Pray for revival
From Teach Us To Pray: A 21-Day Prayer Guide
You don’t have to look far to feel despair. Turn on the news. Spend 5 minutes on your social feed. We live in a work that’s ripe for revival.
Like Ezekiel, we’ve all stared at situations that seem impossible — the addiction, the betrayal, a barren womb, or a wayward child. Yet Ezekiel put all doubts aside and prophesied. Bones came together and filled with breath. The final vision is of a great army for the Lord.
God says He brought dry, brittle bones to life, so “you shall know that I am the Lord” (Ezekiel 37:13). What if we approached each day believing that what God did then, He can do again?
- Where have you seen God bring something dead to life? Maybe it was a relationship, a career, or a dream.
- What did you learn about God’s faithfulness and unfailing love from that experience?
- Is there any situation where you’ve given up because things feel too far gone or too impossible to change? Where have you lost faith?
- How is your heart toward God? How do you deal with disappointments or despair?
- What do you want to see God revive in you?
- Where do you want to see a revival around you? Ask God to show how you can help bring revival to your home, work, or community.
- Where do you long to see revival in the church? Ask to fill His church with joy, unity, boldness, confidence, generosity — and whatever else His Spirit brings to mind.
- Read Psalm 51, making these words your own. If a line causes your heart to skip a beat, pause and wait to hear God speak. When you get to the end, consider what God said to you. The first step in any revival is aligning what we say about ourselves with what our Father says to us.