Prayers for restoration are powerful tools that enable us to communicate with God and ask for help When we are going through difficult times, prayer can be an important part of the healing process. There are many types of these prayers: addiction recovery, mind, health, family, friendships, etc.
This post will answer several questions about what God says about restoration as well as provide inspiring ideas and inspiration to get started!
What does God say about restoration?
Restoration is a recurring theme throughout the Bible. In chapter 30 of the book of Jeremiah, God seeks to restore Israel from captivity. John 21 records Jesus’ restoration of Peter to His ministry, and the book of Acts records God’s desire to restore all thing which has been His plan from the beginning of time.
Prayer for restoration with God
David’s prayer to God is recorded in Psalm 51. In it, he pleas for God to be gracious and cleanse him of his sin. David acknowledges his rebellious behavior and offers no excuse or explanation for the adultery and murder he has committed. (Psalm 51:1-9)
He then goes on to recognize that God alone has the power to remove the sin from his life and restore salvation. He offers to then teach the lesson he has learned from the experience to others, making himself available to God. (Psalm 51:10-13)
David asks again to be saved from his actions, offering worship to God. He observes that God doesn’t want a blood sacrifice, but a humble spirit and a broken heart. (Psalm 51:14-17)
Finally, he mentions that once the relationship has been restored, then God will delight in the sacrifices once more. (Psalm 51:18-19)
What are Bible verses about restoration?
Apart from the verses already mentioned, you can also find Bible verses on restoration in 2 Chronicles 24:27, Psalm 80:1, Isaiah 43:1, Lamentations 5:1, Ezekiel 20:32, and Zephaniah 3:9 to name a few.
Prayer for restoration Bible verses
There are several instances of God’s people saying restorative prayers. Many of these have the same theme, there is a recognition of sin causing a break in the relationship with God. Then comes the confession that only God can restore the relationship. (Psalm 80:3, Psalm 85:4-7, Lamentations 5:15-22)
If we seek to restore a relationship, we must concede any fault we may have had. Then we should ask God to repair the bond we are seeking to reconcile.
Praying for restoration and breakthrough
Asking for restoration and breakthrough may be done this way:
Father, I recognize that I have caused a strain in my relationship with you. I know that I can do nothing to repair this relationship, and I know only you can. I am asking you humbly to bring me back to a right standing with you so that I may continue to enjoy fellowship with you, the strength of my soul, my creator. Increase my faith that I may place my trust in you and live in your wisdom. For you so loved the world you sent Jesus to save our soul. It is in Jesus’ name I ask, Amen.
What is the recovery prayer?
There are several examples of recovery prayers online. Many of them are very good, and there is no set prayer to say for those recovering from addiction. If you are earnestly seeking God’s help with addiction recovery, you can say this short prayer:
Prayer for restoration from addiction
Father, my choice to turn to addiction instead of you has caused serious troubles in many relationships. The first and foremost is with you, Lord. I beg you to restore me to a relationship with you. I also ask that you restore my relationships with friends, family, at work, and any other relationships I may have damaged with this destructive behavior. In Jesus’ name I ask. Amen.
Prayer for restoration of the mind
Heavenly Father, I am having trouble with my mind. It is hard to keep you in focus in the best of circumstances, but it is especially hard when a person struggles with their own self. Please grant me peace today and restore my mind and help restore my spirit to you. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Prayer for restoration of health
Lord God in Heaven, I am struggling with health issues. I ask that you send the Holy Spirit to give me rest and restore my health so that I may continue to serve you. Asking in Jesus’ name. Amen.
What are some prayers for restoration in relationships?
Prayer for restoration in the family
Father in Heaven, there are some issues in my family, and I know I may have played a role in causing these issues. I realize that I cannot restore this relationship, but you can. I ask that you work in love to rebuild the relationship, and draw us all closer to you. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Prayer for friendship restoration
Oh Father, my friendship has been strained, and I may have played a part in straining this relationship. I am asking you to please repair this relationship as it means a lot to me. Impress on my heart what I should say or do to help mend this situation. I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.
While these restorative prayers are by no means authoritative, they can be a useful guide to help you write your own. It can help to journal about these prayers so you can track how God is responding to them.