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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. Kandra Lightner
    January 28, 2019 at 7:57 pm — Reply

    Oh my goodness these comments make me feel better knowing I am not the first or last one experiencing marriage problems and a cheating spouse. Please pray for me you guys as my husband has been having affair since October 2017 when he first met the other woman. Fast forward to March 2018 she got pregnant. Fast forward to decmeber 2018 she delivered their baby. Fast forward to now present my husband is back and forth and back and forth between other woman house and our house. My husband and I have two kids together and we recently fell out over this past weekend. I acted out in flesh because of my hurt and pain and keyed his car and removed his tag. Next night he came and took the car we share (mine) and now me and our kids are without a vehicle. On top of all this I am unemployed and looking for work so I have no way to get to my interviews or get to grocery store or other places we may need to go. This thing has just gotten all out of control and I know in my heart the only way we are going to be restored is through God. I have to full let go completely 100% and surrender my husband and my marriage fully to God. I know that is the reason things have not improved and gotten better and why they are only getting worse because I am hindering God from moving on my behalf because I am not keeping full faith. God please forgive me and give me another chance I fully repent and know I played a part hugely in all this and I surrender. Amen!

    • Kim D.
      January 30, 2019 at 8:52 am — Reply

      I believe you are forgiven! I will pray for you! Keep focused on Him and He will see you through this. It’s tough I completely understand. Keep praying and don’t give up. Pray Ephesians 6:10-18 over your family everyday. This is not your battle but God’s in the heavenly realms. 2 Chronicles 15 & 17
      For comfort Isaiah 41:10 & 13.

  2. Samantha Baldiwn
    January 28, 2019 at 8:03 am — Reply

    Please pray for my husband, Larry. He left us earlier this month and filed for divorce. There is another woman involved and though I am not 100% sure, I do believe I know who she is. To make matters worse, we all work for the same employer.
    I have turned Larry and our marriage and entire situation over to God. I also need strength and discernment to know what to say & do.
    Thank you and God Bless!

  3. Danyell
    January 26, 2019 at 5:26 pm — Reply

    Prayers as my husband sent me a text saying he is in love with another woman and she is taking my place.they are on vacation posting pictures on Facebook he hasn’t called or Tex he has only been out the home for a month and has been when several women now this woman he claims as his future and his girlfriend Lord I pray a wedge between them don’t let the other woman find comfort or my husband find comfort in each other’s arms..Lord convict the heart and mind of my husband and may he run from his adultery ways.he has donr this so many times before Lord I’m hurt I’m abandoned …Lord bring justice so that he may know and feel this is wrong what he’s doing in Jesus name I pray amen

  4. Maria
    January 25, 2019 at 6:41 pm — Reply

    I been battling the enemy for my husband soul as well as outsiders influences Kadt 3 years my husband deserted us his nature, character, beliefs, personalities, and ideals completely changed, he always battled a online affairs problem but was always took blam and fought to be able to come back even shown My the movie Fireproof which we both vowed we do not believe in divorce at all, but certain factors proven this change in him is caused by supernatural actions from outsiders from a immoral destructive action on people he socializes his change happened in one weeks time not long period as most marriages do. I stay fighting but certain factors I fight from afar and Hid has been showing my husband who claims single for last three years we are legally separated and Hod worked on everything in my favor that prayed for except my husband return and his still adulterous ways and indifference towards me as if nothing means nothing I know my husband are soul mates it written signs from God because he and I prayed for each other before we met then when we did many factors proved. Now Hispanic I am called Maria= Mary in English, my husband is Emmanuel know as one of many references to Jesus, and then his middle name is Joseph who married Mary= Sign God’s signs he the one and I for each other we prayed. I also know that my mother in law entertains the Jezebel spirit she also got married husband to pray break soul ties prayer to break our marriage soul tie immediately after he deserted the kids and I after his changed he has said and done so much that is not like the guy he always was that’s out of his nature I know there are several influences that making my husband believe he right and I am no good and I am not the one He supposed to be with or other things. This is a man who fought his way back after online cheating and took blame for his wrongs now he doesn’t take no fault and everything is my fault including things Hodd made in my favor to teach my husband the end is of no good I have prayed the hedge of thorns yet my husband still online trying to hook up with outside women and activities against me and our marriage I will not give up to fight knowing it was stolen not natural of what is happening. Several people against our marriage are into witchcraft and continues to throw stuff when I seem to make minimum progress it goes back to worsen yet still delaying the process to keep us still married which I prayed for giving Hid I know more time. Just need a Godly covenant to fight the multiple ungodly convenants that broke us apart and change my husband completely in ways he never would be on his own free will. 11 years married this coming this March thank To God please help me pray and help me win this battle to save my marriage. There more details but main points that is my husband and I are meant to be true soul mates.

    • Kim D.
      January 30, 2019 at 8:57 am — Reply

      I can relate to your pain. Keep praying. Give it to God. He’s the only one that can fight this battle against the enemy! Don’t give up.

  5. Ginny Wallace-Cantrell
    January 23, 2019 at 3:19 pm — Reply

    My husband has been seeing another woman, and claimed to be in love with her. He recently decided told me that they “broke up” but everything is just as it was. He goes to see her, they stay up all night on the phone, and I am pretty sure she may still be coming over to my house when I am not there. Please pray for my husband and his “girlfriend” and for their affair to end. She is also married and her husband doesn’t know what she is doing, as far as I know. I can’t live like this anymore and I want to fix my marriage. Please pray for our reconciliation and for his affair to end. Thank you so much!!!

