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Hedge of Thorns Prayer for the Unfaithful Spouse

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We would like to share with you this hedge of thorns prayer.  This is not the same as a hedge of protection prayer.  The difference is the hedge of protection keeps what is external from coming in while the hedge of thorns prayer keeps what is in from going out.

You should only pray this prayer for people with whom you have a biblical covenant relationship.  So this would be for an unfaithful spouse and you can also use this prayer for a prodigal child, drug addicted child, a child who is keeping company with gang related friends.

This prayer should not be prayed for your boyfriend, or girlfriend or someone whom you have feelings for that is not your spouse.  That would be considered witchcraft because you are not in a covenant relationship with that person.  You also don’t really know God’s will for that person so try not to let your emotions and feelings get control of you.

Likewise if you feel that someone who is not in a covenant relationship with you may be praying this over you, then you want to cut soul ties with them and pray this off of you.

Let’s look at the scriptures that talk about the Hedge of Thorns.  There are actually 2 scriptures in the King James Version- one refers to laziness Proverbs 15:19 (we’ll cover that in a different post) and the other is Hosea 2:6.

We will focus in on Hosea 2:6.  The book of Hosea is about the prophet Hosea and his unfaithful spouse.  This book,while it can be taken literally, can also be looked at figuratively as the Church of Jesus Christ being unfaithful to God and chasing after things (idolatry) and not God.  This is a spiritual unfaithfulness. Therefore if you see your child going after things that are not of God (prodigals, drug and alcohol addicted, bad company) you can use these scriptures to pray for them as well.

Let’s look at the scripture in context…

Hosea 2:5-7 (NKJV) “For their mother has played the harlot; She who conceived them has behaved shamefully. For hedge of thorns prayershe said, ‘I will go after my lovers, Who give me my bread and my water, My wool and my linen,  My oil and my drink.’ “Therefore, behold, I will hedge up your way with thorns, And wall her in, So that she cannot find her paths. She will chase her lovers, But not overtake them; Yes, she will seek them, but not find them.  Then she will say, ‘I will go and return to my first husband, For then it was better for me than now.’

That’s pretty clear showing that these hedge of thorns keeps the unfaithful from going out and they return to the one with whom they are in a covenant relationship.

Hedge of Thorns Prayer:

Father God, I present to you this day ___________ and ask that you put the hedge of thorns, according to Hosea 2:6, around them to keep them from falling into sin.  Cause them to not find the way of unfaithfulness.  Cause these ungodly desires to not be fulfilled.  May they return to a covenant relationship first and foremost with you, God, and secondly to the covenant relationship that You have ordained from the foundations of the earth.  I pray for grace, patience and peace to guard my heart as I wait on You Lord to bring this prayer to fulfillment.  I pray that You would send away all these ungodly desires.  May _______ lose the desire to go that way, reveal to her/him that this way is destruction and against your will. Give him/her dreams and visions to see that the end is of no good.  I pray that You will season my speech with grace so that I will know what to say and when to say it.  I pray that you will cleanse my heart and root out any seed of bitterness. Give me grace to forgive.  Put a guard over my mouth and show me how I can accommodate the reconciliation and restoration of this covenant relationship.  If I have any responsibility in driving ______ away from you God and from this covenant relationship, please reveal it to me.  Forgive me God and prepare me for their return.  Guide them and me with your Holy Spirit, in Jesus Name, Amen.

 If you want us to pray for your unfaithful spouse or your child, please write your prayer request below and we will pray for you and for them.

God Bless You.

Here are some other related prayers:

Prayer for the Prodigal Child

Prayer for Marriage Restoration

Prayer for the Family

Prayer to Heal Broken Relationships

Prayer to Break Soul Ties

Prayer for a Hedge of Protection




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  1. Lakeisha
    May 27, 2018 at 8:17 am — Reply

    I pray for my husband Bryan,to soften his heart to me and our family.I decree that he will return home with a humble repentful heart. I thank God for restoration and healing in my marriage.In Jesus name amen

  2. AJ
    May 26, 2018 at 1:06 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my husband, John, that he may turn away from those who wish to destroy his marriage rather than uplifting and supporting our covenant bond. Please stand in agreement with me that our marriage will be restored to that which pleases God. Heavenly Father, place a hedge of thorns around John. Protect him. Help him to soften his heart toward me. Help me to know the right words to say that will uplift him and our marriage. In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

