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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. C Singh
    December 4, 2018 at 7:53 pm — Reply

    Please pray for a hedge of thorns around my husband 🙏🙏🙏

  2. Momm
    December 4, 2018 at 11:37 am — Reply

    Please pray for a hedge of thorns around my husband
    Please also put a hedge of thorns around our sons so that they stay pure
    Please put a hedge around our sons so that they do not practise Gay relationships
    Please make my family as one abd put up.hedge around us

  3. Allison
    December 3, 2018 at 3:15 am — Reply

    Please pray for Allison and Andrew and our daughter, Sadi. For our covenant marriage and family restoration in Jesus name. Amen.

  4. Audrey moncrieffe
    December 1, 2018 at 6:42 am — Reply

    Please pray for my husband MAURICE who walked out on our marriage and our daughter to go live in adultery with another woman. Please pray for restoration of our marriage and that he will find his way back to God and back home.

  5. Editha Wrzesinski
    November 30, 2018 at 11:47 am — Reply

    Please pray for my husband John that God will touch his heart and make him come to our Almighty God with repentant heart and for complete restoration, healing, forgiveness, faithfulness , humility, love , peace and joy for our marriage, home our family. My husband is blind under the lust and immoral acts, greed and misleading friends and family members. I believe God will not permeat based on Matthew 19:6 and 2 Peter 3:9. Thank you so much for your ministry for helping us pray for our spouses and family.

  6. Jeremiah
    November 29, 2018 at 11:27 pm — Reply

    Plz pray that my wife Amber & I will turn from our sin and return to God so He can restore our Awesome marriage! Amen!

  7. MB
    November 27, 2018 at 6:04 am — Reply

    Please pray with me for a hedge of thorns around my husband. We have been married for 27 years and have three children. My heart is broken for our family but more for his broken relationship with Jesus Christ.

  8. DandK
    November 24, 2018 at 6:50 pm — Reply

    Please pray for Doug and Kerri

  9. Tyler
    November 22, 2018 at 8:43 am — Reply

    Please Pray for my wife Dedra. She has fallen into an adulterous relationship and has filled for divorce. She is seeking the pleasures of this world that will only destroy and leave her abandon and filled with shame. I thank God for Dedra on this thanksgiving day and I pray that she will return to her Heavenly Father in obedience to His Word and then to our marriage covenant with each other. She is worthy. She is made worthy by our Savior and Lord. She is worthy of the love God has put in my heart for her.

  10. tami
    November 22, 2018 at 4:52 am — Reply

    my husband of twenty years needs this prayer i have no idea were he is or what he doing i just know he not home were he belong he been stay away from me saying i am toxic we been married twenty years he been deny sex so sure if he be unfaithful or what ask god to intervene and bring him

  11. Angie
    November 19, 2018 at 6:42 pm — Reply

    My husband needs the hedge of thorns protection prayer. He has cheated more than once. I was told he has a addition to pot and needs devilerance and is still looking for another life with other girls and has a lust he can’t satisfy. I am totally lost at what to do

  12. Kim Riehle
    November 16, 2018 at 3:11 pm — Reply

    My husband is having an affair and wants a divorce. I love him and want him to realize how much he belongs with me and my daughter. May he realize that our love of 21 years is right. Please pray with me that he returns home.

    • Kim D.
      November 20, 2018 at 9:17 am — Reply

      My name is Kim too and I’m going through the same situation since July. I feel your pain. I will pray for your marriage too. I will not give up on my husband. I came across an interesting article last night called “Ministering to a hardened heart” by Kimberly Taylor. I found it very informative for my situation (maybe yours too). Keep praying and get others to pray with you.

  13. Allison
    November 14, 2018 at 1:54 pm — Reply

    Please pray my marriage will be restored.
    God Bless.

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