75 Powerful Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Marriage

By David Small •  Updated: 01/14/20 •  12 min read

Praying the Scriptures is inviting God’s will into your marriage. If you don’t know what to pray, look for Bible verses to pray over your marriage.

Michael and Carlie Kercheval have a great article on different areas of prayer for your marriage.

75 Powerful Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Marriage

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Stormie Omartian notes that it is good to pray separately as a couple, but praying together increases the power of your prayers. Arabah Joy shows the importance of praying for specific things in your marital relationship.

Below are 75 Bible verses to Pray over your Marriage.


1 Corinthians 7:3 “Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband.” (Lord, let our affection for each other grow.)

Mark 3:25 “And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” (Lord, give us a unity that our marriage will stand.)

Psalm 125:1 “Those who trust in the Lord Are like Mount Zion, Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.” (Lord, make our marriage stand.)

Philippians 2:4 “Let each of you look out not only for his own interests but also for the interests of others.” (Lord, help us care for each other.)

Mark 10:9 “Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.” (Lord, may no one come between my spouse and I.)

Ephesians 4:26 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath.” (Lord, keep us from destructive anger.)

Proverbs 24:29 “Do not say, “I will do to him just as he has done to me; I will render to the man according to his work.’” (Lord, keep us from vengefulness.)

James 5:6 “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed…” (Lord, help us confess our shortcomings to each other.)

Philippians 1:9 “And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment.” (Lord, may our love for each other grow.)

Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” (Lord, may we sharpen each other)

1 Corinthians 7:4 “The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise, the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.” (Lord, help us not to deprive each other of sex and intimacy.)

1 Corinthians 7:10 “Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband.” (Lord, guard our marriage from unfaithfulness.)

Matthew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (Lord, we will seek your face always.)

Matthew 7:24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock.” (Lord, we will build our marriage on Christ the solid rock.)

Luke 11:28 “But He said, ‘More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!’” (Lord, we will keep your word concerning marriage.)

John 14:16 “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper…” (Lord, may your Spirit help us keep our marriage vows.)

Acts 2:46 “… they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart.” (Lord, keep us in fellowship)

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Lord, Thank you for your plans for our marriage.)

Isaiah 60:1 “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.” (May your glory be upon our marriage, O Lord.)

Proverbs 15:4 “A wholesome tongue is a tree of life…” (May I use my tongue to speak wholesome things to my spouse.)

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Psalm 124:8 “Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.” (Lord, you are our helper in time of need.)

Ecclesiastes 7:19 “Wisdom strengthens the wise more than ten rulers of the city.” (Lord, give us the wisdom to guide our marriage.)

Song of Solomon 2:15 “Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, for our vines have tender grapes.” (Lord, keep away the enemy from our marriage.)

Isaiah 25:1 “O Lord, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, For You have done wonderful things…” (Lord, I praise you for your wonders in our marriage.)

Proverbs 5:15 “Drink water from your own cistern, And running water from your own well.” (Lord, may we be faithful to each other.)

Psalm 90:12 “So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Lord, help us use our time wisely.)

James 4:1 “Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?” (Lord, keep us away from strife.)

Titus 3:9 “But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless.” (Lord, help us avoid useless arguments.)

Colossians 3:18-19 “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.” (Lord, help us to love and respect one another.)

Ephesians 5:31 “…and the two shall become one flesh.” (Help us to operate as one, Lord.)

Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” (Lord, may your armor protect us from the devil.)

Zechariah 4:6 “…Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” Says the Lord of hosts.” (Lord, may your Spirit and not our strength holds our marriage together.)

1 Peter 3:8 “Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another…” (Lord, fill us with compassion for each other.)

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Malachi 2:16 “For the Lord God of Israel says That He hates divorce…” (Lord, guard our marriage against divorce.)

Haggai 1:7 “Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Consider your ways!” (Lord, let us always do things your way.)

Zephaniah 3:17 “…He will rejoice over you with singing.” (Lord, may you rejoice over our marriage.)

Ephesians 5:23 “For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.” (Lord, restore the correct authority order in our marriage.)

Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…” (Lord, manifest the fruit of the Spirit in our marriage.)

Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” (Lord, may we not conform to the world’s standard of marriage.)

Isaiah 43:25 “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.” (Lord, forgive our transgressions.)

Bible Verses to Pray Over Your Marriage

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Psalm 1:1 “Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.” (Lord, keep us from ungodly counsel.)

Isaiah 2:5 “O house of Jacob, come and let us walk In the light of the Lord.” (Lord, we will walk in your light.)

Psalm 115:14 “May the Lord give you increase more and more, You and your children.” (Lord, may you bless our family.)

Psalm 106:1 “Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” (Lord, I thank you for your goodness.)

