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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. Frances
    January 18, 2020 at 3:21 am — Reply

    Please pray for my husband and my children’s father. He divorced me August 2019 . He has been away from all of us for two years. He is living in the far country and now dating our friend and raising her kids. Please Lord help me to pray and stand strong for your commandments. Destroy the evil and put a end to divorce. Please restore and resurrect my marriage and restore our family. In Jesus name I pray . Bring home our prodigal

  2. Joshua Williams
    January 8, 2020 at 11:49 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my wife Ashlie. She divorced me back in March 2019 she left home in August 2018. She has talked about coming home but recently started dating. She is currently in a relationship with another man. Please pray that the Lord will turn her heart to himself and that we can reconcile. We have two little boys. They need a Godly home in which to be raised. Please lift us up in prayer. It is a daily struggle! God has told me not to quit and I keep fighting even though at times it seems hopeless. I believe God can restore the impossible!!

    • April J Stolfus
      January 16, 2020 at 7:14 pm — Reply

      Prayes for you Joshua, your boys and wife. I am in a very identical season. I have two boys and split households. It can be a struggle for them. The battle is daily.
      I pray healing for your family! God Bless and Keeep you.

  3. Jewel
    December 28, 2019 at 11:46 am — Reply

    October 27th 2019 my husband walked out the door a week before I due to give birth to our 5th child. Since then I found out that he has been living with his “girlfriend”. The kids miss him and sadly I miss him as well. He’s my husband and when I talk to friends they tell me how I deserve better and to divorce him because he committed adultery. I can’t just turn off my feelings and years that easy and we had issues as any marriage does but we never received spiritual marriage counseling or anything before to try to save our marriage. I filed for divorce and I am regretting it because I don’t want a divorce I want to reconcile and I want us to try to work it out and get past our issues. This other woman had no idea about me and that he was married and when I told her I was his wife she told me she was pregnant. I don’t know what to believe if she was being honest or not. But in the name of Jesus I am praying her away and praying that she was lying and just trying to hurt me. It’s a big mess right now but I am asking for some prayer warriors to pray over my marriage and family and for God to intervene. And stop this in the name of Jesus!

    • Kim
      January 1, 2020 at 12:18 pm — Reply

      Don’t give up! Keep praying cuz God can do what seems impossible to us. Listen to God and not what others tell you I. Regards to your marriage.

  4. Veronica
    December 28, 2019 at 10:49 am — Reply

    Please stand in agreement with me as I pray the prayer that is provided in the message for a hedge of thorns for my husband and my son, Jamal. I stand in faith believing God to do exactly what He said He would do. I am also praying for a hedge of protection around my family, specifically, my adult children. Thank you in advance for standing in agreement with me for my marriage and my family. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.

  5. Alberto M Muniz
    December 20, 2019 at 10:05 am — Reply

    I have a prayer request My Wife filed for divorce. But I still pray that our marriage can be restored and We can come to reconciliation. For our 2 boys and bring our family together again. I can’t speak of her sins that something she has to take up the with Father. As I’m paying for sins! And I’ll take them gladly. Please pray for Me to be a better Man, a better person, a better Husband, a better father, and most importantly a better follower of our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Almighty name of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Amen

  6. Kim
    December 19, 2019 at 12:49 am — Reply

    Lord, please bless us with the miracle of marriage restoration! May we use our marriage for Your glory. To give hope to other couples with marriages in trouble. God is so good!

    In Jesus’ name…Amen.

    • Denis
      December 26, 2019 at 1:17 pm — Reply

      I pray for the protection of my marriage, i pray for the foul spirit of adultery and return of my wife Victoria whom we been with for 2 years now but now sleeps in a bar(where she has runs here mother’s restaurant) because she frees she no freedom of drinking alcohol and meeting her boyfriends whom she sleeps with and this has caused many knots to me and because i talked about it she has not been home 2 months and having found out one of the boyfriends however when i talked to her parents i wasn’t helped since the biggest problem is her mother who is always on her side and takes her in bars so that men can buy her buy since her daughter is still and she even told her to not give birth because if does she will now have more responsibilities. Amen

  7. Donna
    December 15, 2019 at 6:56 pm — Reply

    I pray for the protection of my my marriage and the return of my husband Jacob to reconcile a new relationship. He had gone to Germany to find another woman to find a relationship with due to his loneliness and could not wait for me and my son Oliver whom we are coming in 1 month to live with. His unfaithfulness has made him believe that our marriage has no reason to come back to. He has made his “new decision” to leave our relationship and marriage. The devil is a liar. I pray for a reconciliation of our life and place scripture on satan to demand the thief to return back and give back 7 times more.
    PROVERBS 6:30, 31 VICTORY IS ALREADY JUSTIFIED. Jesus you are God.

