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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. Sylvia
    December 1, 2019 at 1:38 pm — Reply

    Please pray with me that all soul ties be broken off of my husband (I’ve prayed for myself also) and that he no longer open himself to sinful flirtatious and/or sexual interactions with others. I pray a hedge of thorns around him and a hedge of protection around us both. I pray that God will heal us both, make us whole and restore our marriage by the blood of Jesus Christ, in the name of Jesus’ Christ. Amen.

  2. Eric
    November 30, 2019 at 3:36 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my unfaithful wife Iquana. She has moved out and left me. She has started a relationship with another man and is partying all the time. She lies to me and refuses to be honest. I still love my wife, and I pray for restoration of our marriage.

  3. Elliott Tammaro
    November 26, 2019 at 6:32 am — Reply

    Please pray for my wife, Rebecca. She is in love with another man. She has refused to speak to me about anything other than children for nearly three years.

  4. Tiffany
    November 25, 2019 at 8:13 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my husband. After having an affair 2.5 years ago we reconciled and things were going well. He left again about ou but 5 months ago and is back home again but still has contact with her! He is a believer and has strayed from God. Please pray for contact to stop and for a repentant heart! Give me strength for the process @ thank you!

  5. MJ Martin
    November 20, 2019 at 3:23 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my marriage. My husband & I have been married for 16 years (together 27) and he has been having an 2-3 year affair with a high school classmate. He has been caught in the car with her, talking on a private/separate cell phone with her, emailing/texting her. He has left home several days/months at a time to stay with her, then he begs to come back home…only to repeat doing the same things all over again. He has stated he loves her & feels she “is the one he should have married.” He left home this week & has been gone for 3 days, with no contact.

  6. Merle
    November 13, 2019 at 1:01 pm — Reply

    please pray for healing and restoration of my marriage. my husband is moving with another women.

  7. CT
    November 13, 2019 at 10:18 am — Reply

    My spouse has been wayward for 3 months and came home for one week. Please pray for restoration and reconciliation and salvation!

  8. Desiree Sager
    November 5, 2019 at 7:55 am — Reply

    please pray for the healing and restoration of my marriage, I have not seen or talked to my husband for 2 months, that makes me so sad

    • Pamela
      November 15, 2019 at 1:29 pm — Reply

      Please pray for me my husband of 22 years is having affairs with many girls,l dont know what is wrong with him

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