In the book of James we learn, "Ye ask and do not receive because ye ask amiss." This means if we're not taught bold prayers, we'll only pray prayers that are small and limited. These are weak prayers that might be based on one incident or life occurrence. But, we serve a LIMITLESS God who can bless us INDEED and not just day by day!
Here are a few scriptures and a bold prayer for restoration. As you read the prayer, notice how it specifically targets and breaks down strongholds. It doesn't just say, "Lord, I need the light bill paid" or, "Father God, please let them be nice to me tomorrow." We're not discounting what God can do but the Bible teaches us to "open your mouth wide and God will fill it with good things."
God wants us to pray bold prayers like "Lord, please make me the head, lender and above" or "Father God, bless me with favor with you Lord and with man. Let my enemies live at peace with me."
First, we'll share our "Restore Unto Us" Prayer and then explore a Powerful Restoration Prayer.
Today, we ask you to pray this powerful prayer of restoration over you and your family…
Maybe you experienced a work setback (which is a sometimes a setup as God ALWAYS works things out in our favor). Or, maybe you lost a person you care about or love. Perhaps you are experiencing severe heartache because you have waited SO LONG for a breakthrough. You might be suffering from severe loneliness or you might be going through a major setback with your finances. Maybe you lost income or money was stolen from you. Maybe the sabotaging attacks are so great against you and you feel like the devil is trying to isolate you and take everything from you so he can destroy you. Please don’t EVER give up. And, here's why.
I have been there and I know what it’s like to lose faith and feel like all hope is lost. I know what it's like to have stubborn demons playing games with you. I know what it's like to have everyone come against you. You’re praying and fasting and doing all that's right and it looks like your situation will never change. However, you should NEVER GIVE UP. You see, even when it looks like all hope is lost, God is ALWAYS there with us and He’s a God of His promises. He promises to never leave us nor forsake us. As hard as it looks at your situation right now, remember this might only be one page or chapter in the book of your life. That means, don’t give up because it’s NOT OVER. Only God has the final say.
Feeling at my lowest, I can remember being 21-days without pay my job was holding my money back. I cried and prayed and wanted to give up but I heard God say, “I have not ruled”. I realized He was right. I was only going by WHAT MAN OR THE DEVIL WANTED ME TO SEE. As you read through this, I pray God strengthens you, renews your mind and restores your energy and hope for the future. Be strong in the Lord and the power of HIS MIGHT. Remember, it’s not by might nor by strength but God’s Spirit. WE rebuke the devil and all his workers and satan has to flee. Hold onto God who changes not and know that your miracle is coming. The moment you call on and say “Jesus” and pray to Him, help comes.
Trust in God, say this prayer and NEVER GIVE UP. Remember, even if you see NOTHING happen after you pray, keep saying EVERYDAY:
When you feel thoughts of doubt coming in...“My help is coming.”
When you keep seeing bills piling up...“New income is coming.”
When your illness looks like it's getting worse...“By Jesus's stripes I am healed.”
When you can't make ends meet, say... “God supplies ALL my needs.”
When you feel overwhelmed, keep saying...“It’s no problem for God.”
Often, we go through HUGE tests of our faith where God is trying to strengthen our faith muscles like a baby bird learning to fly. But, how can we fly and soar higher if we have wings we have not used yet. Notice the YET in there. That’s why the test comes so you can SPEAK the Word and let God work. Trust God during this time after you pray. Keep calling on Him and pray for your family and loved ones. I would caution you to please stay away from anyone that will try to bring you down further and stay away from anyone that wants to argue with you or make you feel worse.
I can remember a friend going through cancer treatments was in despair when out of the blue her sister said, “So, where’s your God now?” You have to rebuke them and their personalities. Read the book of Job and how Job’s wife and friends tried to get him to give up. They said it was Job’s fault that he was going through trials and that he must have done something wrong. That’s not ALWAYS true. Sometimes the test comes BECAUSE YOU ARE DOING ALL THE RIGHT THINGS and God is preparing you to go to the next level. Keep on being obedient to God, fasting and praying and waiting on God.
Where to Turn if You Need Help
If you need help:
-Turn on Joel Osteen videos in YouTube (I remember doing this all day every day when I was going through a HUGE test). The positive messages kept me from focusing on "stinkin' thinkin'".
-Contact a local church in your area. Or, call Bill Winston Ministries Prayer Center at (877) 543-9443.
-Call 311 in your area for local support services. You can also try Catholic Charities, the Salvation Army and the Department of Social Services in your area. You can also try the site NeedHelpPayingBills.com. It provides all kinds of state-by-state resources, grants and programs.
-If you are feeling suicidal, please call the Suicide Prevention Number at (800) 273-8255. They're available 24/7/365.
A Special Prayer to Redeem Your Bloodline
Check out the book by Hrvoje Sirovina, Redeeming Your Bloodline. It was explored in-depth on Sid Roth's It's Supernatural (see the video directly below, I Dropped a Box Off in Heaven).
We're praying because our ancestors might have worshiped other gods or there might have been adultery in the family. And, we might experience that as we try to move forward in Christ, we're experiencing boundaries. Hence, you need to present your bloodline before God to resolve them. Covenants are eternal and the only way is death - - But, that's why Jesus died - - "He who has died has been free from sin." We have been crucified with Christ. We are already dead to the flesh. It's up to us to apply it, live it and be free of it.
