Dear Heavenly Father,
I come to You today with a heart that feels the wound of a marriage that has failed, vows that have been broken, and a union that has been dissolved. I know this was not Your will and that Your plan included “till death do us part.” Lord, regardless of how much to blame can be placed upon my wife, that is not the focus of my prayer. I take responsibility for the things that contributed to this divorce, for the things I did, the things I said, the attitudes I displayed, and the things I didn’t do.
I ask You to please forgive me for those areas where I have failed to be a godly and good husband to my wife. I lay this divorce before You and I cry out for Your forgiveness and cleansing. Help me o God to daily accept Your Word that You will forgive me when I truly repent.
I pray that You will grant me supernatural strength to overcome temptations as Satan, the world and the flesh come hard at me. I commit to You to strive daily for a pure and holy heart. I pray that I will cling to Your perfect timing on relationships moving forward, and when I do begin to date again I will only date women who are godly and will not seek women in places that are inconsistent with Your will.
Lord, I pray for my ex-wife that You will bless her. I choose to forgive her, surrendering my right to hurt her back for anything she may have done to hurt me. May I show kindness and humility toward her and always pray for her. Please, someway, somehow help me use what I have endured through this divorce as an occasion to minister to other men who are facing the same.
In Jesus Name, Amen.