5 Prayers For Reconciliation In Relationships Between Spouses

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Here are 5 prayers for reconciliation in relationships between spouses.

Prayer of Forgiveness

Righteous Father,

I know that You seek to have us always be in a right relationship with You and sometimes I do things that grieve You. I know that I do and say things that grieve my spouse too so I am asking You to give me the right words to say to be reconciled to my spouse.  I know I have made many mistakes and have asked for forgiveness from them but it seems that it hasn’t restored our marriage to where we’re both in a right relationship with one another and I know You desire us to be in one.  I need Your help.  Please send me Your Spirit to show me what I might have done wrong that I was not even aware of and soften my spouse’s heart to accept my faults and extend forgiveness to me so that we can worship You together in the way that is pleasing to You and in the way You intended a husband and a wife to be joined together in offering You thanksgiving, praise, and honor.  I know that in my own inadequacies I cannot fully understand how to always say the right words or do the right things but it is my desire to be reconciled with my beloved mate and it is in the strong name of and for the glory of the name above all names, Jesus Christ my Lord, Amen.

5 Prayers For Reconciliation In Relationships Between Spouses

Prayer of Blessing

Great God in heaven,

I am asking You for Your forgiveness for things that I have done to You that are clearly sinful for I am surely not sinless (1 John 1:8-10) and forgive me for those things that I have obviously done wrong to my spouse to hurt them and cause them pain.   I am asking You to bless my spouse and help them to understand how far I fall short of the perfect spouse and I pray for Your help in knowing how I can help to restore this relationship and make it more of the way You originally intended for us to have a right relationship with one another and with You.  I know that my prayers have sometimes been hindered because of my own stubborn heart and unwillingness to be a greater servant of my spouse and to love them in the way that You have loved me, even dying for me while I was Your enemy (Rom 5:10) and a sinner (Rom 5:9).  Please extend to me Your mercy and grace and allow me to treat my spouse in the way that You love me unconditionally and not treat them the way that I often do.  I need Your help in doing these things and again, bless my spouse and I thank You for my spouse and for Your forgiveness, love, and grace and in the precious name of the Savior, Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.

Prayer of Reconciliation

Father in heaven,

You have reconciled me to Yourself through Your Son’s precious blood and so I am begging You to help me be reconciled to my beloved spouse.  Only You can change the human heart (Prov 21:1) so I ask You to change my heart to be one that seeks to humble myself and seek reconciliation in my relationship with my mate.  Too often I speak without thinking and I know my words hurt my spouse but this is no excuse for the things that I speak to them.  I ask for Your Spirit to be sent to help us be reconciled with one another as Your Son’s precious blood was shed for our being reconciled to You (2 Cor 5:18; Col 1:20).  This I pray for Your Son’s most holy name and for His glory, Amen.

Prayer of Restoration


You are in the restoration business; restoring me by giving me Your Spirit.  You have made me into a new creation in Christ (2 Cor 5:17) and I am pleading with You to help me restore this marital relationship with my beloved spouse.  How often have I done things out of pure selfish ambition and gain?  I cannot count the times where I was only looking out for my own interests and not that of my spouse.  Please forgive me for my selfishness and help our relationship be restored to the way it previously was.  I need Your help in doing this because I don’t always know the right thing to say or do and I lack Your wisdom in acting out of a sincere and genuine heart that is motivated only by serving my spouse and loving them in the way that You love me.  What more can I do to help in restoring this relationship to where You would have it be?  Help me to think, act, and speak in ways that would reflect Your own love and for this I pray in the precious name of the Great Son of God, Jesus Christ, Amen.

Prayer of Repentance


I repent of my sins and my sins against my spouse.  I am so sorry and I need to tell You and my spouse that I have sinned.  Let me be humble in approaching them by telling them that I have sinned against them by the way that I have acted or by the words that I have used.  I know that I don’t always treat my spouse in the way that I am supposed to because there are many times that I am still more concerned about myself more than I am my spouse.  I need to esteem my spouse, to cherish my spouse, and to extend to them the same grace and mercy that You extended to me, even though I didn’t deserve it.  Help me to understand that I cannot fix relationships on my own.  Only Your Spirit can give me a tenderer heart and please soften my spouses heart too so that they can accept my apologies and to let them know that I often act out of impulse and pride.  Help me to know the right words to say to them so that I can show them that I have a repentant heart and seek to be reconciled to them in our relationship because the relationship between a husband and wife is supposed to reflect that of the relationship that Jesus Christ has with me and with the church.  For this I pray for the Son of God’s glory and in His name, Amen.

