Loving Father, revival is about Your presence being real in my life and in the church. Oh, Lord, let me know Your presence. Manifest Your presence in my life and in my church. Lord, send revival. Teach me to be sensitive to Your voice. When You tell me to depart, to get away from the ungodly influences of my world, enable me to obey quickly as Moses did (Exodus 33:1).
Father, drive out the enemies of Your people, expose them for what and who they are. In my community, expose those who oppose and resist You. In the political arena, local governments, schools, and churches, expose those who oppose You and drive them out (v. 2).
Show me how I am stiff-necked and stubborn. Enable me to yield those areas to You (v. 3). Show me that special place of meeting with You where I can run, that place where I can get away from the distractions of life and be alone to meet You. Oh, Lord, let others see my devotion to You, not to brag or puff myself up, but for Your glory (vv. 7–8).
Father, put a separation between me and the outside world, as You did with Moses. Put Your pillar between me and the distractions of life, so I can commune uninterrupted with You (v. 9). Speak to me as You did to Moses. Let Your Word, Your truth, be ever consuming my mind.
Father, I long to be Your friend (v. 11). I long to know You. Let me find grace in Your sight (v. 13). I long for Your presence. Teach me to seek Your presence, and show me any substitutes I have made for You (v. 15). Father, just as You knew Moses’ name, thank You for knowing my name. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayers (v. 17).
Give me spiritual eyes, Father, to behold Your glory, just as You did Moses. Show me anything that hinders my walk with You and separate me unto You (v. 18). Teach me separation. Show me my place by You. Enable me to be still and wait on You. Let me know Your presence. Cover me with Your hand (v. 21). Place me on the rock that does not move. You are my Rock. In life, I may shake and quiver, but my Rock never does. Father, You are honey in the rock. Thank You (v. 22).
Father, forgive me of my sin. Burden me to intercede for the church and give me joy in prayer and a desire to pray. Move in me and through me for Your glory. Let others see Your work in my life and in the church. Send revival to Your people. In Jesus’ name, amen.
–Adapted from Praying with Fire: Seeking His Presence through the Revival Passages of Scripture by Mark Partin. This book is available at prayershop.org. Use the code CONPSP3 at checkout to receive an additional 10% discount.
Give glory to God as the Lord of peace. Thank Jesus that he himself is our peace, breaking down the barriers and the dividing walls of hostility (Eph. 2:14). Confess any areas where you are not at peace with another believer or group of Christians. Commit yourself to making every effort to live in peace with all people (Heb. 12:14). Ask God to help you bear with others and forgive whatever grievance you have against them, forgiving them as the Lord forgave you (Col. 3:13).
Pray that the church may “make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Eph. 4:3), realizing that as members of one body we are called to peace.
–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend
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