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9 Powerful Prayers for Your War Room

9 Powerful Prayers for Your War Room

Have you been inspired by the movie War Room to pray more fervently for your marriage?

The movie is a must see!! The storyline brought me back to my own marriage crisis. Just like Elizabeth, God sent me the incredible gift of a mentor who taught me to pray God’s Word aloud over myself and our marriage. I didn’t have a prayer closet, but I pasted prayers into a little notebook and read them in restaurant parking lots, on the treadmill, and many other places. With that little notebook, I had a traveling war room.  

If you are ready to join God in the fight for your marriage, you can take these nine prayers from Prayers for New Brides: Putting on God’s Amor After the Wedding Dress into your own war room.  The Scripture references listed will help you confirm the truths you are praying over your marriage are in agreement with God’s character, His ways and His will for you. 

Here are 9 powerful prayers for your own war room:

1. A Prayer for Your Relationship with God

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Lord, I want to see myself as You see me. I want to agree with Your thoughts about me so that I become the woman and wife You designed me to be. Break down the walls of fear and pride that keep me from knowing who I became when I embraced Jesus’ sacrificial love on the Cross.

I invite Your Holy Spirit to convict me of any sin that I have committed that separates me from the full knowledge of You and my place in Your family.

Scripture References: 1 Corinthians 2:16; Proverbs 16:18; Philippians 4:6; John 16:8; 2 Peter 1:2; Ephesians 2:19

2. A Prayer for Your Mind

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Purify my mind, Lord. Transform my thoughts by the power of Your Word. Show me where and when my thoughts about ______ do not agree with Your thoughts. Ignite in me an unquenchable desire to see him as You see him. Let Your Holy Spirit be my husband-appreciating coach, pointing out to me his noble and praiseworthy attributes.

Scripture References:  2 Corinthians 7:1; Romans 12:2; John 14:26; Philippians 4:8

3. A Prayer for Your Heart

I need Your help to guard my heart against bitterness, selfishness, and temptation to pursue the attention of other men. Be my gentle shepherd. Lead me away from the activities and relationships that would keep me from prioritizing our marriage over every other earthly relationship.

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Scripture References: Proverbs 4:23; Ephesians 4:31; Philippians 2:4; Mathew 6:13;  Psalm 23:1; Hebrews 13:4

4. A Prayer for Your Influence

Thank you for the influence you have given me in ________’s life. Use me to affirm him, his purpose in Your kingdom, and the gifts You have given him. When he looks into my eyes, I want him to experience Your love an compassion. When he hears my voice calling his name, let him hear Your voice delighting in him. When he hears me talk about him, confirm for him the value of his life as Your creation.

Scripture References: 1 Peter 3:1; Ephesians 5:1,33; Zephaniah 3:17

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5. A Prayer for His Relationship with God

Inspire _____ to live in obedience to Your Word. Remind him of the peaceful and confident life You deliver when he lives out Your instructions. I want his heart and mind to be brimming with joy and peace. Because of His relationship with You, his life will be hope-filled!

Scripture References: James 1:22-25; Isaiah 32:17; Romans 15:13

6. A Prayer for His Thoughts

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My heart’s cry for ________ is that he would know You, the God of the Bible, and know who he is to You. Tear down any misconceptions that he has about You. Help him to see that You are the God that gives 1 Corinthians 13 love: patient, kind and enduring love to him. I invite You to teach him Your character and roles in his life. Help him to know You as his defender, his counselor, his shepherd, his comforter, his encourager, his Savior, and so much more.

Scripture References: Isaiah 6, 9:6; Psalm 18:1, 23:1; John 15:26; Luke 1:47

7. A Prayer for His Character and Will

You created ______ to reflect Your strength and confidence. Oh, that Your Holy Spirit would shield _____’s eyes from the world’s self-sufficient idea of manhood. Nurture in _______ a willingness to surrender his will and run this race to accomplish Yours.

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Scripture References: Genesis 1:27 Psalm 37:7; Acts 5:39; 1 John 2:16-17; Hebrews 12:1

8. A Prayer for Your Communication

Grant us Your wisdom when addressing difficult subjects. Let us see and hear the other’s heart with the spiritual wisdom that You freely give. Teach us to speak truth to each other in love. As we navigate these days together, let our words and actions toward the other be compassionate, humble, patient, gentle, and kind.

Scripture References: James 1:5; Ephesians 1:18, 4:15; Isaiah 11:2; Colossians 3:12

9. A Prayer for Your Unity

Lord, I declare that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is fighting for me and ______ so that we live together operating as one.

Let the challenges of life push us forward into total dependence on You to remain together.

I trust that taking up our cross and laying down our lives for each other will lead to an amazing life of love together. We are one. Teach us to think as one, not selfishly or independently. With Your moment-by-moment leadership, we will finish the race together.

Scripture References: Romans 8:11; Genesis 2:23; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Proverbs 3:5, Psalm 62:5; Luke 9:23; Romans 15:5-6; 2 Timothy 4:7

You can add to your war room daily with Marriage Armor for the Praying Bride - an email subscription offering you one-sentence Scripture-based prayers for your marriage.

Find prayers to address your specific needs in the following resources:

Prayers for New Brides: Putting on God’s Armor After the Wedding Dress
Prayers that Avail Much
Power of a Praying Wife

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Jennifer O. White is the author of Prayers for New Brides: Putting on God’s Armor After the Wedding Dress and Marriage Armor for the #PrayingBride. Jennifer is a natural encourager who offers hope from the truths of God’s Word at her blog, Prayerfully Speaking. With every blog post, Jennifer is exalts the one true God who can empower us to do more than we can ask or imagine.


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