Final Thoughts

Maybe you’ve prayed such a prayer before.  I know I have and I also know that I’ll need to again being I am a fallen creature.  I need God’s help in knowing how to pray and how to seek forgiveness and to love my spouse in a way that shows her that I do and not just depend on words alone.  Can you comment by giving us your own prayer so that we might know what to pray and how to pray it?

Take a look at some Bible verses about marriage: Bible Verses About Marriage

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Vennesa Arrah July 26, 2019 at 9:54 am

Sir please help me ask God make my Roland to forgive me.I have hurt him several times and his is about to take another woman to the alter we have been together for 12 years. Sir please help pray for peace and unity in my relationship


Jack Wellman July 26, 2019 at 10:17 am

Praying now Vennesa.


Jiffy August 15, 2019 at 9:34 pm

Agree in pray with me for understanding. My spouse has been living in a different island from me. I have stand beside him through every thing he has been through. I have sense something wrong from the tone of his messages. He is not talking about giving up on us. He says I don’t love him, I have put my children before him. The devil has raised its head before and God crushed his head. Now again he wants to destroy my family. Pray God will work this out again. Show me how I can be a better spouse.


Shannon August 26, 2019 at 11:22 am

Pls pray that God will do a mighty miracle in my marriage of 24 yrs. We have been through so much. I have been sexually abused by a dr. We have experienced a lot of trauma. We’re in the process of getting divorced. With the idea that couples get remarried. Pls pray for God’s restoration & healing. As well as His protection. That he would use us for his glory & our good! That the enemy would not be victorious in destroying our relationship! That God would bring us back together, stronger than before! That no footholds or strongholds would remain! Thank u!


Jack Wellman August 26, 2019 at 1:38 pm

Praying right now for this Shannon.


Claire September 11, 2019 at 11:30 am

Dear Jack, please oray for ne to be transformed and become the wife God intends for me to be and the wife my husband deserves. Our marriage of 27 years is on the brink of divorce please pray for me to have more of a servants heart towards my husband and get rid oif my selfish tendencies. I need my husband to forgive me and the walls of hostility to come crashing down. In the holy name of Jesus I ask.


Jack Wellman September 11, 2019 at 11:37 am

Hello Clarie, my sister. You can count my prayers in for you in this relationship. We know that God alone can change the heart (Prov 21:1), so let’s pray for that and anyone else reading this, please, I beg you, pray for Claire.


Prestina Gabriel September 13, 2019 at 4:15 am

Praying for Travis to forgive me so we can try for another baby I have hurt him in the past by words I said but I have been asking for his forgiveness ever since.Ww have been together 12 years lost our son in april of 2013 when I was 5 months pregnant I said hurtful words for him that I have heard him repeat for the last 6 years.Im past ready for him to forgive me so we can start our family and be happy.


Lilian October 4, 2019 at 1:33 am

Father lord, I pray for Seed to forgive me because I have hurt and misunderstood him. I pray we reconcile again in love, trust, peace, joy and understanding in order to achieve God’s purpose for our lives in Jesus name, Amen


Joanna October 18, 2019 at 5:45 am

Please pray that my husband can forgive me . I want our marriage to be back together as a woman and a wife should be. I’m sorry for everything that I have done, I forgive him for the things he had done. Only you can make this happen.please put love back to his heart. Put love in my heart for this to happen. I walk with you God I love you. You had fix so many things in our lives together. I ask for this to be fixed with love I give you everything.


Jorge October 27, 2019 at 12:14 am

Father please I need help please pray for me for my wife I am be so selfish to my wife and my son I ask for forgiveness and prayer to help me become a better husband and a better father please pray for me my wife is upset with me and I need prayers father.


