Isaiah 58:11-12 The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail. Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.
Luke 15:11-32; Colossians 3:12-17
Father God, You declare in Your Word a day in which Your people will “rebuild the ancient ruins…raise up the age-old foundations…be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of the paths in which to dwell.” Lord, we want to be those people! To do that, we need You to continually guide us and give strength so that we will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail. For all those who have been wounded and fallen away, for those who have felt unloved and unappreciated, for all the offended and brokenhearted, Lord we pray for their healing and restoration. Give us wisdom and courage to lovingly help the healing process and restore relationships, bringing children back to safety in You. We pray for all the prodigal sons and daughters to return to You. Guard and guide them back home. Lord, Your Word says You “run” to receive them, when they are far off. Prepare us to receive them as You do; to love, encourage, and bless them with the Father’s love.
*In Your kindness Lord, please show me any areas of offense, unloving attitudes and actions that have contributed to brokenness. Lead me to repent; forgive me; and give me grace to forgive and love as You do. As You reveal anything in this regard, I am listening: _______ (listen and obey!) I want to be faithful in obedience to You. I pray for courage to do the right thing in Your love. In Jesus name, Amen.