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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. Comfort
    July 17, 2021 at 4:07 am — Reply

    Please pray for my husband, David. We have a daughter and our marriage is 1year and 7months. He has been chatting with girls. Atimes he travels and meets with some. We’ve had issues with his flirts with women until he changed his phone password and I don’t see or no anything he’s doing .he said he’ll be sleeping out yesterday because of an important meeting. I called his friend that was supposed to be in the meeting with him, and found out the friend was at home. My husband finally picked my call sounding sleepy. I video called him But he refused picking and switched of his phone. Please Help me pray for a hedge around my husband. I need him back to me alone and no other strange woman.

  2. jennepher
    July 7, 2021 at 11:57 pm — Reply

    I recently had a baby and my oldest child confessed that my husband had been taking to another women. I confronted everything and he was in denial. A mutual friend assured he was cheating and meeting up with this other women. I ask for prayer for our marriage and family to be happy again. We have gone back to church and I am praying daily for our family. Thank you.

  3. Krystal Burgess
    July 4, 2021 at 9:13 am — Reply

    Please prayer for my husband Safraz we have3 girls together and he is on his phone texting a young lady all the time I’ve told her to leave him be but she refuses,and his friends our neighbors is taking his time and focus from us as well, these friends Mikeal and Nicholas he is always at there house hours at night playing video games and brining alcohol for him

  4. Charlene EYSSEN
    June 27, 2021 at 4:15 pm — Reply

    Evening im Charlene….and this is my prayer request…

    On the 24th of September I got married to my Husband Andre….
    A month of marriage…the enemy take control of him…

    He started to see a woman named Leneve….

    She is jezebel….like to destroy marriage …

    I’m not the first..any how…

    The 11th of November I got Baptists in P.E ..

    I got home to Saldanha I was glowing..feeling lighter and feeling the joy of The Lord in my life….

    In December the 27th my Husband came back home…I forgave him…we move on…the 28th past 10 this woman came to our house….climb over the wall slam the window and came straight to our bedroom…she destroyed all our cutlery and breaking stuff…came to my room and stabb me 3times …

    I could feel God’s shield over me that night…I froze…and my body move by it self …the way God protected me….

    My daughter of 10years old saw everything…

    In like 4days …my husband was with her again ..he supported her to court and everything..so God said on the 3rd time I went to court I must drop the case..

    My husband came back home telling me he can’t explain to me but this woman is controlling him and he is afraid off her…he don’t know what it is that he keeps running every time….

    And he told me she said they must go the sea water …they got in the water ..it was at night ….so she prayed over him …and ever since that night everything changes he said …
    Teusday he was here ….I could feel our connection again..we were in the word and everything…but today he is again a zombie
    He says he can’t stop ..he tried and when he sees her he wants to run away from me to her..help me in prayers for him please…

    • June 27, 2021 at 4:27 pm — Reply

      Hi Charlene, this is not a simple prayer for hedge of protection around your marriage. You and your husband need to find a deliverance ministry in your area and go to them for deliverance from this spirit. You NEED to do that. These prayers on our website will not be enough to help you with this issue. Blessings

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