Prayer For An Unsaved Spouses


Prayers for Grieving Spouses

Prayer For An Unsaved Spouses

Prayers for Grieving Spouses

are presented

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a Glimpse into one Widow's pain.

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We can become lost in a sea of grief.

We can feel weare alone in a tiny boat

surrounded by empty waters.

We want to thank an anonymous friend of the Inspirational-Prayers

team for sharing with us this page written

for those who have lost a spouse.

The words on this page are from her own grieving widow's heart.

Many widows are able to move somewhat quickly


the worst part of grieving.


I was not one of them.

I relate to this quotefrom the movie

New Life

in which a man has to deal with the death of his wife.

He said,

“And gone with her

are a thousand other things

that made life so delightful.”

Lord God,

Losing a spouse is devastating – plain and simple.

The lack of control and utter helplessness,

The finality of death,

The feelings of hopelessness,

The minutes that feel days.

Lord, I come to you asking for relief – asking for relieffrom the sadness.

I'm asking for your renewal of my mind and heart. I'masking for a fresh newness in my life.

I'm asking that I could again feel true happiness that comeswithout aching from what has been taken from me.

Lord, everything is stale. I am asking for a desire to wantwhat is still in my life.

I'm asking for you to diminish those aching feelings that are neversatisfied. Asking you to diminish those thoughts that have no future. Askingfor powerful medicine for my mind, my emotions, my heart. Asking that my willcould find union with yours in accepting my loss.

Lord, the Bible says you are my portion. Make my portion satisfy me.


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Scripture references from the prayer:

“I cried out to you, O Lord:
I said, 'You are my refuge, my portion
in the land of the living.”
Psalm 142:5

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“Thou art my portion, O Lord.”
Psalm 119:57

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“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“Therefore I hope in Him!”
Lamentations 3:24

We have more prayer below.

Note that we have a second page



It features

Christian Contemporary Comfort Music

for those grieving

the loss of a loved one.

Click: Grieving

We also have a new page called:

Hymns and Gospel songs that

help heal the heart

Second Prayer for Grieving Spouses


Adam had more of you than anyone has had. Yet yousaid it is not good for him to be alone.

You made me to want to seek a spouse and fall in love. You molded usto need each other. And now Lord, death has come and dragged my beloved husband my arms.

Lord, if I could just board a plane or a boat or a train – ifI could just touch the one I love. If I could just see that face again.

But itis your will that I stay here without him.

Lord, in this season, in this place, in my circumstances,bring contentment to me and make your portion enough.


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What it was for me at first….

I find myself in the grieving spousesclub and I hate it.I feel so much fear. I feel deep despair.

Always Experiencing All – Encompassing Grief

My Experiences

People stand by my side or sit next to me and talk of God or the weather or whatever – and it feels they are far away. I have to strain if I want to hear them.

I quickly find out that everyone handles grief differently. Some widows tell me how desperate they were for company. While others tell me how desperate they were to be away from people. Both kinds of grieving spouses push me to be them.

For a long time, I needed to be around people. But I desperately wanted them to talk to each other and not make me try to follow what they were saying.

Some people respected the way I moved through grief, and some tried to ram their grief philosophy down my throat. Some tried to use my late husband against me by telling me what he would want me to do. I even had someone in my church try to bully me to get me back to normal quickly.

God frequently reminded me of what Jesus said, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”

All I wanted to talk about was my husband. Every thought I had included him. Most of the time remembering him was comforting. But sometimes I felt I couldn't stand thinking of him any more without being with him.

Life couldn't be this awful.

Death couldn't be this final.


At first I could only think


but I soon realized that the

most urgent questions started with



How can I find the path my sea of grief?

How can Ilive a normal life again?


How in the world can I move forward after this loss?

How can I get this grieving time in the

fastest and healthiest way?

And from having been a Christian for a long time, I knew that one of my most important questions should be:

How can I ensure that I stay close to God, as I move through
this all-encompassing grief?



The things I feared most:

The fear that my mind couldn’tstand life without my husband and secondly, that my grief would draw me awayfrom the Lord.

I encourage you to take time to reflect on:

What are your biggest fears?

Comforting Words

During the first few weeks, I sought comfort from people. I wanted them to speak words that let me know that they understood what I was feeling. I wanted to find someone who felt or had felt I did.

Several widows came to me to try to comfort me, but they were very different from me and their approaches to grief did not resemble mine. I felt utterly alone. My close relationship with God was more distant than it had ever been. After all, God allowed the other part of me to die.

