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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. Shara
    February 7, 2019 at 8:58 am — Reply

    Please pray for my husband of (almost) 14 years. He recently left our four children and I, after I discovered his infidelity with another woman (which has been going on for over a year).
    Pray he turns back to God. Pray he turns his back completely on her, and that she turns her back completely on him, and that he comes home and agrees to work on our marriage, doing whatever it takes.
    Thank you.

  2. Tiffani E. Lansdowne
    February 2, 2019 at 6:03 pm — Reply

    Please pray for me and my husband been married 18 plus years and he is gone with his mistress of 9 yrs. I love him still and just wish for our love to be restored. I miss him though we have lived apart now since 2012. Hes still my first love of over 23yrs. And we have 5 children.

  3. Lisa
    January 31, 2019 at 5:39 pm — Reply

    Please pray for me and my husband. He has had numerous extramarital relationships where he has moved out to live with the other women. We are on the 8th major extramarital relationship and he has been gone 7 months this time and has just filed for divorce for the 4 time in 29 years of marriage. I have prayed and have been patient, loving, forgiving…I desperately want to keep my marriage and family together and between my husband’s weakness to resist temptation as well as willfully seeking evil and the relentless attacks from the devil I just don’t know how to help him gain final deliverance from all this evil. We are one flesh! This is tearing me totally apart! I am in dire straights! I continue to pray for his permanent soul conversion and pray for all enemies attacking our marriage and family! I am exhausted. The devil is no joke! I hate the devil and he saps me of my energy and tortured my mind. I cry all the time! Please God do not permit my husband to commit the mortal sin of divorce! This is the culmination of all sin. It’s dreadful, shameful, and feels worse than death! I look back at all the times God has come through and ended every single unGodly relationship and ended 3 divorce proceedings. Amen!!! But each time feels like this is it and I’m so overwhelmed and distraught! He keeps getting new places to live w each of these women and it’s just not right. I will be forced out of our house and have nowhere to go. I can’t even work I’m so upset and in both physical and emotional pain. Divorce is not God’s will, not mine. He has graced me w mercy and forgiveness for my husband. I feel God’s pain when we sin through this experience. I just have one person hurting me. Imagine God and all us people offending him. I’m so sorry Jesus for all our wretchedness! Lord have mercy on us and deliver us from the evil sins of lying, hatred, division, all sins of sexual immorality and impurity of heart, separation, adultery, fornication, divorce. Praying for permanent healing and made restoration. I’m here Lord! I come to do your will! Is this even possible with my poor wayward husband? I want to give all Glory and praise to God for all He has done for us in the past. I do not see anything changing in the natural! I pray that there are serious supernatural changes taking place because my faith has been so tried and tested! I thought I had patience but the little things set me off now. I was never angry before, but this time around I have to ask God to take these bouts of anger from me. With God all things are possible! I believe God can heal us! But will he, and when? I feel like tome is running out and I know it’s in God’s timing but I’m sick and distraught over all this. He is my husband not the devils! I’ve absolutely had it! Please pray for my husband for God to give him a heart if flesh and remove his Stoney heart. I plead the blood of Jesus over us. Thank you for your prayers! I pray for all marriages and families to be strengthened by God’s grace and all hurting marriages to be healed and restored!

  4. Lisa
    January 31, 2019 at 5:13 pm — Reply

    Praying for all marriages and families!

  5. shon
    January 31, 2019 at 5:53 am — Reply

    please pray for my husband Thomas ray he has been cheating on me for a while now I don’t know what to do the lady he is cheating with is suppose to be a woman of GOD.H e is not the same man I meet I feel as though he is being manipulated by this woman and the worst part is .is he doesn’t love me our kids or our grandkids he only loves her this situation is tearing our family apart all we want is him back and for him to see this is wrong, no one should come before your family.

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