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Prayer for Healing Broken Relationships

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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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16 Comments

  1. Deepa J R
    May 6, 2017 at 12:30 am — Reply

    Pray for my husband come back to home in the name of “Jesus”

    Restoring our relationship in the name of “Jesus”
    Pray for our life
    “Jesus” never ever give the chance to anyone enter in our life in the name of “Jesus”
    Who wants to trying to separate us they must destroy in the name of “Jesus”
    Kindly pray for my husband’s ( He has bad habits ) character and behavior should change in the sacred powerful name of “Jesus”
    Amen

    • Jenn
      May 23, 2017 at 11:49 am — Reply

      Pray for our love, faith and relationship be restored in the name of Jesus. If it is your will that a reconciliation shouldn’t happen, then I pray in the name of Jesus, that my heart may be healed.

  2. Hilda
    April 22, 2017 at 7:24 am — Reply

    Good morning my oldest son completely stop talking to me. He got married 3 yrs ago with a beautiful wife but shes very jealous of his last relationship. My son ex was his childhood friend she always came to my house still does whwn she’s in town but before she comes i make sure that my son nor hus wife is around i dont want no-one to feel uncomfortable. One day i toom a pic of her and my 2 youngest boys posted it in social media no bad intentions. Since then my son and his wife stop talking to me. Is been 3 month so i ask what i do for him to stop talking to me and he mentioned the pic of course i got upset and told him that i never done nothing for him to treat me that way the pic is with my 2 young boys that misses her and he needs to get over it and go up i done nothing wrong. I always ask him whats wrong he been lying to me for 3 months saying that he has no time is work related and 2 weeks ago is when he told me. Im so hurt i pray and cry everyday im sorry that he thinks i done something to hurt his marriage i would never do that. I just want my son back i cant bare it anymore

    • Profile photo of MOP
      April 23, 2017 at 5:39 am — Reply

      Hi Hilda, I hear your pain. Did you remove the photo that you put on social media? This is the first thing you need to do. Also, go back through your posts and if there is anything you said or photos that you posted of your daughter in law that are unflattering, you need to remove all of them. The next thing I would suggest is that you stop talking negatively about your daughter in law to anyone. Then the final step is for you to pray for you daughter in law (blessings only) every day for the next 21 days. Can you do that? The only way to get back your broken relationship with your son is through your daughter in law. During these 21 days of praying blessings over her I believe God will change your heart towards her and reveal things that will make you change your mind about her. After the 21 days go back through your social media and look again over the last year and any posts that were directed at her, you need to remove all of them. Praying for you.

  3. Ritah
    April 3, 2017 at 12:26 pm — Reply

    Lord help my relationship with my mum come back restore it that we may Love and cherish each another and have peace towards each another thank you Lord this has been blessing for me to at better place with my mum am grateful for this prayer. thank you Lord

  4. February 20, 2017 at 6:14 am — Reply

    I ask for God to restore my relationship with the love of my life. Its been a year since he broke up with me. Now he doesn’t take my calls anymore and he has another woman. The last time we talked two months ago he said he still loves me and appreciate a lot of things about me but he says he won’t come back. I still love this man dearly, he was my soul mate.

  5. Violet
    February 17, 2017 at 8:16 pm — Reply

    i need pray for partner to break soul ties. we have been together for Five years and he have been around several other persons. When i speak about one particular woman Suzette he gets upset and this brought the break down in our relationship. our relationship needs to reconciled. that honesty an truth will prevail.

  6. December 16, 2016 at 1:18 am — Reply

    Dear Lord
    I m continuesly praying u to heal my relationship but there is nothing change in my relation today I m praying Lord Jesus to heal my relationship quickly plz bless my complicated relation be uncomplicated now and forever plz Lord i beg u i m u r child and u r the only father who can solve all problems of u r child then y nt mine plz Lord plz heal my relationship I love him more then anything in my life plz Lord plz give back my love plz fill his heart with much love and respect for me Lord I ‘ll never ask u anything after this Lord plz give back my love plz help me lord

  7. Soneeta Harris
    July 6, 2016 at 7:18 pm — Reply

    Dear,
    My name is Soneeta Harris and the guy name is Muddassir Zia. I was in love with him since last 7years and we were living happily but now he does not want to marry me and wants to get married with his parents choice please pray for me that God help him to love me again and marry me by taking stand in front of his family. All though everything seems impossible and no hope is left but i trust on God that he will help me. Please pray for me and May God bless you.
    Ameen

  8. Jassi
    June 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm — Reply

    please pray for me,i went against my dad And married my loved one for that my dad was very angry and he left me 9 and half years completed till now he did not spoke to me and allowed us to home ,he left me and restricted my mom and all my family not to keep any contact with me ,my Mom want me but scared about Dad, lord I accept my sincere and mistakes please forgive me now and let my dad forgive me and accept me my husband and my child and allow my mom and all my family to keep contacts with me. Lord I am totally depressed broken due to my dad’s decision ,day by day his angry is not reducing but it is developing and he became even more rude and totally forgot about me,lord please reunite us with my parents and home now lord ,please do miracle now And bless me with my parents love And affection now.lord reunite with my parents and home now and bless me and all my family with Good health peace and happiness forever amen.

  9. natalie
    May 31, 2016 at 4:12 am — Reply

    I have made a very bad deal with a close friend of mine that we won’t be contacting each other again. It was the biggest mistake ever and now I am praying to God to restore our relationship/friendship. I have done much everything to reach out to him and now I surrender all to Jesus. In His precious blood I believe that He’ll restore us back to where we are. Amen.

  10. Mae Beauford
    January 2, 2016 at 9:01 am — Reply

    I am very thankful for the article and the blessing I know I will get from reading your article. Thank You

  11. Sharitta Dent
    December 11, 2015 at 7:48 am — Reply

    Thank You!!!

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