6 Powerful Verses to Pray over Your Relationships

Prayer changes things, especially when it comes to relationships! Pray these powerful verses over your relationships for lasting impact from a God who cares!

Relationships. They fill our hearts full, provide support and camaraderie, and give us all manner of things to help carry us through life’s difficulties. But when there are misunderstandings within our relationships, we may find ourselves feeling at a loss for what to do. I think most of us could say that relationships can be the best and the worst, a stress reliever on many occasions, but sadly, during misunderstandings, they can create much inner turmoil.

As women who love Jesus, we should be compelled to love others like He does, but that doesn’t often come easily, and this calls for a lot of prayer. Even the easy relationships should have our payer attention because we have an enemy that wants to tear us apart.

Prayer can heal our relationships and give us direction when we feel at a loss about how to continue. It can help us understand a situation and keep us going when we don’t. Through prayer, God will hold us close when we are hurting, and He’ll not turn us away. Prayer undoes things inside of us so we can move forward in spite of misunderstandings. In prayer, Jesus walks before us, behind us, and right alongside us, all at the same time. God is working in our relationships in ways we can’t see. He is working in especially powerful ways when we pray.

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One of the most powerful ways we can pray is to repeat Scriptures. My challenge to you (and me) this week is that we would spend time praying consistently over our relationships. Below are some suggestions about how to begin praying over your relationships. Each topic includes a Bible verse so that you can pray God’s words right back to Him.

Prayer changes things, especially when it comes to relationships! Pray these powerful verses over your relationships for lasting impact, healing, and renewal from a God who cares!

• Pray that God will deepen your relationships.

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Peter 4:8, NLT)

• Pray that God will help you love well.

Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. (Ephesians 4:2-3, NLT)

• Pray that God will give you wisdom and help you think clearly about your relationships. Ask Him to reveal to you any thoughts or perspectives within yourself that might need to change. We can’t change another person, but with God’s help, we can change ourselves.

Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts. Prayer changes things, especially when it comes to relationships! Pray these powerful verses over your relationships for lasting impact, healing, and renewal from a God who cares!(Psalm 90:12, HCSB)

• Pray that God will help you communicate with compassion in your relationships. This is the key that opens the door to understanding in all situations.

A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1, NKJV)

• In your broken relationships, pray for healing. This may or may not involve rekindling a relationship because sometimes parting is best, but God can heal and bring forgiveness in each of you either way.

Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you. (Ephesians 4:32, NASB)

• Pray that God will help you be faithful to your friendship during times of misunderstanding and adversity.

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. (Colossians 3:12-14, NASB)

Remember, prayer changes things! Prayer changes us from the inside out and invites God to work in our lives and the lives of those around us. Cover your relationships with prayer this week, and you can rest assured that Jesus goes before you. He is not only working in your heart, but He is preparing the heart of your friend in regards to what needs to happen for your relationship to deepen or be healed. Be watchful for the little things. Big changes happen one small step at a time!

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*You’ll find the verses above in a Scripture card version and as an infographic inside our Resource Library. You can download this printable and put in in your prayer notebook, or you could cut them cards out and carry them with you as you go about your day. Taking these verses with you is a creative way to practice praying continually. Subscribe to the Resource Library in the sidebar to get access to all our free prayer helps. You can also subscribe HERE.

Focus Verses
You’ll find each of the verses above linked to their appropriate page over at Bible Hub where you can find many free resources for further study. Just click on the verse reference!

Let’s Talk
What Bible verses help you in dealing with difficult relationships? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!

Let’s Pray
Heavenly Father, we come before You now asking you to help us be faithful to prayer for our relationships. You have not created us to live life alone. We ask for deepening relationships, and in our difficult relationships, we ask for healing. Help us to wait patiently while You work. Give us a heart of wisdom. Help us to look inside to see where we may need to change so that our relationships can be better. In Jesus name, Amen.

Next Week
Come back next week to meet my friend, Jill McCormick. She does such a fantastic job breaking down relationship issues. I can’t wait to share her insights with you!

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Prayer changes things, especially when it comes to relationships! Pray these powerful verses over your relationships for lasting impact, healing, and renewal from a God who cares!

20 thoughts on “6 Powerful Verses to Pray over Your Relationships

  1. I’m so glad to have found this post. There’s currently a misunderstanding between my son and daughter in law and me. My heart is broken over how they’re treating me. They’ve pretty much cut me out of their lives. I need divine intervention.

    1. Christine, I’m so sorry. Relationships can be so hard. Praying you’ll find peace and comfort. God is into redeeming relationships and we can hold on to that. He is working while we wait!

  2. Thank you Leslie for this post because I believe it has saved my relationship.

    I’m at a difficult and fragile place in my relationship and often when I pray about it, words fail me. But these scriptures have pointed me in the right direction; showing me where to work on myself and helping steer the relationship in the right direction.

    I’m grateful for these verses of scripture because there is truly nothing like the Word of God and I now have the verse that I can use to pray my relationship back to life. Thank you.

    1. Andie, I’m glad you found encouragement in these verses. God’s Word never fails to steer us in the right direction. I really appreciate your comments and what you have shared here. Blessings to you!

    1. April, I’m so glad this encouraged you. Those verses helped me remember some very important things, too. As I’ve read and prayed them this week, I realize I have some work to do. And yes, He does have the answers. April, I always appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

  3. This was so timely for me. I currently have a relationship with a family member in desperate need of prayer. Though I pray for this person, I often neglect to pray for the relationship itself. Thank you for sharing this! Such a good reminder!

    1. Jillian, those verses are really good reminders for me, too and sometimes they make me say “ouch” because I struggle in lots of places with the things those verses bring out. Thanks for stopping by today! Blessings!

  4. Hi, Leslie! I think this may be my first time stopping by your blog. 🙂 What you shared here is important, especially in today’s culture of “everyone must agree with me.” We are so quick to unfriend people, or cut them out of our lives when conflict arises instead of being the loving women Christ calls us to be! Stopping by from Salt and Light, and I’ll be sharing this one around!
    Jen @ Being Confident of This

    1. Hi Jen! It’s so nice to have you stop by today. Yes, these verses really cut to the core, don’t they! They are a how-to guide for sure! Thanks so much for sharing! Blessings!

  5. Hi,
    For some reason, I have been unable to find the link to download the printables for the verses to pray over relationships. I have completed the signup and have been to the Resources Library. Where should I look?

    1. Hi Deborah, thanks for checking back on this. Those two resources are under “Scripture Sets” and “Infographics” and if you click through, they are at the bottom of those pages so be sure to scroll down. If you still can’t find them, be sure to email me at leslie@joureytoimperfect dot com and I’ll help you get to them! *I just went in the library and put some headers in there so that those main sections listed on the first page would be easier to find. Hope this helps!

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