Prayer To Be Shown My Spiritual Gift
How can I be granted a spiritual gift?
I prayed recently to be granted any spiritual gift, any “leftover” gift God will give. I don’t know which spiritual gift is appropriate for my situation, obviously God’s wisdom is better.
But then I read D&C 88:65 “And if ye ask anything that is not expedient for you, it shall turn unto your condemnation.
” I am now more confused/fearful to ask, but feel so desperate for any gift to assist my (many) weaknesses. Please help. Thanks
Thank you for your question. First, I would to commend you for your desire to become more spiritual. Being more spiritual is always a worthy and righteous desire of the heart, and one that we should be actively seeking after.
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, speaking on Seeking the Good referred to the Articles of Faith and said:
The last part of the thirteenth article states, “If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.”
The word seek means to go in search of, try to discover, try to acquire.
” (Abr 1:2) It is the opposite of passively waiting for something good to come to us, with no effort on our part.
As you read Doctrine & Covenants Section 88, let it not trouble or confuse you any longer. Let’s take a look at a couple of thoughts regarding that section. Using Doctrine and Covenants Student Manual, (2002), 197–206 It states:
D&C 88:62-65. What is a Proper Prayer?
Smith and Sjodahl wrote:
“There are too many who call upon the Lord only in their expediency (expediency: the quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral) when they, in desperation need His help. To these he may not be near, but may be slow to hearken to their pleadings. (D&C 101:7-8)
“Prayer is the most wonderful institution in the kingdom of God, and none was more familiar with it than the Prophet Joseph. But there are many who have no higher conception of it than to regard it as only a means whereby to obtain gifts from God, most often of a material character. Is the gift bestowed? Then the prayer is answered.
Is it withheld? Then God did not hear. ‘Such theory,’ as one has said, ‘is obviously too simple and superficial to be true. Prayer is more subtle than this doctrine implies. It may be described as the soul speaking to God and hearing God speak to it.
It is, therefore, the deepest and the most wonderful act of which a man is capable, for in it the whole universe is, as it were, concentrated.’ …
“Whatsoever ye ask the Father in my name.’ That is the prayer that is acceptable to God. To pray in the name of the Lord is to ask as one belonging to Him – one accepted by Him. It is to pray according to the dictation of His Spirit.
Such prayers God will hear and grant, if ‘expedient for you.’ There is quite a difference between the mechanical petition of a street beggar and the request of one who is a friend of the son in the house. The latter is treated as a the son.
What is good for him he will receive.
Bishop Hall says:
“What God requires and looks at, is neither the arithmetic of our prayers (how many that are); not the rhetoric of our prayers (how eloquent they be); nor the geometry of our prayers (how long they be); nor the music of our prayers (how sweet our voice may be); nor the logic, nor the method, nor even the orthodoxy of our prayers.”
God looks to our welfare, even when He does not give us that for which we ask. If we were to pray for, and receive what is not good for us, it would be for our condemnation”
(Commentary, pp. 551-52)
Is there a time when being truly more spiritual is a bad thing? No. Is there a time when being blessed with a spiritual gift is “not good for us?” No, there is not if our desire for those these gifts originates from a worthy/pure motive. Praying for and seeking spiritual gifts because of worthy/pure desires is expedient for us all, and therefore does not qualify for condemnation.
President George Q. Cannon:
“Every man and woman in the Church of Christ can have the gifts of the Spirit of God divided to them according to their faith and as God will…
…If any of us are imperfect, it is our duty to pray for the gift that will make us perfect. Have I imperfections? I am full of them.
What is my duty? To pray to God to give me the gifts that will correct these imperfections. If I am an angry man, it is my duty to pray for charity, which suffereth long and is kind.
Am I an envious man? It is my duty to seek for charity, which envieth not.”It is our duty to seek after gifts of the Spirit that will bless our lives and the lives of others around us. We are not to seek gifts of the Spirit for unrighteous/vain reasons. I would encourage you to continue to pray to become more spiritual Anne.
As you pray for this don’t allow yourself to become discouraged if things don’t come as fast as you would . If and when our Heavenly Father sees fit to bless us for our righteous desires, he will. Also, as you stated trust in our Heavenly Father because, “God’s wisdom is better”.
Please remember a wonderful quote from Elder Neal A. Maxwell:
“Faith in God includes faith in God’s timing“
Thank you again for your question Anne.
10 Signs You May Have The Spiritual Gift Of Healing
The spiritual gift of healing is the Holy Spirit-given ability to impart miraculous healing to the body or soul of a person in Jesus’ Name.
