A prayer for revival
“Oh Lord, the great and dreadful
God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love Him, and to them that keep His commandments. We are unworthy to approach
Thy Throne of Grace by our own righteousness, except by the Blood of Thy Son Jesus Christ, our Lord. We are all as an unclean
thing, and all our righteousness are as filthy rags and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities like the wind have taken
We have sinned, and have committed iniquity,
and have done wickedly, and have rebelled against Thee, by departing from Thy commandments. O Lord, our sins and iniquities
testify against us. Our iniquities have separated us from Thee, and our sins have hidden Thy face from us.
Neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our
God to walk in His ways and to follow His commandment of loving and serving God with our whole heart and with all our soul.
Nor have we loved our neighbors as ourselves as we have failed to minister to the strangers, the poor, the orphans and widows.
Nor have we loved our brethren in Christ thereby abiding in darkness in that we have failed to minister to the poor saints
and to the missionaries in various mission fields. We have gloried in the spiritual gifts given to us by Thee, and have not
gloried in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. We have become arrogant with our eyes being blinded by our self-righteousness.
Because of our backslidings, all the evil has
come upon us; Thou hast sent a drought in the place of rain. Our churches have become desolate, and our adversary has trodden
down many vineyards. The children of God have gone into captivity before the enemy. O God, we weep, our eyes runneth down
with water; we spread forth our hands and there is none to comfort us. We are in distress. The joy of our heart has ceased;
our dance is turned into mourning. The crown is fallen from our head; woe unto us, that we have sinned! Remember, O Lord,
what is come upon us, consider and behold our reproach. Thou hast afflicted us for the multitude of our transgressions, and
Thy judgments are righteous.
O Lord, we have a name that we live but are dead.
We have become wretched, and miserable and poor and blind and naked.
Wilt Thou not revive us again that Thy people may
rejoice in Thee? O Lord, revive the dry bones and breathe Thy life into us so that we may live again for Thy glory!
Restore Thy Church to its original glory and power. Unless Thou sendest us the latter rain, we will perish in the wilderness;
our churches will become extinct; our nation will be lost.
O Lord, we beseech Thee to make bright clouds and
send us showers of rain so that our wilderness will turn into a pool of water.
O Lord, we are desperately in need of showers of
rain upon our land. Thousands of souls whom we have failed to reach with Thy glorious gospel are descending into the bottomless
pit. Unless Thou sendest a revival to our nation, it will go the way of prediction by violence and civil wars as many nations
have already plunged into this snare.
O Lord, there are many mountains in our land which
we could not reach out with Thy glorious gospel. O Lord, send a revival to the valleys of dry bones in these mountains. Oh
that Thou wouldest rend the heavens, that Thou wouldest come down, that these mountains might flow down at the Thy presence!
O Lord, revive Thy work in the midst of the years; restore us the years that we
lost due to laziness or slumber in evangelism, by way of a Heaven-sent revival. Let our hearts be turned to our fathers on
whose blood or sacrifices the Church was founded so that we may follow their footsteps. Let our hearts be turned to our spiritual
children in captivity so that we may take care of and deliver them from captivity.
In Jesus’ Holy Name, we pray. Amen.