21 Days of Prayer – Day 9 – Pray that God will move in people’s hearts, and we will experience a revival.
2 Chronicles 7:14: 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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
It all begins with humility. We come to our God with a humble heart. Then we pray and seek our God’s face. No revival or awakening comes without prayer. Extensive prayer. Fervent prayer. Corporate prayer. Continual prayer. We are seeking God Himself and not what He can give us. Lastly, we gotta turn from our wicked ways. God wants obedience, not religious ceremony. We cannot just say it, we must do it.
What happens? Our God will hear our prayers. He will also forgive our sin. He will heal our land. He will pour out His favor and blessing upon us.
Let’s pray that revival will begin in us and then spread to others.
Pray for our Upcoming Explore God series, starting on February 16th. Pray that the lost will be found.
DID YOU KNOW? In 1861, Abraham Lincoln lead our nation in a time of prayer and fasting. Lincoln had just been elected President. The nation was tottering on the brink of war. There was cruel slavery in the land. The President faced widespread opposition and hostility. He issued a proclamation for our country, a proclamation which expresses the spirit of this passage.
“Whereas a joint committee of both houses of Congress has waited on the President of the United States and requested him to recommend a day of public humiliation, prayer and fasting to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnities, and the offering of fervent supplications to Almighty God for the safety and welfare of these states, his blessing on their arms, and a speedy restoration of peace. And whereas it is fit and becoming in all people at all times to acknowledge and revere the supreme government of God, to bow in humble submission to his chastisement, to confess and deplore their sins and transgression, in the full conviction that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and to pray with all fervency and contrition for the pardon of their offenses and for a blessing upon their present and prospective action. Therefore I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, do appoint the last Thursday in September next as a day of humiliation, prayer and fasting, for all the people of the nation. And I do earnestly recommend to all the people, and especially to all ministers and teachers of religion of all denominations, and to all heads of families, to observe and keep that day, according to their several creeds and modes of worship, in all humility, and with all religious solemnity, to the end that the united prayer of the nation may ascend to the Throne of Grace, and bring down plentiful blessings upon our country.”