12 BIBLICAL PRAYERS FOR SWEEPING REVIVAL AND SPIRITUAL AWAKENING
1. Pray for God’s mercy upon our land
Holy Father, I humbly plead for your undeserved mercy upon my life, my church, my nation and world.
Lord, help us come before you with deep awareness that we deserve your judgment far more than your blessing. By Jesus’ blood alone, we plead for your merciful grace to revive and bless us once again.
(Psalm 85:4-7; Lamentations 3:22; Daniel 9:18-19)
2. Pray for a spirit of brokenness and repentance
Righteous God, please send overwhelming conviction of sin, deep brokenness, and genuine repentance among your people. Grant to us the true Godly sorrow that leads to repentance. Fill us with Holy fear and reverence for your name. Purify the bride of Christ for His glorious second coming. Please prepare and cleanse us for the marriage supper of the Lamb of God.
(Psalm 51:7; Proverbs 28:13; 2 Corinthians 7:1, 10)
3. Pray for boldness, Holiness and power in our Pastors
Mighty God, please come upon our pastors with deep repentance, dynamic power and renewed passion for yourself. Grant to Him a mighty wall of protection from the world, the flesh and the devil.
(1 Timothy 3:1-2; 2 Timothy 1:6-7; 1 Corinthians 2:4)
4. Pray for fervent prayer to sweep our land
Righteous God, grant to us a burning hunger for yourself and a passion for fervent prayer. Help us draw near to you and seek you with all of our hearts. Lord, cause us to hunger and thirst for you above all else. Help us to lead our churches to become houses of prayer for all nations.
(Jeremiah 29:13; Matthew 5:6; Matthew 21:13; Acts 2:1; Philippians 2:13; James 4:8)
5. Pray for unity in churches and families
Holy Father, please bring us to loving unity in our churches and a deep harmony between our churches.
Help us tear down the strongholds of bickering and disunity that so ravage your church.
(John 13:34-35; John 15:12; John 17:20-22)
6. Pray for an explosion of evangelism
Gracious Lord, please fill us with a burning passion to pray for and witness to the lost.
Cause our eyes to weep for souls that we may reap in joy.
(Luke 19:10; Acts 1:8; Romans 5:5; Romans 9:1-3)
7. Pray for a passion for missions
Righteous God, empower your people with a burning passion for local and global missions. Grant to us a fiery zeal for planting new churches. Please forgive us for our frequent lack of concern beyond “me and mine”. (Matthew 18:12; Matthew 24:14, Matthew 28:19; Luke 19:10; Acts 1:8)
8. Pray for an increase of laborers
Lord of the Harvest, please call thousands into ministry, missions and Christian witness.
Send forth a mighty flood of laborers into the harvest.
(Matthew 9:37-38; Acts 1:8)
9. Pray for pure motives and Kingdom purpose
Holy Lord, we ask you to deepen and purify our very motives in praying for revival and blessing.
Lord, teach us to seek your “face” and not just your “hand”. Cause us to seek you and not just your comfort or blessing. Dear God, teach us to pray for your glory and pleasure not for our own.
(Hebrews 4:12; James 4:1-4)
10. Pray for salvation and wisdom in government leaders
Holy Father, we humbly ask for a mighty move of conviction and salvation in government leaders and others who influence culture. We ask you to pour out convicting, saving power upon Washington, DC, Colleges, Universities, Media Networks and the Hollywood movie industry. We ask that you so move that millions will be converted to Christ in these strategic communities of cultural influence.
(Psalm 2:8; 1 Timothy 2:1-4)
11. Pray for sweeping revival in the church
Righteous Lord, we ask you to send sweeping revival even if it takes hard times and great trials to prepare the soil of our hearts. Father, we pray not for shallow selfish ends, but for your great glory and Kingdom. Cause us to come to you in true humility, brokenness and contriteness of heart.
(Matthew 26:39; James 4:1-4)
12. Pray for global spiritual awakening and evangelistic harvest
Sovereign God, we ask you to rend the heavens and send forth your awesome “manifest presence.”
We ask you to so move that over thirty million Americans will be saved in a single year. Cause your glory to sweep the whole earth bringing unprecedented millions to Christ. We humbly ask you to move even greater than you did in any previous awakening. Blessed God, we pray for one last great harvest before the glorious return of your son. Purify your bride O Christ, and then come Lord Jesus, come quickly!
(Isaiah 64:1; Ephesians 5:26-27; Revelation 22:17, 20)