10 Ways to Pray for a Wayward Spouse

  1. “Lord, may Your wise and knowing Spirit rest on my spouse. Be his counselor. May he delight in You and obey Your commands. Convict him of sin, the righteousness of Jesus Christ, and of the coming judgment.” (Isaiah 11:2-3)
  2. “God, You will fulfill the purpose in each of our lives. Your love endures forever—do not abandon the works of Your hands. Do not abandon Him. Draw him to You.” (Psalm 138:8)
  3. “Bring Him to the end of himself and into a living, vital, intimate, overpowering relationship with Jesus Christ. Open his eyes that he may see wonderful things in Your law.” (Psalm 119:18)
  4. “Your hands made Him and formed him; give Him understanding to learn Your commands.” (Psalm 119:73)
  5. “Bless Him. Your Word says that Your kindness leads to repentance. Don’t allow Him to continue to store up wrath for himself.” (Romans 2:4-6)
  6. “His heart is in Your hand; You direct it like a watercourse where You please. I can trust You.” (Proverbs 21:1)
  7. “Give Him singleness of heart and action so that he will always fear You for his own good and the good of our children.” (Jeremiah 32:39)
  8. “Instruct Him and teach him in the way he should go. Counsel Him and watch over him. Your unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in You.” (Psalm 32:8, 10)
  9. “Help Him to humble himself under Your mighty hand, that You may lift him up in due time.” (1 Peter 5:6)
  10. “I pray a hedge of thorns around Him, that those with wrong influence will lose interest and leave him alone. I pray this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the power of His blood.” (Hosea 2:6)

Credit goes to June Sims for this list.  This list was originally posted on FamilyLife in 2008.