Prayer for Healing Broken Relationships

prayer for healing broken relationships

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.

Here is a Prayer for Healing Finances

Here is a Prayer for Restoration of Marriages

Here are some bible verses on physical Healing

80 thoughts on “Prayer for Healing Broken Relationships”

  1. I’m asking for prayers for my two daughters Raymond Usher they hate each other right now because of a problem that happened in the past when they were young when I asked God to heal them and bring them into Oneness with Christ and help them to love and respect each other in Jesus name amen

  2. My Two children and two daughters practically hate each other right now because of an incident that happened when they were young and the bitterness seem like it’s going over to the children ..the cousins… in the name of Jesus I’m praying that the love of Jesus would take root inside of them and true love, and happiness for them both take charge in a mighty name of Lord Jesus and let the fruits. Of the Holy Spirit take Root in my two daughters Raamah and Ashur Thomas right now… Pray the both love and Respect one another in Jesus name I pray Amen

  3. I pray for the healing for my mother and I relationship. I also pray that my son Quadir Fleming and I relationship. Thank you JESUS! Amen

  4. I join you all in prayer. I pray for each of you, that you are blessed with the love, companionship and acceptance you seek. I would be most grateful if you would include me and my beautiful daughter, Erin in your prayers. She and I have always been extremely close, but we are now struggling. 18 months ago I was very vocal in regard to my dislike for her verbally and emotionally abusive boyfriend and it has caused a great divide in what was once a close, loving mother/daughter relationship. Erin and this young man are still together and, whether I like it or not, I must find a way to embrace him. I pray that this young man is simply a lost child of God and not the devil in disguise, but I fear my daughter – blinded by “love” – cannot see clearly enough to make that determination. I love my daughter immensely and want nothing more than to see her with a man that treats her like the beautiful child of God she is.
    I pray for Erin; I pray for my relationship with her; and I pray for each and every one of you. May the Lord hear our prayers and respond to them with the blessings He deems fit for us.
    In Jesus name I pray…Amen

  5. Please pray for the restoration of my relationship with my wife. We live in the same house but no relationship. Only God can bring back restoration.

  6. Please pray for restoration and love for Penny and I. I ask this with a contrite and humble. Please I beg for prayers.

  7. Please pray for restoration of my relationship with Jerry. Let us have a stronger relationship, greater communication, and love each other better than ever. I pray for your situation as well. Thank you!

  8. I pray for healing and growth in my relationship. My partner needs healing and I know God can do this. I pray blessings on him. God I ask restoration on my relationship for it to be stronger, happier and healthier than ever. Amen

  9. Please pray that God restore cori angel and tyrell Harrison relationship..ask that God not let no one come between us or that anyone not be able too curse or put spells or harm on us or our children..amen thank you

  10. Please Agree with Me In The Name of My Precious Lord Jesus, I Come To You With A Sincere Contrite Heart! My Lord Savior, Bless Bobby S.Jr. & -Dee J. With Complete Reconciliation Please Remove All Spells, Curses, & Barriers Keeping Bobby & Dee Apart This Day And For All Of Our Lives As One Loving Couple In Your Precious Name My Lord Jesus Christ, Bless Bobby & Dee This Day & Everyday For The Rest Of Our Lives With Trust, Understanding, Love, Patience, Kindness, Respect, Wisdom, Consistent Communication And Deep Cherishing Of One Another For Always! Thank You Father God In My Precious Lord Jesus Christ Of Nazareth Name! AMEN…AMEN…AMEN!!!

    Bobby is a former Marine He has served our country in three wars…
    He in denial of having PTSD but he does! He Tells me how he Cherishes, Love & Adores Me But Says Our Past hurts have
    become the reality he was fearing in our present…Please Join Me In Asking For A Blessed Miracle Of Healing His Heart &
    Our Relationship That We May Reconcile In The Name Of Jesus This Day!
    I Am Here For Him And I Am Not Going To Leave Him Because Of The Mental Pain He is In Because of The
    Horrors Of War He Was Blessed To Survive…God Brought us Together For A Reason!
    Bobby has Said That “Who knows, maybe your strong faith in the man up-stairs will
    help my relationship with him…because of what he has lived through in three wars
    he said that he and the guy up stairs need to work some-things out!
    He is a Good Man Who Accepts Me for Who I Am As I Do Him…
    Please Help Us Become One In Jesus Precious Name!😇🙏
    Thank You For Your Kindness In Helping Bobby & I Restore What Our Lord Brought Together!
    Many, Many, Many Blessings To You In Jesus Name!

    1. I will join you in prayer please pray for my situation it is similar to yours. My partner was army an he feels it’s best we separate after on off for 5 years. God brought us together for a reason! Hope all is well with your situation? Prayers for healing and restoring. We all need to be there for one another!

  11. Please pray that God will restore my relationship with Amy and reconcile us together. Thank you for your prayers and God bless….

  12. Thank you for this encouraging message. I trust and have Faith that only God has the power to bring back Terry. What happened was the work of the devil but our Sovereign God has sole authority over our lives and the devil has been defeated. His family continue to stand by me and that, Father God is a display of the love they have for me, the love which you instilled in our hearts. We all love him and we continue to stand in prayer and upon your word Father God that anything we ask in your name, you will do it and everything happens at your own perfect timing…. Amen!

  13. Thanks for this article. I and my boyfriend we used to fight alot. Each and everyday i pray for God to change our mind.

  14. My husband and I are having intimacy problems. After a recent discouraging encounter I immediately lashed out at him, not yelling, but blaming and shaming. I was upset but decided to turn to my bible and prayer resources. Your article helped me to see that while my reaction may be “normal”, it is neither right nor graceful. I pray for forgiveness from Jesus and my husband.

  15. Thank you so much for this article. I pray that Gods will is done in my life and all other parties involved. In Jesus Name Amen

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