Crying Out to God for Deliverance from Ourselves.
American Christians need to come to grips with the fact that God wants our humiliation before Him. He wants to strip us of our pride so that we would humbly bow before Him and gain a new vision of His glory and majesty and new purpose for our living the life of faith
Toward that end, I offer this prayer for myself and all of us. May God be pleased to send revival to American churches. Crying out to God for deliverance from ourselves.
“O Lord, would You meet us today?
Would You incline to us and come to us
and make us what You want us to be?
Would You so energize us that we become like You
that the world will forget us as they see You in us?
Lord Jesus, purify us of our sin and corruption,
and show us anything in our thoughts,
anything in our behavior,
anything in our words
that keeps us from seeing Your will with clarity.
Help us to be repulsed by those things that fall short of Your glory
and draw us to repent of our lack of passion for the gospel,
our lack of love for others,
our lack of effort in prayer,
our lack of study of Your word,
our lack of willingness to sacrifice for others.
O God, forgive us these things and make us a people who
embrace Your will no matter what its cost to us,
so that Your Name, the Name that is above every name,
would be exalted in our lives
and everywhere in the world.
For Your glory we ask it. Amen.”
Read Psalm 17, 47, 77, 107 and 137 some time today.
2 thoughts on “A Mid-Day Prayer for Revival”
Hi Pastor Marty,
Thinking fondly about the time I spent learning God’s word at New Song under your teaching. I just finished reading the posting on praying for deliverance from self. I am refreshed from the burden I have felt for the past week. Thank you. Thanking the Lord for you and Steph. Your love for Christ has impacted my life and my walk. Would like to know your view on Michael Heiser’s teaching about the unseen world.
Your sister in Christ,
Thank you for your kind words. They mean a lot to both of us. We love you and look forward to many conversations in eternity. As for Michael Hieser, I must say that I have not read his books although I am somewhat aware of his work. Interestingly, you are the second person in as many months to ask me this question. Because of that and because I love you, I will put his work on my reading list and begin to look into it so I can give you some word on either its value or other. I hope you are well. We are enjoying these years of ministry at a different pace now. I am working at investing in younger men again and helping pastors who have been hurt by the church in some way to be restored to health and ministry. We are working with a ministy called Standing Stone Ministries and are what they call, Field Shepherds. Shepherding pastors to health. We have to raise our own support but it is a privilege to invest in the 30 pastors or so that I am presently working with.
Hope you are well. How is that beautiful daughter of yours doing?