In Psalm 80:3, we have a prayer for salvation: “Restore us, O God, make Your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.”
When we come to God with our prayer for salvation, we do not come to a ‘god’ who is unable to hear our prayer. We do not come to a ‘god’ from whom we can expect no answer. We come to “God Almighty” – the “Lord God Almighty” (Psalm 80:7, 19). We come with of salvation – “What must I do to be saved?” God gives us His answer – “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:30-31).
What does the Lord say to those who look to Christ for salvation? He says this: “The Lord will bless you and watch over you. The Lord will smile on you and be kind to you. The Lord will look on you with favour and give you peace’ (Numbers 6:24-26).
What are we to say to the Lord who blesses us so much? – We worship Him. We say, “Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Through Christ, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer” (Ephesians 1:3).
This is where real change begins. It begins with the prayer for salvation. It begins when we open our hearts to “the Spirit of the living God”. It begins when we pray, “Restore us, O God, make Your face shine upon us, that we may be saved”.