#SundaySermon – Pray for Restoration

I realised recently that I have been praying incomplete prayers. I don’t mean forgetting to say “in Jesus’ name” at the end (that’s a conversation for another day) but stopping short of inviting God to do much more than the basics.
I have no issue with asking God to heal or to solve a problem. However, I’ve been neglecting to ask for restoration.
Throughout the Old and New Testament, we see stories of a God who loves to restore.
In Matthew 12, Jesus restored the withered hand of a man, so it was the same as the other. This also meant the man could now do what was necessary to provide more fully for himself and his loved ones.
God not only wants to heal, He also wants to restore what has been stolen, lost, and broken.I love the story of the prophet Elisha in 2 Kings 6 where the young man loses the ax he borrowed in the river. Elisha threw a stick in the vicinity of where the ax fell in, and it floated. The man was able to complete the job and return what he had borrowed.
We not only want God to heal a body so no further deterioration occurs. Pray for the organs to be repaired to new, limbs to be remade, finances lost in the quest for healing to be recovered, any family relationships damaged due to the battle, to be repaired.
There is nothing too hard for God to do.
In your business, you can ask God to restore financial losses even due to your own ignorance or refusal to follow His directions.
Pray for His goodness and mercy to follow you all the days of your life as you fulfill your calling here.
Psalm 23 says:
1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Have an amazing week.
May this final quarter of 2023 be your best one in business, in your health, relationships. and your spiritual walk.
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