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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. Tracey
    November 17, 2017 at 5:48 am — Reply

    Please pray for my husband, Jacky. He has been in and out of our family for a year now. He has said he loved us and not love us. He seems to be so confused and angry. Blaming me for everything. Claiming he doesnt want his family and doesnt love me. Recently he started an affair and wants a divorce. We are heartbroken. Please pray for our marriage. I am praying daily the hedge of thorns around him. Satan is definitely trying his hardest to destroy this marriage. The more i pray the more my husband is angry. Satan is angry, i know so he is pulling all strings on my husband…who isnt a believer. He has struggled with temptations with other women throughout our 9yrs of being together.
    We need prayers.
    Thank you. And i pray for all marriages that God will bless you all and bring storation and healing of broken hearts.

  2. Jen
    November 15, 2017 at 4:28 am — Reply

    Please pray for my husband Ludwig. We have been separated for 2 months and he has become involved with another woman who encourages him that reconciliation with his wife is ‘weak’ and is forcefully manipulating him into thinking he will be happy with her. She is an older, Christian woman as well, who is aware that he is still a married man. We are high-school sweethearts and have fought many odds to be together in the past and have seen God’s hand of favour in our marriage many times. However now, my husband has turned his back against God and has been severely deceived into thinking the world has better things to offer and that a Christian lifestyle will not bring him wealth, success or freedom. He even acknowledges that there is a voice in his head which will not allow him to feel love/ return home. I know God wants me to stand in the gap for my husband’s salvation regardless of the circumstances I face (including in-laws who are pro-separation), but pray for God to continue to strengthen my faith because I am only a new-Christian myself, but I am standing on God’s word which states “what God has joined together let no man separate”. Pray that God he will make things beautiful once again in His perfect timing and that regardless of my husband’s guilt, God will find a way for him to return to the wife of his youth and to his marital home.

  3. Candi
    November 14, 2017 at 8:55 am — Reply

    Please pray for my fiance BOBO . A hedge of thorns around him to keep Jackie, Mari and other females that I dont know about away from him. He has been in contact with these females and spending time with Jackie I just found out. I read his text messages. Pray for conviction over Bobo. That he also repel these women and that Bobo stops reaching out to them.

  4. Jennifer
    November 13, 2017 at 2:31 pm — Reply

    My husband’s name is Jonathan and while he has not committed physical adultery, he has emotionally been involved with another woman for the past month. He has admitted fault and apologized but does not know if he would like to continue to reach out to this woman. I am also praying for marriage restoration as he feels that we it can’t be fixed. He does not want to seek marriage counseling nor try to work on it. I am asking for prayer for his spirit, heart, mind as well as this other young lady as they both need prayer. Thank you!

  5. ASwift
    November 12, 2017 at 5:14 pm — Reply

    Please pray for a hedge of thorns to surround my fiancé josh. I miss him an dneed him home for our son and my two daughters. Pray that he will no longer seek another woman’s attention and will return home where he belongs. Pray that he no longer needs to have an ego boost and seek attention from other women. Pray that I have the strength to wait for the lord to bless me with this pray and the return of my love back home. Pray that I learn to change my wrongful ways with holding my tongue instead of lashing out in anger at him. Please pray for my children and the return of their father.

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