40 Days of Prayer for Moral & Spiritual Awakening

28 Apr

40DaysofPrayer

I am publicly joining Dr. Rick Lance and Dr. Travis Coleman in encouraging Alabama Baptists particularly and all Bible believing Christians generally to pray specifically and daily for moral and spiritual awakening to come in America. Just today the headlines in our nation show our great need for this to happen. On one hand the Supreme Court is hearing arguments about the definition of marriage, and on the other hand all of us have seen the tragic situation in Baltimore. Our country is in trouble and the only hope we have is a mighty revival to come in our land.  Here are some excerpts from a blog post Dr. Lance wrote to kick off this emphasis…

Selected Bible Passages relating to Revival & Spiritual Awakening
(Taken from a resource by J. Chris Schofield)

  • 2 Chronicles 7:14 (HCSB): “and My people who are called by My name humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.”
  • Psalm 85:6 (HCSB): “Will You not revive us again so that Your people may rejoice in You?”
  • Isaiah 64:1 (HCSB): “If only You would tear the heavens open and come down, so that mountains would quake at Your presence.”
  • Psalm 119:37 (HCSB): “Turn my eyes from looking at what is worthless; give me life in Your ways.
  • Habakkuk 3:2 (HCSB): “Lord, I have heard the report about You; Lord, I stand in awe of Your deeds. Revive Your work in these years; make it known in these years. In Your wrath remember mercy!”
  • Acts 3:19 (HCSB): “Therefore repent and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped out, that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”
  • 1 Timothy 2:1, 3, 4 (HCSB): “First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone…This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Prayers for Spiritual Awakening
(Taken from a resource by Greg Frizzell)

  • Holy Father, we humble ourselves and acknowledge Your righteous Judgment upon our sins. (2 Chronicles 7:14; Psalm 85:6)
  • Righteous God, please send overwhelming love, godly fear and genuine repentance among Your people. (Psalm 51:17; Proverbs 28:13; Matthew 22:37-39; 2 Corinthians 7:1, 10)
  • Righteous God, grant to us a mountain-moving faith and a passion for fervent prayer.(Jeremiah 29:13; Matthew 21:13; Acts 2:1)
  • Holy Father, please bring us to loving unity in our churches and a deep harmony between our churches. (John 13:34-35; 17:20-22)
  • Gracious Lord, please fill us with a burning passion to pray for and witness to the lost.(Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 19:10; Acts 1:8; Romans 5:5, 9:1-3)
  • Lord of the harvest, please call thousands into ministry, missions and Christian witness. (Matthew 9:37-38; Acts 1:8)
  • Holy Lord, we ask You to deepen and purify our very motives in praying for revival and blessing. (Ezekiel 33:32; Hebrews 4:12; James 4:1-4)
  • Righteous Lord, we plead for Your grace upon persecuted saints around the world. (Matthew 26:39; James 4:1-4)
  • Holy Father, we humbly ask for a mighty move of conviction in government and cultural leaders. (Psalm 2:8; 1 Timothy 2:1-4)
  • Sovereign God: We ask You to rend the heavens and show forth Your awesome presence in sweeping revival. (Isaiah 64:1; Ephesians 5:26-27; Revelation 22:17, 20)

Seven Covenant Prayers for Revival and Spiritual Awakening
(Taken from a resource by Greg Frizzell)

  • Pray for God to have mercy upon the church and nation–(2 Chronicles 7:14; Jeremiah 29:13)
  • Pray for love, repentance and holy fear to grip God’s people–(Matthew 22:37-39; 2 Corinthians 7:1)
  • Pray for a spirit of faith and intercession in God’s saints–(Matthew 21:13; Acts 2:1; Hebrews 11:6)
  • Pray for holiness, boldness and power in God’s leaders and churches–(Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:4)
  • Pray for loving unity and oneness in Christ’s Church–(John 13:34; Acts 2:42-47)
  • Pray for burning passion and power in evangelism and missions–(Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8)
    Pray for God to “rend the heavens” in sweeping revival and spiritual awakening–(2 Chronicles 7:14; Isaiah 64:1; Psalm85:6)

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