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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. Anita R Sutton
    November 2, 2020 at 5:07 am — Reply

    I would like for you all to pray a hedge of thorns around my husband he has been cheating and hanging out with his friends all of the year of 2020 I do not know what’s going on I am a good wife and have done nothing wrong to say this man he needs are blinded eyes to be open as well as everyone else around him please pray that God will make everyone around him Paris out of his life so that he can return home to his wife. I pray night and day

  2. marie
    October 20, 2020 at 3:17 am — Reply

    Good Day, I have a thorn in my side Mariska who is still married an now pregnant with another man’s child not divorced as yet I don’t want to hurt anyone but I want her to go an stay out of my relationship an for her an my fiancé to stop talking to each other I am fed-up an tired of being hurt an lied too – I have been praying an praying for this to stop – I don’t want them to communicate anymore please help me I am not being selfish I have been through enough in my life losing the person I love to another women – an I want to pray against any other women known to him to leave him to leave him alone an for him to feel guilty for talking to other women I am so so tired of feeling down an unworthy because of this everyday I am stressed out scared worried about this I love Hermanus with a honest pure heart with only good intentions an all I want is the same of this man – pse pse can someone talk to God an pray on my behalf cause my faith is so small I at times don’t want to pray anymore cause I have begged God cried yelled for help from God an nothing has changed thank you

    • October 20, 2020 at 6:58 am — Reply

      Hi Marie, I’m sorry to hear about what you are going through but as the prayer says this is a prayer for unfaithful spouse. Someone you are married to. You have no claims over someone you are not married to and any prayer to bind that person to you would be witchcraft. Also, if you are having a sexual relationship with this person that would be a sin which you would need to repent from. Jesus is coming back for a pure and spotless bride. We have to keep ourselves from sinful thoughts, deeds and actions. Praying for your healing and restoration to Jesus Christ. Blessings

  3. Sarah
    October 9, 2020 at 1:55 pm — Reply

    Please pray a hedge of thorns around my husband Brandon. We have been married for 14 years and he has been involved in an affair for the past year and seems to be coming to a crossroads. She has currently convinced him to quit his job and spend half the time with her in New Orleans and the other half of the time with me and my daughter in Houston. He has said that he is not in love with me and very much in love with this other woman. She is an atheist and has gotten my husband to begin drinking and living a very different lifestyle than the one he used to live.

  4. Juanita
    October 4, 2020 at 10:02 pm — Reply

    Please pray a hedge of thorns around my husband he has been gone away from home almost 3 months me and our children miss him dearly I pray he returns soon and returns with a changed attitude he currently talks to me rude and cruel.

  5. Tina
    October 4, 2020 at 12:04 pm — Reply

    Pray hedge of thorns around husband and daughter. Enemy in husband-comitted adultery and left family. Is abusive, lies, is selfish and prideful. Said he was blessed to have affair. First one ended and he has had few more. Daughter is believing his lies and turning cruel to the people that are there for her daily. Protect her oh Lord. Heal our relationship. Let truth be known. Defeat enemy and have husband repent. Block strange women from him and those that are supporting the enemy. Bring him to his senses. Victory in child support case. Amen

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