A Prayer for Spiritual Revival and Awakening
Our walls are broken down. We groan under the weight of dozens of overwhelming problems like the economy, two wars, the breakdown of the family, fatherlessness, the virtual collapse of marriage, addiction to pornography, sexual sins of every persuasion, rampant greed, over 50 million abortions since 1973, poverty, unemployment, and unsustainable federal deficits.
Human solutions have failed. Things are getting worse not better. Most of us know the only solution is the supernatural intervention of our sovereign God. But how does that happen? The starting point is to cry out to God in humble repentant prayer. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will answer their prayer and will heal their land.” Notice that repentance precedes revival.
Will you join me in prayer for national repentance and revival? Here is a prayer you can pray, or you can pray in your own words:
Our Dearest Father,
Our walls are broken down. We have been doing what seems right in our own eyes. We have exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and the glory of God for idols. We have become worldly Christians. We have been seeking the God we want and not the God who is, and we are sorry. I am sorry.
Lord, we groan beneath the weight of overwhelming problems — problems too big for human ingenuity — problems that are destroying us. We have sinned against you. We have sinned against each other. We are pierced and grieved by our sins and transgressions.
We cry out to you, O God. We come to you in the spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14. Have mercy upon us. Have mercy upon us, O Lord. Hear our plea. We seek your face. Forgive our sins. We turn from our wicked ways. Put a new heart in us. Heal our land. Deliver us from destruction. Send the fresh wind of your Holy Spirit upon us. Bring glory to yourself by reviving your people, O Lord. Awaken those who do not yet belong to you, Sovereign Lord, by turning their hearts toward Jesus. Amen.
What might God do if millions of us began to pour out our hearts to him in humble repentant prayer for deliverance?
Let’s pass this prayer around. Here are a few suggestions:
- Check out/join facebook group: “REVIVAL – Let’s see who on facebook is/will pray for revival & awakening” http://alturl.com/dvrq
- Use as a congregational prayer
- Print and pray regularly
- Copy and email this prayer to your list
Yours for changed lives,
Patrick Morley, Ph.D.