Prayer for My Husband’s Affection

This prayer is taken from “The Power of a Praying Wife”, page 72.

Lord, I pray for open physical affection between my husband and me. Enable each of us to lay aside self-consciousness or apathy and be effusive in our display of love. Help us to demonstrate how much we care for and value each other. Remind us throughout each day to affectionately touch one another in some way. Help us to not be cold, undemonstrative, uninterested, or remote. Enable us to be warm, tender, compassionate, loving, and adoring. Break through any hardheadedness on our part that refuses to change and grow. If one of us is less affectionate to the other’s detriment, bring us into balance.

Where any lack of affection has planted a negative view of marriage in our children, or taught them an incorrect way of relating to a marriage partner, help us to model the right way so that they can observe it. Show us how to openly confess our errors to them and demonstrate our commitment to live differently.

Change our habits of indifference or busyness. May we not so take each other for granted that we don’t make the effort to reach out and touch one another with affection. Help us not to weaken the marriage through neglect of this vital means of communication. I pray that we always “greet one another with a kiss of love” (1 Peter 5:14). I know that only the transforming power of the Holy Spirit can make changes that last. I trust You to transform us and make us the husband and wife You called us to be.

From The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian


  1. Penney,

    My husband and I have been doing long distance while I have been in graduate school. He has wished to separate and requested a divorce. I am finished in two weeks and we can finally be together! I ask for prayer that the Lord softens his heart to me, that he would accept me as his wife again. Please, I am desperate and have been praying every day, many times a day for months.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Devon, I am praying right now for your husband’s heart to be turned to you. That the Lord will put a sweet longing in his heart to have you back in his life and remind him of the way he used to feel about you and a desire for a new start.

    2. I pray in Jesus Name for your marriage restored reconciled forever in peace joy love as you also pray for mine we were seeing each other after separation then he just stopped the evil one is at work. In Jesus Name I Believe it is done for Us. Glory to God. Amen

      1. Mrs. Phyllis A, I agree with you in prayer that your marriage will be restored, and that the enemy’s works against you are defeated. You have all power over the enemy, so we declare that God’s will has to be done in your relationship with your husband. We call him back to his first love and to a willing heart to obey God and to keep his covenant with his wife.
        In Jesus’ name,

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