I have dealt with this subject before, but it is so important that I need to deal with it again. Next week I will deal with the perspective of praying for prayer that I touched on earlier. But this week I want to mention something new.
no record of a spiritual awakening taking place at any point in history that
was not accompanied by what Jonathan Edwards called, “Extraordinary Prayer.”
And like most facets of revival we need God to bring about what only God can
I am praying for God to bring about a great movement of prayer. I would
like to see prayer rooms across America, and especially the Pacific Northwest
where I live, that would pray fervently for every church in a given area. I am
praying for prayer meetings to be organized or spring up like Jeremiah Lanphier’s
(http://www.exampleofgrace.net/jeremiah-lanphier.php) prayer meeting in 1858 that
started with a few, spread throughout New York City and swept the entire
country. I would like to see hundreds of prayer warriors who are committed to
pray specifically for seminary students and young ministers. I would like to
see organized, systematic prayer that intercedes for missionaries on every
continent, every nation and every people group on earth. I would like to see
prayer groups praying for Hollywood and the film and television media. I would
like to see similar prayer for people involved in government.
Will you pray with me
for a prayer movement in our time such as the world has never experienced? I
don’t believe it will end all sin in the world. I don’t necessarily believe it
will save our nation from judgment. But I believe it would glorify God as
nothing we have ever imagined.