“He who testifies to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:20).
All the prayers of all God’s people for all the ages can be boiled down to one word. That word is “Come.” What is that prayer asking to happen? When John says, “Come” at the end of the Book of Revelation, having seen the consummation of all history, having seen the kingdoms of this world become the kingdom of our Lord and of the anointed King upon His throne, John is saying, “Come, Lord Jesus! I want to see You reveal Your supremacy to that degree and no less, so there will be an awakening to You that saturates this entire universe, that scatters all the darkness, destroys all the enemy and quickens all the saints forever!” That’s how the Bible ends – with a one-word prayer for a Christ awakening! Should not such a passion for His glory possess the modern day prayer movement, and all of us who seek God for genuine revival among the nations?
Father, we desire to see You high and lifted up! Give us a continual passion to see You move in our lives, in our nation, and throughout the world until You come!
–Adapted from A Christ Awakening and the Movement of Prayer by David Bryant.
Praise God that he is great and greatly to be praised (Ps. 48:1). Give thanks for psalms and hymns that remind us to praise God every day in every activity with which we are involved. Confess your shortcomings in praising God too seldom or too generally. Commit yourself to thanking God for two things every day which you often take for granted. Ask him to help you be a more thanks-living person, joyfully serving him (1 Thess. 5:18).
Pray that your worship this day as well as throughout the week will “extol the LORD at all times, his praise will always be on [your] lips” (Ps. 34:1-2).
–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend.