Over the course of history there have been numerous spiritual revivals that have taken place throughout the world. A revival can be defined as an extraordinary move of God that brings about a spiritual awakening in its people. During times of spiritual revival, many people–sometimes entire cities–are compelled by the Holy Spirit to turn from their own way of living and follow Jesus as Lord and Savior. This awakening not only leads to transformed lives but affects nearly every area of life including businesses, schools, and government.
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
This verse helps us hear the heart of God when it comes to experiencing a spiritual revival. His instruction first addresses how we must come to Him with a heart of humility. God then asks us to pray and seek His face which in Hebrew means to be or encounter His presence.
Our desire and passion to be in God’s presence should be above all others.
When we turn from our wicked ways, it can mean the same as repentance. Repentance tells us to change our mind about the way we’ve been living – to turn back. We were walking south but now we are walking true north.
When our heart and focus is set on God, He lets us know He responds to our cry. Every prayer, every word spoken to our loving Father He will not disregard. He pours out His forgiveness to cancel our debt so that we can be in right relationship with Him. Finally, he abundantly heals our land which includes the marketplace, schools and government.
Let’s pray for a spiritual awakening in our land and beyond.
- Pray that people are led into an authentic, life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Pray for our community outreaches as we build relationships between the church and local community leaders.
- Pray as we raise up a team of volunteers that is full of passion serving in different areas at the church.