A Revival Prayer
O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy. Habakkuk 3:2
With our annual Revival Meeting nearing, it is good to pause and to pray for the Lord to send revival. Will you pray for personal revival in your life?
What is revival anyway? A basic and most thorough definition I have used for years is this: “Revival is falling in love with Jesus all over again.” Simply stated, and right to the point.
As time goes by and we are further away from our conversion and new birth as Christians, we can become complacent. Just like many people let their physical bodies get out of shape, or neglect proper eating and exercise, we can do the same thing spiritually. Many Christians have become lethargic in their walk with God. Their service in church is pale and anemic, their pulse for loving God and other people has slowed down, and their appetite for the Word of God has decreased. Even just opening the Bible at home causes difficulty in breathing. If I was describing symptoms in a person’s physical body, you may think the person had a heart problem.
Some Christians have high blood pressure spiritually (in some cases literally) and are complaining and bickering with others then wonder why they do not feel as close to God as they once did. All of this is symptomatic of a much bigger problem – a spiritual heart problem. Are you loving Jesus more today than you were loving Him yesterday?
Why or why not? It could be that loving sin, reveling in pride, or loving the world has diminished you love for Jesus. Will you pray for personal revival? Will you pray for family revival? Will you pray for church revival?
Pray like the old-time prophet Habakkuk, who poured out his heart to God after hearing the Word of God spoken: O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy. Make his prayer – your revival prayer today.