War Room Prayers to Pray Over Your Marriage

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War room prayers for protection over your marriage. Plus download the free prayer cards!

Taking My Marriage to the War Room:

One thing I have learned after 13 years of marriage is that prayer is NOT the last resort–it is the first line of defense against any attack. This is especially true in regards to marriage.

The enemy will find any crack in your marriage in order to weasel his way into your relationship. He is slimy and full of darkness.

But our most powerful weapon against that little jerk is always prayer.

It seems like every day, I am receiving prayer requests from friends and readers of this blog–about their marriage troubles. It’s scary, guys–I’m talking about marriages that I never thought would waver.

I have written these prayers in an effort to combat the enemy in my own marriage and build up my husband so that he is fully protected. I encourage every wife or future wife to pray these same prayers!

War room prayers for protection over your marriage. Plus download the free prayer cards!

8 War Room Prayers to Protect Your Marriage: 

Pray for His Spiritual Relationship with Christ:

“Father, I am so thankful that my husband carries you in his heart and that he is fully aware of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Please continue to guard his heart and everything that flows from it (Prov. 4:23). I humbly ask that you help him to grow in the grace and knowledge of your love and sacrifice (2 Peter 3:18) and that he gives YOU the glory forever. Amen.”


Pray that He Will be the Spiritual Leader in Your Home:

“Oh Lord, thank you for raising my husband up to be a servant of Christ. I pray that you will instill in him, a leader’s heart. Help him to know that just as Christ has authority over every man; he too has authority over our home (1 Cor. 11:3).  Help him to treat every member of our family with love and respect and to honor God with his gentle spirit (1 Peter 3:7). Father, I ask for blessings upon blessings for my husband as he honors you by leading our household. In Your name, Amen.”


Pray that He Has a Heart for His Children:

“God, thanks for blessing me by making my husband the father of our Children. I ask that you continue to speak through his lips and pour out Life on our kids. Please Father, help him to have the gift of patience and to not provoke the children to anger by nagging or scolding—that he may bring them up with loving discipline that is approved by God. I humbly ask that you place Godly advice and suggestions on the tip of his tongue at all times (Eph. 6:4). ) Our inheritance in great when we serve the Lord (Col.3:24). Father, help my husband to pass that on to our children by being a good example. Amen.”


Pray for His Physical & Mental Health:

“Oh Lord—thank you for protecting my husband from sickness. I pray that you will continue to protect him from any harm—both physical and mental. Help him to treat his body and mind as the home of the Holy Spirit and to fully surrender it back to the Lord as a living sacrifice (1 Cor. 6:19). Father, I know it is not easy, but please give him a supernatural strength to overcome any obstacles that stand in his way. Father, guard his mind—that he not be conformed by this world, but rather he is transformed by the renewal of his mind. I ask that what pleases the Father will also please my husband (Rom. 12:2). I pray all of this in your Son’s precious name, Amen.”


Pray that He has Success at Work:

“Lord, you have blessed me with a husband who works hard for our family—thank you for that! Your Word says that we do not labor in vain if we are steadfast, immovable, and always abounding in the work of the Lord (1 Cor. 15:58). Please continue to nurture and grow those qualities in my husband. Father, you did not give us a spirit that makes us timid, but one that gives us power, love, and self-discipline (2 Tim 1:7). I pray that my husband will become a leader at his job and be a man of integrity and influence—and that he will give all the glory to God. Amen.”


Pray that He Can Resist Temptation:

“Father God, I pray a hedge of protection around the heart, eyes, and ears of my husband—that anything meant for foolishness, lust, or crude humor be stamped out and ignored—in Your name, Father! (Eph. 3:5) I ask that my husband’s desire only be for me, his wife (Songs 7:10). Your Word says that the mind governed by the flesh is death but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace (Rom. 8:6). Father, thank you in advance for your faithfulness to my husband and to my marriage to him. In your name, Amen.”


