“Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says The Lord. Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:19-21
Do not listen to the voice of the enemy if that’s how you are feeling today. As a matter of fact, Jesus Loves you so much that He sacrificed His life, and died for your redemption and salvation. Remember, God has created you for such a time as this! Your mistakes do not define you, because God is faithful to forgive and heal us of our confessed sins.
Always remember your value. Not even one of us is disposable, we ALL have a cause and reason!
“Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, ‘Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?’ ‘No, Lord,’ she said. And Jesus said, ‘Neither do I. Go and sin no more.'” John 8:10-11 (NLT)Mind you Jesus said “sin no more!” Always seek God’s Face and will in everything you do! An awesome habit to develop is praying when you rise, en route to starting your day, during your day, give thanks at the completion of your assignment and pray whilst heading to your place of abode. Pray incessantly!
To “pray without ceasing” means to have our minds always on the things of God, to be in constant communication with him, so that every moment may be as fruitful as possible.
God is The ultimate Restorer of people, hearts, and lives. Like the Prodigal Son, repent and come home to his father; come home to God.
Re·stor·er /rəˈstôrər/ noun
- A person (in this case The Entity) who repairs or renovates a building, work of art, etc. so as to return it to its original condition.
- a person (Entity) who brings back or re-establishes a previous right, practice, or situation.
- something that returns a person or thing to a former condition.
Restoration brings transformation, and the faith to believe that our lives truly do matter to God.
“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
1. Prayer to Restore Our Minds
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing, and perfect will” (Romans 12:2).
When our minds are distracted and overwhelmed by our personal and societal circumstances, renew and restore our minds daily. During times when we cannot think clearly, strengthen and direct our minds to your Word for hope and encouragement. Help us to keep our minds focused on You. Restore mental clarity and balance when anxiety rises. Restore positive thoughts and affirmations in our minds so that we can be beacons of hope and love. Give us the courage and discipline to continually seek your Word to renew our minds.
In Jesus’ name,
2. Prayer to Restore Broken Relationships
“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise” (Jeremiah 17:14).
Thank you for being a restorer of broken friendships, marriages, family divisions, and peers. As we surrender our inadequacies and shortcomings to you, you will intervene for us. Give us the wisdom and reassure us that you are our ultimate provider and will equip us with all we need to restore our broken relationships. Remind us that we cannot restore anything or any relationship without the power of the Holy Spirit. Provide us with a willing heart, patience, forgiveness, and strength to trust You with all aspects of restoring relationships. You are in control. Help us to seek Your Word and way for direction.
In Jesus’ name,
3. Prayers to Restore Systems of Injustice
“’But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares’” (Jeremiah 30:17).
We look for Your guidance and wisdom to restore and heal systems of injustice that continue to permeate our country and the world. Amidst racism, educational disparities, and healthcare inequalities, remind us of Your sovereignty. Unify where there is division and help us to view each other in the image of You. Forgive us for times that we have played any role in perpetuating systems of injustice, and soften our hearts to listen and hear from those who are different than us. Thank you for Your restorative power that can heal broken hearts, systems, and indifference. Teach how to continue to glorify You in our actions, attitudes, and minds.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
4. Prayer to Restore Hope
“Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me” (Psalm 51:12).
When we feel hopeless, restore our hope in who You are. Reaffirm our strength and hope that are found in You, and not what we see. Remind us of the purposes that you have for us and the resources to accomplish what You have called us to do. Remind us of your faithfulness and to not lose hope in Your goodness, provision, and sovereignty. Revive our hope in You to inspire, encourage, comfort, and restore all that has been lost and broken.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
5. Prayer to Restore Peace
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).
When we are anxious, restore peace for our souls and calm for our restless minds. Thank you for restoring peace for broken relationships, situations, and hearts where there is division. Restore peace to our homes, workplaces, schools, and the world. When we are at the end of our own strength and chaos is all around us, may your peace calm and cover us. Thank you for restoring peace to our spirits and reconciling our hearts back to You.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Today, I invite you to receive God’s restoration for your body, mind, and spirit. Where there is brokenness, God will restore you, your home, and relationships. Let the power of the Holy Spirit guide, direct, and strengthen you. When you feel weary, overwhelmed, or consumed with anxiety, I encourage you to let God restore You. You are not alone, and God is a restorer.
God will restore and calm your troubled mind, broken relationship, and restless heart. In God’s sovereignty, He will also restore and repair societal systems of injustice that include racism, educational disparities, and healthcare inequalities. I invite you to not lose hope. Strengthen your faith and reaffirm your trust in the restorative power of God.
Whatever current season you are facing, be reassured of this: God has not forgotten about you and can restore the most broken situation. Allow God to heal you and make room for God’s word to move and speak life. Friend, God’s restorative power is transforming, true, and steadfast. Find encouragement that God continues to mend, restore, and renew you and this broken world.