Praying for your spouse, fiancé, or boyfriend/girlfriend is one of the most intimate things you can do.
It’s a way of caring for them that goes beyond what any human love can do.
When you pray for your partner, you are opening up a line of communication with God that will bless both of you.
Whether you’ve been together for years or are just starting out, these relationship prayers are perfect for any couple.
Without further ado, here are prayers for couples.
Prayer for strong relationships
Dear Heavenly Father, As I pray for strong relationships, I ask that You would help me to be the best wife/husband/partner that I can be. I know that I am not perfect, but with Your help, I can strive to be a better husband/wife/partner each day.
I pray that You will help me to show love and patience, even when it is difficult. Help me to be quick to forgive and forget when offenses occur. May my words always build up and never tear down.
Give me the strength to always put the needs of my husband/wife/partner ahead of my own. And above all else, may our relationship always reflect Your love. Amen.
Prayer for Love in a Relationship
Heavenly Father, we come to You today with hearts full of hope. We are asking for Your help in our relationships. Lord, we know that all good things come from You. We trust in You and have faith that You will guide us.
O Lord, my God, we pray for Your love to fill our hearts. Help us to be patient and caring with each other. Teach us how to love each other the way that You love us. Lord, we ask all of these things in Your Holy Name. Amen.
Prayers for couples with children
Jesus, you are the king of our family. You are the head of our household. We pray that you will be with us as we raise our children. We pray that you will guide us and lead us as we parent our children. We pray that you will help us to be the best parents we can be.
Most importantly, Lord, we pray that our children will come to know you and love you. We pray that they will grow up to be men and women who love and serve you. We pray that they will be a blessing to others and that they will make a difference in this world for your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A Prayer for Communication
Lord, we pray that You would help us to communicate with each other in a way that is loving, respectful, and effective. Help us to listen to each other with our hearts and minds and to understand each other’s needs and feelings.
May we always speak kindly to one another, using our words to build each other up instead of tearing each other down. Help us to love each other. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
A Prayer for Conflict Resolution
Heavenly Father, we know that conflict is a natural part of any relationship. But we also know that it doesn’t have to destroy us. We pray that You would give us the wisdom and the strength to handle conflict in a way that honors You and brings us closer together. Help us to be patient with each other, to listen well, and always speak the truth in love. Amen.
Prayer For Forgiveness In A Relationship
Lord, Thank You for the gift of forgiveness. We know that we are not perfect and that we will make mistakes. We pray that when we hurt each other. We confess that we have not always been the husband/wife/partner that we should be.
We’ve said things we shouldn’t have said, and we’ve done things we shouldn’t have done. We ask for Your forgiveness, and we also forgive each other. Help us to move forward from this point with hearts full of grace and love for one another. Through Christ, our Lord, Amen.
A Prayer for Growth
Father, we pray that You would help our relationship to grow stronger each day. Help us to weather the storms of life together and to come out on the other side even closer than before.
We know that nothing worth having comes easy, so we pray for Your grace and strength to see us through the tough times. And we thank You in advance for the wonderful ways You will bless us along the way. Amen
Prayers for engaged couples
Dear Lord, we come to you today with humble hearts, asking for your blessing on our engagement. Lord Jesus, you are the source of all love, and we pray that you would infuse our relationship with your love.
Holy Father, we know that marriage is a sacred covenant before you, and we ask for your wisdom and guidance as we prepare for this step.
Lord, we praise you for the gift of each other, and we pray that our engagement will be a time of joy and excitement as we look forward to our wedding day. Thank you for bringing us together, and we pray that our union will be a testimony to your faithfulness and love. Amen.
A Prayer for Unity
Heavenly Father, may your name be glorified in our relationship. We know that true unity can only come from You. We pray that You would help us to come together as one, united in mind, body, and spirit.
Help us to put aside our differences and to focus on the things we have in common. We know that we are stronger together than we are apart, and we pray that Your love will bind us together in unity and love. Thank you, Lord. Amen.
Prayer For Financial Provision In A Relationship
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for the resources you have given us. We know that money is not the most important thing in life. But we also know that finances can be a source of stress and conflict in any relationship.
We pray for Your wisdom as we manage our money, and we ask that You would help us to be good stewards of what You have given us. We pray for Your provision, and we trust that You will meet all of our needs according to Your riches in glory. Amen.
A Prayer for Family
Heavenly Father, we pray for our families – both the ones we were born into and the ones we have created. We pray for harmony and unity within our families, and we ask that You would help us to be the best husband/wife/partner and parent that we can be.