  6. Evalin
    January 22, 2019 at 8:49 pm — Reply

    Pray for Rudy to be faithful to me and lose interest in every other woman or girl outside of our covenant.

  7. Elizabeth
    January 19, 2019 at 9:41 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my husband and our marriage. I came home from work and he had packed all of his belongings and filed for divorce. He says he still loves me but is confused of which to choose. Praying for him to turn from his sin and turn to God and to restore our marriage

  8. Cynthia
    January 19, 2019 at 1:19 pm — Reply

    Pray for my husband who now has been in a sinful relationship with a woman who proclaims to all that she is a Christian. He is unsaved and does not know the bible, and listens to her for instructions on the bible. I am at my wits end for this woman to go away or me to move on.

  9. ida Brown
    January 12, 2019 at 1:29 pm — Reply

    pray for unfaithful spouse

    so much is going on now I just cannot type it all.
    i need a miracle

  10. Cormiere
    January 12, 2019 at 11:10 am — Reply

    My husband has strayed (big time) and is currently living with his girlfriend. She is not good for him (of course), but she is not a good person and dangerous. I honestly believe that my husband wants to do the right thing, but the soul ties that he has created with this woman are strong and he is not releasing or cutting them. I’m tired, I have been In prayer for him and her for conviction and salvation. I’ve been in prayer for our marriage to be restored. In my head, I’m past ready to move on, but my heart is still with the husband before the infidelity and with this marriage. If God would release my heart, I would move on in a heartbeat because of the huge amount of disrespect, but I do want my 16 year marriage. I believe God’s will is for marriages to last, I don’t want satan to have mine, but I’m just really, really tired of fighting and it seems as though I lose all of the battles. My husband is not a bad man, but he has done some very bad things to our family, our marriage, our daughter and to me. This open affair has hurt everyone and that devil is hanging on. HELP!

  11. Jackie Garrick
    January 10, 2019 at 8:00 am — Reply

    Please pray for Toby and Jackie Garrick. I believe my husband, Toby, has been having an affair with a witch who has been using sex, min control, trances, spells, etc. on him. I feel helpless and suspect that they have secret meetups in our apartment after I leave for work, on the work grounds of his job and while he’s out and about around our city. My husband doesn’t know about spiritual warfare and I don’t think he believes witchcraft exists. He also seems to dismiss / underestimate the presence and power of the enemy. I feel exhausted because, I feel like I’m fighting alone while my husband is blindly helping the enemy against us. I feel hurt that this witch / strange woman has been saying and doing things to try to harden his mind and heart against me. I sensed that he’s tried to leave her alone several times but, it feels like she kept coming back harder each time.

    • Kim D.
      January 11, 2019 at 6:51 pm — Reply

      Don’t give up…. keep praying! I’ve been in a very similar situation for nearly 6 months with my husband and a woman who worked for us. Something very strange about her too. Pray and pray scripture. Don’t let the enemy win.

  12. KIm D.
    January 9, 2019 at 8:38 am — Reply

    I believe I responded to this post back somewhere between July and September of 2018. I am still praying this over my husband. I saw him a couple of days ago and he looked terrible! It breaks my heart to see him this way but I believe the Holy Spirit is working in him. I’m not giving up on my marriage. I will not let the enemy win. Keep strong in the Lord people and let us continue to fight for our marriages! God is good!

  13. Ann
    January 8, 2019 at 1:26 am — Reply

    Please Pray For My Husband He Has Turned Away From JESUS!! He Had An Affair.The Woman He Slept With Claims He is The Father Of Her Twins.My Husband Refuses To Get A D.N.A.Our Children Have Asked Him To Get Tested.He Makes Excuses Because,He Is Afraid To Find Out.The Truth But In The Meantime,He Is Involved with The Twins.We Are Still Married And Trying To Heal Our Marriage. I Am Praying For These Soul-Ties To Be Broken Off Of Him.I Am Also Praying For The Hedge Of Thorns.To Remove This Woman And For The Truth To Be Revealed. Only JESUS CHRIST!!Can Reveal The Truth.I Can’t Believe That He Won’t Do The Right Thing For The Children And I. We Are His Family And Noone But JESUS!!Should Come First!! My PRAYER Is For Him To See The Truth With His Spiritual Eyes.I Am Praying For The Veil To Be Be Removed.I Am Praying For His Return Back To JESUS!! In JESUS NAME…Amen

  14. Kimberleigh Wallace
    January 7, 2019 at 4:42 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my husband, Christopher “Ray”, and for our marriage. He told me in October that he felt he needed to move out of our home and “be single” for a while as he decided whether or not he wanted to continue to be married. It has become apparent since then that he has a *special friend* who is clouding his thinking and sowing confusion. Despite the normal ups and downs of life, I love my husband and took the vows we made to heart. I truly believed he did as well. I still believe that we can find our way back to one another.

  15. Jimmy
    January 7, 2019 at 3:19 pm — Reply

    Please pray for my wife. She asked me to leave our home back on December 1st because of a disagreement that we had over our financial situations. Less than a week later oh, she has begun to have an affair with an ex-boyfriend from before we met. It’s not a suspicious situation, there are confirmed facts that she has in fact defiled our marital bed. Please pray with me for a hedge of thorns to surround her and block her path from these Temptations. And pray for hedge of thorns to stand in his way for making continued advances toward my bride. I love my wife unconditionally and I’m willing to seek God’s forgiveness for her and these transgressions.

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