‘Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers…’ 1 Cor 12:7-10a
Sometimes when we are in the early stages of a spiritual gift manifesting in our lives, we struggle with doubts or uncertainty.
In the Bible, trial leads to triumph; the presence of a difficulty is an indication that God will use you in that area to minister to others. If you can relate to this in the area of healing, be encouraged to persevere. Be faithful. Steward the hunger and gift that God has given to you.
1. Desire to see People Healed
You feel more strongly about healing than other people seem to do. You are hungry to see people healed by the power of God and may have had that desire for a long time.
2. You Encourage Others to Receive Healing Prayer
You believe in praying for the sick and regularly encourage others to receive prayer. If someone shares they are unwell, your first instinct is to pray.
3. Prophecies or a long-term sense of God’s call
- You can look back to a time(s) in the past where you received the call of God to the ministry of healing
- You may have significant Bible verses that have spoken to you about your call to the healing ministry
- You may also have received personal prophecies about God using you in the ministry of healing
4. You Gravitate Towards the Healing Ministry
Your interest in praying for the sick has led you, now or in the past, to join a team that prays for the sick. This could include a dedicated healing ministry, healing evangelism team, prayer ministry or a church prayer or altar team.
Remember, you will have a unique healing gift – the way the Holy Spirit ministers through you may be different to others.
5. You have Received a Significant Healing
You have experienced first hand the power of God to heal in your own life and that encounter with Him has increased your faith for God to heal others.
6. You have had Trials in the area of Health
You, or others close to you have had severe trials in the area of your health, with illness and problems. These times have caused you to pursue God, His Word and His heart concerning healing.
7. You have Been Through a Difficult Time in Your Healing Ministry
You used to pray for people and see them healed, but since then, you have been through a dry or difficult time. There have been wilderness times of testing, during which you have doubted that you have a gift of healing.
8. You are Drawn to Equipping in the area of Healing
You have studied the Bible to learn more about healing and know Scriptures about healing off by heart.
You have been drawn to teaching, training and equipping in the area of healing. Your heart leaps when you hear of an opportunity to be better equipped to pray for the sick.
9. Leaders Acknowledge Your Healing Gift
Leaders and pastors have recognised your call and ability to minister in the area of healing. They have encouraged you to move forward in your gift or invited you to join a team that ministers in the area of healing.
10. People Have been Healed Through you
The ultimate sign that you have a gift of healing is seen in the evidence of healing through your ministry. People regularly experience a touch from God emotionally and physically when you have prayed for or ministered healing to them.
Do you Identify with Some Signs you have a Healing Gift?
Can you identify with many points in the above list, but do not have a strong track record of people being healed as you minister to them in Jesus’ Name?
My prayer is that this article will encourage many who have received a call from God to minister healing to rise up, pursue that call and minister to the sick with greater fire and passion than ever before.
Be faithful with what you have and watch as God multiplies and uses your gift of healing.
Why we Pray for Healing:
- See more about why we pray for healing here.
- The Bible’s example: the Bible teaches it, Jesus did it, the disciples did it, and the early church did it (Luke 5:15, Acts 4:30, Luke 10:1-9)
- Pastoral care: Ministering healing is an important part of expressing God’s compassion (Matt 9:35 – 10:9, James 5:13-16)
- Praying for healing encourages people to connect with God in times of need (Matt 14:34-36)
- Prayer makes a difference (Matt 18:18-20)
- Obedience: Jesus instructs us to pray (Mark 16:18, Matt 28:20
- Evangelism: a sign for unbelievers (Matt 8:8-18, Luke 10:8-9)
A spiritual gift is a turbo-boosted, Holy Spirit empowered version of an attribute that should be seen in every Christian’s life. Whether or not you recognise a sign from the above list that you have a spiritual gift of healing, be encouraged to step out and minister to people in Jesus’ Name, and watch as God’s power is released.
Notes: I have compiled the above list from years of Bible study, observation, prayer leadership and learning from the stories of those whom God has used in the ministry of healing. For more detailed information about the stages of growth in spiritual gifts including healing, along with Scriptural references, see my book, ‘Grow Your Prophetic and Prayer Gifts.’
‘Grow Your Prophetic And Prayer Gifts’ will help you move forward in your gifts of prophecy, healing and prayer – at whatever stage or season you are on the journey of growing your gift.
