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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. Michael Warneke
    October 15, 2019 at 3:02 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my son Tyler and his wife Mercedes. Mercedes has been unfaithful to him for about 2 years and she has not repented of her sin. They have been married over 8 years and have 2 beautiful children Brycen and Breilyn. Thank you so much for praying for them.

  2. Wisdom
    October 9, 2019 at 9:04 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my wife as for the past 6 months she has changed to go out a lot with other men for beer and sex and has lost focus on her kids as well as myself. She lies mostly about her movements and leaves at night to meet her unlawful partners. She was asking for a divorce a few months ago and even threatened to take me to court for a protection order.

    We need to be reconciled and fulfill our children’s wishes that we be a full family again. Also pray that my family members be able to forgive her since they are now aware of her adulterous affairs and ungodly addiction to social media.

    • Tami
      October 12, 2019 at 12:47 pm — Reply

      I pray that God will lead her out of darkness because this is not the way to go for it is against God’s will..keep praying for her remember nothing to hard for God ask the holy spirit to intervene and fight for you to give her a spirit of conviction…I’m going through the same thing my husband had abandoned me is living with another woman but glory to God we have a weopon against the enemy that’s causing adultrey and that’s Jesus and prayer

  3. Eden
    October 8, 2019 at 4:37 pm — Reply

    Please help me pray for my husband. A month ago, I received reports about his infidelity (4 or 5months affair). When I confronted him, he admitted of the affair. But until now, he still continues to deny some details (living together in an apartment). To me he is not remorseful. He does not understand the pain I’m going through right now and tells me that he will notnreturn to me because of the anger I feel for him. He said he has cut off his connection with the woman, but he cannot show me any proof. His work involves travels most of the time. So I still suspect that they are still seeing each other… We have 3 children. He wants to come back but he treats me badly that makes it more painful. He does not take responsibility for the pain I am feeling. I fear that taking him back will just make my life more miserable.

  4. Patrick
    October 8, 2019 at 9:59 am — Reply

    My wife and I are divorcing. She is very stubborn and strong willed. She I believe is living in adultery and unrepentant State. I believe that God will return her to me as I have thrown out the fleece as gidion did and received his message as Yes she will return.

  5. Darin
    October 8, 2019 at 6:06 am — Reply

    Please pray that my unfaithful wife Kimberly be changed back to a heart of repentance; that she may be awakened by God through dreams/visions that Gary has led her through demonic spirits to a path of destruction. May God provide us patience while he makes this happen as in Hosea in Jesus name. My children Boni, Ella, Lillian and William suffer bondage due to her sin. I bind Satan and loose their bondage per Gods word in Jesus name!

  6. Veroncia
    October 7, 2019 at 8:27 pm — Reply

    Please pray fir restoration of my marriage to Jesse

  7. LAS
    October 4, 2019 at 8:58 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my daughter and her addiction and the affair that her and her husband both are having. They need to reconcile as they have a little boy who loves them both very much.

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