Let’s Pray for Revival
Sometimes writing is hard. Sometimes it’s easy.
I am in a hard spell. There has been a lot going on in my life and I can’t seem to concentrate on sitting still and writing.
But here I am.
This Sunday and last Sunday we had marvellous sermons about Pentecost. Yes, the coming to earth of the Holy Spirit. The fire — the life — the revelation.
We need that again.
In 1734 Jonathan Edwards wrote:
“”It pleased God…to display his free and sovereign mercy in the conversion of a great multitude of souls in a short space of time, turning them from a formal, cold, and careless profession of Christianity, to the lively exercise of every Christian grace, and the powerful practice of our holy religion.”
Free and sovereign mercy — God did this.
We have to remember that God brings revival. So what do we do?
We pray for revival.
Here are the first great revivals.
The Great Awakening, 1734–43 in America
The Second Great Awakening, 1800–1840
Is it time for another awakening of hearts and spirits?
- Revivals happen in a period of moral decline. Look at our world: sexual abuse, disgust with those running governments, corruption, killings, and fear. We have screen abuse so we are no longer talking face to face with others. Our reading skills are declining.
- Prayer stimulates our hearts and souls and sends a signal to God that we are ready to see Him in action.
- Those who teach from God’s Word are speaking into the hearts of the people.
Are you ready for revival?
Do you want to see God’s spirit move in hearts?
Are you ready to be convicted and see yourself as God sees you? (That’s scary.)
I always love this song by Robin Mark. Revive Us.
God has put it on my heart to gather believers together, to grow through God’s Word and prayer.
Scriptures to read:
“He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior,”
“Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.”
“My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.”
I would like to start a collection of revival, restore scriptures that we can pray. Please add your scriptures in the comments. Thanks.
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