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A Prayer for Revival

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We need a spiritual revival in The Church today. This is especially true in the United States but why stop there? The Church all over the world is in desperate need of revival, being refreshed by the very presence of God. I’ve found that we often pray for revival in weird ways…

  1. We start praying really loudly as if God can’t hear us otherwise.
  2. We pray for revival almost as if it would be this big feat for God to be able to pull off. Oh, Church, He is completely able.
  3. We ask for revival, but I’m not sure we understand what the consequences of revival would be. (Repentance, radical life change, etc.)
  4. We pray for revival way more than we live for one. Prayer is of upmost importance but so is obedience.

Anyway, what if we just prayed scripture this week? Here is a prayer for national revival straight from The Bible, in Psalm 85. Would you commit to praying this passage every day for the next week? What if God really would revive us again?

PSALM 85:

[1] LORD, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. [2] You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah [3] You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger. [4] Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us! [5] Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations? [6] Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? [7] Show us your steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation. [8] Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly. [9] Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land. [10] Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other. [11] Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky. [12] Yes, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase. [13] Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps a way.