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Have you experienced having broken or wounded relationships? Do you want God to heal those relationships?

Every person is unique and created differently by God. Each of us has a distinguishing mark, quality or characteristic in our body, temperament or personality make-up, mindset, habits, inclinations, and choices. No two persons are created exactly the same even identical twins. As such, we carry ourselves differently and approach things and life accordingly.

Inside the basic unit of the society which is the family, the married couple relate to each other as husband and wife. Out of this covenantal union before God, they produce offspring. Parents relate in a certain way to children and vice versa. Depending on the spiritual maturity and character of parents, they rear, nurture, and nourish their sons and daughters in the ways they were raised up by their own parents. They have a set of beliefs, guidelines, and standards in enacting discipline and instilling good moral and spiritual values to their kids.

However, as their children reach a transition called adolescence, more often than not, they act out and rebel against their parents and family for one reason or another. Relationship between parents to children is affected. If left unresolved, the son or daughter will reach adulthood and build his own family having a wounded relationship with father or mother or both and worse yet, with other siblings.

Either the husband or wife within the marriage life will encounter problems perhaps with the health, career, finances, or personal struggles within. Relationships will be challenged as each spouse struggle to remain or leave the marriage. Divorce, legal separation or annulment is the result of marital conflicts. Each in turn re-marries repeating cycles of pattern that last a lifetime.

Relationships with relatives, in-laws, and extended families are also severed as hurting people hurt people. Causes of relational problems include the areas of money or inheritance, legal conflicts, jealousy, envy, greed, miscommunication and misunderstanding, breached confidences, gossip, slander, conspiracy, division, abuse (verbal, physical, sexual included), sickness, shame, dignity, honor, and generational /family issues.

Every individual attended school, contracted work or built up a business. Relationships developed within these spheres can also be wounded with another set of causes or reasons. It can be competition, favoritism, performance-orientation, success drive, crab mentality, violations inside contracts or mere misunderstandings among students, classmates, teachers, employers, employees, clients, and contractors.

prayer for healing broken relationshipsWhen we step inside the church or ministry, relationships among believers, ministers and church leaders, co-workers and attendees are not also perfect. Usually inside the Christian circles, the conflicts are because of sins, judgments, accusation, condemnation, self-righteousness, spiritual arrogance, questioned integrity, controversial doctrines and disciplines and immorality, among others.

Friendships created since childhood until later age are not exempted from wounding. In fact, the most painful of all relationships is the one where lies, betrayal, loss, abuse, and desertion between friends took place. Even Jesus Himself was betrayed and left by His supposed to be loyal disciples and friends.

If you have experienced wounded relationships, there is still hope for you. God is still in the business of redeeming and restoring relationships.

The first step towards healing broken relationships is to reconcile with God by accepting His Son Jesus into your life as Lord and Savior. When He has entered your heart, He can help you heal the first relationship you need to start with—with Father God.

Get to know Him through His Word and His presence. Establish a deeper relationship with Him. When you set your heart and relationship at right with God (vertical relationship—you and God), He will fix and heal your wounded relationships (horizontal relationship – you and others)

As you commune with God day by day, He will heal your own wounds. Once you are healed and made whole, you will be able to pray about your broken relationships. Humility, sincere forgiveness, and wholehearted love are needed to be released to those who offended you and those you have hurt.

List down the names of each person and the issue or concern related. One by one through prayer, forgive, release, and declare a special blessing for each of them. Ask God also for forgiveness for your sinful reactions for their offense or sin. Remember not to blame, complain, criticize, judge, condemn, belittle, uncover, or curse them but just speak blessings to them.

Forgiveness does not depend on feelings if we want to forgive them or not but true forgiveness is an act of the will. We may truly forgive but do not force yourself to forget what happened. Do not re-live or contemplate on the painful memories. Ask God to remove the pain, trauma, shame, grief, terror shock associated with it.

You will know that you have truly forgiven if when you are reminded of the person and your heart will not throb so hard and you will not feel any agitation, irritation or untoward feelings. You will not even rehearse their litany of offenses. And when faced with that specific person, you are able to look him in the eye and feel light or normal towards him.

