Praying for Awakening in Our Church & World

Justin Taylor recently posted some excellent things to pray for our church. Pray that God would move in such a way that would result in:

  • hundreds of people coming to Christ,
  • old animosities being removed,
  • marriages being reconciled and renewed,
  • wayward children coming home,
  • long-standing slavery to sin being conquered,
  • spiritual dullness being replaced by vibrant joy,
  • weak faith being replaced by bold witness,
  • disinterest in prayer being replaced by fervent intercession,
  • boring Bible reading being replaced by passion for the Word,
  • disinterest in global missions being replaced by energy for Christ’s name among the nations, and
  • lukewarm worship being replaced by zeal for the greatness of God’s glory.

Then in a follow-up post, he shared a comment from John Bryson:

If Jesus answered all your prayers from the last 30 days, would anything change in THE World or just YOUR world?

That puts some things in perspective doesn’t it?

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  1. #1 by Jeffery on May 5, 2010 - 9:45 am

    Luke–

    Excellent! When we pray “thy will be done ON EARTH . .” or “deliver us FROM evil,” do we pray these things in faith, expecting Jesus to actually answer them, contemplating that He could answer them IN OUR CALLINGS as we steward HIS GIFTS given to US for the predestined good works (Eph. 2:10)?????

  2. #2 by lukesimmons on May 6, 2010 - 9:26 am

    It is amazing how many times we pray for God to work in some way and then get surprised when he actually does.

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