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Bible Verses About Prayer: 20 Important Scripture Quotes
God speaks to us through His written word, the Bible. Christians speak to God through prayer. Prayer is an important part of the Christian’s life; we pray in words and sometimes we pray in song. Here are twenty important scripture quotes about prayer.
How Often Should We Pray
1 Corinthians 1:4I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus,
Ephesians 6:18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints,
Philippians 1:3-4 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,
Colossians 1:3 (KJV) We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,
1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray without ceasing
How Should We Pray
Psalm 66:17 I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue.
Psalm 95:2 Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
Matthew 6:9-13 (KJV)After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
1 Corinthians 14:15 What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will pray with my mind also; I will sing praise with my spirit, but I will sing with my mind also.
James 1:6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.
What Should We Pray For
Psalm 50:14-15 Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High, and call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
Psalm 118:25 Save us, we pray, O LORD! O LORD, we pray, give us success!
Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! May they be secure who love you!
Romans 10:1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.
Romans 10:13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Who Should We Pray For
Romans 15:30 I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf,
2 Corinthians 1:11 You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
James 5:13-14 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Christian Quotes About Prayer
“Those persons who know the deep peace of God, the unfathomable peace that passeth all understanding, are always men and women of much prayer.”~ R. A. Torrey
“Don’t pray when you feel it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.” ~ Corrie ten Boom
“You may as soon find a living man that does not breath, as a living Christian that does not pray.” ~ Matthew Henry
“Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.” ~ John Bunyan
“We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.” ~ Oswald Chambers
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Using Spiritual Gifts In Prayer Ministry (Do What The Father Does – Part 2)
The spiritual gifts and the gift of prophecy demonstrate how everyone can “only do what the Father does” – that means you!
Last time, we talked about our ability to do as Jesus did: to only do what the Father does.
Today, I want to follow on from that, by giving you a really practical example of how this can work out in everyday life.
As we discussed last time, Jesus used multiple spiritual gifts (also known as gifts of the Holy Spirit) when he met the woman at the well. This led her into a deep encounter with God, which in turn, resulted in a miracle.
Jesus was demonstrating how to live life according to the Spirit, in the moment. My heart’s desire is that this would be our way of life too, in every area, particularly with learning to prophesy.
With the bible story of the Samaritan woman, we can see how Jesus did it. But sometimes it’s difficult to give concrete examples from our own experience, to illustrate the point.This is because everyone is unique and God speaks through different people in different ways.
However, there’s one area where I think it’s relatively easy to provide examples: in prayer ministry.
Spiritual Gifts In Prayer Ministry Team
One of the things I love most in life is praying for other people.
I count it as an enormous privilege to touch people’s lives in prayer ministry because I know that it makes such a difference.
This is one aspect of the Christian life that never ceases to amaze me: when we pray, God is moved to answer.
It’s not that prayer, in and of itself, necessarily makes a difference, but prayer is what connects people to God. And he is the one with real power to change everything.
As Pete Greig once tweeted, “I don’t believe in the power of prayer. I believe in the power of God. So I pray. A lot.”
“I don’t believe in the power of prayer. I believe in the power of God. So I pray. A lot.” – Pete Greig
Spiritual Gifts Set Up Connection
Praying for people sets up a spiritual connection: prophecy even more so.
Why? Because when we prophesy on someone’s behalf, we receive something of God’s heart for that person.
On top of the message itself, we impart something of God’s spirit to them, as well.
In other words, when we use the spiritual gifts, we become a conduit of God’s love for that person. Even as we bring a message of love, we experience something of that love ourselves. So everyone is blessed!
Both those prayed for, and those who pray, become partakers in the divine nature.
To my mind, if people go away feeling loved, then we’ve done our job. That’s true even if a prophecy doesn’t resonate with them, or they didn’t get healed (or whatever it was they were seeking).
So when I had the opportunity to join our church prayer ministry team, I jumped at it.
Over several years of being part of this team, the Lord has taught me so much. Partly about spiritual gifts and the gift of prophecy, but mostly about how to watch what he is doing.
Specifically, he has taught me 4 lessons, which I’ll share with you here.
1. Spiritual Gifts Are Vital In Prayer Ministry
If we want to minister to people in prayer, we need to use the right tools.
Those tools are represented in the spiritual gifts, as listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 (and elsewhere):
- Words of wisdom
- Words of knowledge
- Gifts of healings
- Distinguishing between spirits
- Interpretation of tongues
If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, then the chances are you’ve taken one of those tests to find out “what’s my spiritual gift?”. But whatever gift we have is for the service of the Kingdom of God: for others, not just ourselves.