I found some of the comfort I was looking for in a book. The book was A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis. He is the only one I have found who could put into words some of the agony in my heart. I read his book in almost one sitting. That book had many pages that seemed to read my mind.

(The book comes in many different versions. The one I read had an afterword by Chad Walsh.)


God sent old friends and new friends to come and help me.

He will send help for you too.

In Conclusion – I say to Grieving Spouses:

The death of a husband or wife begins a terrifying journey into a dark valley.

There is nothing losing a spouse, but I tell you that you will come through the valley. The world may never look the same but things will get back to a new normal.

The main thing is to keep God the main thing.


New prayer and commentary from the same woman:

I have continued to heal since I wrote the above words. I have continued to be determined to stay close to God.

God has helped me and been my faithful friend.

I still have periodic times of grief. I still miss my husband.
Sometimes the grief will feel overwhelming for a short time.

The following prayer:

I'm longing for my husband, and this is my prayer to my Lord today.

Dear Lord,

I gave my heart to my husband.

I don't know how to get it back.

Actually, I don't even want to get it back.

I still want my husband back.

Help me.


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NOTE: This website has a second prayer for grieving page.

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30 Days of Prayer for Your Unbelieving Husband

Prayer For An Unsaved Spouses

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Being married to an unbelieving spouse can be extremely difficult. I know because I’ve been there. I was married for 14 years and about 7 years ago, gave my life to the Lord. The second I did, our marriage suddenly changed. All of the sudden, I had new desires….a desire to please the Lord, a desire to not sin, a desire to do what is right, and yet his desires, stayed the same.

It immediately caused a huge rift between us. An unspoken rift that we both could feel. All the sudden, we were on different sides of eternity, and we knew it.

But the Bible is clear. In such cases, we don’t divorce. We are to remain married to the unbeliever after we accept Christ into our hearts. While there are clear reasons that God allows for divorce, that is not one of them. So, I remained married, and prayed. Many of my prayers are listed below. I hope you find comfort in them as I did during that hard season of my life.

Day 1:  God is in Control {Psalm 9:10}

As the saved spouse in your marriage, it is important to put your full trust in God, not in yourself or in your unsaved spouse. He is in full control at all times. He does not sleep or get weary of watching over you and protecting you.

Day 2: The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Husband {Mark 11:24}

If you are Christian and you pray, the Lord is sure to answer every single prayer you pray. His answer may be wait, no, maybe, or yes, but every prayer is answered. Although your answers may not look what you want, know that the Lord does answer all prayers in His own way and in His timing.

Day 3: Stay Close to the Lord {Psalm 145:18}

The Lord will be with you and near you when you pray. So keep praying faithfully and continually for your husband!

Day 4: Only God Can Save Your Spouse, Not You {John 14:6}

The only thing that can save your husband is Jesus, not you. Remember you do not control your husband’s salvation- it is in God’s control.  Remember to always be found putting your husband’s salvation in His hands, not your own.

Day 5: Trust in the Lord {Proverbs 3:5-6}

The Lord has allowed this situation to happen for your good. It is important to put all of your trust in Him. He does not make mistakes. Do not just count on yourself. God will direct your path!

Day 6: Love Your Husband {Genesis 2:24}

When you married your husband, you became one. You may feel it is hard to love your unbelieving spouse, but you made a commitment to him. Today, I’d encourage you to ask God to help you love your spouse in a new and exciting way.

Day 7: Living With Your Husband {1 Corinthians 7:39}

Sometimes, you might feel your marriage was a mistake, especially if you came to faith after you got married, I did. But, God does NOT want you to leave your unbelieving husband. Today, ask Him to help you to desire to stay and grow in your marriage and be content.

Day 8: Staying with an Unbeliever- Your Kids Will Be Okay {1 Corinthians 7:10-16}

Today is a great day to ask for help in being strong in your relationship with your husband. Ask God to help you be a positive Christian influence to your children or any you might have in the future.

Day 9: Don’t Preach {1 Peter 3:1-7}

When you have an unbelieving husband, it can be extremely tempting to tell them all about Jesus and the Bible, especially if you are a new believer! But, most people do not to be preached at! Rather, win him over without words. Let the light of the Holy Spirit shine through you, so that your husband sees Christ through your behaviors and actions.

Day 10: Remember You Are Not Perfect {Romans 3:23}

It can be tempting as the believer, to think we are better or holier than our husband. But, we are sinners too! The Bible states, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Ask God to help you remember that just as your husband, you too are a sinner in desperate need of His grace.

