Revival prayer: soften our hearts Lord

March 16th, 2009

Several weeks ago I was praying with some friends at our regular Wednesday night prayer time. Before we started we read some Scripture. It came from Hebrews chapter 3…

See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. As has just been said: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion.” (Hebrews 3:12-15)

After we read the passage some of us shared a couple of thoughts on it and then we prayed. The key flavour of our prayer was asking God to bring revival to our town and that He start in us. A few weeks later when we got back together a few of us had really noticed God softening our hearts towards Him and His works.

Personally I noticed that when I read some passages of the Bible I really appreciated what God had done for me and sometimes I cried in thankfullness. The same thing happened when I listened to the lyrics of some worship songs. Tears were beginning to flow easily and my heart was softening. The same thing happened when praying for those around me.

I really believe that when we pray for revival we should ask God to start with us. As He does move in our lives we become more open to Him and what He is wanting to do in and through us. When we are revived we also get a deeper appreciation what is important to Him – His great love for those around us.

If you are praying for revival at your church, you might like to start with the words from Hebrews chapter 3 and see where God takes you.

God Bless,

Dave 🙂