Here is the POWERFUL PRAYER from the end of this video:
"Before we pray we want to ask to lay down our lives and say God it doesn't matter how much you bless me, I want to serve you and be faithful to you. I want to stay in the fear of God so that everything which comes into my hands I use for kingdom purposes. I use according to your will. Lord God, We present our lives and we present our bloodline before you O Lord and we ask You Father God, forgive us, forgive us, forgive our forefathers for using money, for using, Father, wealth for purposes to establish other covenants with other deities and using it for covenants which are not pleasing to You. We repent for all these things. Forgive us O Lord and we present You our bloodline and Father God, as You have forgiven us, Father God, we say, please redeem us from these covenants. Cleanse us from every covenant so in the name of Jesus, everyone who has laid down his life, everyone who has made Jesus the King and Lord of his life, I break every curse in the name of Jesus and I proclaim to the enemy we are dead [because our sins died with Jesus] and I proclaim and I declare for the enemy to release the treasures of heaven which were stolen from our ancestors to release them, release the gold, silver and money in Jesus's mighty name. And, Father God, we say, judge Father on our behalf, but not because of us but because of Your namesake," said Hrvoje. "And, God is saying, 'It's not by might. It's not by strength but by my Spirit that prayer shall be answered,'" said Sid Roth.
Never Give Up - ALWAYS BELIEVE
I pray for you and your situation that God pours out a blessing you don’t have room enough to receive. I pray He blesses you so much you say, “We’re going to need a bigger net!”
Remember, your role and your job is NOT to carry the load yourself. It’s too much and the devil knows that. It’s why he plays games and tries to steal your finances or drain your wallet. Our assignment is to cast our cares upon the Lord and HE SHALL SUSTAIN US. So, call on that verse and put it to work. And, cheer up. New income WILL come. That child WILL come home. That marriage WILL heal. That baby WILL come. Your promotion WILL come. You WILL receive favor, victory and a clean report in Jesus’s name and by God’s authority for NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR GOD. My mom was healed from Stage 4 cancer and she always says, “Give God your greatest problem and watch Him give you your greatest victory!” Say this prayer and keep saying in your mind IT’S ALREADY DONE… We rebuke all heart attacks, all sickness and disease in Jesus’s name and by God’s authority.
Restore Unto Us Prayer
“Father God in Jesus’s name, Lord we thank you for your love and grace. We ask forgiveness of all sins known and unknown. Forgive us if we have offense with any neighbor or other person because Your Word states you won’t hear our prayers if we take offense with someone else and don’t love our neighbor. Lord, we pray that all our prayers will be heard before you. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers. Today, we come before you to pray for complete and total restoration in our lives. Lord, You know all and see all. You are a Just God so we know we will be restored. You said in Your Word that You only have plans to prosper us and not harm us, plans to give us hope and a future and an expected end, (Jeremiah 29:11). We pray that you restore unto us the JOY of your salvation and uphold us with a willing spirit, (Psalm 51:12). We pray Lord, that you will restore unto us all the years that the locusts have eaten, (Joel 2:25-26). Lord, we pray that you will renew our youth like the eagles, (Psalm 103:5). We pray that you renew our minds and let this mind be in You which was also in Christ Jesus. Lord, we trust that you will restore unto us double what we lost and what was stolen from us, (Job 42:10; Zechariah 9:12; Isaiah 61:7). Lord we pray that you restore our health and heal our hearts and all our wounds, sicknesses and diseases, (Jeremiah 30:17). We wait expectantly and patiently on You, Lord for we know that for everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven, (Ecclesiastes 3:1). We trust that you will restore unto us everything we ask for and pray for in Your own perfect timing and if it’s in Your will. For we know that no weapons formed against us shall prosper. We pray, pour out Your Spirit on us, Lord, restore us, help, heal and guide us to do Your Will and we ask for Your mercy. We praise You in advance for the victory in Jesus's mighty name, Amen.”
BELIEVE THE POSSIBILITIES!
A Step-By-Step Restoration Prayer
Zech. 10:6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them back because I have compassion on them, and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them.
When we seek God out in prayer based on scripture references, we know we can let our petitions be made known unto Father God and He hears us. We: 1. Pray for what we need, 2. Speak the Word based on scriptures, and 3. Praise God because we believe in advance we have the thing for which we prayed.
Job 42: 10: “And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends; also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.”
But, why does the devil come against us? The devil is a liar and thief. He's a fallen angel and he comes to steal, kill and destroy, (John 10:10). His strategy is to destroy how we see God. Hence, the devil's goal is to make us think God won't answer our prayers so the devil looks for ways to get in and he uses all kinds of methods, tactics and snares.
“When the hedge is broken, the serpents will bite”, (Ecclesiastes 10:8).
Sin can break the hedge of protection and so can doubt. Job thought his sons might have sinned so he prayed for them not realizing he was letting the devil in. The good news is that God is merciful and God loves us so much He sent Jesus.
Jesus said in the Bible, “I am come that you might have life and life more abundantly, “(John 10:10).
God promises us in Joel 2:25-26 (see below) to restore us. He will restore to us all that we lost and all that was killed, stolen or destroyed by the devil. As you read through the prayer points, begin to receive into your spirit power for restoration and believe God will restore you - DO NOT DOUBT. No matter what your circumstance looks like. God's Word never leaves void meaning it WILL work if you believe.
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways, (James 1:5-8).
Confirmation From God
"And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the canker worm, and the caterpillar, and the palmer worm, my great army which I sent among you. And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed," (Joel 2:25-26).
"I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the Shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together: That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it," (Isaiah 41:18-20).
Now PRAY this prayer: