Anglican Devotional 26 February 2024 – Restore Us, O Lord

The Daily Fountain Devotional of the Church Of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) 26 February 2024 – Restore Us, O Lord

TOPIC: Restore Us, O Lord

READ: Psalm 60: 1-12 (NKJV)

  1. To the Chief Musician. Set to “Lily of the Testimony.” A Michtam of David. For teaching. When he fought against Mesopotamia and Syria of Zobah, and Joab returned and killed twelve thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt. O God, You have cast us off; You have broken us down; You have been displeased; Oh, restore us again!
  2. You have made the earth tremble; You have broken it; Heal its breaches, for it is shaking.
  3. You have shown Your people hard things; You have made us drink the wine of confusion.
  4. You have given a banner to those who fear You, That it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah
  5. That Your beloved may be delivered, Save [with] Your right hand, and hear me.
  6. God has spoken in His holiness: “I will rejoice; I will divide Shechem And measure out the Valley of Succoth.
  7. Gilead [is] Mine, and Manasseh [is] Mine; Ephraim also [is] the helmet for My head; Judah [is] My lawgiver.
  8. Moab [is] My washpot; Over Edom I will cast My shoe; Philistia, shout in triumph because of Me.”
  9. Who will bring me [to] the strong city? Who will lead me to Edom?
  10. [Is it] not You, O God, [who] cast us off? And You, O God, [who] did not go out with our armies?
  11. Give us help from trouble, For the help of man [is] useless.
  12. Through God we will do valiantly, For [it is] He [who] shall tread down our enemies.


David says in this Psalm that God is not happy with His people but he prays for restoration. The people were confused but God gave them a banner of truth for their deliverance. God speaks in holiness and rejoices because the earth is the Lord’s and all its fullness (Psalm 24:1). David wondered who will lead him to fight in Edom and quickly realises that it is God, who seems to have rejected them. However, he prays that God will give them help from trouble as the help of man is useless. He is very confident that through God, victory will be won over their enemies.

When a relationship has broken down and things are not going well, there is need for a restoration of peace so that normalcy would return. How is your relationship with the Lord? Is it strong and intimate or has it broken down or is it even non-existent? Let us ask God to revive and restore us in every area of our Christian life such as Bible study, prayer life, worship, evangelism, giving, hospitality, etc. How is your relationship with your wife or husband? Ask God for help today and He will surely restore you.

PRAYER: Precious Father, I look unto You for help to restore my relationship with You and others in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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