When Marriage Vows Are Broken
This prayer was originally written for a wife whose husband had been unfaithful. If you are a husband who has been betrayed, simply change this prayer to fit your situation.
Lord, You made us one when we became husband and wife. You made us one in body and spirit, and You intended for us to have godly children. My husband has dishonored me; we are no longer equal partners of life, and our prayers have been disturbed. The rejection and betrayal is very painful.
Father, forgive us for speaking our marriage vows so casually and without understanding. I have covered Your altar with tears because our prayers have been hindered. You witnessed the vows we made to each other on our wedding day when we were young. Our marriage vows are broken, and I am abandoned. Father, I cannot encourage my husband’s wayward behavior and become a partaker of his evil work.
Jesus was wounded for our transgressions, and bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed (Isa. 53:5). I ask You to forgive my shortcomings and failures concerning my marriage. Help me learn and grow spiritually and receive emotional wholeness, as I grow more intimately acquainted with You. Father, give me the grace to forgive my husband’s infidelity.
You hate divorce, but You allow it when a spouse is unfaithful. You know my husband’s heart and the decisions he will make concerning his future, and I am responsible to You and my children. ________ has behaved as an unbeliever in this situation, and if he desires to go, give me the grace to let him go.
Lord, I trust in You with all of my heart and lean not unto my own understanding. In all of my ways I acknowledge You, and You shall direct my path. Father, You promised to never leave me, abandon me, or leave me without support. I know that the preparations of the heart belong to man, but I desire the wise answer of the tongue that comes from You. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
Titus 2:4-6 Ephesians 5:21
Proverbs 5:15-19 Jeremiah 1:12
Hebrews 9:14 Hebrews 13:5
1 Corinthians 11:3
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