At this point, you need not approach each person you had problems with in the past. Allow God to change his heart and continue on praying and blessing him.

If you reached a point that you are then ready to face each person, strengthen your spirit, soul, and body and seek God’s will, heart and intention for that person. Surrender the relationship to God and He will go ahead of you to speaking to him that it is time to make right the relationship.

Like in the story of Jacob and Esau, Jacob cheated and stole the birthright and their father’s blessing from Esau, his older brother. Jacob had relationship problems also with his father-in-law, Laban. It is only when Jacob encountered God and wrestled and prevailed against God, that he was changed from being a cheater to becoming a prince of God. Even his name was changed to Israel that became the chosen nation. (Genesis 25)

Eventually, God has worked also in the hearts of Esau and Laban to reconcile with Jacob in the end.

Set your heart towards God and He will redeem your friendships and relationships. You may use this prayer for healing a relationships as a pattern—

“Almighty Creator and Father God, I humbly come before You now asking You to forgive me from all my sins. Set aright my heart towards You. I admit all my sins, weaknesses, and shortcomings, please cleanse my heart and spirit from all impurities like what You did in the heart of David in Psalm 51 when he confessed the sin of adultery with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband Uriah. Create in me a pure heart O God, renew a steadfast Spirit within me, cast me not away from Your presence and do not take away Your Holy Spirit from me.

I respond to Your invitation for an intimate relationship with You. Teach me so that I may know Your heart and show me Your ways everlasting.

I ask You now to heal all my wounded relationships—family, extended families, friendships, and those relationships at school, work, business, church, and ministry. I forgive them ___ (mention each name and each offense) and forgive me also for all my sinful judgments and reactions towards them ____ (mention your sinful reactions for each person).

Cleanse all of us now Lord and restore our relationships. Speak to me now and to them and I entrust to You each person that You will also heal them and they will forgive me as well. I declare blessings for them ____ (mention blessings for each person) and I thank You and glorify You for all the good things they have done for me and for my benefit _____ (mention each wonderful thing from each person).

By the blood of Jesus, we are now cleansed and healed. Continue doing Your work in our hearts until you set and appointed a time for us to meet face to face and redeem the relationships.

In humility, sincerity, and purity of heart, I bow down to You in the name of Jesus of Nazareth. I worship You, praise and adore You for Your goodness and kindness to all of us. Manifest Your presence and orchestrate events so that all wounded relationships will be healed from now on.

I pray for protection for these relationships being restored that the enemy will not enter to steal, kill, and destroy and will not retaliate and do backlash to any one of us. I plead the blood of Jesus to all of us and I declare Psalm 91 over our lives.

Thank You God for hiding us under Your wings. Come quickly to save and rescue us. I love You with everything within me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Rejoice right now as God begins to heal your being and your relationships with others. Leave us a comment below on how this prayer article ministered to you and your friends. We would love to hear from you and we will appreciate your ideas on prayers for healing you want us to include in the future in this website.

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  1. LJ
    November 4, 2017 at 11:39 pm — Reply

    Asking for prayer over my boyfriend KG, he has an emotional past that causes him to drink to mask the pain, when sober, he’s sweet as pie, but once he goes the other direction his tongue is like a sharp sword. He stopped going to church and his soul needs to reunite with our Lord and Savior. I like love him and refuse to let him break me down…He really need prayers and so do I in Jesus name I ask and I pray, Amen, touch Lord

  2. Lawrence
    November 1, 2017 at 5:21 am — Reply

    I was in relationship her family objected us so her family has done evil work on her to make her forget me she has changed and gone away from me please pray that she will come back to me Amen

  3. Jennifer Jones
    October 9, 2017 at 10:41 am — Reply

    I need prayer for complete restoration and reconciliation in our relationship. I pray for God to take control of this situation and heal us in a mighty way. I’m desperate in having a healed heart. I pray for Lance to be healed from his guilt and shame in Jesus name and stop his meanness towards me.

