Prayer of Restoration
“Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Psalm 51:11-12 (NIV)
The prayer of the saved is not one of redemption from lostness, but one of restoration to joy in His Spirit. Like a child we can only be birthed once, but maturity is a work of a lifetime, from childhood to old age. When we sin we pray for forgiveness, when we fall we pray for strength to stand up, and we often pray for restoration in our Savior’s joy.
There is a sense of joyfulness in being in harmony with Christ and there is an absence of nagging guilt when we are right with the Lord. Which is why we pray for a willingness to follow the Lord and trust in His power to sustain us.
Let’s pray today that when our faith fades we will run to Christ for restoration of fellowship with Him.