Prayer to restore a broken family

by Jeff ()

My Precious God,

I humbly pray to you that you forgive me of my sins. I pray to you for your endless mercy and compassion. Gracious God, I ask that you, through your powers of love and right, restore my relationship with my little baby girl’s mother.

I ask that you soften her stubbornness and open her eyes and heart to the true love she has for my. This woman, my Lord, is the one woman that showed me there is such as thing as a soul mate. This woman made me realize there is such a thing as a love made by God himself.

I ask you, gracious God, that you right this wrong that Satan has brought into my life. Please, oh Lord, bring back this woman that I love more than life itself. Bring our family back together again. Remove this instrument of Satan that he used to tear our family apart.

My God, I know you are all about family. And I know you smiled at our union. I ask you to bring about reconciliation so that we may be allowed to continue this journey we started before Satan interfered. Hear my cries of sorrow. Heal my heart and removed this burden by bringing my one true love back and bringing us back together as a family.

In your name, and the name of Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, I pray.

I have a friend who says that relationships are like gardens, they must be cultivated. She also said that the most difficult thing to restore is a broken relationship. Though it is difficult to do, broken relationships can be restored and as with other issues of life, the Bible has guidance for this. Here are 5 Biblical steps for restoring broken relationships.

Be Sure All are Committed With Love

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Loss of commitment in a relationship will lead to a breakup. Cultivation of a relationship requires hard work and much love. Lovingly remind others in a broken relationship that you care for them. Tell them you are committed to restoring the relationship and keeping it healthy. Ask them if they are willing to do the same. Commitment to the relationship is the first step to restoration and all parties in the relationship must be committed to it.

Humble Yourself

Commitment, humility, time, forgiveness and proper communication …

Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend. Proverbs 6:3

One of the greatest things you can do to restore a broken relationship is to humble yourself and admit where you were wrong. God loves a humble heart and He will be glorified when you take this brave step forward and admit how your actions contributed to the breakup. Your humble attitude will show the love of Christ and possibly cause others to do the same.

Don’t Rush It

Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalm 27:14

Remember that sometimes the Lord gives us trials in our life so that we take time to cultivate our relationship with Him. When our relationship with the Lord is right all other relationships on earth fall into place. Don’t forget to “take time” to examine your relationship with the Lord, spend time daily with Him in His word and ask Him for his guidance with restoration. Then when He gives an answer trust Him to make it happen.

Ask Forgiveness and Grant Forgiveness

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:14-15

Just as it is important to humble ourselves and admit when we are wrong, it is important to ask for forgiveness. When you ask forgiveness the forgiving party forfeits their right to ever bring it up again. We can choose to remember the transgressions no more, just as the Lord does (Isaiah 43:25-26). The same holds true when you grant forgiveness to another, put it behind you and don’t bring it up again. Forgiveness is a key component to restoration of a relationship.

Remember the Rules of Communication

Moving forward with a healthy relationship requires proper communication. These four simple rules are easy to remember and priceless when applied. Memorize them and teach them to those with whom you have relations. You will be blessed.

But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: Ephesians 4:15

1. Be Honest – Speak the truth in love and remember shouting does not make it true.

Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Neither give place to the devil. Ephesians 4:26-27

2. Keep current – Resolve your issues today and once they are resolved do not bring then back up tomorrow.

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:29-30

3. Attack the problem, not the person – Take care to speak kindly to one another. Avoid absolutes like “always”, “never”, “ever”. For example instead of saying “You NEVER take out the trash” consider saying “It would be helpful if you take out the trash more often”. When we are not careful how we say things we are grieving the Holy Spirit because He would NEVER prompt us to do that.

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him. A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. (Proverbs 18:13,15,17,19)

4. Act, Don’t React – I believe this is the most difficult thing to bear in mind when we are communicating. It is so easy to respond in an ungodly way when we are in the heat of discussion. It is only when we take care to think about the information being presented and then slowly respond that we are able to act instead of reacting.

In Summary

Relationships, just like gardens are hard work. They require constant cultivation. Commitment, humility, time, forgiveness and proper communication are all steps that will lead to restoration in a way that will please the Lord. I pray that if you are struggling with a relationship that you have the courage to read, meditate upon and share this article with others and that you will soon be on your way to restoration. May God bless you as you choose His way.

Resource – The Holy Bible, King James Version

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How do I pray to restore a family relationship? How do I pray to restore my relationship with my friend? Showing the power of prayer for restoration of relationship. The Bible tells us that our enemy, the devil, comes to rob, kill and destroy. One way he will do that is to destroy your relationship with those closest to you. Prayers change relationships! So how do I pray?

Prayer to restore a relationship – how do I pray?

Father, according to your Word in Psalm 34:17, your eyes are upon the righteous and your ears are open to their prayers. I know, by your grace, that you have made me righteous with the very righteousness of Jesus. Therefore, I have absolute confidence that you will hear me and answer my prayers.

Your Word also tells me in Ephesians 2:6, that I am seated in Christ Jesus, far above all the powers of darkness. And according to Luke 10:19 I have been given absolute authority over all the power of the enemy.

A suggested prayer if the broken relationship involves you

Heavenly Father, please forgive me for what I have said and done in destroying this relationship (be specific). I choose to forgive and release _________ and will no longer judge or blame him/her for his/her actions or words spoken against me. I also choose to forgive myself.

In the Name of Jesus, I take my authority and resist the devil and the all the powers of darkness; principalities and powers, and rulers of darkness in this world and spiritual wickedness in high places. I cut off their power lines between the heavenly and earthly realm; I cut off their communication lines and I cut their supply lines from the heavenly to earthly realm, in Jesus’ Name.

Now that they are cut off, spirits of darkness that have come to steal, kill and to destroy, in Jesus’ Name, I cancel your assignment to bring division between myself & ____________. Harassing spirits, antagonizing spirit, spirits of pride, strife and confusion (name other spirits you sense are operating), I bind and break your power over us and command you to go in the Name of Jesus and become part of the footstool of Jesus.

In the Name of Jesus, I take hold of the fiery darts of the evil one, in the form of wedges (make a gesture of grabbing) that have been placed between myself & ____________ and pull them out (gesture of pulling out) and in Jesus’ Name ask that any poison be neutralized.

I ask you to establish a godly, fruitful relationship between us, in the Name of Jesus. Heavenly Father, if there are any areas where we have allowed the devil a foothold, I ask you to make us aware of them, to repent and forgive.

Father God, I ask you to move by your Holy Spirit, according to Proverbs 20:27, searching all the innermost parts of myself & ____________ even in the subconscious and unconscious memories to reveal to us unresolved issues and unhealed hurts so we will recognize them and seek your help, in Jesus’ Name.

I ask you to move by your Holy Spirit to mobilize ministering spirits according to Psalm 103:20-21 and to minister to us. Thank you, Father that you have heard my prayer. I now call forth a fruitful relationship to be established between us.

I call unity and that we live without offense and the Holy Spirit to establish us in righteousness, peace and joy. In Jesus Mighty Name I ask it. Amen.

Related Links:

Why Forgive / Prayer of Forgiveness

Armor of God / Prayer For Protection

Prayer For Peace

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