Revival starts with prayer in our own devotional lives and then we join with others and pray for revival. We pray that God would equip those that know Him with the boldness to share the Gospel. We pray for the hearts of the people around us. We pray that God would move in their hearts and lead them to Him.
While in Panama City Beach, we had a prayer room set up where people would pray over those that were out on the streets and giving rides for the van ministry. We have a prayer room at the main house of Christian Campus House. I don't think it is used that often. A freshman named Jamie has teamed up with me to start using the prayer room and to start praying for revival on this campus. We have spent this week praying over the room and praying that God would lead us to do His Will in our passion for prayer. We met the other day and God just kept giving us ideas for this room. We came up with the idea to post scripture on the walls. We are going to hang up a bulletin board that people can thumb tack prayer requests to. We will have different people going to the prayer room everyday to pray over the requests and pray for a revival. We have put articles about prayer, evangelism, faith, sin, etc. in a binder that people can refer to. We found a composition notebook down there that has journal entries in it that date back to 2004. There are about 20 pages that have been writen on since then. Hopefully we can fill up that notebook by the end of school year. We are also going to be holding a weekly prayer meeting which might turn in to twice weekly. This will be a time for the body of Christ to come together and lift up the campus and lift up eachother for God's Will to be done in our lives.
many who pay, but few who pray, many resters, but few wrestlers;
many who are enterprising, but few who are interceding.
People who are not praying are playing.
Two prerequisites of dynamic Christian living are vision and passion,
both of these are generated by prayer.
The ministry of preaching is open to every child of God.
The secret of praying is praying in secret.
A worldly Christian will stop praying;
a praying Christian will stop worldliness...
Tithes may build the church, but tears will give it life.
That is the difference between the modern church and the early church.
Our emphasis is on paying, theirs was on praying.
When we have paid, the place is taken.
When they had prayed, the place was shaken (Acts 4:31).
In the matter of effective praying, never have so many left so much to so few.
Brethren, let us pray.
- Leonard Ravenhill
This quote is from the book I have been reading Fireseeds of Spiritual Awakening. I pray we would become a people of prayer! I'd like to encourage each of you reading this blog to go out and purchase this book about revival. It will give you a passion for prayer and revival.
Please pray for this opportunity. Pray that God would equip Jamie and I with the things we need to do God's Will. Pray that our first prayer meeting this Saturday goes well. Pray that we can share our passion with others. Pray that God would be known on the campus of Trine University. Pray that the Body of Christ would have the boldness to go outside of their comfort zones and proclaim the name of Jesus. Pray that we would use the prayer room for what it is there for. Pray that God would open your eyes for the need for a revival in your town. Nothing is too big for God.
Thanks for praying!