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Pray for revival

June 9, 2010

And he [Jesus] said to Peter, "So, could you not watch with me one hour?"

--Matthew 26:40

Have you ever noticed how often our self confidence leads to a lack of dependence upon the Lord in prayer?

You and I get so busy that we take our eyes off him and when our focus is off the Lord, we are set up for spiritual failure. If you don't believe me, ask Simon Peter. Remember before his arrest, when Jesus found Simon Peter sleeping rather than praying? Well, at that moment, prayerlessness was Peter's downfall.

I believe prayerlessness is one of the biggest issues facing the American church today. We know we need a cultural revolution and that we are headed for disaster unless God's people return to him. But too often the church tries to fight the cultural battle with physical weapons.

So let me remind you that the agenda of the church is not just stopping abortion, or the gay agenda, or the demise of the culture through the media.

Even though we want these things to stop, the only way we will win these battles is on our knees in prayer. The only way America will change is one life at a time… one heart at a time. And that means God's people must be in prayer.

Let's get our eyes off ourselves and back on God. Without him we can do nothing.


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