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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. Amy
    February 19, 2018 at 9:22 am — Reply

    Please pray for my husband and I. We have been married almost 2 years. He has had an extramarital affair while out of town for work. We are attempting to work on thinga, but trusting him is very difficult. He and I believe in God, but dont always do and live as we should. Help us to love God first so our marriage can be fully restored.

  2. BJ
    February 18, 2018 at 2:47 pm — Reply

    Please pray for Samantha she kick her Hubby out last month & had sex with this guy Jake & he was using her for to buy drugs with & today she call me wanting to get her huby to come home & he did But Jake won’t stop harrashing Samantha & is really being posetive with her he want her to stay with him & leave her Hubby Travis again –Samantha might be pregant with Jake child & Travis her hubby is ok with this as long as Smantha don’t take Jake back —
    Please pray now today that Samantha won’t give in to Jakes threats & Jake STOP harrashing her

  3. Lori
    February 17, 2018 at 11:13 pm — Reply

    Please pray for a hedge of thorns for my husband who has continued to have several affairs. He has turned his back on out savior jesus Christ and is following the path of the devil. Drinking excessive alcohol , verbally abusive, extramarital affairs and laziness. In Jesus Name i pray for full restoration of ny marriage.

  4. Denise
    February 17, 2018 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    Please pray that my Husband return back home to me like the prodigal son in the name of Jesus Christ, AMEN!!!!!!

  5. Mel
    February 17, 2018 at 4:53 am — Reply

    I’m asking for prayer for my marriage of 5 years he walked away from me and our daughter 4 months ago. I know the will of God is for marriage to be a lifetime ! Please pray and come into agreement with me and I believe God can , will and has restored this marriage Amen

  6. Rick Reece
    February 15, 2018 at 3:30 pm — Reply

    Pray for my wife Debbie that she finds Jesus and returns to our marriage.

  7. Virginia Tongol Figueroa
    February 15, 2018 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    Help me pray for my husband having an affair with his ex girlfriend. We been married for the last 17 yrs. with 4 kids and they are greatly affected. I want him back and get started all over again. Hes also dealing with pornography and sexual desires with women. I want him to repent and be cleansed on this matter.

  8. Val
    February 15, 2018 at 3:25 am — Reply

    Please pray for my husband, Kevin. He is very lost in the world and has cheated numerous times. He is also very secretive and disrespectful and verbally abusive at times. Please pray The Hedge of Thorns prayer. Please pray that he releases the hurt and pain he has been feeling from child hood. Let him understand his worth and the worth of his family. Please pray he turns to God before it’s too late. I am claiming restoration to my marriage and healing of my family. In Jesus name. Amen!

  9. Mrs. Wilson
    February 14, 2018 at 1:16 pm — Reply

    Please pray for me and my husband , My husband has had several affairs. He has confessed to committing incest with his cousin. We have been married less than a year, I dnt want a divorce. I love my husband. Please pray with me for his salvation and deliverance from alcoholism drug abuse lust of the flesh and adultery. i know there is nothing to hard for God

  10. Jill
    February 13, 2018 at 8:29 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my husband of five years. He has lost his way and it is not only affecting our marriage, but now the life of our beautiful five month old baby girl. I pray for him to come home to us and for him to let me help him find happiness again. He is so confused and in crisis. He is a good man and I know with prayer he can and will find his way.

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