living prayers - contemporary prayers for today

contemporary prayers for today

prayers to save a marriage

wedding hands

This page features three prayers to help save a marriage. The first prayer is for couples who are either separated or who are experiencing difficult relational problems. Further down there is also a prayer for marriage which is broken, and a short prayer for restoration in friendship. There are also some inspiring examples from the bible of how God’s love can work in relationships.

Prayer for marriage reconciliation
(a prayer for a husband or wife to pray for forgiveness and restoration in a marriage)

Almighty God,

You are the ground beneath our marriage.
You are the foundation to our friendship.
You are the safe place in which we rest.

Lord you know that problems we have been having, the reasons behind this sadness.
We confess our fears, failings and bitterness to you Lord.
And we put our trust in you.

We ask that you may turn the tide of our difficulties with your love.
A love that works through us,
A love that gives us your heart for each other.

We ask that you would give us hope as we work to overcome our differences.
A hope that turns the tide of bitterness,
A hope that restores our dreams.
A hope that awakens our passions and gives us strength for the future.

And we ask for your peace to be with us.
A peace that surpasses all understanding,
A peace that allows us to rest.
A peace that covers the hurts,
A peace that paves the way for reconciliation.

You are the ground beneath our marriage Lord.
We look to you.


Prayer for restoration of a relationship

O Lord,

I feel so sad that this relationship has failed. Help me to have the courage to love again. I trust that as I walk with you, forgiveness will flow in my life.

Your grace is like a river. May that river flow between us and cause restoration in our friendship.


Prayer for Married Couples

An unlifting short film to watch asking for God's protection, vision and hope to return into a relationship:-

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

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.


quotes from the bible

"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)

"The younger son got up and started back to his father. But when he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt sorry for him. He ran to his son and hugged and kissed him."

(Luke 15:20, CEV, excerpt from the Parable of the Lost Son - Luke 15:11-32)

"After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before."

(Job 42:10, NIV)