living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayer for husband and wife

newly married couple holding hands

Featured on this page are several inspiring prayers and quotes to help fuel the prayer life of married couples, with a prayer for husbands and wives to pray together, a daily short prayer for marriages, and a prayer for relationships that are in trouble. There are also three uplifting bible verses to meditate on, and a beautiful film which dwells on the special nature of Christian love. Be encouraged as you pray now!

Prayer for husband and wife together
(a prayer for couples to pray together for their marriage, suitable for praying before sleep)

Abba Father,

We come before you and open our lives, our hearts and our union to your love. Come and move in our minds, bringing hope and vision for our lives together. Move within our emotions to smooth away the tensions and disappointments we feel.

Lord, please renew our strength, restore our energy with peaceful rest tonight, gentle dreams and with the intimacy of our friendship and love.


A Prayer for my Marriage

An inspiring prayer suitable for saying for the strengthening and protection of your relationship:-

Real Love

An uplifting film which dwells on the special nature of Christian love:-

Prayer for troubled marriage

Dear Lord,

I promised that I would always love, honour, cherish and respect when I married. Sometimes it is hard to keep these promises.

Please reignite our love where it has faded.
Please help us to communicate our needs and understand one another.
Please help us to remember good times and to cherish new times together.
Please help us to forgive, and also to respect and enjoy our differences.

You are part of our vision, you know us both deeply, only you understand the problems we face.
So we trust in you to restore our love. We choose to live in your promises, to take each day and transform it into a beautiful picture, an intimate friendship, and a testament to your love through us.


Daily prayer for a husband and wife
(suitable to pray at bedtime)

Thank you for giving us such joy in our marriage together.
Thank you for your love that protects and guides us as we journey together.
Thank you for the grace that we dwell in, and that we give one another.
Please bless our rest now, nurture our friendship and bless our union.


bible quote about the plans of God with trees and road in background

Short prayer for my husband to love me

Dear Father,

I am so sad that the love between us has faded. Please work in our hearts, our minds and our spirits that we might fall in love again.


quotes from the bible

"Flood waters can’t drown love, torrents of rain can’t put it out.
Love can’t be bought, love can’t be sold—
it’s not to be found in the marketplace."

(Song of Solomon 8:7, The Message)

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."

(1 Corinthians 13:4-5, NIV)

"And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples."

(John 13:34-35, GNT)