Let Praying Hearts Take Courage

candle-flame“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea” (Habakkuk 2:14).

“When prayers and strong pleas for revival are made to God both day and night; when the children of God find they can no longer tolerate the absence of revival blessings; when extraordinary seeking of an extraordinary outpouring becomes extraordinarily earnest; and when the burden of prayer for revival becomes almost unbearable, then let praying hearts take courage, for the Spirit of God who is the spirit of revival has brought His people to this place for a purpose.” – Richard Owen Roberts

We live in exciting times for those who belong to the Lord Jesus. As we look both to the Word and the world in which we live, we can join with the Lord in His work of intercession, revival, and drawing people to Himself. Our prayers will become pleadings for the fulfillment of Habakkuk 2:14: Spirit of God, fill the earth with the knowledge of Your glory, as the waters cover the sea.  Overwhelm us with Your Presence and transform us into the likeness of Your Son. 

–Taken from Prayer and the End of Days (Praying God’s Purposes in Troubled Times) by David Butts. 

Prayer Points

Praise God for his unconditional love (1 Corinthians 13). Thank him for showing you in Christ how to love others unconditionally. Confess your lack of love when you’ve failed to meet God’s standards and requirements. Commit yourself to allowing his love to flow naturally through you, resulting in spontaneous acts of love (1 Jn. 3:18). Ask God to let the Holy Spirit work in you daily so that “love deeds” are a “natural” way of life.

Pray that God will help you do something spontaneous today to reflect his love to one who is outside of the family of God (Lk. 6:27-31).

Prayer Pointer

“True prayer is a way of life, not just a case of emergency.” —Anonymous

–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend 

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