Day 11: Have Patience {Psalm 27:14}

It can be frustrating praying for your spouse and not seeing results. Maybe you have been praying for days, or maybe you have been praying for many years! But, take heart. God answers all prayers in His own way and His own time. Today, ask God to give you the patience while you wait for Him to soften your husband’s heart.

Day 12: Encourage Your Husband {Romans 15:5}

Give your husband gentle encouragement as God gives us. Ask God to help you be an encouragement to your husband and to your family today.

Day 13: Be a Good Wife {Proverbs 31:10-12}

Finding a good wife- a wife is the crown of her husband. Be a good wife to your husband and you will both be blessed! Ask the Lord to help you be a good wife- to be more valuable than rubies.

Day 14: Find a Mentor {Titus 2:4-5}

It can be very helpful to find a mentor while you are going through being married to an unbelieving husband.

An older Christian woman to help you through your trials and guide you on your journey and pray for you. If you cannot find one in person, there are a lot of groups online.

Today, ask God to help you find a strong Christian mentor that you can trust and who can help guide you through your many trials.

Day 15: Look to God for Strength {Psalm 18:39}

If you are trying to do everything in your own power, stop! You never will be able to. You must get your strength from the Lord. Today, pray for God to give you strength, not just for yourself, but for your husband also.

Day 16: Submit to Your Husband {Ephesians 22-25}

Oh, that word submission! It is a sensitive issue for many. You might be wondering if you still need to submit to your husband if he isn’t Christian. The truth is, yes.

Now, if he is asking you to sin (or physically abusing you or something that), then you need to submit to God first, not your husband.

But, to everyone else, yes, regardless if your husband is Christian or not, it is the wife’s call to submit to her husband, as the church submits to Christ. Today, ask God to help you submit to your husband, even when it is hard.

Day 17: Speak Kindly {Proverbs 15:1}

Maybe your husband is not only NOT saved, but makes comments against your faith and God. Maybe he tries to undermine you or is hostile toward you and your faith. It can be tempting to lash out at him. But remember, a soft answer turns away wrath. Today, ask God to help you speak kindly and not in anger to your husband.

Day 18: God Will Strengthen You {Isaiah 41:10}

When you feel weak and defeated, remember God is always with you and gives you strength. Ask Christ to help you remember your strength comes not from yourself, but from the Lord. Take comfort that He will strengthen you when you need it and never puts more on you than you can handle.

Day 19: The Holy Spirit Gives You Power {2 Timothy 1:7}

Remember that through the spirit of God inside of you, you have power! Do not be timid in your prayers! Use your direct connection to God to pray for your husband.

Day 20: Speak With Grace {Colossians 4:6}

Some days it can be hard to speak nicely to your husband. Maybe he is behaving in a way that isn’t Christ-, which is to be expected, and you may want to be angry and lash out at him. Pray first, and ask the Lord how you can answer him with grace instead. Ask the Lord to help you speak with grace, even when you are angry.

Day 21: Call on the Lord {Jeremiah 29:12-13}

Remember, the Lord is always with you and fully able to help. All you have to do is call on him! Call on Him today to help you remember that even when you FEEL alone, you are never really alone. He is right there with you.

Day 22: A New Heart {Ezekiel 36:26}

It is written in the Bible that God will give us a new heart made of flesh, not stone, when we accept Him. Today, pray He give your husband a new heart- a heart to be open and receptive to the Word.

Day 23: Do Not Cause Your Husband to Stumble {Romans 14:13}

Something that might not be a problem for you, could very well be a problem for your husband. Try to help him towards a path of godliness, while not expecting him to be a godly man. Ask God to help you remove all the stumbling blocks in your power from your husband’s path.

Day 24: Do Not Be Scared {John 14:27}

It can be scary to have an unsaved spouse! You might worry about his soul for all eternity. But, the Lord tells us not to worry and not to be afraid. Ask Christ to help you to put your trust in Him, and help you not to be afraid for your husband, but to pray fervently for him instead.

Day 25: Ask the Lord {Matthew 7:7}

Sometimes we forget when we pray to tell the Lord what we want, but the Bible clearly says, “Ask and it will be given to you.” Today, ask God to open your husband’s heart toward receiving Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.

Day 26: Love Bears All Things {1 Corinthians 13:7}

Love bears all things, even an unbelieving husband. Today, ask God to help you endure this trial and give you a greater capacity of love toward and for him.

