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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. Adeline
    December 7, 2017 at 10:45 am — Reply

    Please pray for my marriage. My husband Mackenley and I have been married for 5 years and together for 13 years. He has allowed some Jezebel to get between us. He no longer cares about me and the children that we have together. He has abandoned me and the children. Please help me in prayers to bring him back home in the name of Jesus.

  2. S
    December 6, 2017 at 8:32 am — Reply

    Prayers for my family and especially our children. My husband walked out and has been caught in multiple affairs- he blames me. He has not helped with any bills and in fact has bought another sports car leaving his car payments to over 80k. I am broken as our children are.

  3. Sheila
    December 4, 2017 at 4:15 pm — Reply

    Please for my husband who is having an affair with another woman as old as his 2nd eldest daughter for 7 yrs His not listening have spoken to him several times he tells lie after lie he is spending money on this woman he bought her a car furniture rents a house for her gives her money pays all her bills clothes her& her children He is fighting with my children his not talking to them he even chased the one out of her home he just refuses to acknowledge his wrong & sin his sexually active with this other woman please pray the hedge of thorns around him we need peace joy & happiness in our lives & reconciliation of our marriage & family

  4. Rada
    November 30, 2017 at 11:36 pm — Reply

    I’m so saddened by all these prayers and the pain you have all suffered. I too am in the same situation. 21 years of marriage and my husband wants to go and be with another woman he has been on and off with for over 2 years. He is fully intending to go live with her.
    When I found out last year I was broken hearted but when he turned and said he wants us his family and loves me his wife I took him back immediately and forgave all. He has since admitted to many more affairs, and has lied and betrayed me over and over. He tells me that if he stays he will die/ comit suicide. He tells me he loves me like a sister yet in the next breath I’m his one and only forever.
    We have three beautiful girls who are saddened and suffering but the other woman fills his head with “they will be fine”. She has destroyed her own marriage and hurt a loving husband.
    I find it the saddest thing that he believes in God still according to him but has turned God into an image he wants. A God who loves and wants his children happy even if it’s sinful . He keeps saying that he is compelled to go to her even though it’s wrong. So he leaves us each Friday and plays happy families with her and her son while we are left alone.
    So for my husband and all other spouses who are committing adulatory I join my prayer with yours
    Dear God,
    Father almighty,
    Do not let Satan win this war,
    Do not let the covenant blessed by you on the day of our marriage be destroyed.
    Put thorns, large and thick between our spouses and their lovers so that they may never find each other.
    Clear the way for them to find You first and through you to return to their rightful spouses and families.
    This I pray in the Holy name of Hesus Christ our a lord and Saviour

  5. John Anthony Boyce
    November 30, 2017 at 8:20 pm — Reply

    Pray fir my wife rosie to receive a hedge of thorns all around her and to cease all employment and so ial outings of any kind and all contact with males outside our close family and remove all ungodly female friends .pray for her to become loyal and homeloving seeking only her husband John and son Reuben for company and fellowship living a peaxeful holy life with Father God the Lord Jesus Christ and his Holy Spirit as her source and nothing of the world.amen

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