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Father, please send spiritual revival on the day that your people celebrate the bodily resurrection of your Son, Jesus from the dead. May churches across America and around the world truly experience the power and the joy of the resurrection as they proclaim that “HE IS RISEN!” Awaken your church and send revival Lord!

In Jesus name, Amen!

Father, the American Church is in great need of spiritual revival. On the first Palm Sunday, Jesus rode into Jerusalem in order to pay the price for our sins on the cross. On that day, Jesus wept over the sins of the people of the city. May we wept over our own sins and for the sins of the church. Come Lord Jesus Come!

Amen!

Holy Father,

The church in America desperately needs spiritual revival and your fire from heaven. We need for you to show up in our churches on this Lord’s Day on March 3, 2013. Unless you act Lord, nothing will happen. Unless you intervene Father, the American church will continue to lose ground. Lord, cause your people to cry out to you in prayer. Make us desperate for you. 

In Jesus Holy Name! Amen! 

 

Leonard Ravenhill, in his book, Why Revival Tarries, wrote:

Poverty-stricken as the church is today in many things, she is the most stricken here, in the place of prayer. We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few prayers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters. Failing here, we fail everywhere (p. 23)

Lord, 

Please send revival to your people in America. The only hope for real, genuine change in America is spiritual revival! May your people–those who claim to be born-again–pray as if today is their last day to live. May we seek you with all our heart, soul, mind and strength! May we forsake our idols and die to our selfishness. Wake up the church!

In Jesus’ Holy and Matchless Name!

Amen! 

Heavenly Father,

We have sinned against you in thought, word and deed. We have turned away like sheep and went our own way. We decided in our hearts to do our own thing. We have not prayed or obeyed our word. You promise peace and forgiveness and mercy if we repent and turn back to you! Lord, we set our focus on you and plead for revival to sweep through your church!

In Jesus Name! Amen! 

“Revival is the Church of God as a conquering army putting to rout the hosts of hell.”

~ James A. Stewart

Fire in My Bones, by J. Lee Grady

The people of Uganda call it Balokole. In the Luganda language it means “the saved ones,” but the word became synonymous with the East African Revival—one of the most significant Christian movements in modern history.

This revival had humble beginnings in September 1929, just before America’s Great Depression. Historians trace it to a prayer meeting on Namirembe Hill in Kampala, Uganda, where a missionary to Rwanda, Joe Church, prayed and read the Bible for two days with his friend Simeoni Nsibambi. They felt God had showed them that the African church was powerless because of a lack of personal holiness.

“We must have a spiritual awakening, or we die. Political engineering, economic policies, government bailouts and stimulus packages will not save us.”

It is impossible to explain exactly what happened after this prayer meeting or how the resulting spiritual fervor spread. When God comes, unusual things happen. Within weeks after the Rev. Church returned to Gahini, Rwanda, Christians gathered to pray and confess their sins openly. A heavy spirit of conviction fell on the people. Whenever they repented for their sins and failures they would weep uncontrollably, ask others to forgive them and pledge to make restitution.

The weeping spread to farmlands and open fields. Unbelievers who visited these gatherings were converted after they witnessed the sincerity of the Christians. Repentance went deep. Husbands publicly apologized for adultery and farmers repented for stealing cows from each other. Eventually, as the revival spread from Rwanda to Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Burundi, even the centuries-old tradition of polygamy (which was still common among professing Christians) was unraveled in some areas.

Balokole changed African Christianity forever. In a 1986 article for Christian History, Michael Harper writes of the revival: “It’s effects have been more lasting than almost any other revival in history, so that today there is hardly a single Protestant leader in East Africa who has not been touched by it in some way.”

I spent the past two weeks ministering in Uganda and Kenya, and everywhere I went I met people who still talk about the East African Revival—80 years after it began. It breathed resurrection power into dead, traditional churches and triggered aggressive church-planting movements that affected a variety of denominations.

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Heavenly Father, 

We praise you and love you because there is no one like you! You are the creator and sustainer of all who live. Yet, as a church and as your people, we have forsaken your ways. We have not prayed as we should and we have not obeyed your Word. We have actually compromised your Holy standards. On this Lord’s Day, we ask in the name of Jesus, that you will wake up your church all across America. We have no idea what it truly means to follow and love you! Please come Holy Spirit Come!

In the name of Jesus! Amen 

Father,

On this Lord’s Day, January 20th 2013, we pray that genuine revival will descend on the American Church. This being the Sanctity of Human Life, we confess that 55 million unborn babies have been aborted and killed since January 22, 1973. We are in great need of your abundant mercy and forgiveness!

Come Lord Jesus Come!

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