Pray For Revival
By F. B. Meyer
“O Lord, revive Thy work…” (Hab. 3:2).
When we are oppressed with the state of the church and the world, as Habakkuk was, there is no resource but to turn to God. It is of no use to say to our brother, “What shall we do?” Better at once get into the presence of the Almighty. All conferences with flesh and blood are wasted breath, unless there has been a previous one with God.
Note also the unselfishness of the prayer which precedes revival. We must not pray “Revive my work.” Let us get beyond the narrow limits of our church or section, and ask for a revival of God’s work everywhere.
We do not need a new Gospel, but a revival – a revivifying of the old Gospel. If any preach another gospel than that which the apostles preached, let him be accursed; he is selling bran for wheat. We want nothing but the Gospel of the Cross of Jesus Christ, proclaimed from lips which have received a new baptism of heavenly power.
What an argument! “...Remember mercy” (Hab. 3:2). We cannot appeal to merit, but can lay great stress on mercy. Lord, have mercy on Thy church – revive her; and ere the dispensation close, may she arise for one great work of soul-salvation!