The movie, War Room, was powerful in reigniting a movement of prayer across our nation, and around the world.
War room prayers are so powerful because they help us to focus on one aspect of a situation or relationship at a time, and to pray fervently for those. They help us to pray specifically, rather than generally.
Prayer is such a vital part of our walk with the Lord, and it’s a spiritual discipline that we know to be extremely important. I’ve shared war room prayers for our children, Scriptures for your war room wall, and prayers for our nation. One common request I get, though, is for war room Scriptures to pray for your marriage.
Marriage is such a sacred relationship in God’s eyes, and it stands to reason that we need to cover this relationship with much prayer. So often, though, we can take this relationship for granted, believing that our spouse will always be there. However, with the divorce rate so high, it’s clear marriage is not what it used to be.
With that in mind, I’m reminded of how important it is to pray for our marriages. Let’s join together in asking the Lord to strengthen these relationships. Let’s pray fervently for our spouses, and ask the Lord to protect and strengthen our marriage relationships.
10 War Room Scriptures to Pray for Your Marriage
Below you’ll find 10 prayer points with Bible verses, and a short prayer to go with each point.
1. Pray for godly leadership
Based on Ephesians 5:23, pray that your husband is strengthened and encouraged to be the head of your home.
“Lord, your Word says that my husband is to be the head of our home. Give him a heart that desires to seek You, and to be led by Your Word as he leads our family. I pray that he would seek Your wisdom in decisions to make. I ask that he would listen for Your guidance in every detail of our home life. Put men in his life who will hold him to a standard of holiness as he leads our family. Help him to eagerly seek to learn and grow in You, and to lead from a heart that is wholly devoted to You.”
2. Pray for submission to godly leadership
Ephesians 5:22 and 24 tell us that we as wives are to submit to our husband as to the Lord. No, it’s not the most popular word in our culture today; but it’s in scripture.
“Heavenly Father, I admit that the idea of submission can seem so divisive. I long to know and understand Your plan for submitting to my husband. Help me not to be swayed by our culture, but to seek to follow Your Word and to be the wife that my husband needs. Soften my heart, and take away any spirit of argument in my life. Use my relationship with my husband to mold me into a woman who seeks You eagerly and learns to submit to Your plans for my life.”
3. Pray for each spouse’s relationship with the Lord
Deuteronomy 4:29 and Matthew 6:33 remind us of the importance of seeking the Lord as individuals.
“Dear Lord, my marriage is important, but our relationship with You is vital. Give each of us a heart that longs to seek You first. While we long to honor each other and our marriage, help us to realize that a relationship with You is the foundation of a successful marriage. Help us to support this relationship in each other’s life, and to allow time for each of us to wholeheartedly seek you, knowing that as we each spend time with You, we will grow together in our marriage.”
4. Pray for your marriage bed
In I Corinthians 7:3-4, Paul tells us how important the marriage bed is in a Christian marriage.
“Lord, I long for a deep and intimate relationship with my husband. Clear our hearts and minds of any level of discomfort as we seek ways to have a better sex life by Your design. I pray that You would give us unity as we focus on growing in this part of our relationship. Give us a desire for each other, and help us to commit to make the marriage bed a priority in our marriage.”
5. Pray for your communication
James 1:19-20 give us a very clear overview of the importance of communication with others.
“I admit, Father, that I am not always quick to listen. I admit that I often enter communication with my husband with my own agenda, or believing that my opinion is correct. Oh, Lord, give me a heart that is open to listen, to truly hear what my husband is saying. Give me wisdom as I speak, that my words would be seasoned with grace. Help us to learn to control our emotions as we discuss matters, and to avoid anger or other divisive emotions.”
6. Pray for a heart that seeks the other’s best
Based on Ecclesiastes 4:9-10a reminds us that we are in this together.
“Heavenly Father, help me to see my spouse as a treasured gift. We are in this marriage together, and we are both at our best when we are strong and whole. Give me a heart to seek my husband’s best. Help me learn to anticipate his needs and to do all I can to meet those needs. Help me to remember that rest is as important for him as it is for me. I ask that You will help me to encourage him, and to treat with kindness and graciousness, seeking his best.”
7. Pray for a heart that is willing to offer forgiveness
Colossians 3:13 encourages us to bear with each other and Psalm 103:12 gives us a beautiful example of God’s forgiveness.
“Oh, Lord, it can be so hard to forgive sometimes. My sinful nature and my pride want to keep account of the wrongs done against me. But this is not your nature, Father. You remind us that our sins are forgiven, and are cast as far as the east is from the west. So when my husband does wrong against me, help me to forgive him. Help me to be as quick to forgive him as You are to forgive me, and help me to let go of the wrong. Give me grace to cast it aside, and to not pick it up again. I pray that my husband would be filled with grace in the times that I sin and bring hurt and shame to him as well. Make us more like You, Lord.”
8. Pray against temptation
I Thessalonians 4:3-6 gives us guidelines and boundaries to protect against temptation.
“Heavenly Father, I long for my husband and I to draw closer to each other. I long for a relationship that models Your love for the church, but I know how easy it is to fall into temptation. Guide us as we establish healthy boundaries that promote our growth as a couple, but which shield us from temptation. When we are faced with temptation, please provide a way out and help us to run to escape. Help us to avoid any appearance of evil, and to act in such a manner that our spouse will not have any reason to question our behavior.”
9. Pray for favor in the workplace
While both you and your spouse may work outside the home, this prayer is geared towards praying for your husband. Please feel free to tailor it to your own situation.
Based on I Corinthians 10:31, pray that your husband does everything for the glory of God.
“Lord Jesus, my husband works hard to provide for our family. I pray that You would give him a strong work ethic, and that You would give him favor as he works for your glory. Thank You for his desire to provide for us. I pray that as he works, he will remember that You are a God who sees all he does. Help his interactions to be full of truth; remove any temptation to sin or to get ahead by any means that is not holy. Please reward him as he diligently seeks You in his work.”
10. Pray for ongoing commitment to the marriage
Genesis 2:24 is a reminder that we are to leave our families of birth and cleave to our spouse.
“Heavenly Father, I wish to always have a desire for my husband and for our marriage. I realize, though, that there are times that marriage is hard. We disagree, or we are faced with outside circumstances that threaten to drive a wedge in our relationship. In those times, help us to remember that we entered into a covenant with You and with each other. Don’t let us take that lightly, Lord. When times are tough, help us to lean in to You and to each other. Give me a heart that is fully committed to my husband, even in the hardest times.”
There you have it, 10 war room Scriptures to pray over your marriage. Prayer is such a vital part of a strong and healthy marriage.
Taking just a few minutes right now to jot down the Scripture references and write out the verses is a great way to start praying for your marriage… starting today!
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