Isaiah 30:1 “Woe to the obstinate children…forming an alliance, but not by my Spirit…” (Lord, may we seek divinely ordained )

Amos 3:3 “Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?” (Lord, may my spouse and I be in agreement about what matters.)

Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me.” (Lord, create a pure heart in both of us.)

Romans 12:10 “Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” (Lord, may we be devoted to each other.)

1 Peter 4:8 “Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” (Lord, may we always be in love.)

1 Thessalonians 5:11 “So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” (Lord, may we build each other up.)

Proverbs 3:3 “Let love and faithfulness never leave you…” (Lord, equip us to be faithful and loving to each other.)

Genesis 1:28 “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it…” (Lord, help us multiply what you have put in our hands.)

Song of Solomon 8:7 “Many waters cannot quench love…” (Lord, may nothing quench our love for each other.)

Ecclesiastes 4:10 “If either of them falls down, one can help the other up…” (Lord, teach us to help each other in difficult times.)

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Ephesians 4:2 “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Lord, show us how to bear with each other.)

Psalm 48:14 “For this God is our God forever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.” (Lord, be our guide for life.)

Psalm 77:2 “When I was in distress, I sought the Lord…” (Lord, I will reach out to you during troubles.)

1 Peter 5:8 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” (Lord, we close all doors to the enemy.)

Zechariah 2:5 “‘And I myself will be a wall of fire around it,’ declares the Lord…” (Lord, protect our marriage.)

James 5:16 “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed…” (Lord, may we be open about our struggles.)

Bible Verses to Pray

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Psalm 65:11 “You crown the year with Your goodness…” (Lord, may we see your goodness in our marriage.)

Psalm 90:17 “Yes, establish the work of our hands…” (Lord, establish our ministry as a couple.)

Psalm 91:11 “For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.” (Lord, send your angels to guard our marriage.)

Isaiah 62:5 “…So shall your God rejoice over you.” (Lord, rejoice over our marriage.)

1 Corinthians 13:8 “Love never fails.” (Lord, may we always believe in love.)

Joel 2:25 “The Lord says, ‘I will give you back what you lost…’” (Lord, restore our wasted years.)

Micah 2:13 “Your leader will break out and lead you out of exile…” (Lord, give us a breakthrough.)

Ephesians 5:21 “And further, submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” (Lord, teach us to submit to each other.)

Romans 15:5 “May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other…” (Lord, help us have a harmonious marriage.)

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Isaiah 55:8 “‘My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,’ says the Lord. ‘And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.’” (Lord, we yield to your thoughts and ways.)

Isaiah 46:13 “For I am ready to set things right, not in the distant future, but right now!” (Lord, set right what is wrong in our marriage.)

Ecclesiastes 4:12 “Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” (Lord, your presence makes us strong.)

Psalm 122:7 “Peace be within your walls…” (Lord, give us peace in our marriage.)

1 John 4:18 “…But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” (Lord, perfect us in your love.)

1 Peter 3:7 “Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way…” (Lord, may there be an understanding between us.)

Helpful books

  1. The Power of Prayer to Change Your Marriage by Stormie Omartian
  2. 100 Prayers for Your Marriage by Darlene Schacht
  3. Pray Big for Your Marriage by Will Davis Jr.
Pray Over Your Marriage

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YouTube video

The Power of a Praying Couple by Jimmy Evans on Marriage Today


Kercheval M. & C. (2018, June 21). 10 Prayers for a Stronger Marriage [Blog Post]. Retrieved from https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/prayer/5-prayers-for-a-stronger-marriage.html

Omartian S. (2008, January 1). When Two Pray [Blog Post]. Retrieved from https://www.focusonthefamily.com/marriage/when-two-pray/

Arabah Joy. (2019, May 15). 10 War Room Scriptures to Pray for Your Marriage [Blog Post]. Retrieved from https://arabahjoy.com/10-war-room-scriptures-to-pray-for-your-marriage/

Omartian S. (2009). The Power of Prayer to Change Your Marriage. Retrieved from https://www.amazon.com/Power-PrayerTM-Change-Marriage-Prayers-ebook/dp/B004PYE0WG/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Schacht D. (2015). 100 Prayers for Your Marriage: Draw Close to Each Other and Closer to God. Retrieved from https://www.amazon.com/100-Prayers-Your-Marriage-Closer-ebook/dp/B00ZEDIDSE/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Davis W. Jr. (2008). Pray Big for Your Marriage: The Power of Praying God’s Promises for Your Relationship. Retrieved from  https://www.amazon.com/Pray-Big-Your-Marriage-Relationship-ebook/dp/B00B8568SE/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1579012450&sr=8-1

Marriage Today. (2018, June 24.). The Power of a Praying Couple [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPkfKXBO52k

Scripture references taken from Bible Gateway on https://www.biblegateway.com/

David Small

Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.

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