We know that family is important to You, and we pray that You would help us to make our families a priority in our lives as well. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen
Prayers for couples who are expecting a baby
The God of all creation, we come to you today with joy in our hearts as we anticipate the arrival of our baby. We thank you for this little life that you have entrusted to us, and we pray for Your guidance and wisdom as we embark upon this new journey of parenthood.
We ask that You would bless our child with good health and happiness, and we pray that You would help us to be the best parents that we can be. Amen.
A Prayer for Protection
Lord, we pray for Your protection over our relationship. We live in a fallen world, and we know that Satan is determined to destroy anything that is good. We ask that You would guard our hearts and minds against his attacks, and we pray for Your strength to resist temptation.
We pray for Your protection over our bodies, minds, and souls. We ask that You would be a hedge of protection around us, and we thank You for Your faithfulness to us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
A Prayer for Faithfulness
Loving Father, we give you thanks for our relationship. We pray for faithfulness. Faithfulness to You and to each other. Help us to resist the temptation to stray, either physically or emotionally.
Keep our hearts pure, and help us to remain faithful in our thoughts, words, and actions. We know that faithfulness is a choice, and we pray for the strength and wisdom to choose wisely. Amen.
A Prayer for Future Plans
Heavenly Father, we thank You for the plans You have for our future. We pray that You will lead and guide us as we make decisions about our future together.
Help us to communicate openly and honestly with each other, and give us wisdom as we plan for the years ahead. We know that You have great things in store for us, and we look forward to all that You will do in our lives in the days to come. Amen.
A Prayer for Forgiveness
Lord, we know that forgiveness is not always easy. But we also know that it is essential for any healthy relationship. We pray for Your help and strength as we seek to forgive each other, even when it is hard.
Help us to let go of anger and resentment and replace it with love and compassion. We thank O LORD with all our heart because we know that forgiveness is a cornerstone of Your love. Amen
Prayers for a couple going through a rough patch
Mighty Warrior God, you are a God who fights for us. You are a God who is always by our side, no matter what we are going through.
Please, we need your help. Our relationship is going through a rough patch, and we need your guidance. We need your strength to help us get through this difficult time. Most days, we feel hopeless, but we know that with you by our side, anything is possible.
Please give us the strength to fight for our relationship. Please give us the wisdom to know what to do and say. Please help us to love each other more, even when it’s hard.
We know that you are the God of second chances, and we are begging for a second chance. We are begging for YOUR help. We love each other, and we know that with your help, we can get through anything. Amen.
Prayers for couples who are fighting
Heavenly Father, we come before you today, asking for your strength and guidance. Our relationship is going through a tough time, and we are struggling to get through it. We know that with your help, we can make it through anything.
Please give us the wisdom to know what to say and do and the patience to listen and understand each other. Help us to love each other unconditionally and to forgive quickly when we make mistakes. Most of all, help us to always keep you at the center of our relationship. Amen.
A Prayer for Growth in a Relationship
Lord God, Name above all names, we humbly come before You today, asking for Your help and guidance. We want our relationship to grow closer to You and to each other. We realize that we can’t do this on our own, and we need Your strength and wisdom.
Help us to communicate with each other in a way that is loving, respectful, and effective. Help us to understand each other’s needs and feelings and to respond in a way that meets those needs. Help us to grow closer to each other and to You each day.
We thank You for the gift of our relationship, and we ask for Your blessings as we work to nurture and grow it. Amen.
Prayer for Healing in a Relationship
Lord, we know that all relationships go through difficult times. We pray for Your healing power to touch us both and to help us to overcome the challenges we are facing.
Help us to communicate openly and honestly with each other, and give us wisdom as we navigate this difficult season. We know that You are the healer of our hearts, and we trust You to restore our relationship to health and wholeness. Amen
A Prayer for Patience
Heavenly Father, we know that patience is a virtue, but it’s one that we often struggle with. We pray for Your help as we seek to be patient with each other, even when it’s hard.
Help us to understand each other’s needs and feelings and to respond in a way that meets those needs. Give us the strength to slow down and enjoy each other’s company, even when we are busy. Amen
A Prayer for Respect
Lord Jesus Christ, thank you that you created us equal in your eyes. Please help us to treat each other with the respect that we both deserve.
Help us to listen to each other and to value each other’s opinions. Keep us from speaking harsh words to each other, and help us to control our tempers. Help us to show each other the same courtesy and respect that we would want for ourselves.
A Prayer for Intimacy
Lord Jesus, we pray for a deeper level of intimacy in our relationship – an intimacy that goes beyond just the physical. We pray that we will be open and honest with each other, sharing our hopes, dreams, and fears.
