THEME: THE LORD RESTORES
“The LORD is well pleased for His righteousness’ sake; He will exalt the law and make it honorable. But this is a people robbed and plundered; All of them are snared in holes, And they are hidden in prison houses; They are for prey, and no one delivers; For plunder, and no one says, “Restore!”
-Prophets Isaiah foretells a prophecy of the Israelites captivity in Babylon and now speaks of their salvation. It was a time that they faced many trials and tribulations. They were robbed and plundered, thrown into dungeons and prisons. It was a time of mourning and weeping, but no one prayed to the God of restoration. No one prayed for deliverance. It is in such a time that we live. Many tribulations and trials come our way. The world is faced with challenges like; COVID-19, wars, floods, earthquakes, locust invasions, drought and famine, extreme poverty, joblessness, poor leadership, corruption, oppression of the poor, hopelessness, diseases, extreme wickedness, idolatry, persecution of Christians and an up-rise in lukewarm Christians. It is a time that God calls us to pray for restoration as such events continue to rob us of our peace. John 10:10, says that, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” After the thief has robbed and plundered the people, the Lord is asking, who will cry to Him “Restore?”. COVID-19 and all these other challenges only come to kill, steal and destroy. They have stolen our businesses, jobs, growth opportunities, future of our children, fellowship and interactions, structure of doing things, health and the lives of our loved ones. The Lord desires that we cry out to Him “Restore”, for He has come to give us life and life more abundantly.
Have mercy on us O LORD, for we are weak. Heal us O LORD, for our bones are troubled. Our soul are greatly troubled restore us merciful Father. Look at us with mercy dear Jesus and deliver us. Save us for Your mercies’ sake. For we are weary with groaning; all night that make our beds swim and drench our couches with tears. Hear our cry and deliver us. Deliver us from the oppression of the evil one merciful Jesus. Deliver us from the tide of COVID-19, drought and famine, extreme poverty, sicknesses, oppression and delays in our purpose, delay in our prosperity and that of our children, persecution of Christians all over the world, idolatry, witchcraft, sexual immorality, poor leadership, corruption, neo-colonialism and all the wicked schemes of the devil and his agents. Break every chain merciful Jesus. Heal all those who are sick. Restore all those who are in prison. Deliver all the children living in the street from demonic oppression. Restore all the broken relationships and marriages. Deliver our youth from drug addiction and alcoholism. Deliver us all from habitual sins. Break every chain merciful Jesus. Let us experience Your joy. Fill our hearts with Your peace that surpasses all understanding. Fight for us dear Jesus for You came so that we may have life and life more abundantly. Deliver us from all evil and anything in our hearts that is not of Your kingdom. Wash us completely dear Jesus with Your precious blood and make us whole. Create in us clean hearts and renew a steadfast spirit within us. Restore unto us the joy of Your salvation and uphold us by Your generous Spirit. O Lord we put our trust in You, save us. Let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just for the righteous You test their hearts and minds. You are our defense Jesus, save the upright in heart by Your merciful love. All glory and praise belongs to You Jesus. We praise You according to Your righteousness, and sing praise to Your name LORD Most High. Amen
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