Eliud October 31, 2019 at 6:13 am

Dear Jack kindly pray for my wife to come back she left me have tried to reach out to her but she doesn’t want anything to do anything with me. i love her very much most of the time i cant think straight because of her everyday i pray for her to love me back and return home. please pray for my marriage. Thank you and God bless you


Ronnie November 9, 2019 at 11:21 am

Please pray for my husband to forgive me, i have hurt his trust in an unintentional way, i dont know what to say or do to make it right, Oh Lord u have the heart of the king in your, please help restore what has been broken and true forgiveness from , with complete mind,body and soul.
Complete restoration and true love again, that is beyond human understanding. Do this miracle for me oh Lord


Jack Wellman November 9, 2019 at 12:04 pm

I am praying now Ronnie. I am so sorry for this great heartache.


maria November 19, 2019 at 5:05 pm

my marriage was going great until my husband told me he longer interested in our marriage after more than 15 years of marriage, we share everything together, he was all my life, thanks to priest jaja for helping me to recomconcile my marriage, all those who need help,


Jack Wellman November 19, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Maria…you need to repent of this evil. I edited your comment to take out the “Spell caster” and his email. This is pure evil. I will have to block you. No man or woman can make someone love another agains their will. Please repent of this evil or face God’s wrath (Rev 20:12-15).


Robert December 22, 2019 at 3:36 pm

Mr. Wellman,
Please pray for me, my divorce is final as of December 26, 2019. My wife of 21 years left me and her two sons last November 2, 2018. She left for a man she met online and lives with him 70 miles away.
I tried so hard to convince her to return, but she wouldn’t. We have had our ups and in our relationship, but I’ve always been faithful and deeply loved her.
After several months of trying to convince her to do counseling she refused. She repeatedly asked for a divorce and said she found the love of her life. Heartbroken, I filed for divorce at her insistence in June.

She has only seen her sons about a dozen times since leaving. She gave me full custody. I miss and love her, as do her boys. I know it’s too late to stop the divorce, but would like to see our relationship healed and us reconcile. Thank you.


Jack Wellman December 22, 2019 at 5:16 pm

I am praying as I write this my brother Robert. I am so sorry sir. I love how, even though you’re hurting badly, your faith is strong.


Daniel December 30, 2019 at 8:19 am

I am humbly requesting for a prayer to soften my wifes heart and to make her forgive me and take me back.


mk January 19, 2020 at 11:29 am

Please pray for me and my g.f of more than 4.5 years. We have had difficulties in the past and I was the the main problem. My girlfriend now wants to end our relationship. She has blocked me and said she will speak to me after week. Please pray for a miracle and that she contacts me and want us to continue with our relationship. Please pray for me to always do everything with God and calm. I really want to propose to her before March. We have so much going right other than small issues


Jack Wellman January 19, 2020 at 11:31 am

Yes my friend…praying about this and please let us know how it turns out.


TK January 20, 2020 at 7:33 am

Please pray for me and my partner. I have wronged him and I cheated on him, because of the anger and bitterness I had towards him. Please pray for miracle. I know he has hurt me so bad but it was wrong for me to revenge him.


Anthony Scott January 28, 2020 at 8:20 am

I ask that you pray for my marriage and help us to come together as husband and wife as the Lord wants us to be. Many times I have lied or done things that served my own needs and not my wife’s needs, especially when she was dealing with chemotherapy and illness. I ask that you pray we don’t seek divorce as she wants one now, and restore out love and learn to forgive.


Alexandria February 6, 2020 at 7:38 am

I ask you to pray for me. I have been selfish. I have pushed my husband away. I have split up our family. I ask for forgiveness. I want to be better. I do not want to get divorced. I ask that you pray for my husband to forgive me. And for us to move forward and put god more into our lives. And to withstand anything that comes at us. Please pray for me. I am broken without my husband.


Katie Staples February 16, 2020 at 8:32 am

Please pray for my husband Matt. Please pray God to intervene and stop the divorce Matt has started and please pray Matt see that it is God putting a stop to this and that Matt respond to God appropriately. Please pray for Matt and I to be reconciled. I am a mess I miss him so so so much, please Lord I need your strength and peace.


Barbara February 26, 2020 at 2:53 am

Mr. Wellman,
Please pray for my husband to return back to me. Pray for my marriage restoration and reconciliation . My husband went away. I treated my husband so bad and Im cheated on him. I ask for forgiveness. Pray to soften my husband heart. I don’t want to get a divorce. I miss my husband so much. I need a miracle oh Lord. I declare that my husband and I will be together again, In the name of Jesus!


Jack Wellman February 26, 2020 at 9:09 am

I will pray Barbara. I am so sorry for your suffring. God alone can changer his heart (Prov 21:1) so lets pray for that & praying for you for strength from God to persevre.


Barbara May 14, 2020 at 5:22 pm

God answered and took care of everything. Thank you Lord my Jesus Christ.
Thank you for praying!


Darlington February 27, 2020 at 6:30 am

I humbly requesting for a prayer to soften my wifes heart and to make her forgive me and take me back. Its been three years since we devoced i I’m believing God for a miracle


Mano Momoza February 27, 2020 at 11:56 am

Please pray for my relationship with my partner of 10 yrs. it seems there is a negative pattern every 2-3 years where he suddenly says the relationship is not working for him. This is traumatic for my son. I want to pray to end the negative pattern and that we marry and provide our son with a stable and functional home. I am so heartbroken- it’s been so long and we have so much good happening for us and our son. Please I am hurting so much. I am meeting him soon and expect us to reconcile as I have been praying for this to God.


Jack Wellman February 27, 2020 at 12:14 pm

I am so sorry for such pain. I am praying now Mano.


Thomas Boutwell March 18, 2020 at 10:02 am

Please pray for the reconcilation of me and my beloved Tammy..we are now apart and have been for 7 months and although she and I still love each other.she will not come back to me for my anger and jealousy.I have repented of my sons and am working on myself…. thank you


Thomas Boutwell March 18, 2020 at 10:09 am

Please pray for the reconcilation of me and my beloved Tammy..we are now apart and have been apart for months. She is bitter and angry with me because of my anger and selfishness.I have repented of my sons.please pray to soften her heart and take me back thank you


Kihembo babrah April 7, 2020 at 6:48 pm

Sir please help me ask God make my Aleu Philip to forgive me.I have hurt him several times and his is about to take another woman to the his parents we have been together for 4 years we have ababy boy. Sir please help pray for peace and unity in my relationship


Jack Wellman April 7, 2020 at 6:58 pm

I will pray for this my friend.


Martha May 2, 2020 at 8:03 am

Pray for my marriage it’s at stake I have hurt my husband by chatting with my ex I pray God softens his heart that he forgives me cause it was not intentional and just started talking with my ex as friends


Lisa May 17, 2020 at 3:17 pm

Please pray that god soften Bob heart and fill it with love and appreciation for me. Please lord reunite Bob and me. Take authority over every outside influence that is polluting our relationship and rekindle the love between us. Please reunite me and Bob. We now have a 5,year old son who need both of us. Please lord reunite me and Bob. Thank you father Amen


Jack Wellman May 17, 2020 at 3:52 pm

I will pray with you for this Lisa.


Lisa May 17, 2020 at 3:20 pm

. Please reunite me and Bob. We now have a 5,year old son who need both of us. Please lord reunite me and Bob. Thank you father Amen


Tina ramsey May 30, 2020 at 12:42 am

Please pray for my husband to return home our marriage has fallen apart he has wronged me as oi have him but I thought we had gotten past the big obstacles but I was wrong we have been together 21 and he is my husband and i do love him i and my 3 grandchildren I’m raising want him back home and banish the anger that he let’s control him please pray for him to return


Moses July 12, 2020 at 4:29 am

Please pray for my g.f she’s about to leave me for another man because of my problems of previously not knowing how to pray. Not seeking God’s words in everything I was doing. I have apologized for a month but to no avail. Please help me because I really love her.

We were doing everything together.


Jack Wellman July 12, 2020 at 10:12 am

Praying now for this Moses.


Marlene Hill July 25, 2020 at 9:50 pm

Please pray for our marriage my husband believe I took money that I didn’t take. We been together for 50 years since I was 15 years old. Sometimes he love for money over rides his love for me. Please pray our marriage and relationships grows back to what God wanted it to be when he place us together. I love him so very much. Kn God name I pray Amen


Cesar August 4, 2020 at 7:29 pm

I’m praying that my wife forgives me. I’ve called her names and hurt her deeply. My anger and Jealousy has really taken a toll in our marriage of 5 yrs. I pray for her forgiveness and reconciliation to be prosperous and be more united than ever! I pray our love rekindle and be truly happy!


Jack Wellman August 4, 2020 at 8:32 pm

I will pray with you about this Cesar.


Conrad Oosthuizen August 20, 2020 at 9:48 am

Ive hurt my fiance emotionally and I am trying to reconcile our relationship. She has moved away with our 9 month ols son. I am doing my utter best to fix my problems. Her heart is hardened towards me. I am completely broken. I love her and mis her and my son so much. The heartache is to much for me. Please pray for her forgiveness and for strenght for me to face another day


Jack Wellman August 20, 2020 at 10:20 am

Hello Conrad. Praying with you my brother.


rebecca September 28, 2020 at 7:59 am

please pray for my marriage of 37 years. I have hurt him terribly early on in our marriage and he is now dealing with it some 25 years later. He cannot forgive me and we have built a new life that is about to be destroyed. Help me to to be patient and to live him like he needs. Please God restore this marriage.