We pray that we will be quick to forgive and slow to anger, always showing patience and grace towards one another. May our intimate relationship reflect Your love for us, and may it be a source of joy and blessing to us both. Through Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Praying for relationships
Heavenly Father, we come to you today humbly asking for your help in our relationships. We know that patience, trust, faith, and caring are essential ingredients for any healthy relationship, but sometimes it is difficult for us to maintain these qualities.
Please help us to be more patient with our loved ones, even when they are frustrating us. Help us to trust them, even when they make mistakes. And help us to have faith that our relationships can weather any storm.
Most of all, Heavenly Father, help us to care for our loved ones with the same love and compassion that you show us. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
Prayer for Sexual Purity in a Relationship
Dear God, we come before you today to pray for sexual purity in our relationship. You created sex to be a beautiful and intimate act between a husband and wife, and we want to honor you in our sexuality.
We confess that we have not always been pure in our thoughts, words, and actions. We have allowed lust and temptation to take control at times instead of following your plan for us.
We repent of this today and ask for your forgiveness. God, we want to be fully committed to each other, sexually and emotionally. We know that this is the best way to honor you and our relationship.
Help us to overcome any temptation that comes our way so that we can stay true to our commitment. We thank you for your grace and mercy, and we ask for all of this through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen.
A Prayer for Fun
Lord my God, we thank You for the gift of laughter and fun. We pray that You would help us to keep things light and fun, even when life gets tough.
Help us not to take ourselves too seriously, and remind us to laugh – even at ourselves – from time to time. May our relationship always be a source of joy and laughter, both now and in the years to come. Amen
Praying for couples who are struggling
Lord of heaven and earth, we come before you today with heavy hearts. We know that every relationship has its ups and downs, but we are struggling right now and could use Your help.
Please give us the wisdom to know how to handle this difficult situation. Help us to communicate well with each other so that we can understand each other’s needs.
And most of all, God, we ask for Your strength to get through this tough time. We know that with You by our side, nothing is impossible. Thank you for being our rock and our foundation. Amen.
Prayers for dating couples
Father in Heaven, we come to you today asking for your blessing on our relationship.
We know that we are dating for a reason – to find a life partner. Help us to get to know each other better, and help us to figure out if this is the relationship that you want for us. We ask all of this in Your name, Amen.
Praying for newlyweds
Heavenly Father, we come before you today, giving thanks for the gift of marriage. We thank you for bringing us together and making us one. We pray that You would bless our marriage and help us to grow closer to each other every day.
As we start our journey together, help us to always communicate well and to always be patient and understanding with each other. Love is a beautiful thing, and we pray that our love for each other will only grow stronger as we spend our lives together forever and ever. Amen.
Prayers for couples in long-distance relationships
Living God, God of Unfailing Love, we come before you today asking for Your help. Our relationship is long-distance, and it is difficult at times. There are days when we feel so far apart, even though we are physically close to each other.
Please help us to overcome the challenges of being in a long-distance relationship. Help us to have patience with each other, and help us to always communicate well. Help us never take each other for granted, and help us always make time for each other.
We know that long-distance relationships are not easy, but we also know that with You, nothing is impossible. So we trust in You, and we ask that You would help us to grow closer to each other, even though we are far apart. Amen.
Prayers for Single People Who Want to Be Married
My King of Kings, You are the Lion of Judah who breaks every chain. I come to You today asking for Your help. I am single, and I want to be married. I know that this is Your will for my life, and I am trusting in You to make it happen.
I pray that You would give me the strength to wait patiently for the right person. I know that Your timing is perfect, and I don’t want to settle for anything less than what You have planned for me.
So I trust in You, and I ask that You would help me to find my future spouse. I know that with You, all things are possible. Thank you for Your love and Your faithfulness. Amen.
A Prayer for Friendship
Dear God, we thank You for the gift of friendship that we have in our relationship. We pray that You would help us to nurture and cherish this friendship, always making time for laughter and fun, as well as heart-to-heart conversations. May our friendship be a source of strength and joy to us, both now and in the years to come. Amen.
Bible Verses About Couples
- Ephesians 5:25 – “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”
- Ephesians 5:33 – “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”
- 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 – “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
- Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
- Matthew 19:4-6 – “‘Haven’t you read,’ he replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator “made them male and female,” and said, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh”? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.’”
- 1 Peter 4:8 – “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
- Ephesians 4:2-3 – “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
- Genesis 2:24 – “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”
- Colossians 3:12-14 – “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
- Proverbs 31:10-31 – “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life…Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.”
- 1 Corinthians 7:2-5 – “But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.”
- James 1:19-20 – “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.”
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