Day 27: Do Not Lose Heart {Galatians 6:9}

Maybe you have been praying for your husband for a long time, and you are tired. You have grown weary of the stress of being the believing spouse in an unbelieving home.

The temptation to leave God and belong to the world can be strong. But, do not lose heart! The Bible says in due time you will reap if you do not grow weary.

Ask God to help you stay strong and not grow weary in praying for your husband’s salvation.

Day 28: Delight in the Lord {Psalm 37:4}

Do you find your joy in the Lord? The Bible tells us that if we delight in Him, He will give you the desires of your heart. The more we love Him, the more we seek His will, the more our desires line up to His. Today, pray that He help you to find your joy in Him, and not my husband or anyone else in your life. Pray that your desires line up to His.

Day 29: Walk in the Way of the Lord {Psalm 119:1}

It can be tempting to stray away from God when you are married to an unbeliever. Maybe your husband does things or participates in activities that are frowned on by God.

That does not mean you have to do them as well.

Today, ask God to help you walk in His way, according to His precepts, and live a life that is blameless and pleasing to Him, regardless of what your unbelieving spouse’s behavior is.

Day 30: Praise the Lord {Psalm 19:4}

Above all else, put the Lord first in your life. Pray for your husband’s salvation, ask God to open his heart. “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

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Does God Answer the Prayers of the Unsaved or Unbelievers?

Prayer For An Unsaved Spouses

Does God hear the prayers of the unbelievers?  Will He answer prayer requests of the unsaved?  If someone is not a Christian, will God still answer their prayer?  Is there any hope for God answering prayers for those who don’t believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior?

Praying in God’s Will 

It is clear from scripture that God not only hears prayers of His saints, but that He also answers their prayers.  God says to Christians that He will listen to your prayers.  He will also answer your prayers.

   In fact, God tells the believer that they can come to His heavenly throne boldly and ask Him for help (Hebrews 4:16).  But our prayers must be in alliance with God’s own, perfect will (Matt. 26:39).

  Sometimes the answer is no, at other times the answer is different from what we ask for because He knows what we need better than we do.  What we want and what we need is not the same thing.

God Hears and Answers the Believers

Luke 11:9-10 says that if it is His will we can “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”  Further, in Psalm 34:17 He says “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

”  In fact God tells His people to pour out our hearts to him, for God is our refuge (Psalm 62:8).

When God Doesn’t Answer a Christian’s Prayer

God will not answer the prayers of believers if they are living in unrepentant sin or fail to forgive others.  Matthew 6:12, 14-15 makes it plain that even a Christian’s prayer may not be heard as Jesus testifies by saying that we are to “…forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”  Therefore, a believer that is living in sin or fails to forgive others has their prayers blocked since they are fellowship with the Father.

  They will never lose their relationships but continual sin can affect their fellowship.  If my children continue to be willfully disobedient, they must understand that I am not going to grant their requests since they are not doing what I ask them to do.

  God will never answer the prayer of a Christian while they are regarding sin in their heart (Psalm 66:18).

Does God Hear Unbeliever’s Prayers?

Now let’s answer the question as to whether it does any good for someone who is not a Christian to pray to God and expect Him to hear and answer their prayers.  The Bible clearly says that God will not answer prayer requests of those who are not saved nor will He even listen to their prayers (John 9:31).

  Believers have had their sins forgiven but those who are not Christian are separated from God by their sin (Isaiah 59:2).

  I Peter 3:12 plainly says that God will hear a believer’s prayer but not those of the unsaved: “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

Proverbs 1:26-29 speaks to everyone who does not believe in Him and gives a warning for those who don’t  that “…when disaster strikes you;  I will mock when calamity overtakes you— when calamity overtakes you a storm, when disaster sweeps over you a whirlwind, when distress and trouble overwhelm you. Then they will call to me but I will not answer; they will look for me but will not find me, since they hated knowledge and did not choose to fear the LORD.”

How Can You Be Heard By God Today?

With all the natural disasters in the world today, He is asking you today to come to Him and accept Jesus Christ as Lord.  Then He will hear and answer your prayer.  You can know for sure that your prayers make it to His ears and that He will answer you.

  Psalm 17:6 gives you all the reassurance you need if you become a child of His that He will hear and He will answer your prayers: “I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer.

”  It is my hope and prayer that you will become a child of His today:

Admit you are a sinner and you are in need of forgiveness and that you repent of your own way.

Believe that Jesus Christ is the One and Only way and that He died for your sins and was raised from the dead.

Confess with your mouth and from your heart that Jesus is Lord and Savior and confess Him to others who are lost.

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