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Father in heaven!

I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus that you revive your people in America. We have drifted away from the great salvation that was first declared through Jesus. We have grieved the Holy Spirit through our unforgiveness and broken relationships. We, as your people, have neglected to pray and read your Word and the pursuit of holiness!  Lord, we have sinned against you!

Come Lord Jesus and revive us!

In Jesus’ precious Name!

Amen!

 

Father,

We prayer that your people will be desperate to know and worship you! May we enter the sanctuary with only one thing on our heart and mind: to worship and exalt you. We are great need of your touch and power. We repent of our mediocrity and our weak Christianity. Restore your people Lord!

In Jesus Name!

Amen! 

History is silent about revivals that did not begin with prayer.

~ Edwin Orr

“Despite our philosophical distinctives there was a palpable shared urgency for genuine wide-scale revival and spiritual awakening—for the church to ‘come fully alive to the glory of Christ’—that was heightened by this remarkable gathering of leaders,” says organizer Byron Paulus, executive director of Life Action Ministries in Buchanan, Michigan. For more about the vision behind this unique event, check out “An Urgent Appeal.”

Echoing these leaders sense’ that the church needs spiritual awakening, I asked several others to explain why they ask God to send revival.

Here is the fifth response…

Del Fehnsenfeld, senior editor of Revive magazine, published by Life Action Ministries in Buchanan, Michigan:

Prayer for revival is a natural overflow of resurrection hope. The logic goes like this: the Bible is the story of how God is working in history to make everything new. Jesus is the central figure in the story. He dealt decisively with what is wrong with us and with the world on the cross, and proved it by rising from the dead and then pouring out his Spirit. And since the story ends with everything being put right or “summed up” in Jesus (Eph. 1:9-10), we know that God’s plan is to move history forward from where things are to that final climax. Thus God is always working by his Spirit to manifest and extend Jesus’ presence, honor, and authority.

But that process is not always incremental. We learn from both the Bible and church history that there are seasons when God’s Spirit works with extraordinary and undeniable power to rapidly move individuals, communities and even nations toward Jesus. This is revival. Knowing God’s final agenda helps me pray with confidence for the intensific, acceleration, and multiplication of the work of the Spirit right now!

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Heavenly Father, according to your promises I pray these prayers in the Name and the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ:

Dear Holy Spirit, keep me abiding in Jesus. Also, make God’s Word to live and abide in Me. Then you promise that I shall ask what I desire, and it shall be done for me. I want all my prayers to be answered. (John 15.7)

“Oh, that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that your hand would be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that I may be free from pain.” So God granted him what he requested. 1Chr 4:10

Lord, fill me now and always with the Holy Spirit. I open my heart to yield to the Holy Spirit. Eph 5.18

Lord, make me consider myself really dead to sin. Rom 6.11

Father, form Christ in me. I want Christ to dwell in my heart through faith, and live in me always. Gal. 2.20; Gal. 4:19; Eph 3:17

Thank You Father that through faith I am the righteousness of God in Christ. 2Cor 5.21

Thank You Father that my body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in me, whom I have from God. Make me always conscious of this fact. 1Cor 6.19

Thank You Father that I am an ambassador for Christ. Make me a good ambassador for Your Kingdom. 2Cor 5.20

Dear Holy Spirit, show me how to overcome the devil by the blood of the Lamb, and by the Word of my testimony, and to not love my life to the death. Rev 12.11

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Heavenly Father,

I pray for that you bring about a deep conviction of sin, a spiritual brokenness, a holy fear of you and a genuine repentance among your people. 

Grant us a deep spiritual hunger!

In Jesus Name!

Amen! 


By R.A. Torrey

Prayer will do more to bring a deep and lasting and sweeping revival, a revival that is real and lasting and altogether of the right sort, than all the organizations that were ever devised by man.

The history of the Church of Jesus Christ on earth has been largely a history of revivals. When you read many of the Church histories that have been written, the impression that you naturally get is that the history of the Church of Jesus Christ here on earth has been very largely a history of misunderstandings, disputes, doctrinal differences and bitter conflicts. But if you will study the history of the living Church, you will find it has been very largely a history of revivals. Humanly speaking the Church of Jesus Christ owes its very existence today to revivals. many times the Church has seemed to be on the verge of utter shipwreck, but just then God has sent a great revival and saved it.

Every real revival in the Church has been the child of prayer. There have been revivals without much preaching; there have been revivals with absolutely no organization; but there has never been a mighty revival without mighty praying.

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Heavenly Father,

We prayer that you bring about a deep conviction of sin, a spiritual brokenness, a holy fear of you and genuine repentance among your people in our cities and in nations.

We pray for revival to sweep across the churches.

Grant to us a deep spiritual hunger!

In Jesus Name!

Amen!

Restore Us, O God

To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. A Testimony. Of Asaph, a Psalm.

80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel,
you who lead Joseph like a flock!
You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth.
2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh,
stir up your might
and come to save us!

Restore us, [1] O God;
let your face shine, that we may be saved!

4 O Lord God of hosts,
how long will you be angry with your people’s prayers?
5 You have fed them with the bread of tears
and given them tears to drink in full measure.
6 You make us an object of contention for our neighbors,
and our enemies laugh among themselves.

Restore us, O God of hosts;
let your face shine, that we may be saved!

8 You brought a vine out of Egypt;
you drove out the nations and planted it.
9 You cleared the ground for it;
it took deep root and filled the land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shade,
the mighty cedars with its branches.
11 It sent out its branches to the sea
and its shoots to the River. [2]
12 Why then have you broken down its walls,
so that all who pass along the way pluck its fruit?
13 The boar from the forest ravages it,
and all that move in the field feed on it.

14 Turn again, O God of hosts!
Look down from heaven, and see;
have regard for this vine,
15 the stock that your right hand planted,
and for the son whom you made strong for yourself.
16 They have burned it with fire; they have cut it down;
may they perish at the rebuke of your face!
17 But let your hand be on the man of your right hand,
the son of man whom you have made strong for yourself!
18 Then we shall not turn back from you;
give us life, and we will call upon your name!

19 Restore us, O Lord God of hosts!
Let your face shine, that we may be saved!

Footnotes

[1] 80:3 Or Turn us again; also verses 7, 19
[2] 80:11 That is, the Euphrates

Lord, we are in great need of spiritual refreshment.

Pour out your Spirit and power on your people as we gather for worship!

In Jesus Name!

Amen!

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