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  Praying For Revival (A Daily Prayer Guide)

2 Chronicles 7:14

    There is a growing urgency about revival.  Desperate conditions frequently precede intense times of seeking the Lord.  Difficulty and uncertainty often become a birthing center for a deep and lasting movement of God’s Spirit.

    The following prayer guide has been written with the realization that all revivals are birthed in intercessory prayer.  The prayer points prescribed in this guide focus on the corporate need of God’s people.  We encourage you, as you pray, to make them personal.  And, as a result, may you experience a fresh walk of revival in your own life and family. 

If My People…
…Humble Themselves…

    Day 1 –  Pray that we as Christians will bow our knees before the Lord at the beginning of each day, so that we may receive His grace daily to live as we should (Jas. 4:6-10).

    Day 2 – Pray that those who have a personal relationship with the Lord will walk in the spirit of humility, as Jesus walked, and live with a daily recognition that pride leads to destruction and that humility precedes honor (Mic. 6:8; Prov. 18:12).

    Day 3 – Pray that believers will comprehend the value of humility:  that God hears the cry of the humble and delivers them, that it is better to be among the lowly than to share the wealth of the proud, and that God’s presence accompanies those who are of a contrite and humble spirit (Prov. 16:19; Isa. 57:15).

    Day 4 – Pray that each person in Christian homes (particularly husbands and wives) will be humble in spirit, in ­order that their prayers may be answered (1 Pet. 3:8-15).

    Day 5 – Pray that younger Christians will be clothed with humility, respecting their elders, praying about all that concerns them, and trusting God to exalt them at the proper time (1 Pet. 5:5-10).

    Day 6 – Pray that Christians would remember, with gratefulness, what they have been saved from, and that times of crises would become tangible reminders of “what we deserve” apart from the mercy of God (1 Pet. 3:13-17; Titus 3:1-9; Psa. 40:1-3; 68:19-20; 103:1-5).

    Day 7 – Pray that God’s people would assume responsibility for the moral and spiritual erosion which has permeated not only our nation but also our world (Ezra 9:6; Psa. 51:16-17). 

…Pray…

    Day 8 – Pray that God’s people would unite behind praying for all who are in authority, that we may lead quiet and peaceful lives in godliness and reverence (1 Tim. 2:1-4).

    Day 9 – Pray that Christians will seek God first each day privately, before getting physically involved in His work for the day (Matt. 6:6-8, 33; Psa. 32:6).

    Day 10 – Pray that urgency and fervency would characterize the prayers of God’s people (Isa. 64:9).

    Day 11 – Pray that Christians’ first response will be to pray when they become anxious about a situation, circumstance, or relationship (Matt. 6:25-33; Phil. 4:6-7; Jer. 33:3).

    Day 12 – Pray that God would raise up an army of prayer warriors who would be willing to persevere in prayer and wage a long war on their knees (Luke 18:1-8).

    Day 13 – Pray that God would give pastors wisdom as they call their congregations to intercession and lead them to an understanding of the times (Eph. 4:11b-13; Isa. 56:1-7; Jer. 23:1-4).

    Day 14 – Pray for the spirit of prayer to spread like a wildfire across our land and world until every church becomes a house of prayer, saturated with seasons and extended times of turning to the Lord (Phil. 4:6-7; Luke 18:1; Matt. 21:13). 

…Seek My Face…

    Day 15 – Pray that adult Christians will set a pattern of seeking the Lord for all things, so that younger generations may find their strength and hope in the Lord, especially in times of crisis (Psa. 27; 91; Acts 17:26-27).

    Day 16 – Pray that God would increase our belief in His ability to supernaturally intervene and do the impossible, especially in times of crisis.  Pray that we would forgo fleshly appetites of food, entertainment, and pleasure to seek the face of God (Isa. 58:6-12; Heb. 11:6; Mark 9:23; Jas. 5:16b-18).

    Day 17 – Pray that God’s people and our national leaders would not trust in military strength, financial might and strategies, or governmental influence to solve our difficulties.  Pray that the Scriptures would guide all decision-making (Zech. 4:6; Isa. 48:17; Jer. 9:23-24; Psa. 147:10-11; Prov. 21:30-31).

    Day 18 – Pray that God’s people would not be self-sufficient, thinking “we can handle this.”  May we see our dire need of help from God and others (John 15:5; 2 Cor. 3:5; Neh. 6:16b; Jer. 2:31-32).

    Day 19 – Pray that God’s people would lay down their petty differences, personal agendas, and divisive attitudes, and genuinely unite behind the need for an outpouring of God’s Spirit in revival (Psa. 133:1, 3b; Eph. 4:1-6).

    Day 20 – Pray that Christians will seek the face of God versus the hand of God.  That our chief concern would be His approval versus His blessing.  That we would place our affections and our desires on pleasing Him (Psa. 27:8; Rev. 4:11; Col. 3:2).

    Day 21 – Pray that a healthy fear of God would permeate the hearts and minds of God’s people.  And ask God to deliver us from a fear of man which ensnares us (Prov. 1:7; 9:10; 29:25). 

…Turn from Their Wicked Ways…

    Day 22 – Pray that Christians will daily meditate on the Word of God, so that they may be kept pure, not sin against God, and allow the God of heaven to conform them to the image of Christ (Psa. 119:9-11; 1 Pet. 1:13 – 2:3; Rom. 8:29; Phil. 1:6; Heb. 12:4-13; 2 Cor. 7:1).

    Day 23 – Pray that Christians understand their responsibility to live blameless before a lost, watching world (Phil. 2:14-16).

    Day 24 – Pray for God’s people to honestly acknowledge their sins quickly, seek God’s forgiveness, and expose all sin appropriately (Rom. 2:1-2; Gal. 6:1).

    Day 25 – Pray that believers will become accountable to godly people who will lovingly ask the tough questions regarding areas of our lives where we might be vulnerable to return to “wicked ways” (Jas. 5:16).

    Day 26 – Pray that God’s people would grieve over their own sin and how it affects a holy God (Neh. 9; 2 Chr. 7:14).

    Day 27 – Pray that genuine repentance would characterize the response of God’s people to sin and that the Lordship of Jesus Christ would rule their daily living (2 Cor. 7:9-10; Matt. 7:21).

    Day 28 – Pray for a contrite and broken spirit among believers as they become aware of sin in their lives and in their churches (Isa. 57:15). 

…I Will Hear from Heaven…

    Day 29 – Praise God that His hand is not short that it cannot save nor His ear heavy that it cannot hear.  Claim the promise that the Lord draws near to all those who call upon Him in truth (Isa. 59:1; Psa. 145:18). 

…Will Forgive Their Sin…

    Day 30 – Thank the Lord for His promise to extend mercy to those who “confess and forsake their sin” and that He is faithful and just to forgive sin and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (Prov. 28:13; 1 John 1:9). 

…And Will Heal Their Land

    Day 31 – Praise the Lord that He promises to heal the backslidden and to bind up the wounds of the torn and bruised and to restore the years the locusts have eaten (Jer. 3:22; Hosea 6:1; Joel 1:4).

    – Taken from a brochure by Life Action Ministries.  Used by permission.

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