Most couples accept that problems are part of life and love. Over time, they usually learn to talk about problems, cope with them and adapt to them. But a crisis in marriage is different. It can threaten to tear apart the very fabric of the relationship. A marriage crisis can take the form of affairs, substance abuse, spousal abandonment, abuse, betrayal, intense conflict and extreme financial problems. When a couple experiences a crisis, the result is alienation, mistrust or brokenness. A crisis involves an unstable condition that creates some sort of impending change. Something has happened to cause a couple to question whether their marriage can survive, and they have to face a major decision. A couple in crises may attempt to endure the situation or they may work to resolve it. A couple can live with a problem, but they’ll have to make a major change to resolve a crisis. When you’re dealing with a season of crisis, you can turn to God and trust in the power of prayer. Here are five prayers for marriages in crisis.