Guest Blogger: Pastor Aaron Taylor
Painesville Assembly of God (9/11/2013)
Praying for Spiritual Awakening – Turn. Pray. Unite.
Then next Great Awakening will come as we turn, pray, and unite. God is moving…respond to His stirring.
Turn – Looking In
I bow before You as God. You are in charge of everything. Please give me the desire and power to obey You in every moment. (Daniel 4:34-35, Philippians 2:13)
I reaffirm that my relationship with You is my first priority. Teach me to stay close to You like Jesus did. Rejecting pride which leads to destruction. And embracing humility which leads to abundant life. (John 14:10-11, John 15:1-17, 1 Peter 5:5-6)
I submit to the authority of the Bible to guide me. Would You reveal any thought, attitude, or action in my life that does not conform to scripture and to the image of Jesus? (2 Timothy 3:16, James 1:19-27, Galatians 5:16-24)
I honestly confess my sins before You. Naming them specifically before You now and asking for forgiveness. I promise to repent of whatever You show me to be sin. Now or in the future. (Joel 2:12-13, 1 John 1:9-10)
My desire is to be attentive and obedient to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Would You fill me with Your power and fullness? (Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 3:16-19)
Lord, let revival begin in ME!
Pray – Looking Up
Please give me a healthy fear of You. Move me to care more about Your opinion than I care about the opinion of others. (Proverbs 1:7; 29:25)
Show me the depth of my need for You. And shatter my self-sufficiency. (John 15:5, 2 Corinthians 3:5)
Change my mindset so that prayer becomes my first response in every situation. May I seek You in all things. (Philippians 4:6-7, Matthew 6:33)
Help me to put all my hope in You. I confess any misplaced trusts, including dependence on military might, political power, or economic strength. (Psalm 43:5, Psalm 20:7)
Increase my faith in Your ability to intervene supernaturally in my life and in the world. Would You do miracles by Your Spirit in, through, and around me? (Hebrews 11:6, Mark 9:23)
Cause the glory and fame of Jesus Christ to become my greatest passion and pursuit. Please send revival. To make Jesus know throughout the earth and to fulfill Your promises to exalt Your Son. (Ephesians 1:15-13, Colossians 1:15-20)
Lord, I seek YOUR face!
Unite – Looking Out
Help me to be a prayer warrior who is willing to persevere in seeking You day after day. Joining the spiritual battle to see strongholds of the enemy torn down. (Luke 18:1-8, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
Would You send an outpouring of Your Spirit in revival? Enlighten my heart to know the incomparable power that raised Jesus from the dead and that works in me, as I believe You. (Luke 11:9-13, Ephesians 1:18-19)
Please increase the fervency and urgency of my prayers. And use me to make prayer contagious to others. (Mark 1:35, 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
Allow me to influence other believers in my circle of relationships to unite in prayer until our homes and churches become “Houses of Prayer.” (Mark 11:17, 1 Timothy 2:1-3)
Give me faith to believe Your promise to move toward those who move toward You in humility and prayer. Thank You that You will forgive and restore ALL those who call on Your Name. (James 4:6-10, Jeremiah 18:7-10)
Lord, let Your KINGDOM come!
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