Gracious Father, to the degree I seek You will be the degree I experience You. Send revival. I need You, and I seek You with all my strength and might. Let me be constantly aware of a world that opposes You and Your people. Amidst all the challenges of the world, show me the importance of seeking You.
Father, let me understand when fear rises in my heart, it is a call to seek You. Thank You for Your promises, protection, and provision. Teach me dependency on You. In the face of adversity, teach me to seek You first and always. Drive me to my knees. Just as Jehoshaphat called a fast, Father, allow me to know when to fast individually and when to call a corporate fast.
Father, I volunteer for Your Word to judge me. Show me myself in light of Your Word. Use Your preacher, whomever You choose, to proclaim Your Word to me. Let meekness be my attitude, so I can receive Your Word. Let me yield to Your Word. I ask Your help.
Lord, teach me to ask You for help, but do not let pride prevent me from allowing people to help me if You choose to work through them. Show me those things that distract me from You, and allow me by faith to yield them to You. You are a mighty God. You are all powerful. You are sovereign. You are in control of everything. Thank You for Your mighty acts on my behalf and on behalf of Your people.
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for the Holy Spirit. Thank You for Your deliverance. Oh, Lord, teach me to fear You. Even in a disaster, let me seek You; let me not forsake the church, the body of Christ. Let Your church stand before You, just as Jehoshaphat did. Let us stand before You, so we also can hear You and know Your truth. Fill me with Your Holy Spirit, as I yield myself to You. Keep me sensitive to Your Spirit, for Your glory, not mine. Increase my faith and understanding of Your Word. Amidst opposition and turmoil, let me be still so I can hear Your voice. Teach me, Lord, what it means to position myself in You, and let me claim Your promise.
I bless Your name. I praise You. Lord, I seek You. I bow before You, not just at church, but throughout the day. Let me bow before You, even in front of others, because You are my God. Let me worship You. Send revival, and let it begin in me. 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 praise to Jesus, the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End (Rev. 22:13). Thank him for his promise, “Yes, I am coming soon” (22:12). Confess those periods of time when you have lost sight of the hope of his coming. Commit yourself to waiting each day for “the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13). Ask God to renew in you the hope that “when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is” (1 Jn. 3:2).
Ask God to open the eyes of your unsaved friends so that they may see the spiritual kingdom that lies behind the physical realm.
–Prayer Points taken from Patterns for Prayer by Alvin VanderGriend
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