Pray for a miracle if hope seems lost. No matter how hopeless the state of your marriage may be, there is always hope for it to improve if you both trust God to help. Ask God to help you and your spouse: commit your marriage to Him, increase your faith in Him and in each other, renew your love, give you patience while He works in both of your lives, and focus beyond the problems in your marriage to trust Him for the solutions to them.

Adapted from Praying Through the Deeper Issues of Marriage, copyright 2008 by Stormie Omartian. Published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, Or.,

Stormie Omartian is the bestselling author of The Power of a Praying® series (more than 11 million copies sold worldwide), which includes The Power of a Praying® Wife and The Power of a Praying® Husband. Her many other books include Just Enough Light for the Step I’m On, The Prayer That Changes Everything®, and The Power of a Praying® Woman Bible. Stormie and her husband, Michael, have been married more than 34 years and have three grown children.