What does revival prayer look like? This was the question I asked the Holy Spirit this morning? I asked this question because I have a growing call in my heart to devote myself to prayer. Because prayer partners with Jesus intercession.
Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. Romans 8:34
So I asked the Holy Spirit what does this intercession look like? And immediately I was reminded, that our Father in heaven does not see as we see. We appraise from outward appearance, but God looks into our hearts. And as I listened to the Spirit I knew revival prayer was the cry of our hearts. And not a particular form or set of words and expressions. Follow this link for more on intercession. http://chasingtruth.nz/2018/10/01/the-groan-that-births-new-life-praying-for-our-children/
Revival prayer our hearts-cry
In our walk with God my wife and I are entering a new season in which believing and praying for a revival is growing in importance. Because we want to see more fulfilled promise in our future than we have in our past. And as we focus on revival prayer we need to grasp that prayer is a heart cry not an appearance or performance.
The conviction of revival prayer as heart-cry is also seen in 2 Chronicles 7:13-16. And the Spirit teaches us from verse fourteen what he’s looking for amongst us people of God.
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
As I read this I realise God is looking for those who are looking to see Him.
God is looking for those ones who are looking to see Him.
Revival prayer is our eyes and face seeking God’s eyes and face. It’s a prayer that sounds like:
“God in midst of all the frenzy and uncertainty of life, in the face of my inner disquiet and struggle to succeed, I must see you. I need my heart to be full of you.”
As we cry out to see God, the Holy Spirit convicts our heart to lead us into repentance and refreshing in Jesus Christ. Because we repent and our hearts begin to come into the rhythm of his heart. And we begin to have his hearts cry as our hearts cry for revival.
Imagine if most of us who consider ourselves christian lived seeking God’s face. With our hearts beating with his hearts cry. And our hearts desiring to be sent as his message to someone lost from Jesus Christ. Imagine not one in a hundred christians, or one in ten; but 99 out of hundred believers living as revival prayer. For many of these the structure of their lives won’t change a lot. But the spirit and sound of their lives will be radically changed.
Maybe the first revival we need is in those who consider themselves God’s people being revived seeking the face of God.
I wonder if God’s hearts-cry is for his church to wake up.
Will you begin to seek God’s face and ask him to change your heart. Just a couple minutes a few times a day we could pause and let our hearts cry out to God.
Praying something like this:
Father in heaven. Thankyou for Jesus Christ. Thankyou for forgiveness and new life in the blood of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Revive me, purify my heart, help me seek your face. Holy Spirit be the cry of God’s heart in my heart.In Jesus name, Amen.
Don’t yield to the spirit that keeps saying, tomorrow. The spirit that whispers you’re too busy today, start tomorrow. No! Today is the day to set our hearts to seek God’s face, and to pray for a revival of repentance and salvation in Jesus Christ. After-all, Jesus is interceding for our revival today.
Thanks for reading this. I am, praying you will learn that seeking God’s face and having heart crying our for revival is a privilege and blessing. Please consider sharing this, add comment, like chasing truth facebook page.