    Do not despise a thief who steals because he is hungry, but the thief who is caught must restore sevenfold (Proverbs 6:30, 31).
    Satan is the thief. When we catch him, he will be required to restore seven times as much as what he stole from us.
    Rejoicing over this promise moves us into a place of rest.

  8. Sylvia
    December 1, 2019 at 1:38 pm — Reply

    Please pray with me that all soul ties be broken off of my husband (I’ve prayed for myself also) and that he no longer open himself to sinful flirtatious and/or sexual interactions with others. I pray a hedge of thorns around him and a hedge of protection around us both. I pray that God will heal us both, make us whole and restore our marriage by the blood of Jesus Christ, in the name of Jesus’ Christ. Amen.

    • Alex
      December 18, 2019 at 12:22 am — Reply

      Please pray for my wife Margaret that she would forgive me for the bitterness I carried toward my dad from a very young age and took out of her. That she would come back home to trust God with me as her covering and let me love her like Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her. That she would walk away from or get fired from her new job and come back to be the stay at home mother to our 3 young children Jonah 5, Titus 3 and Gracie 1 that she walked away from to put them in daycare. Please pray she has visions and dreams so real she cannot deny God’s speaking to her of the bitterness and unforgiveness she’s carrying toward me, her dad, mom, brothers, and previous relationships. Please pray that she would wholeheartedly cry out to God to take back the ground she has let the enemy steal by believing a lie about a love for the world in the pride of life (that she deserves anything but Hell), the lust of the flesh (any sexual immortality) and the lust of the eyes (greed). Pray God opens her eyes to see any and all of the transgressions toward her that she needs to go to and let them know she forgives them and ask God to forgive her for harboring unforgiveness. As well as God would show her any transgressions she has committed against others and go and make those right to be fully healed as she wants a divorce and gave me the waiver papers yesterday and said she doesn’t know if she wants me to pursue her and later said not to that she wants to focus on healing right now but it’s getting angry in not signing papers asap. Pray for complete healing, in God’s ways!!! In the mighty powerful lion of Judahs name, Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lord’s! Holy Spirit reign in her heart mind and soul do for her what she cannot do for herself, Father have mercy and fill her with Your love in the most undoubtedly Divine ways to let her know You love her just as she is and set my wife free please! Thank you prayer warriors!

      • December 18, 2019 at 6:48 am — Reply

        What about your own repentance and asking others for forgiveness Alex? You have to foster an environment that she wants to come back to. You both need counseling. Praying for your marriage. Blessings

  9. Eric
    November 30, 2019 at 3:36 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my unfaithful wife Iquana. She has moved out and left me. She has started a relationship with another man and is partying all the time. She lies to me and refuses to be honest. I still love my wife, and I pray for restoration of our marriage.

  10. Elliott Tammaro
    November 26, 2019 at 6:32 am — Reply

    Please pray for my wife, Rebecca. She is in love with another man. She has refused to speak to me about anything other than children for nearly three years.

  11. Tiffany
    November 25, 2019 at 8:13 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my husband. After having an affair 2.5 years ago we reconciled and things were going well. He left again about ou but 5 months ago and is back home again but still has contact with her! He is a believer and has strayed from God. Please pray for contact to stop and for a repentant heart! Give me strength for the process @ thank you!

  12. MJ Martin
    November 20, 2019 at 3:23 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my marriage. My husband & I have been married for 16 years (together 27) and he has been having an 2-3 year affair with a high school classmate. He has been caught in the car with her, talking on a private/separate cell phone with her, emailing/texting her. He has left home several days/months at a time to stay with her, then he begs to come back home…only to repeat doing the same things all over again. He has stated he loves her & feels she “is the one he should have married.” He left home this week & has been gone for 3 days, with no contact.

  13. Merle
    November 13, 2019 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    please pray for healing and restoration of my marriage. my husband is moving with another women.

  14. CT
    November 13, 2019 at 10:18 am — Reply

    My spouse has been wayward for 3 months and came home for one week. Please pray for restoration and reconciliation and salvation!

  15. Desiree Sager
    November 5, 2019 at 7:55 am — Reply

    please pray for the healing and restoration of my marriage, I have not seen or talked to my husband for 2 months, that makes me so sad

    • Pamela
      November 15, 2019 at 1:29 pm — Reply

      Please pray for me my husband of 22 years is having affairs with many girls,l dont know what is wrong with him

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