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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. Marlene Scholl
    January 12, 2017 at 6:33 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my daughter and her husband so that their marriage may be restored.
    My son-in-law has cheated and also my daughter. She has done it to get back at him. Now the whole situation has gotten out of
    Please pray also that they forgive each other and restore their
    marriage as it is hurting their teenage children.
    Thanks for including them in your prayers. God bless.

  2. shea
    January 11, 2017 at 11:04 am — Reply

    Please pray for for unfaithful husband. Steve. He has moved in with a woman…he tells me he loves me and is trying to get back to gather. I honor my vows and want to restore my marriage. I don’t know how to pray . please help me

  3. Martin Mathenge
    January 10, 2017 at 4:25 am — Reply

    Please pray and agree with me regarding my unfaithful wife whom we have been married for the last 5 years and blessed with one daughter who is 3 years and 8 months. My wife already left the house and went and settled with her lover leaving me with our daughter. My prayers is that God will unconditionally heal, deliver and restoration my marriage. Lets agree together that will will continue to create both the hedge of thorns and the hedge of protection over my wife. Her name is Lydia.

    Thanks for your prayers

    • Mercy
      April 20, 2017 at 7:16 am — Reply

      Praying for you .. Mercy

  4. Meme
    December 24, 2016 at 7:23 am — Reply

    God has given me a vision of reconciliation with my divorced husband. We started a relationshp again but he was still being unfaithful. Now he wants to marry someone else. If you are not doing something for him, you are of no use to him. He selfish, lustful, greedy, and manipulative. But God said he would reconcile us. Need prayer for this reconciliation and my strength to hold on. I have been left broken financially , mentality and emotionally because of his lies to return. But I refuse to let satan have the final say.

  5. sandra Guzman
    December 18, 2016 at 11:36 pm — Reply

    pray for marriage restoration for my husband jesse and myself

  6. Liz
    December 16, 2016 at 11:09 am — Reply

    Please pray for my husband, Josh. Who has so suddenly turned from God. He is stuck in a cycle for self destruction and selfishness with AW. May God restore him back to Himself and our marriage. May he choose God again, so we may glorify Him with our marriage.

  7. November 17, 2016 at 11:00 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my wife Wendy and my son Kyle. Wendy is being unfaithful and going down the Devils path. She wants a divorce after almost twenty years and it’s ruining our son. I am praying the hedge of thorns prayer. Please pray for us.

  8. Yamilee
    November 17, 2016 at 1:18 am — Reply

    Please pray for my husband Lenny

  9. Debra Offett-Davis
    November 15, 2016 at 9:20 pm — Reply

    Pray that my husband Wesley Davis. He has left his home and set up living in the home of his mistress.PRAY that he returns home IMMEDIATELY. PRAY THAT he has no comfort in that house. Pray that he finds no peace when he lays in that bed. PRAY for restoration g my marriage

  10. Debra Offett-Davis
    November 15, 2016 at 9:15 pm — Reply

    Pray for my husband Wesley Davis. He has left his home and set up living in the home of a mistress. PRAY THAT he returns home IMMEDIATELY to his family. pray that the blinders satan has over his eyes be removed. Pray for complete restoration of my marriage. Pray that he finds no comfort at that house. Pray that he has no peaceful rest in that bed. PRAY that he grows closer to God. PRAY THAT he returns home a great husband and father. PRAY that he has no desire to return to the evil ways. PRAY THAT WHEN he looks at stacie gary that a foul taste comes in his mouth.

  11. wayne
    August 15, 2016 at 8:48 am — Reply

    Please pray for my wife (nicole) she is being unfaithful lying about it to me and she’s involving my kids. I’ve started praying the hedge of thorns prayer.

  12. Anoyomous
    July 26, 2016 at 10:48 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my spouse that have left our family for over a year already. He is now staying with the OW. I am standing in the gap for our marriage . Prayer for marriage restoration which I know only GOD can do it

    July 25, 2016 at 4:33 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my husband Namon and my reconcilliation for our marriage.

  14. sw
    July 25, 2016 at 2:11 pm — Reply

    I will really appreciate it is you will pray for me. I prayed the hedge of torn prayer for my husband. he cheating on me with a younger woman. he abandon me and I am dying. I love my husband and want him to come back to me and honor our wedding vows. Please pray to heal my broken marriage and our broken heart and mend us so that we can be one again and live the rest of our lives together as husband and wife .

  15. Jennifer Wong
    July 18, 2016 at 8:31 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my spouse Sean Chee (my second marriage), my Children Clement Lee, Nicholas Lee, Christine Lee.

    Thank you

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