Maggir October 8, 2020 at 6:31 pm

Hello please pray for my husband bob whi i left 3 months ago i love him so much I want us to be together when my lease is up . please pray for forgiveness and he take an ace to that brick wall..and starts coming around with love and we will be together again soon .


Peter October 24, 2020 at 10:30 am

These are excellent prayers. Please pray for my wife and I. We’re having a hard time, mostly due to my impatience and bad attitude. I’m making steps to try to fix things, but please pray to soften her heart and forgive me for my mistakes.


Jack Wellman October 24, 2020 at 12:15 pm

I will pray for your wife sir. I am sorry for such heartache in this.


Antionette Bamboche October 29, 2020 at 1:45 am

morning please pray for my spouse his addicted
to gumbling


Melanie November 4, 2020 at 10:29 am

I am in need of prayer for reconciliation and restoration of my marriage to Chad. After 13 years he decided that he is not attracted to me anymore and that he is in love with his ex-girlfriend from high school. He says that he loves me but is not in love with me. Neither of us are perfect in our marriage, but I am working on the areas of my life that need to be fixed. I pray that God will soften his heart and remove the veil from his eyes. I pray he will allow me to show Chad were I have progressed and allowed God to transform me. Father I pray that you will guide him back to our marriage and to You. Amen!!!


Bobby Miller November 27, 2020 at 8:49 am

I need prayer for my marriage, my wife filed fo a divorce earlier this month. I know I have said and done things that hurt her and I ask that god speak to her her about forgiveness and reconciliation. I know I fall short of the glory of God every day, and I pray that she is able to start forgiving suddenly instead of letting it weigh her down for so long that it she feels it is impossible to forgive. Thank you.


Bob December 11, 2020 at 9:58 am

I ask you lord to help Amanda and I reconcile our relationship. I pray that she can forgive me for all my sins and see me as the man that she feel in love with. Please help her forgive and come back to this relationship so that we may have a loving and faithful relationship in your name lord. Amen!


Lola January 18, 2021 at 1:36 pm

Please pray that my partner of 13 years forgive all of my aggressions toward him as I’m trying to forgive his toward me. I can’t see myself with anyone else and I want us to find each other’s love for each other again. We have two small children yet to raise and my heart is breaking at the thought of my kids being raised in two different households. Please Lord, soften his heart toward me and have other peoples negative words out of his ear.


Jack Wellman January 18, 2021 at 1:40 pm

Praying now Lola.


Bob January 18, 2021 at 1:45 pm

Please pray for my ex Amanda to forgive me and see me as the man I am for her. She’s started dating another man right after we broke up and has not yet healed from our relationship. I pray that she can forgive me and love me like she used. I want to reconcile with her. I want to marry her and spend the rest of my life in a happy healthy relationship


Leandra January 31, 2021 at 1:05 pm

Please pray for my relationship with my boyfriend Rewaldo. We had a huge argument because he gets so jealous and angry. He has this pattern where he suddenly would say that our relationship isn’t working for him because he is still holding unto the past and things ghat happened in previous relationships he was in. He is now with me for things I’m not even guilty of . I love him very much and I want us to work things out I want for his heart to be filled with love and appreciation for me.


Jack Wellman January 31, 2021 at 1:45 pm

I will ray Leandra, but this boyfriend sounds like he may not be the best for you. To blame you for things you didn’t do but other women did is a serious sign he has a lot of baggage to deal with from the past and this could certainly hurt your present and future, as it could get worse. Is the man saved? Does he show fruits of the Holy Spirit or the flesh (Gal 5)? Pray for him and I will too.


Penny Miller February 16, 2021 at 10:48 am

Please pray that my husband returns home to me and that God will restore our marriage.


Joe March 15, 2021 at 7:56 am

I pray for my wife Norma orosco to come back and open her heart. My selfish pride has pushed her away and i regret not being the man she deserves the supporting man the listener the one who trust her ..please lord i know where ive messed up now and i would like to prove to her i can be the man she deserves..we are in seperation right now but i hold hope close to my heart to bring our family back together again..amen


Jack Wellman March 15, 2021 at 12:40 pm

Praying with you Joe. I am so sorry for such great pain.


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