  3. Marcia
    May 21, 2018 at 12:48 pm — Reply

    God you said where two or three touch and agree that you would be in the midst. So God, I ask that you allow others to be in agreement with my prayers to save my marriage. Father Christopher is in need of you. Lord I pray that you bring him to true repentance. Break all ungodly soul ties that he has with Torrie. Lord, you said marriage is honorable. So please bring my husband home. Lord touch his heart. Lord touch his mind to obey your commands and do your will. God you have called him to be the leader of his household. God you have given him children that he needs to be in the home to raise. God I trust that nothing is too hard for you. Hear my cry O God. I plead your blood over my marriage and serve Satan notice that from this day forward he has to flee. He is powerless in our marriage. My husband will come home saved sanctified and holy ghost filled because you said that when we iborwy to believe it is already done. So God today I speak those things as though they were not only for my marriage but for all others that are going through a similar situation. You are a God of restoration and all our our marriages are already healed in your name! Amen.

  4. Torie
    May 20, 2018 at 5:50 pm — Reply

    I need prayer for my husband to stop cheating and take our marriage seriously hr always anger and always cheating on me and making babies with other women i left the state because this young girl thst claims she pregnant by my husband keeps harassing me he let’s her talk bad about me and they tslk about me and he showd her every text i send him the same of him cheating on me again and again hurts so bad they wish my austim son to die he so cruel and mean to me they act like she the wife he share everything with each other but he didn’t with me now i don’t know what to do? Divorce him or just pray and stsnd for my marriage?

  5. Tony Otto
    May 20, 2018 at 5:15 pm — Reply

    I am Tony. I ask you to pray for my wife Michele. 19 months ago after being together for almost 14 years Michele filed for a divorce. She has not talked to me once since then. She is an alcoholic, abuses multiple prescription drugs, is suicidal, suffers from three mental illnesses ( severe depression, severe anxiety, bipolar disorder) for our entire marriage committed domestic violence and abuse against me. Michele ran away from God, me and our marriage. She has gone deep into sin, darkness and depravity. She is on a suicide mission and is taking everyone and everything down with her. I pray day and night to God, I cry out to Him…. for reconciliation, for miracles, for God’s divine intervention and intercession and healing. In many ways our story parallels the story of Hosea. Please pray for me, Michele and our marriage.

  6. Maria
    May 19, 2018 at 12:26 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my Husband, he filed for divorce after 3 years of separation. His heart is so hard,he is on a relationship with a woman that was my friend. Please pray for that relationship to end and for my husband to turn his eyes towards his family, Me and our two beautiful, blessed kids. In Jesus name, Amen.

  7. Brent
    May 18, 2018 at 7:33 pm — Reply

    Please pray for blessings and protection over the marriage of Brent and Stacey. Pray for love, mercy, grace, peace, fidelity, kindness, forgiveness, unity, and mutual affection in our marriage. Pray for protection from anyone who would seek to harm or violate our marriage. Pray we would be reunited very soon. Thank you and God Bless.

  8. Brent A Curtis
    May 17, 2018 at 6:13 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my marriage to be restored and be made whole. Pray to cut off all soul ties my wife has made with anyone that is not me her husband before God. Prayer for deliverance and healing in both our hearts. Pray for healing and peace that passes all understanding for my four small children. Pray for my family to be whole in Jesus name.

  9. Valencia DuBose-McKnight
    May 17, 2018 at 2:01 pm — Reply

    Please pray for GOD to soften my husband’s Leevonson’s heart and bring conviction to his evil ways so that he may REPENT and receive forgiveness and Salvation In Jesus Name AMEN

  10. Delores Mcgee
    May 17, 2018 at 7:51 am — Reply

    Yes pray that my husband will return nack home to me n turn awsy from the other woman m pray that God will deliver both of us from crack cocaine

  11. Broken
    May 17, 2018 at 7:03 am — Reply

    Please pray for God to change my husband’s hardened heart to a heart of flesh and to repent asking for forgiveness for his sins. Pray for this marriage to be healed and restored before divorce happens.

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