Spiritual gifts are there to empower us to serve. We can seek to apply these gifts in prayer when ministering to others.
In the absence of spiritual gifts, prayer would not be as effective as it is. More than that, I believe that without the spiritual gifts, prayer ministry would be completely worthless…
Spiritual Gifts And The Gift Of Faith In Prayer Ministry
To defend the above statement, I would ask the following question:
Who can doubt the requirement for faith in prayer ministry?
James 5:16 tells us this:
“The prayer of a righteous person [one who knows God and is forgiven, through faith] is powerful and effective” (italics, my paraphrase).
Remember, the prayer spoken in faith is what heals (James 5) and “without faith, it is impossible to please God” (Hebrews 11:6).
More than anything else, it is our faith that speaks to God and stirs him to answer our prayers. So, at a minimum, we need the gift of faith to be able to minister to others.
But it goes much further than that.
2. Three Spiritual Gifts Are Better Than One In Prayer Ministry
The second lesson the Lord has taught me is that one or two gifts of the spirit are not always enough, to do all that he wants to achieve, through us.
In other words, we don’t just need tools, we need a toolbox!
I have a toolbox at home. It’s bursting at the seams with all the tools I have accumulated over the years, for different jobs around the house.
I have tackled everything from rewiring a plug (when we still needed to do that) to fitting a door (not my favourite!). And for each new task, I needed a specialist tool to help me get it done.
Spiritual Toolbox For The Spiritual Gifts
It’s the same with prayer ministry:
I often envisage myself carrying around just such a toolbox, with all the tools (spiritual gifts) I could possibly need for any situation.
When it comes time to pray for someone, or simply obey Holy Spirit’s prompting, I select the right tool for the job.And what I have found is that I often require more than one tool or spiritual gift.
For example, someone might come and ask for healing, but I may find that something else is going on instead.
Multiple Spiritual Gifts
I’ve been in situations where it started off with me praying for requested healing, but then things this happened:
- I started to pray for their healing and things began to shift (utilising the gift of healing)
- The Lord showed me a different part of their body that he wanted to heal instead of, or in addition to, what they originally asked for (gift of discernment)
- Then he brought revelation to me about their family or home life (word of knowledge)
- Finally, I shared a prophetic word, that revelation (prophecy)
If I assumed that God only wanted to answer their initial question, then they would have missed out on the fullness of the blessing that they eventually received. And my faith would not have been boosted in quite the same way, either.
Seek All The Spiritual Gifts
I don’t know about you, but I want all the gifts!
Not so that I can boast, but because I want to be prepared for any and every situation the Lord wants to send me into.
I want to grow in my understanding of the gifts I have, and learn how to use the others I haven’t experienced yet.
I want to be the best I can possibly be, for you and for others: and I want you to be the best you can be, for me and for others.
So the lesson from this is:
Seek all the spiritual gifts.
Don’t ask the Lord, “what’s my gift?”, instead ask him: “What are my gifts?” (plural).
Ask him, “What gifts do you want me to have or use, right now?”
3. Set People Free With Spiritual Gifts: Truly Free
People are free only to the extent that they give their lives over to God.
King David sought the Lord in great detail about almost every area of his life. I say almost. He fell in the one area that he didn’t hand over: sex.
This is a potential weakness for all of us. The spiritual life is about continually increasing dependence on God, which involves surrendering more and more of ourselves to him. This is what sanctification means.
People are free only to the extent that they give their lives over to God.
Holding Things Back
However, we all have areas of our lives which, David, we try to hold back and keep hidden from the Lord.
Which specific areas are affected will vary from person to person. Money, sex and power (to name but a few of them) affect all of us in different ways.
That’s why Christians can be oppressed by the enemy. But it’s not something for us to fear, it’s something for us to grapple with.We have been given authority over all the works of the devil, so our prayers really can set each other free.
So in one sense, our prayers for others can only be as effective as people allow it. But when we pray and use the spiritual gifts as Holy Spirit directs, he is able to break through into people’s lives, in ways we can’t always foresee.
Sympathy versus Empathy In Prayer Ministry
You see, there’s a difference between sympathy and empathy. And the way we involve ourselves with others affects the way we pray for them.
Sympathy without compassion is useless: it’s just saying “there, there”, bringing no real change.
If you share your difficulties with me and I say “I’m sorry to hear that”, but leave it there, then I’m not helping you at all!
When we combine human sympathy with God’s compassion, we get something much better. We get empathy (in my interpretation of the word).
