When we say a restoration prayer, we repent of our ways and declare our desire to be more intimate with Christ.
Trouble is inevitable in this broken world. Change and loss are constant challenges that we battle with. You may be experiencing affliction and suffering at present and are looking for refuge and relief. Remember that God restores and redeems. This article will help you say a restoration prayer and help you find comfort in the compassionate heart of God.
What is a Restoration Prayer?
A restoration prayer is a prayer you utter when you feel lost, broken, far from God, and in need. Prayer is a manner by which we grow in intimacy with the Lord. A restoration prayer is a prayer you say in faith with complete conviction that the Lord is the restorer of everything.
Why Say a Restoration Prayer?
It is noteworthy that saying a restoration prayer is only possible because of the blood Jesus shed for you and me. The sacrifice and completed work of Jesus at Calvary restore us to God. Moreover, one’s spiritual journey in following Christ is not linear. It has many ups and downs. The spiritual walk has rough roads and sometimes even detours.
Although accepting Jesus in our lives reconciles us to God, we still sin because we are in a fallen world. We have many needs and sufferings. We may find ourselves moving farther from the faith as we are tested by God and tempted by the enemy.
When we say a restoration prayer, we repent of our ways and declare our desire to be more intimate with Christ. We acknowledge the compassion and steadfast love of our Father in heaven. We come to the throne of grace knowing He is our provider in times of need (Hebrews 4:16), and He restores and redeems all things (Acts 3:21).
Bible Verses for Restoration
And we know for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
I will restore you to the years that the swarming locust has eaten, the hopper, the destroyer, and the cutter, my great army, which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.
You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth, you will bring me up again. You will increase my greatness and comfort me again.
For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for who no one cares!’”
Hide your face from my sins, and blot out all my iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me. Restore me to the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Hosea 6: 1-3
Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up. After two days, he will revive us, on the third day, he will raise us up, that we may live before him. Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.
Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted, but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Prayer Points for a Restoration Prayer
Restoration prayer in spiritual life
If you feel like you have gone far from and are not maturing in the faith, God can heal and restore you. If you feel the weight of shame and guilt for sins you have committed, the Lord forgives a true and repentant heart. May this restoration prayer guide you to the founder and perfecter of your faith (Hebrews 12:2).
God who restores, I come before You today, laying down my shame and guilt. Grant me a repentant heart so I can see Your holiness. Work through my imperfections and wretched soul. On my own, I am hopeless and helpless to carry on. My heart is tarnished by sin, constantly tempted and weakened. Yet in You, I can find strength. Refine and sanctify me into the likeness of Jesus. By Your word, let Your truth illuminate my mind and help me navigate my difficulties and trials. I know that I will never get lost when I am in You. I believe and pray these in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
Restoration for marriage
God designed marriage as a sacred union. But two sinners still make up this union. Therefore, there can be fights, conflicts, and exhaustion. If you find your marriage shaken nowadays, say this prayer of restoration:
Dear Lord, in this marriage, help us see each other the way you see us – precious and worth dying for. In a world where every day can feel like a battlefield, may our home not be a war zone but an abode of rest and peace. Humble us and help us forgive each other. In the same way, you loved us, may we love each other unconditionally and persistently. Be our anchor in the storms of life that threaten to tear us apart. Allow us to live under Your will. Let us walk through the path ordained by you. We pray this in the mighty name of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Restoration prayer for broken relationships
Human beings are wired for relationships and connection. But often, these relationships are sundered by conflict. If you have been estranged from a friend, a colleague, or someone you love, say this prayer for restoring broken relationships:
Heavenly Father, I pray for the restoration of my relationships. Forgive me for all my mistakes, and give me the grace to forgive others. Protect my heart from any bitterness or hatred. May You keep our hearts open and soft so we can discern Your will and the healing and refining You are doing in our lives. But even if this relationship will not be restored, I trust in You. I offer my brokenness and believe that You will heal me. Help me rest in the truth that You are enough, and I will never be alone. Lord, I surrender all my relationships to you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Restoration prayer over finances
Although Scripture says that the love for money is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10), finances are a gift of God to provide for our needs. Anxiety and fear come with the rising prices of commodities and the financial crisis. May this restoration prayer over your finances comfort you today:
Our gracious and faithful Father, I humbly come before Your throne to ask Your mighty hand to work over my financial concerns. Let Your wisdom be upon me and teach me what to do in this time of need and trouble. Deliver me, Lord, from my overwhelming financial situation and the anxiety it triggers. I know I should not be anxious about anything, for You are my Jehovah Jireh.
Through Your grace and compassion, restore my resources. I entrust everything unto You, for You are a God who answers Your children’s pleas. Grant me financial freedom and teach me to be a good steward of this blessing. I pray all these in the powerful and mighty name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Restoration prayer for health
The past two years have shown us that we are not immune to the afflictions and illnesses of this world. We experience a health crisis, both physical and mental. But the Lord is our Jehovah Rapha; He can still heal. Say this prayer for health restoration today:
Lord God, who heals and delivers, hear my cry of despair. My heart and body are broken, and the pain can be too much to bear. Sometimes I want to give up because of the suffering in both my physical and mental health. But help me lean onto Your grace, for You are the true healer and redeemer. Constantly remind me that I have eternal life and should not be afraid of anything – even death.
May Your promises hold me in times of anguish. May I still find joy and purpose in Your will through all these. I lift these prayers with confidence as I pray them in the mighty name of Christ Jesus. Amen.
Restoration prayer for a fallen world
The sacrifice of Jesus made it possible for us to be reconciled with God. But sin still permeates the earth. Although we know that until Jesus comes again, fallenness will invade every soul, we intercede for a broken world:
Dear Lord, we thank You for not wanting us to stay the way we are – stubborn and proud. Instead, You transform us to become more and more like You. Our hearts are crushed as we witness how the world is subjected to becoming a godless society. We pray that Your word illuminates the darkened hearts of people. Free them from the lies they deceive themselves with – that they can expect a life of peace and freedom apart from You. This we pray, in the saving name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Restoration prayer for families
Families are an essential ministry point in the Christian faith. The enemy desires to attack the family through lies, confusion, conflict, and trials. But through the grace and might of Christ, the redemption of families is possible. Pray this restoration prayer as you think about your family and other families in the world:
Heavenly Father, Thank You for showing us how it is to be loved. Humbly we ask that You let Your love shine unto my family and all the families in pain and confusion. Please be with our fathers so they may seek Christlikeness in leading their families. May You give them the strength to lift burdens and be a reminder of redemption amid suffering.
Be with our mothers so they may be a godly help for fathers. Guide them to submit while remaining compassionate, firm, loving, and patient. Bless our children that they may obey their parents and be guided into Your wonders. We pray that children be saved from the world’s confusion and the Living Hope that You are will be seen through them. We ask and pray and declare all this in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.
Restoration prayers are vital in one’s spiritual walk. It is a manifestation of a humble heart that repents from sin and brokenness. But more importantly, saying restoration prayers is an acceptance of the holiness and grace of God. It is by His great love that we are able to stand firm and experience joy despite suffering and trials. God’s great love enables us to see and be a light on a hill as we hope and surrender to Him. May the Lord who restores all things comfort you today as you utter these restoration prayers.
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