurtful habits so that you can repent and correct them with His help.
“So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”
Day #6: Ephesians 4:2-3 (NLT)
Pray that God would help you both continuously establish an atmosphere of peace in your home. Ask Him to align your thoughts and decision making with His word so that your behaviors and words encourage unity and peacefulness.
“Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.”
Day #7: Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)
Pray that God would help you both to see each other through His eyes. Ask Him to reveal any areas where you both can support each other more.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Day #8: Romans 12:10 (NLT)
Pray that God would help you both to focus on serving, supporting, celebrating, encouraging, and loving each other so that neither of you feel like you’re lacking in your marriage.
“Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.”
Day #9: 1 Peter 3:7 (NLT)
Pray that God would continue to open your husband’s eyes and enlighten him concerning the ways God is calling him to grow as your husband and friend.
“In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.”
Day #10: Colossians 3:19 (NLT)
Pray that God would help you to forgive your husband for any unresolved hurt or pain he may have caused you. Pray that God will continue to work on his heart even as He works on yours.
“Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly.”
Day #11: 1 Peter 3:1-2 (NIV)
Pray that God would continuously help you develop Godly character and that your life would be a witness to your husband, your children, and your families.
“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, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.”
Day #12: Ecclesiastes 4:9 – 12 (NLT)
Pray that God would help you and your spouse to grow in your ability to work together as a team. Ask Him to reveal and help you correct any areas where either of you are selfish and self-serving. Ask the Lord to help you both keep Him at the center of your marriage.
“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.”
Day #13: Ephesians 4:31 (NLT)
Ask the Lord to bring to your attention any behavior or speech that violates God’s word.
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.”
Day #14: Luke 10:27 (NLT)
Pray and ask the Lord to help you continuously keep Him first in your life, to seek Him more and more, and to help you grow spiritually.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.”
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God’s heart for your marriage
Marriage is beautiful.
The union between a husband and a wife was created by God, and is the closest example we see to the relationship between Him and His people.
It’s meant to be an expression of love, grace, and mercy.
But, let’s face it, marriage can get messy.
Two imperfect beings come together with their own baggage, habits, and ways of doing life…
The process of “becoming one” can be painful and challenging at times.
But, it’s important that we remember that anything God authors, He also makes a way for us to accomplish.
If your marriage is struggling right now, know that God desires to bring healing and restoration to both you and your husband. Lean on him as the 3rd cord in your marriage. (Ecclesiastes 4:12)
And if your marriage is flourishing, trust God to continue to transform you both and to take your marriage to new heights in Him.
These scriptures to pray for your marriage are an excellent window into God’s heart for how we should function as husband and wife. As you read these, I pray that revelation and transformation come to you.
Want a stronger marriage? Take advantage of these free tools:
- Blog Post: Prayers for Husband and Wife (Print for free)
- Blog Post: How to pray using Bible Verses (3 Simple Steps) – I highly recommend doing this if you’re serious about praying over your marriage
- Free Marriage Bible Studies: YouVersion Bible App
As you begin meditating on and praying these scriptures for your marriage, I believe that you’ll see the Word of God at work in both you and your husband.
Meditation is the key to getting revelation about God’s Word. The revelation is what takes it from just being words on a page, to Words that renew your mind and transform your life.
I pray that the Word of God continuously transforms and blesses your marriage.
w/ light and love,
Matthew 5:14 – You are the light of the world. And like a city on a hill that cannot be hidden.