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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. Sara
    October 18, 2017 at 4:31 am — Reply

    We are currently separated due to infidelity. I have come to realie this is more about carlos’ salvation. I pray he finds jesus and come home to his wife and children.

  2. Tracy Joseph
    October 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my husband Felix Joseph who has been unfaithful and now wants to end the Marriage. His heart has become like stone for me. Please pray for him and the restoration of our marriage.Thsnk you and God Bless

  3. Rachele
    October 15, 2017 at 7:34 pm — Reply

    Thank you Lord for giving all of the wives peace of mind and sweet sleep as well as myself. Thank you for the hedge of thorns staying in place around Lee jr. I’m so over all of the women that he’s brought into his life during our marriage. Please keep him busy on working on us not Loray.

  4. Adam
    October 15, 2017 at 3:01 pm — Reply

    My wife Julie is in a NCR with another man. She is contemplating divorce and I’m asking you to pray for God to soften her heart toward God and me and for Him to open her eyes so she can clearly see what’s she’s doing and the destructive consequences it will have. Thank you and God bless

  5. Christine
    October 14, 2017 at 6:14 am — Reply

    I agree with this prayer and please pray for my prodigal spouse Eugene
    Thank you

  6. Whitney
    October 13, 2017 at 12:00 am — Reply

    Please pray that my husband comes back and forgets about these other women. That the lord moves in his life in their life and my life. That I have patience to wait.

  7. Eve
    October 12, 2017 at 7:17 pm — Reply

    My husband Michael of 20 yrs of marriage abandoned me n our 2 teenage kids, 2.5 yrs ago for another woman. Supposedly had a child. He returned back home 2 me in Jan.2017 n now he left again, I was evicted from my apt of 20 yrs, my car got repo. cause i got laid off from work n he is not working, now i reside in a shelter.
    Instead of standing with me n going thru this process with me, he went back to the other woman. I truly believe in my lord faithfully. Please pray 4 me that this other person is removed from our lives. I love my husband . I take my n vows very seriously.

  8. Elaine
    October 12, 2017 at 1:03 pm — Reply

    Please pray for Dylan, Elaine and Sammy. Please pray Dylan finds his way back to God and then back to his family. Please pray Kayla will be blessed far far away from our family. Please pray God takes away all the hurt . Thank you

  9. Peggy
    October 10, 2017 at 3:57 am — Reply

    Please stand in agreement with me that my husband,Jeff, return to Father and to his covenent relationship with me, his wife, Peggy . It is now going on 4 yrs. I am learning a lot about what I need to do better in my marriage as a wife, but I very much miss my husband and wait upon the Lord for my husband’s return. Thank you for your prayers- God bless you

  10. Dorothy
    October 9, 2017 at 5:11 pm — Reply

    Pray for my husband Jacob to come back home. He left me with children for another woman . this woman has been torturing me on phone, Facebook and whatsapp. I have been force to avoid using WhatsApp and Facebook. Our small baby is only one and half year old. The whole of this year he has not been at and he stopped supporting us. God bless you.

    • Peggy
      October 10, 2017 at 4:11 am — Reply

      I will pray for your situation. Im so sorry you are going through this and with children. I understand how painful this situation is and the financial struggle to maintain. The Lord is faithful to us and in all of His promises is “Yes” and “Amen”. Keep the faith that the Lord has this. God bless and keep you and your family

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