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Hedge of Thorns Prayer for the Unfaithful Spouse

Jul 7, 2016

Hedge of Thorns Prayer for the Unfaithful Spouse

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




Missionaries Of Prayer is a Christian Prayer Ministry that helps people develop a relationship with Jesus Christ. We focus on encouraging people to pray so that their relationship with God grows stronger. We love God, we love all people and we love God's creation.
  1. Abbi
    Please pray for my marriage! My husband is having an emotional affair and sees no wrong as they are “just friends”. Lord bring him to you and back to our marriage 100%.
  2. Josh
    Please pray for my wife Kaytlyn and I. I am praying a hedge of thorns around her. After 9 years of blessed marriage with two beautiful children, she is now considering divorce. Yesterday she asked me for a peaceful separation. Although I can see better now some of the factors that led up to this, I still don’t see anything remotely close to warrant divorce or separation. Marriage counseling begins next Thursday or sooner if I can help it. Rather than over-engineer my speculation on the issue, I am trusting in God to restore our marriage. Pray also for me to be still and exalt God (Ps 46:10) regardless of the outcome. He is faithful and I trust in Him no matter what happens.
    • MOP
      I am glad to know that you are going to counseling. Praying for a full restoration. HUMILITY. This is what I hear the Lord saying. Humble yourself and you will win this. Praise God!
      • Josh
        Thank you for this good Word.
  3. Dayna
    Please pray for my husband to break a soul tie with his ungodly friend who actually introduced him to a woman & they committed adultery together on double dates. Thankfully, my husband left her and has been faithful for two years. He refuses to “break up” with this friend. The friend has cheated on two wives multiple times, & is in a relationship with his last affair. I don’t blame him for my husband’s sin, but I know that his influence is wrong. Please pray for us!
  4. Janet
    Please pray for my marriage my husband is having an affair I want prayer for God to restore my marriage and family
  5. Shavone Brown
    Please pray for my husband salvation healing and also for God to heal and restore my marriage and family. My husband name is Marcel and my daughter Zanobia and Zamaria to return home. Thank you .
  6. Shavone Brown
    Please pray for my husband and my children to return back to the Lord and God to heal and restore my marriage.
  7. Laureen Leon
    please pray that my husband will come to the senses the adultery is not pleasing to God, that he can back home and repair our marriage and i pray this mistress find someone single where she can start her family
  8. Anne
    Please pray for reconciliation and restoration of our marriage. Pray for my husband to come home to us. It has been 6months since he left us. He has been unfaithful to us with this strange woman. Pray as well for this strange woman to stop looking for my husband. Please pray for my husband’s change of heart, mind and soul. Please help me pray. Thank you and God bless you.
  9. ida
    PRAYER FOR THE my PRODIGAL DAUGHTER to leave that man along and come to Jesus
    • Crystal
      Prayers for me to stand with strength as Abraham. Prayers for a restoration in my husbands soul, our marriage, and our family. For him to want to love and be with his wife and kids. He is living with another and left our family, God, and communication. For God to bless and rebuild our marriage and what God has joined together. Prayers for a miracle turnaround and to bring my husband home from the land of the enemy. For my kids hearts and mine to love and pray continually. TY. In Gods glory.
      • CJ
        Please pray for healing and reconciliation of our marriage. My husband is bipolar 2 and recently stopped talking his medication. He has begun to spiral back to old habits of alcohol and financial abuse. I am trying to get him to start his medication again and quit alcohol. Because he stopped the medication his symptoms are more severe. I pray constantly that he will see the danger he is putting himself in but it's difficult. He doesn't always think there is a problem. I pray for patience and for God to show me His will.
  10. ida
    please pray that the women that are cheating with my husband on me, be exposed, our marriage restored. Also my son marriage.
  11. Kyle
    Please pray for the reconciliation and restoration of our marriage.
  12. Tammy
    Please pray for marriage restoration that my husband will come home and not file for divorce and IF there are other women involved that God will intervene in their interactions.
  13. Evelyn
    I would like you to prayer the Hedge of Thorns Prayer for my husband Shelly. He is involved with a jezebel ow who knows he is married. Break all soul ties he has with this ow (Melody). Send her a single man to take her heart, mind and soul away from my husband. Soften Shelly's heart and turn him back to me, his wife Evelyn. Remove the scales from his eyes. Send him a male mentor of God that will talk to him, mentor him as to the true meaning of a covenant marriage. Block all family and friends that are supporting his bad behavior or turning a blind eye. Block ALL strange woman from him Lord Jesus, bring us closer to you, restore our marriage. Amen
  14. Lesa Williams
    Please pray for my daughter because she is involved with a married man and refuses to leave this man alone. Also pray for my husband because he's on Facebook and in contact with different women on social media and only God knows what else he's on and it does make me feel uneasy and depressed.
  15. Stephen
    Please pray that the man living with my wife would be exposed for what he really is and that he would leave her and our marriage would be restored. Thank you.

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