DAY 6 WHAT REVIVAL LOOKS LIKE
Prayerfully read Habakkuk 3
“Revive Your work in the midst of the years.” —Habakkuk 3:2 (AV)
We are crying out with thousands across America for God to revive His work in our land. This is what a national revival looked like a century and a half ago in the days of Charles G. Finney—
Revivals broke out under Finney’s fervent preaching all across New York State, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Ohio, and in other states, as he appealed to men to respond to the grace of God in repentance and faith. Finney described one particular meeting near Antwerp, New York in these words: “An awful solemnity seemed to settle upon the people; the congregation began to fall from their seats in every direction and cry for mercy. If I had a sword in each hand, I could not have cut them down as fast as they fell. I was obliged to stop preaching.” Hundreds of thousands were swept into the Kingdom of God across the United States. Actually revivals were breaking out on both sides of the Atlantic – not only in the United States, but also in Europe.
Oh Lord, You see the need in our land for revival! We have wandered far from You in our moral degeneracy and waywardness. And we cry out to You to sweep across our land in great conviction and in a wave of repentance and saving faith! In Jesus’ dear name! Amen!
P R A Y E R F O C U S
• Pray for a deep hunger to stir in your heart for personal and family revival
• Pray for a deep conviction of sin to come upon our nation , and for the gift of repentance to be given to us as a people
DAY 5 THE POWER OF THE MOVING OF GOD
Prayerfully read Genesis 1:1-3; Isaiah 60:1-3
Perhaps as you consider the darkness in the earth you have no hope for revival or for a 3rd Great Awakening in America. When you think about praying your faith is weak and your hope shallow. That is certainly understandable in light of the conditions of the world today.
Consider this before you pray today. All creation comes from the Holy Spirit moving. In the beginning there was only darkness and formlessness. There was no life, no hope except for the plan in the heart of the Father. Yet in all the darkness and hopeless God was about to move. The Holy Spirit was actively brooding over the nothingness about to explode with creative power and authority.
There is no darkness He cannot overcome. There is no hopelessness He cannot defeat. There is no nothingness He cannot form into something beautiful. You are His workmanship (Eph. 2:10). Today you have the power of creation residing in you. Pray from that place. Make something out of nothing just as He has done.
P R A Y E R F O C U S
• Move God over the face of the deep.
• Show me the eternal plan of the Father for the nothingness I see.
• Reveal the power of creation in me that I might speak with power and authority
• Revive my heart to faith that I might pray effectual prayers with full confidence that I have what I ask because I ask in faith from a place of divine revelation.
This prayer guide is available by returning to Immanuel’s Church Prayer Page. We trust you will have many encounters with Jesus Christ over the next several weeks. Please feel free to comment on the Prayer Page.
It is always God’s desire to save the lost, and to revive the hearts of His people with a fresh outpouring of His Holy Spirit. But, He amazingly looks to His people to cooperate with Him in prayer, petition and praise to accomplish His purposes. Ponder Hosea 10:12. Sow righteousness for yourselves, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the Lord, until he comes and showers his righteousness on you. Hosea stresses the importance of heart-preparation in preparing for the rain from heaven. We are admonished to “plow up” the soil of our hearts, and to seek the Lord until He comes. A man of God once wrote “The prepared heart becomes the praying heart that prevails with God.” Lord make my heart tender that your intercessions may be on my lips! Pour out Your Spirit!
Your Word into my heart is like the flow of a refreshing river. Just when I feel as if I’m all “dried up”, Your Word refreshes, revives, and restores my soul. Give me a greater hunger for Your Word, and Holy Spirit, open my mind that I may understand the Scriptures. (Prayerfully meditate on Psalm 19) Thank you that Your Word and Your Spirit is always “more than enough”to saturate my parched soul. Today, I pray that Your Word will be powerfully proclaimed in my life, in my family, and into this nation.