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
Jonathan Edwards and George Whitfield are names from that awakening.
The Second Great Awakening, 1800–1840
James McGready and Charles Finney are names from that awakening.
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.
Posts on the Power of the Holy Spirit
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Humidity, Hearts and The Holy Spirit – My thoughts from Poland Trip 2010
How To Regenerate God’s Power in Your Life
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Thanks Jan. I think revival is on the hearts and minds of so many Christians. We want this sing last Sunday. It brought such anticipation to my soul as we sang it. My year’s verse is
Phil 3:13. I think it goes well with revival, for it begins in one’s heart and then spreads.
Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as are [a]perfect, have this attitude; and if in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you;
I did read it in medium and it let me clap for you!
Can you tell i am behind with my replies? it’s been a few crazy weeks. That’s a great scripture. My word for this year is “Go forth”. I keep hearing “go forth in the power of the Holy Spirit”. I can’t find a scripture that says that but that’s what I hear. My scriptures are 2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” and Psalm 130: 5-6 ” I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. 6 I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.”
Janis, THANK YOU so much for sharing this song! I am going to share it with everyone I know.
I do pray for revival – thanks for bringing this subject up. I will have to do some searching for scriptures.
I would love to compile a list of revival scriptures. My minister has given me a start. Please email what you find.