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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. Vickie
    June 23, 2019 at 2:14 pm — Reply

    Please pray the hedge prayer over my husband. I have reason to believe he has been unfaithful. I dont have the evidence but my daughter used his phone and came across very questionable texts with another woman. I confronted him but he said “boundaries had not been crossed”. Also pray for his salvation and that God would cause us to be one; spiritually, physically and emotionally.

  2. Wendy
    June 20, 2019 at 12:27 am — Reply

    Pray for my husband ,Billy. He has been hurt by many, me included. We have hurt each other deeply. With that said , we do love each other but here recently he ran into an “ old friend “ and it has turned into an affair. He said he ended it but he has not. Pray for restoration of our marriage and protection from anymore outside influences that would come to destroy our marriage. Pray for his total and complete healing. Thank you so much

  3. Tiffany Sims
    June 7, 2019 at 5:44 pm — Reply

    My name is Tiffany my husbands name is Damion. Please pray for us! Also my 17 year old son Damion Jr.

    June 5, 2019 at 8:53 pm — Reply

    My name is Julius. My wife’s name is Elizabeth. I have long since suspected her of adultery. A few weeks ago, she came and told me she has been having an affair.

    Now, she is saying that she didn’t mean intimate relationship, that the person has been approaching her but she has not agreed.

    I have seen pictures of her with a strange man during a trip. I know she has been having an affair.

    Please, pray that the Lord would expose her and cause her to repent and return to me. The entire thing is damaging the family and affecting our two lovely girls.

  5. Mrs. Macauley mawuse
    May 25, 2019 at 11:29 am — Reply

    Last year my marriage almost ended in divorce but to the glory of God we are still together but he is still seeing the strange woman. I pray that God will touch his heart so that he will repent and be a man after God’s heart. I am trusting God for a sweet and loving marriage.

    • Mawuse
      May 25, 2019 at 11:45 am — Reply

      Please it is me again Mrs Macauley. My husband is Isaac and we have been married for 9 years but it has not been a easy journey. Please remember us in your prayer. He is a

      • Edc
        June 3, 2019 at 10:39 am — Reply

        Please pray my wife does not continue forward in divorce. She is focused on finding a new relationship. Please pray for a miracle from God! Restore and reconcile us to God and each other!

        • Christina
          June 7, 2019 at 5:27 pm — Reply

          Please pray with me the Hedge of Thorns prayer over my husband, Winston who is committing adultery.
          Also pray for the restoration of our marriage.
          Thank you and God bless.

    • Mae
      May 29, 2019 at 7:28 pm — Reply

      Keep praying. You are in my prayers too.

    • Jennifer Wiest
      June 3, 2019 at 8:32 am — Reply

      Praying for you

  6. Jennifer
    May 21, 2019 at 5:48 am — Reply

    Please pray for my husband and I. Things are very hard right now but I believe with prayer we will be restored. Thank you Jesus for your blessings.

  7. Vanessa
    May 20, 2019 at 5:38 am — Reply

    I would like to request for a prayer for me and my Husband (kelvin) on our marriage. After 3 months of marriage my husband broke the news of wanting a divorce as he is commiting adultery and he wants to be with the Mistress who is a prostitute or an escort. He is a completely changed person now, he became backslided from Christianity, he disowned his Mother, he gave up his leadership in church and he said he don’t love me anymore.

    I do pray to god and god asked me to not give up and keep holding on.

  8. Kim
    May 19, 2019 at 8:38 pm — Reply

    PRAY for my husband Fred who has left home seeking happiness elsewhere Pray for Gods forgiveness of me for causing my husband unhappiness and him not being able to weather the storm I created

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