The obvious state of the nations of the world should concern Christians, but infinitely more, the state of the Christian church today. The church, like the world, is inundated with pride, immorality, greed, and a host of other sins. Many believers claim they want revival, but few are willing to pray for it.
The kind of change we need—radical and life-giving—will only come from the Lord. We must seek Him in prayer for revival (Hosea 10:12). He is waiting for repentant, surrendered hearts.
When I spoke with Byron Paulus, Executive Director and CEO of the revival-based Life Action Ministries, he said, “Church history demonstrates that there have been revivals without much preaching, but never a revival without much praying. Revival and the practice of passionate, persistent prayer are inseparable.” The seeds of genuine revival, Paulus told me, “take root only in the rich, fertile soil of prayer.”
So why aren’t we praying for revival?
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