  4. Jennifer
    September 28, 2017 at 8:22 pm — Reply

    Please pray for the relationship between my mom and I lord you know my heart you know how i feel please i beg you to please be with me through this hard time you know i ment no harm at all please i beg you lord be with me

  5. Daniel Aguon
    September 13, 2017 at 7:26 pm — Reply

    I asked the Lord to please forgive me with all my sins and i ask him to heal our relationship as i miss my girlfriend so much and my kids, also for me to stop all accusation toward my girlfriend to to make us stronger for each other Amen!

  6. Franco
    August 23, 2017 at 8:19 am — Reply

    I ask that the lord intervene in my marriage before its to late. I trust it can be done that’s why I’ve persisted this long.
    My wife seems to have been overtaken by a serious spiritual force,that makes her jump from one workmate to the other without shame. She is a dwbt collector and her jod intells her leaving home for 2-3 days with one man mostly on a debt collection trip.”a principle the office also refuses to change in the name of cost saving”the men also take advantage of her despite knowing me in most cases. I say so with conviction and honesty. When I confront her she will brust out violently and defend both herself and the accused. Many times I’ve ignored to even ask knowing very well the out come. But in this world of sin we live in any kind of infection would strike and our lives would be ruined for good. As a husband am denied my conjugal rights With all sorts of excuses. When she’s “in the mood” she would comeup to me with that guilty look and I would fail to respond after going through pain. And it’s been like that for a while. All this started after our first son was born. By the time we has the second things got worse. I’ve attempted to divorce several times but I keep holding back. Why I don’t know? But one thing for sure is we need divine help. Please help me pray to mend this droken marriage. And may the will of God prevail. Amen.

    • Sondra
      November 4, 2017 at 11:32 pm — Reply

      Read Psalm 88 say a prayer over your wife and yourself after each verse. I hope things gets better. Also Isaiah 61:3 she need to read with you, this is to offer God and exchange for her mourning emotions for His joy🙏🏾🙏🏾

  7. Hilda
    July 20, 2017 at 11:21 am — Reply

    Am in need of prays so that John can have a better relationship with me I ask for love and respect in Jesus mighty name Amen

  8. Rebecca Mabuse
    July 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my relationship with my patner who seems to disapear sometimes.may the Lord being us closer like before.I need more prayers from you breathers.also my financial breakthrue.

  9. Rachel
    July 9, 2017 at 10:59 pm — Reply

    I need divine intervention in my relationship of four years. I had a fight with my guys younger sister last year. And this year i unfriend his elder brother on Facebook for been untagged. I know i have a temper that i can’t control. The family are angry with me. I need help to undo this blonder I’ve caused for myself.

  10. Eve
    July 8, 2017 at 9:16 am — Reply

    Thank you for this prayer!

  11. KS
    July 5, 2017 at 9:57 am — Reply

    Dear Lord. Please help me forgive and be forgiven. To return my love, KVF to me and that we become better and unified as a family, couple, and best friends. Let him have clarity and rectify his wrongs, as I will forgive and rectify my own towards him. Please bring back our love and relationship to be better than what it was, stronger, more loving and understanding. Let anger be set aside and renew our love for one another, that it be stronger than before and that we fight any obstacles in our way not against eachother but together. Amen.

  12. barb
    June 25, 2017 at 4:01 pm — Reply

    God to restore my son back to me and my new family by marriage..

  13. H
    June 23, 2017 at 1:36 pm — Reply

    Restore my relationship that is at edge because of me. Bring love patience, and happiness into her heart for me and bring us back together again before I lose what I love the most. Help me in every way possible to heal my relationship and the girl that I love the most and need more than anything, in Jesus name we pray

  14. Lori balboa
    June 14, 2017 at 12:51 am — Reply

    In Jesus Christ almighty powerful name God if it be your will restore us back together and heal us and save us , me Lori balboa, and Tommy Aguirre and our children and more children if it be God’s will Amen hallijuah, restore and bless us in marriage, a job, lots of healing for both of us through everything in our life’s, in Jesus Christ Christ almighty powerful name God bless us all.Amen hallijuah

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