Sympathy + Compassion = Empathy
To use an analogy, if I see you stuck in a hole, I can do one of two things:
- I can have sympathy and get in the hole with you (now we’re both stuck!), or
- I can have empathy for you – I stand on the side of the hole and pull you out.
Don’t get me wrong, sympathy is vital: the people we pray for need to know we are listening to them.
However, we need God’s love and compassion for them, because he wants the very best for them, not just something “good”.
4. Watch What Holy Spirit Is Doing With Spiritual Gifts
So this is why we need to watch what Holy Spirit does and keep on watching, while we pray.
We watch and listen to Holy Spirit so we won’t miss which gifts he wants us to use. People can then be set free, effectively.
However, becoming more sensitive to Holy Spirit can start even before we get into prayer itself.For example, when I’m part of the prayer team on a Sunday morning, we often stand at either the front or back of the church.
As I look out over the congregation, Holy Spirit has been teaching me how to watch him.
Holy Spirit Hovering
Sometimes, I see Holy Spirit “hovering” over people. I can’t really describe precisely what I mean by this, because I’m seeing with my spiritual eyes.
He may simply direct my gaze to a particular person. Other times, it’s I see the presence of Holy Spirit in their lives. Either way, I see something which indicates his activity over, or in them, in some way or another.
When this happens, I know from experience that he either wants me to go over to pray for them, or he is going to bring them to me.
Therefore, I wait a minute and pray quietly for that person, seeking what he wants to do: sometimes he asks me to go over to them. More often, they get their seat and make a beeline for me.
Partnering With Holy Spirit
I’m saying all this to try to illustrate the kinds of things Holy Spirit wants to do through us.
It’s also important to say that this didn’t happen overnight, but over a period of time. It happened as I learned to partner with Holy Spirit as I pray for others, through practice.
I view this as a direct working the gift of prophecy he has given me.
Your gifting may be quite different to mine, but Holy Spirit wants to work uniquely through you, too. As I mentioned earlier, he speaks to each of us in very different ways.Ask the Lord how he wants to use you and how you can learn to become more sensitive to what he is doing and saying.
The answer may surprise you!
Spiritual Gifts In Prayer Ministry Summary
IMO, the church needs to wake up and use the tools – the spiritual gifts – that we have been given!
Worship is the biggest key.
Sometimes getting someone we are praying for to worship for themselves, is the best gift we can give them.
But the spiritual gifts and strategies we have available to us need to be applied, as the Lord directs.
In our church, we have other tools available, aside from the spiritual gifts themselves.
This includes programs and tools such as:
- Alpha course (for those interested, or new to Christianity)
- Freedom in Christ (course to set people free, running over several weeks)
- Sozo (inner healing and deliverance ministry, a bit “Holy Spirit counselling”)
- Prophecy clinics (2 or more people praying for prophetic words for an individual, by appointment)
Basis Of The Spiritual Gifts
Of course, each of these programs still involves the use of spiritual gifts.
However, the basis of all of these tools, programs and indeed, the spiritual gifts themselves, is to walk according to the Spirit: to only do what we see the father doing.
I hope that today, I have given you some examples of how you can learn to follow his detailed direction, in a practical way.
In prayer, let’s not “just pray” for each other. Let’s minister deeply to one another, from the Holy Spirit.Beyond that, let’s take the lessons we learn from using spiritual gifts in prayer ministry and apply them to the whole of life.
Marriage Restoration Prayers
These marriage restoration prayers are a guideline on how to pray for your marriage. Pray in faith, that God will move on your behalf. There is no guarantee you will not have problems in your marriage, even if you are a Christian.
But, God has promised never to leave or forsake us. All marriages will have trials and tribulations. Statistics can be quite discouraging, as over 50% of marriages end in divorce.
Christian marriages are fiercely under particular attack because the enemy does not want strong spiritual families.
If an enemy can destroy the family unit, he can come in and wreak havoc on the parents to the children. The good news is, God has ordained marriage and wants your marriage to succeed even more than you can imagine. He has not abandoned or forgotten you or your children.
Joel 2:24 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpillar, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
We can not control others, and God will not go against a persons’ will. He can, however, change hearts. He can bring about situations that change hearts and minds. Pray that God will touch the heart of your spouse.
The Holy Spirit will go to places we can not go, to accomplish things we cannot. These prayers are just a guideline for how to pray. When praying the prayers below, use the Word of God, because it a powerful tool against the works of darkness.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Insert the name of the person you are praying for to make the prayer personal. Do not be discouraged if things do not change right away, continue to thank God for the victory and the restoration of your marriage.
