We see it on the news. In our towns. What can we do about everything happening in our world?
We need real revival.
It starts with pastors, believers and the Church. The problems we face are a reflection of our spiritual environment. What we do (or don’t do) will affect the course of events in our nation, community and families.
Think small (at first) and look in the mirror. It starts with us, the Christians.
Real revival will be birthed by prayer.
FIRST Make it personal.
Luke 5:16 (nlt) says, “Jesus often withdrew to the wilderness for prayer.”
Mark 1:35 (nlt) says, “Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.”
It starts here. Two questions each of us must resolve. Am I getting alone to pray? Do I understand the direct correlation between this type of prayer and the power & presence of God in my life?
Do we want revival? Make it personal. Now is the time.
SECOND Grab two or three friends.
Luke 9:28 (nlt) says, “Jesus took Peter, John, and James up on a mountain to pray.”
And then something pretty important happened. But just like Peter & the others, you might have to wake up your friends to see it.
This is an important step. Two recommendations. Keep it authentic, not routine. Don’t make this about requests or lists, but about revival & vision. In addition to our personal time, this will build a momentum of prayer.
THIRD The Church should rally around a revival of prayer.
Acts 4:31 (nlt) says, “After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.”
Prayer is the primary work of God’s people. The Church has been entrusted to us by Christ. At this time.
A revival is waiting on us.
A Revival of Prayer