Pray for His Friends & Mentors:

“Dear God, thank you for raising up trusted men who are able to mentor and teach my husband YOUR truths (2 Tim. 2:2). I humbly ask that you help my husband to seek out those who are seeking out YOU. Bring Godly men around him and remove any negative influences. Father, I also ask that give my husband a merciful spirit so that he may be an example to those with unbelief. Make him a willing and hardworking disciple; who by his actions—will bring others to Christ. Your Word says that iron sharpens iron just as one man sharpens another. Thank you for that truth.  And all the glory will be to God—Amen.”


Pray for Your Husband’s Relationship with You:

“Oh God—thank you for the precious soul of my husband and thank you for the relationship that you have blessed so deeply. Help us to remain one flesh (Gen. 2:24) and allow our marriage to bring glory to YOU. Above all, help us to love each other deeply because love covers a multitude of sins (1 Pet. 4:8). May we be devoted to one another in love and honor each other above ourselves (Rom. 12:10). Thank you in advance for your faithfulness to our marriage. In Jesus name, Amen.”

I have provided these prayers on prayer cards for your convenience–and my own! Sign up here and I’ll send you the link to download your own.

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  1. Kaitlin Garrison says:

    Wow! I love what you said about prayer being the first line of defense is your marriage. That is SO true. Thank you for the reminder that we need to be fighting for our marriages through prayer. It’s so important to make that a priority in our days. I’m looking forward to receiving the printable cards in my inbox! I’m definitely going to use them!! Thanks so much!!

  2. Abbie says:

    I really need prayers for my marriage. I have been married for 3 years. We have two little ones. And I just found out my husband cheated on me. I’m not sure what to do, stay or leave. So I just need prayers that God will show me the right path. And that I have the strength to walk that path!

    • Ally says:

      Oh Abbie–my heart aches for you. I pray that God will reveal himself to your husband so that he may repent and come back to the Lord. I will also pray that you draw closer to Jesus during this time of unknown. Hugs, sweet sister!

  3. Jen Hernandez says:

    thank you for this! i have a question.. was there a typo on the “Pray that he has a heart for his children”. You indicated a verse reference of Col 6:24… am i missing something?

    • Ally says:

      No—you are not missing something. I write everything on paper first and then move it to my computer—seems like I often fumble the scripture references 🙂 It’s actually Col. 3:24 (GNT)

      “Remember that the Lord will give you as a reward what he has kept for his people. For Christ is the real Master you serve.”

      Thanks for your feedback–I so appreciate it 🙂
      Blessings, friend!

    • Ally says:

      I was having some technical issues…it should be working now though.

      Type your name and email into the boxes and hit “subscribe”

      You will then receive an email asking you to confirm subscription–directly after that, you’ll get a second email with a link to the download.

      Sorry for the inconvenience!

  4. Kate says:

    I’ve been married for almost 23 years and following an illness (which I’m not sure he truly believed I had although he went to several doctors with me) my husband suddenly wants a divorce. I don’t think he’s having an affair (although sometimes I think that would be somewhat easier to digest) because he works so many hours and my 17 year old daughter has chosen to live with him. I can’t talk to him because he’s very angry (I can’t figure out why). Everyone tells me to get a lawyer. But I really don’t have the resources and more than anything I just don’t have the heart. I read a Devotional and the Bible and pray every day but things seem to get worse every day… I don’t know what I did wrong or am doing wrong. I have absolutely no one to talk to or any support. Just wondered if you or anyone had any suggestions?

  5. Sandrine says:

    Hi, My fiance and I broke up 2 months ago because of a lot of problems. 🙁 We were going to get married this year. But I deeply love him and don’t want to lose him. He met another woman since we broke up and they are dating. I realised that God wasn’t the foundation of our couple, that’s why we kept fighting. I’ve started my war room. I want him back in my life. Could you please advice some scriptures i can meditate on? And can you counsel me please?

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