Even if you aren’t married yet, you can’t go wrong with having prayers for engaged couples. The marriage covenant is such a powerful union that you don’t want to wait until you tie the knot to start going to battle for it. The enemy’s mission to steal, kill, and destroy doesn’t start the moment you say, “I do.” In fact, through his evil cunningness, he is already plotting to come between you and your future spouse. Be equipped with the spiritual warfare prayers below and claim victory before tying the knot.
5 Spiritual Warfare Prayers for Engaged Couples
Prayer for Closing Doors Opened by Sexual Perversion
Sex before marriage is becoming increasingly popular, even in the Christian community. Even if you have asked for forgiveness, repented, and have abstained until marriage day, there are still doorways that can remain open if not properly shut. Pray this prayer to help seal and lock any gateways opened by sexual perversion.
Heavenly Father, I thank You for forgiveness, grace, and mercy. Father, I pray that any ground I may have lost or given to the enemy because of sexual perversion be withdrawn by the blood of Jesus. I pray that you would restore anything disrupted because of this sin and that you would bless the future marriage bed of my spouse and I. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Prayer for the Destiny of Your Marriage
Something you and your future spouse should begin doing immediately is praying over the destiny of your marriage. Pray that you two would get on the same path and continue traveling it together.
Dear Lord, I pray specifically for the destiny of our marriage. I pray that You would make our goals, direction, and path clear as well as keep clear of the enemy’s snares. I pray that he would be deaf, dumb, and blind to the plans You have for us and that we would be encouraged to always see eye to eye. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Prayer for Communication
Communication is one of the ways the enemy plants wedges between married couples. If he can get you to not hear your spouse or correctly identify their needs, then he will do it. In the end, this will result in ungodly and unfruitful arguments and disagreements.
God, I pray that my future spouse and I will be intentional with our communication with one another. It is our desire to have fruitful communication and speak words that build each other up instead of tearing one another down. Give us wisdom to hear and tend to each other’s needs as You see fit. In Jesus Name, Amen.
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Prayer for Purity in Marriage
One of the quickest ways Satan tries to attack newlyweds is through impurities. Once you become married, you’ll quickly see there are many things you may not know about your spouse. Some of them may take you by surprise and some things may be downright annoying. Instead of seeking comfort and release outside of marriage, pray.
Lord God, I believe You have given me my future spouse for the betterment of myself. Help me to stay focused on him/her and not be tempted by what he/she doesn’t measure up to in my mind. Give me expectations that are holy and acceptable to you and ones that do not put pressure on my fiance. Teach me how to remain pure all throughout our marriage. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Prayer for Wise Counsel
The enemy is cunning enough to make you believe that you can handle anything and you don’t need the help of others. This is a lie from the pit of hell and we should seek the exact opposite. God’s Word speaks highly of seeking and having wise counsel; therefore, we should always pray that we stay in a position to receive it.
Heavenly Father, help my fiance and I see the importance of having wise counsel now and especially when we are married. Keep our hearts soft to seek and receive advice from other like-minded married couples. We know you have given us this gift to edify and to stay on the straight and narrow. We thank You for that. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Praying for your marriage starts well before the big wedding day. Get into the habit now of praying for yourself, your future spouse, and your future covenant. Nothing is worse than being caught by surprise with the enemy’s plans and tactics. Trust and believe that he is ready to fight so it is wise to be ready for battle.