Are you experiencing a spirit of regret right now? Do you feel like you have a broken relationship with God?
These feelings can happen for many reasons. Regardless of the cause, do you want to have total restoration in your life?
I have good news for you from the Word of God.
Throughout the Bible, we see a God of restoration who wants more than anything to have a close relationship with us. It is what He loves to do.
So let’s get started on restoration prayer points that you can use immediately.
Prayer point 1 – Restoration of your relationship with God
If we want complete restoration, we must start here.
While hope, peace, and joy are desirable, the most important thing is a solid relationship with God as He is the author of everything else good.
We each get to this point through different avenues, but often it is difficult times that bring us back to God. Here is part of the restoration prayer of King David after he wandered away from God for a time.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 ESV
“You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering. The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.” Psalm 51:16-17 NLT
“Search me, O God … Point out anything in me that offends you …” Psalm 139:23-24 NLT
This is the first weapon in your arsenal of spiritual bullets. It destroys Satan’s battle plan against you.
This is where a new beginning starts. It ties the hands of the enemy.
So here is a prayer for the restoration of your relationship with God
Almighty Father, I know I have been away from you and living foolishly like the prodigal son. But I thank you that you will welcome me back into your arms. Forgive me for my sins and restore our relationship. Search my heart and show me things that need to change so that I can live for you with no regrets. In the name of the Lord, Amen.
Prayer point 2 – Restoration of your mind
The reason that people fall away from God is that they have been thinking the wrong thoughts. Today more than ever, there are constant attacks from the enemy through social media, music, T.V., magazines, movies, chat groups, online dating groups, books, and the list goes on and on.
While not all of it is bad, many are full of spiritual parasites that will suck the life out of you eventually.
Satan knows that our minds are fertile ground for all kinds of chains that can hold us captive and pull us further away from God.
Before long we are held by the “spirit of impossibility” and we just give up and give in. Often this evil spirit is joined by the “spirit of depression.” It is a terrible place to be.
Once you decide that you want to restore your mind, you can expect some spiritual opposition. You will need a strong defense from the power of God Almighty. This is how you unleash that power.
Read and study the Bible
Simply trying to empty our minds of the wrong things will not work. Satan is an evil spirit and he knows how to defeat us.
“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, but finds none. Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when it comes, it finds the house empty, swept, and put in order. Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and dwell there, and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So also will it be with this evil generation.” Matthew 12:43-45. ESV
Instead, we must fill our minds with everything good straight from the Bible.
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” Romans 12:2 NLT
Here is a prayer for the restoration of your mind.
Lord Jesus, I know that there is a battle going on for what I think about in order to take my mind captive. I ask you to keep reminding me of the importance of your words. Help me to think of them throughout the day so that I can be transformed into the person you want me to be. In your Holy name I ask this, Amen.
Whatever you may be struggling with, Jesus and the Bible are a major part of the answer. However, I don’t want to dismiss the need sometimes for professional help.
Just be aware that many counselors and therapists don’t believe in the power of God almighty, nor do they believe that spiritual growth in every area of my life is necessary. Try to find someone who loves Jesus.
Talk to God
Praying out loud is especially helpful. There actually is a science behind it.
As we speak something, then we hear it, which goes into our minds where the words are planted in our brains as seeds to grow and mature. The more this happens, our minds become filled with the good things of God.
This also is a powerful principle in reading the Bible. Try praying and reading out loud. You might feel silly at first but that’s OK.
Speaking and Praying Scripture is a powerful weapon against the evil one. Jesus used this tactic during His temptation in the wilderness.
We find these words in Matthew 12:43-45
“It is written … ” (verse 4) “Again it is written … ” (verse 7) “Be gone, Satan! For it is written …” (verse 10)
We are not facing a wimpy enemy. He is crafty and presents plausible arguments that seem reasonable at the time. They appeal to our ego, our self-image, and our sense of control and power.
We need powerful prayers that come from Scripture just like Jesus demonstrated. We could pray something like this from Philippians 1:6 and Hebrews 13:5.
Dear Lord, I need restoration in my life. It is written in Your word that You never stop working in us when we are part of Your family. Help me to cooperate as You continue to do Your work. How I thank You that You are always with me to help me. In Your holy name, Amen.
Prayer point 3 – Restoration of your hope
When we have wandered off from God, hope seems to fade. We see this in the story of the prodigal son.
” … the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything.” Luke 15:13-15 ESV
Sometimes it takes difficult times before we come to our senses.
“But when he came to himself, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have more than enough bread, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you.” Luke 15:17-18 ESV
The good news is that the Father was waiting eagerly for Him to return.
When we turn around and come back to God, He doesn’t make us clean up our act first. He takes us just like we are. He is eagerly waiting for us to return.
This is a great reason for hope. God wants to help us get back to where we need to be. And through the blood of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, we can get there.
So here is a prayer for the restoration of hope.
“O Lord, I was beginning to think there was no hope for me. I can’t believe I left your presence to do things that I now regret. Thank you that you were waiting for me to return. Thank you that you still love me and that my sins are forgiven through the blood of Jesus. I am so glad that you give me hope for a future in heaven with you. I praise you for all you have done for me already and the help you will give me now and in the future. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Prayer Point 4 – Restoration of your peace
We need peace with God in order to have peace of mind.
We also need to think correctly. The two go hand in hand.
“Whatever is good and true, think on these things in order to have peace.” (my personal paraphrase of Philippians 4:8-9)
So here is a prayer for the restoration of your peace.
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you that you have already forgiven me and for your love and compassion in taking me back into your arms. But the evil one keeps trying to make me feel guilty and disrupt my peace. Remind me over and over that I am forgiven because of what Jesus did on the cross. This I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Prayer point 5 – Restoration of your joy
This is usually the last piece of restoration. Once our relationship with God is restored and we are thinking correctly, we start to have hope and peace. We then spend more time with God which results in joy.
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence, there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 ESV
“Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.” Psalm 51:12 ESV
“And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” Philippians 1:6 ESV
So here is a prayer for the restoration of your joy.
“Dear Heavenly Father, I want to spend more time with you and to have a willing spirit to obey you. I know that you are already working in me to bring about those changes. Please restore to me the joy of your salvation. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
May God make clear what you need for divine restoration in all areas of your life. He wants to do that for you. All you have to do is turn around and take the first step towards God and He will meet you where you are.
While satan may think he has the upper hand with his evil power and his great army of helpers, he is no match for the protective hedge God will place around us when we return to Him.
Total recovery can be yours. God is in the restoration business through the power of the Holy Ghost. It is what He loves to do!
Then once restored you can expect hidden potentials to blossom in your life as doors of opportunity open to serve others in Jesus’ name. (3)
This is so much better than the spirit of regret!
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