“… Every new and great movement of God is born of the Spirit. When we examine church history and the various great movements of God, we discover they were all born in the Spirit.” – Chuck Smith
Lord, however weak and contemptible this prayer may seem, and however imperfect it really be, may it nevertheless live before You, and through Your divine power be mighty to produce the rise and progress of drawing people to Jesus and taking people deeper into their relationships with Him.
Lord, there’s a sickness in Your church and in the world today. There are many competing messages contrary to Your words, more than ever before. There’s a weakening in the teaching of who You are and what You say to us in Your word. Sin is whitewashed and large portions of Your word are left untaught and unspoken. These problems are beyond us Lord, so that the only thing for us to do is to pray for Your Holy Spirit to be poured out upon us and upon the church, and upon the world and to pray for revival.
Lord have mercy on us. We know those of us who dare to pray this prayer don’t deserve for You to answer us. Nor does the rest of the church or the world. But You said, if we humbled ourselves and came before You, and called on Your name, You would heal our land.
So we ask for a great outpouring of Your Holy Spirit and for revival.
In Jesus name.
“if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
The first sentence of the prayer was adapted from Philip Doddridge’s prayer in the preface of “The Valley of Vision.”
Bennett, Arthur, (1975) Valley of Vision