Praying For Restoration


Short Exhortation About Restoration:

Restoration is synonymous to healing, remaking, renovation, reformation, recreation, remodeling, reparation, refurbishment or rejuvenation. The Israelites worked for several years in Egypt without pay. However, in one day, they collected their salary from the Egyptians. They asked for whatever they wanted and it was given to them. In Exodus 12:36, it was recorded that they stripped the Egyptians of their wealth. Jacob worked for Laban for fourteen years without pay. Although he got two wives, Leah and Racheal in the process. His father Isaac however did not go through that kind of labour before God gave him his wife Rebekah. The fourteen years looked like an abnormal arrangement. What Isaac got in a day, Jacob got it in fourteen years with hard labor. However, when God was ready to restore those years to him, he got all he had laboured for in fourteen years in the last six years that he spent with Laban. Jacob was so rich that Laban’s sons were saying that Jacob had taken everything their father owned and had gained all his wealth from what belonged to their father (Genesis 31:1).

If you have gone astray and sinned against God, your joy of salvation can also be restored by God. When David sinned against God by committing adultery and by killing Uriah, he cried to God for restoration of his joy of salvation and God answered him (Psalm 51:12). Also, God has the ability to restore the years that the locust, cankerworm, palmerworm and the caterpillars have eaten (Joel 2:25-26). You might have wasted years on frivolities, ephemeral pleasures and mundane things. God has the ability to restore you and give you back those years you have wasted if you return to him. Apostle Paul wasted several years going against God’s will, but God restored him and he even worked much more than all the other Apostles. He planted more churches, raised more spiritual children and wrote more books of the New Testament than every other Apostle ( Acts 9:1-31; 1 Corinthians 15:10). Joseph also lost several years in Potiphar’s house and in the prison, but one day’s promotion to the Prime Minister in the land of Egypt changed his story to glory (Genesis 41:37-44). God is still in the business of restoration and as we pray, God will restore all the years that we have lost and He will give us double share of honor instead of shame and dishonour  in Jesus’ name (Isaiah 61:7).

Bible References:

Exodus 12:36; Genesis 31:1; Psalm 51:12; Hosea 6:1; Isaiah 40:31; Isaiah 61:7; Jeremiah 30:7; Job 42:10; 1 Peter 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Zechariah 9:12; Psalm 71:20-21; Joel 2:25-26; 2 Corinthians 13:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:10; Acts 9:1-31; 1 Kings 19:4-14; Genesis 41:37-44

Prayer Points :

1. Let us thank God for redeeming our life from the pit and crowning us with love and compassion. Let us appreciate him for all his benefits. Let us thank him for satisfying our desires with good things and renewing our youth like the eagle’s. Let us thank God for restoration.

Psalm 103:1-5

“1 Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s”

2. Lord, we pray for all who have gone astray and whom you have torn into pieces, heal them in Jesus’ name. We pray that wherever we have been injured, bind up our wounds in Jesus’ name. Let there be a restoration.

Hosea 6:1

“Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.”

3. Lord renew my strength in Jesus’ name. When Elijah was scared, exhausted, depressed and wanting to die you renewed his strength. As I wait upon you Lord, renew my strength in Jesus’ name. Feed me with a supernatural meal in Jesus’ name. Let there be a restoration of all the strength that I have lost in Jesus’ name

Isaiah 40:31

“but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

1 Kings 19:4-9

“While he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” 5 Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep.

All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” 6 He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again.

7 The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” 8 So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. 9 There he went into a cave and spent the night.”

4. Lord, I pray that for all my shame you will restore back unto me double portions of honour in Jesus’ name. Instead of disgrace, Lord let me rejoice in my inheritance. Father, let me inherit double portions in my land in Jesus’ name. Lord, give me an everlasting joy.

Isaiah 61:7

Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.

5. Lord, restore me to health and heal my wounds according to your Word. You restored the woman with the flow of blood back to health, do the same for me Lord in Jesus’ name. All who have called me an outcast in the past, let them call me the favoured of the Lord in Jesus’ name. Lord, I pray for the restoration of my health in Jesus’ name.

Jeremiah 30:7

“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.”

6. Let us pray for all our friends who have offended us just like Job did and let us pray that all our fortunes will be restored in double fold in Jesus’ name.

Job 42:10

“After Job had prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.”

7. Let us pray for all Christians who have gone astray. All those who have lost their spiritual fervour will be restored, made strong, firm and steadfast in Jesus’ name

1 Peter 5:10

 “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”

8. Let us pray for everyone who is yet to be saved that they will have an encounter with Jesus. They will turn away from sins and turn to God in Jesus’ name. Their souls will be restored in Jesus’ name. 

2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

9. Let us pray for every backslidden Christian, that God will restore unto them the joy of their salvation and grant them a right Spirit in Jesus’ name

Psalm 51:12

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”

Acts 3:9-11

“19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, 20 and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus. 21 Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.”


10. Let us pray that all prisoners of hope will return to their fortress in Jesus’ name. God will restore as much as they have lost in Jesus’ name

Zechariah 9:12

“Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.”

Genesis 41:37-44

37 The plan seemed good to Pharaoh and to all his officials. 38 So Pharaoh asked them, “Can we find anyone like this man, one in whom is the spirit of God?”

39 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you. 40 You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.”

41 So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt.” 42 Then Pharaoh took his signet ring from his finger and put it on Joseph’s finger. He dressed him in robes of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck. 43 He had him ride in a chariot as his second-in-command, and people shouted before him, “Make way!” Thus he put him in charge of the whole land of Egypt.

44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt.”

Psalm 71:20-21

“Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. 21 You will increase my honor and comfort me once more.”


11. Lord, I pray that you will restore unto me all the years that the swarming locust, the crawling locust, the consuming locust and the chewing locust have eaten in Jesus’ name. Let me eat and be satisfied and praise the name of God in Jesus’ name.

Joel 2:25-26

“So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you.

26  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 be put to shame.”

Genesis 31:1

“Jacob heard that Laban’s sons were saying, ‘Jacob has taken everything our father owned and has gained all this wealth from what belonged to our father.”


12. Lord, I pray for full restoration in Jesus’ name. Restore my health, restore my wealth, restore the joy of my salvation, restore my promotion, restore my honour, restore everything that I have lost in the past in Jesus’ name.

2 Corinthians 13:9-11

“9 We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored. 10 This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority—the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down. 11 Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.”

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