Prayers for Marriage

Marriage is a life-long union of one man and one woman in Christ. It is both a tremendous blessing and a great challenge. Use the prayers and resources on this page to seek God's help in finding all the blessings that God intends us to have in marriage.

A General Prayer for Marriage

Our Lord Jesus Christ, You are the Bridegroom of the Church, Your holy bride. In Your name we have been united as husband and wife in holy wedlock that we may walk hand in hand until this life ends. Make our hearts temples of Your Spirit, that we may live with undying gratitude that for our salvation You became incarnate, suffered death on the cross, rose from the grave, and asended into heaven, where ever now You intercede for us with God the Father.

Fill our marriage with Your sacrificial love. Give us children if it be Your will, and enable us to raise them with faith in Your. Grant that we daily trust in Your grace. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive one another. As You are merciful and kind, slow to anger and abounding in mercy, help us so to be. May the Holy Spirit yield in us the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, and self-control.

Since we have become one flesh, help us protect this unition in exclusive fidelity and keep it sacred. When faced with temptation, give us courage to remain faithful and reject sin. May Your holy Word guide, instruct, and comfort us in all circumstances, that harmoniously together we may arrive at God-pleasing decisions for life's many challenges. With expectant hope we await Your return in glory, whereupon the everlasting wedding feast shall commence. In Your most precious and saving name we pray, O Lord Jesus Christ, Amen. (The Lutheran Prayer Book, CPH, 2005)