Powerful and True Prayers for a Cheating Husband (9 Things to Pray For)

Last updated on July 4, 2022 by April Maccario

If your husband is unfaithful, often the best thing you can do is pray on his behalf. You can ask God to strengthen your husband to come home and want to be with you and your family

There is no guarantee that this will happen, but if you trust God, He will do what’s best for you and your family. We don’t always understand the way God works, but we must trust Him.

I’m sure you are going through a difficult time right now, and the words may not easily come out for you. In this article, we will go over how to pray for your husband. 

When I pray for my husband, I find that God is able to restore our marriage in the way that He feels is best. He uplifts me as a wife to build my husband up and be his cheerleader in life. 

Since we are unable to control the actions of another person, we must rely on God to do what’s best in our marriages. I challenge you to speak from the heart as you say your prayer for your husband and your marriage.

What to Say in a Prayer for Your Husband

1. Pray for God to enter his heart, soul, and mind

This is probably the most important thing you can pray for. Ask God to please help enter the heart of your husband, restoring his faith by guiding him in everything he does in his life - every single day. If your husband could get the Lord back in his heart, soul, and mind, he will see the sin in his life, and he’ll repent that sin, asking God for forgiveness.

God will answer the prayer of your husband and the prayers you are sending up in heaven, giving your husband complete forgiveness. You should ask the Lord for the strength you need to forgive your husband just like He forgave him. These verses may help you with this part of your prayer:

Joshua 1:9 explains that we should be strong and brave, not afraid because the Lord is with us wherever we go. Philippians 4:5 says we should not worry. Instead, we should pray about everything with thankful hearts. We just need to offer prayers and requests to God in times of need (or any time)!

2. Pray that God will remind him of your marriage vows

It’s critical that your husband come back to you and want to be in the marriage. Your prayers can lift him up to the Lord, as you ask Him to remind your spouse of your marriage vows and the husband’s requirements as the head of the household.

Ephesians 5:31 explains that when a man leaves his parents, he becomes a husband - one person with his wife. This means that the two beings become one, so that is the husband’s role in his life - to be the other half. That is what he agreed to do when the two of you got married. Pray that the Lord reminds him of this on a daily basis. 

3. Pray that he will be a Godly husband again

As mentioned in the last point, a man has a dutyto fulfill as a husband. Your prayer should be that he remembers what God wishes for him to do, and your marriage is restored in the way it was in the beginning. 

1 Peter 3:7 tells husbands to be thoughtful of their wives and to treat them with honor. Being unfaithful is not honorable, so pray that your spouse learns this and chooses to stop his behavior, becoming once again the man you married. 

4. Pray that he will have the strength to end the affair

pray that he will have the strength to end the affair

It’s very hard to restore one’s marriage if the spouse is still having an affair. Unfortunately, we cannot control the behavior of others. Ask the Lord to please help him to gain the strength to end the affair or affairs and return to you. In your prayers, ask God to strengthen your husband’s resolve to quit cheating on you. 

In 1 Corinthians 10:13, it says that no temptation will overtake you that is uncommon to man. This is because the Lord is faithful, and He won’t let you be tempted beyond what you can handle. With temptation, He’ll give you a way out, so you can endure it. 

This can apply to both you and your spouse. For your husband, this scripture shows that he won’t be tempted beyond his ability. For you, you will know that your husband can get out of this affair; it’s not an impossible thing for him to do. 

5. Pray that he will have the desire to work on your marriage

Ideally, this will mean that your spouse will go to counseling with you and want to stay married to you. Pray for God to put this desire in his heart with everything he encounters; the prayer is that your spouse will want to make his married life prevail. 

One verse that you may find comforting is Proverbs 18:22, which says that finding a wife is a good thing, a pleasing thing to the Lord. Pray that the Lord puts this verse on the heart of your spouse as he goes about his day. Knowing this verse, your spouse will be pleased that he has such a wonderful wife and will want to please the Lord.

6. Pray for the wisdom to know the right things to say or do

While this is going on in your life, you may be struggling with knowing the right thing to say or do with your spouse. You may be engulfed in anger or feel some hatred for what he’d done. If so, you need to ask God to comfort your soul and calm your spirit. Pray for forgiveness and softness in your actions as a wife. 

James 1:5 says if you lack wisdom, all you have to do is ask the Lord, and He will tell you what to do. So, lift yourself up in prayer, asking the Lord what it is you are supposed to be doing right now.

7. Pray for the scriptures to touch the heart of your husband.

The word is the way and life of the Lord. With it, you can conquer anything. Pray that your spouse reaches out for the Bible for the answers he seeks. 

Psalms 119:105 says the word is the light to our path. All we have to do is follow it. If your prayers include requests that your spouse follows the word, He will find the answers the Lord hopes for him to find.

8. Ask God to give him the desire to return to church. 

ask God to give him the desire to return to church

Being around fellow Christians may be just what your spouse needs to come back to you and your family. He may just need to see the actions of other Godly men - to see what they say, how they behave, and why they do the things they do. 

1 Thessalonians 5:11 says that we should encourage each other, building one another up. This means that through a fellowship at church, we can find hope, strength, and encouragement to know what the right actions are that we should be doing. 

9. Ask God to give you the strength to get through this difficult time.

Don’t forget about yourself. You need prayers and strength to get through this tough period. You can’t give up on life and your spouse when the Lord is on your side. Make sure you pray for yourself, that you can have Jesus enter your heart, filling you up with love and compassion as you struggle with a cheating spouse

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As you pray for yourself, read 1 Chronicles 16:11, which says we are to constantly seek the Lord and strength in everything that we do. Also, Deuteronomy 31:6 explains that we should be strong and courageous, having no fear, because the Lord will not leave or forsake us in anything that we do. We just have to seek Him, and He’s there!


What should I say to my cheating husband?

The main thing you should ask for in your prayers is that God will do the best thing for you and your husband. You may not understand what He decides as the best course of action, but it’s God’s will, not ours. We do not control the universe; He does.

How do I cover my husband in prayer?

Lift your husband up in prayer, asking the Lord to please enter his heart, soul, and mind in everything that he does every single day. You can say this prayer over and over again, asking God to bless your marriage and guide you in the right direction.

How do you deal with a cheating husband in the Bible?

The Bible views infidelity as a sin; it is wrong and will be punished. However, Jesus died for the forgiveness of our sins, which means your husband can be forgiven for what he’s done. He just needs to come to God and ask for forgiveness and eternal life.

How do I pray for my marriage?

The best way one can say a prayer for her marriage is to speak from the heart. Ask God to help you find the right words to say. Explain that you do not know how to get your husband to return home, but you’re asking God to guide him there.

How should a cheating husband behave?

One would hope that an unfaithful husband would leave his mistress and return home. Also, you would hope he would want to restore your marriage and that both of you would be there for one another. A Godly husband would pray for forgiveness for his sins.

To Sum Things Up…

Are you and your husband working with one another to get your marriage back in shape? Has God been a part of this journey? Have you been praying for God to please help you in your marriage? Please leave a comment about your experience below! Also, please share this post!

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April Maccario
I'm a huge nerd when it comes to understanding how relationships between men and women work, and what drives a certain behavior. I spend much of my time getting into the nitty-gritty and try to share my findings on this site with the hope of making life a little easier for women that are struggling in their relationships or love life.

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