Submit your Prayer Request
Continue to Believe God for your Marriage
When going through problems in your relationship, it is easy to want to withdraw into yourself and become paralyzed with fear and depression.
I encourage you to continue to attend church and consider joining a prayer group. This will provide spiritual strength and support.
You will find the Lord will meet you during these times of worship to encourage and strengthen you.
Also, if you are involved in ministry, continue to minister. Remember when the enemy is not only attacking your spouse, he is attacking you. Remain prayerful and consider praying for others who are having difficulties in their marriage. Proverbs 11:25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
Prayer of Salvation
Father, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I believe that you are the son of God and that you died for the sin of the whole world. I admit that I have not done everything right. I repent of my sins and want you to change my life.
Forgive my sins and come into my heart, and wash me with your blood. I believe that you are the son of God and that you died for the sin of the whole world. I admit that I have not done everything right. I repent of my sins and want you to change my life.
Forgive my sins and come into my heart, and wash me with your blood. Amen.
Prayer for a Discouraged Husband
Father, I come before you. I ask that you do a new thing in his life. Let him experience your divine love and grace. Cover him with the precious blood of Jesus. Lord, you said in your word, ” for this cause shall a man leave, his mother and father and the two shall become one flesh.” Unite us as never before and let him feel my love and support.
I cancel every assignment of the enemy to make him feel inadequate. Help me to show greater love, respect, and affection. Cause my husband to surrender every weight and burden to you Lord and bring restoration to his/her heart and mind.
Help him to trust you and seek your guidance in everything. I command every burden to be broken off his life right now in the name of Jesus. Bring him into the full knowledge of you will and cause him to be the husband and father you have called them to be. Let him walk in victory and wisdom in all he does. In the Jesus name. Amen!Lord, I bring my marriage to you today. I discovered __________ is having an affair. I ask that you restore and heal my marriage. I know you are the restorer of the broken. Help me to be strong, and continue to seek your face.
Help me to continue to take authority over this situation. Father, you told me you have given me the power to step on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy! So, I bind every ungodly soul tie ______ has with this person! I break and destroy every plan the enemy has to hurt my family.
I pray a wedge between them, right now in the name of Jesus, and I command that all connections with this person be destroyed, right now, and I cancel every assignment of the enemy! I commit _______ to you and ask that you take out the stony heart and give _____ a heart that loves and fears you.
Father, in the name of Jesus, open _______ eyes, and cause the scales to be removed. Holy Spirit, cause ______ to be convicted of their sin. Let them no longer find enjoyment in this ungodly relationship.
Remind _____ of the vows he made before you. Lord send Christians in their path to share the light and life to _______. I thank you for healing and restoring my marriage, in the name of Jesus.
Father, I bring this couple before you today. I ask you will touch the heart of this husband that he might know your divine love. Whatever he is seeking that is not in you will let him find only emptiness.
I bind everything that is separating him from you. Send people to him to share the Gospel of your son, and let them man surrender to the highest God.
Let him be, saved, healed and restored, right now, in Jesus name!
Remind him of his commitment and vow he made to his wife before you. Father, you said the king’s heart is in your hand, so I know this husband’s heart is also in your hand! Turn his heart back to his wife and family in the name of Jesus. I speak restoration of the love and this marriage, in the Name of Jesus. Amen
Prayer for Your Wife
Father in the name of Jesus, I thank you for this woman. You have said for this cause shall a man leave his mother and father and the two shall become one flesh. Father, I cancel the assignment the enemy has set forth to destroy this family.
You are the restorer of the broken. I ask that the Love of God which passes knowledge will arrest this wife. Open her eyes and her heart to you. Send laborers in her path, to minister God’s love, mercy, and His Salvation.
We call it done in Jesus name!
Prayer for Marriage Restoration
Move on behalf of this couple and bring restoration to this relationship. Father, in the name of Jesus, I decree this man’s heart, is turned back to his wife, and the wife to the husband.
Bring healing and restoration to their home.
Where there is no love, create love, where there is no peace, bring peace, where there is trouble, calm the storms of life, where there was confusion, bring understanding.
I ask that every obstacle bringing this separation will be removed, and cast into the sea, and this marriage be restored, and made whole. In Jesus name. Keep me posted! God Bless you! Marriage restoration is a process.It is the process of changing not only your spouse but you as well. Take all of your cares to the Lord because he is the author and finisher of your faith.
May the spirit of Christ cover and comfort you as you believe for the healing of your marriage.