Ligonier awakening prayer guide week 2 February 2018
Pray for your church, coworkers, and neighbors.
Jude 3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write on to you of the common salvation it was needful for me to write unto you and exhort you that you should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Prayer by highplainsparson:
O Lord our Father we are a people that you have made and we live here in the city of Babylon in a foreign and strange place which does not know you. We bear the reproach and shame that the world puts upon us for being your people, but let us glorify your name in everything that we do, in conversation with others that don’t know you to lead them to the way. Let our local church hold fast to the confession that was once delivered to the Saints and was handed down through our forefathers in the faith. Let us be like the early church that did not waver in her faith or morals but proclaimed them to the world. Let us be thankful Lord for your law and your gospel and proclaim both without equivocation or trying to soften it up, but let us soften up our demeanor in order to bring people to the truth of you. Strengthen our hearts for we are so weak and frail and afraid. Let us go boldly in our community and tell others the reason for the hope that we have within us that many souls may be converted to you where we work, where we live, and gathered to your church where we worship. Add to the number of your local church where we gather and stir up your people to seek the lost in the world. The contrast between the world and the church is real. Let us never be ashamed of it but to unashamedly stand firm. Let us show them that your love is better than any love the world can offer and that we have a better way, and let this firmness of confession be ours by your Spirit and your grace working in us. Use it effectively to build the local church where we are. We pray this in Jesus name.
From the Ligonier Awakening prayer guide. Week one February 2018: yourself and family
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. — Rom. 12:2
Prayer by highplainsparson
O Lord, the world around us is increasingly wicked and hardened in rebellion against you. Protect myself, my wife, and my children from the allurements, Temptations, and vanities of the world, that look good and taste sweet at first, but are bitter in the belly, leading to destruction. Awaken and revive us. Continue the work of grace that you have begun in our hearts. Give the new birth to my children if they do not have it yet. And continue the work of grace that you have begun in me, in my wife, and in my oldest child. Let us be witnesses of your grace in the darkness, and confirm us in your word. Transform our minds from the sinful ways of thinking that we have, by your Holy Spirit working through your word to change our thinking and make it like the thinking of Jesus Christ. Teach us to love you and one other. Let us cease fighting, argumentation, insults, and Unkind words toward one another, and instead compete in acts of love for the distinction of being the most loving to each other. Instruct us from your word on how to love; because of sin we do not know how to love each other as we should, So we need your law to teach us how to love. Write it on our hearts and minds and transform us by it so that we may be more like you.
It is highly encouraging that such a high profile reformed Christian ministry has caught onto the idea of prayer for revival/awakening! Ligonier’s prayer points are simple, to the point, and given for every week of 2018. And they have devoted their annual conference this year to the topic of prayer for awakening! I have decided that our family will be praying the points this year. Who is with us? Will you join us in this coordinated prayer? Many of us were praying for revival last year, and the increase of such prayer meetings is part of the answer to the prayers. And let’s spread the word. Download your free copy of the booklet with prayer points for every week in 2018 here: http://www.prayforawakening.com Edwards’s “An Humble Attempt” inspired a generation of prayer meetings that God answered powerfully with many conversions at home and abroad. With Jacob, will you not let go until the LORD blesses us?
Prayer is an ordinary means of grace that God has often answered in extraordinary power. God has promised to bless it. There is no guarantee that God will reward our prayers with such a powerful outpouring of His Spirit that we hope for. But He encourages us to pray tenaciously, to say, as Jacob, “I… Continue Reading
Source: A Call to Pray for Revival
Several churches in the Presbytery of The Dakotas and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church have decided to unite in prayer for Revival at specific times. How to join in prayer:
Please share, and pray. Details: http://pray4revival.info
Anyone paying attention in recent days can see the dire spiritual condition of the United States of America. Men cannot help us, God is our only hope. The great 18th century Presbyterian preacher: Samuel Davies said, “an extraordinary outpouring of the Spirit is the only remedy for a ruined country.” Several churches in our region have decided to unite together in prayer for a genuine, Spirit-wrought revival. Would you please join us in prayer, in churches and other groups, and share the above link with others?