As we prepare for our revival services (May 1-4), will you pray this month for God to truly revive First Baptist Church? If our church is revived then we can expect there to be a spiritual awakening in our community. As you pray daily for revival, maybe this outline will be helpful.
Step #1: Personal Revival – Revival needs to start with You
Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
- We must confess all known sin.
- We must ask God to reveal sins that we are not aware of – and confess them. (2 Timothy 2:21)
- Now you are ready to intercede and implore the Lord for corporate revival.
Step #2: Church Revival
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Ephesians 6:18
- Pray that the church will rediscover its first love of the work and person of Christ. (Revelation 2:4)
- Pray that unity, love, hope, holiness, and good works will be manifested by the church so that it can be effective salt and light. (John 17:21; John 13:34-35; 1 Peter 3:15, Hebrews 12:14; Matthew 5:16)
- Pray that Christians will grow up into maturity in the knowledge of Christ and His Word. (Ephesians 4:11-13)
- Pray for more Christians to devote themselves to prayer and the ministry of the Word. (Acts 2:42)
- Pray for God to raise up workers and evangelists for His harvest. (Matthew 9:37-38)
- Pray for brokenness over the eternal state of the lost. (Luke 15:8-9)
- Pray that the church will seek the wisdom of God and not of man. (James 1:5)
Step #3: Evangelization of the Unsaved
- Pray for the Holy Spirit to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment.(John 16:8)
- Pray for seeds to sprout and take root because they fall on receptive hearts. (Luke 8:4-15)
- Pray for revived Christians to be faithful in witnessing. (Acts 1:8)
- Pray for the lost to repent. (Luke 13:5)
- Choose a partner – share the names of two people you would like to see saved – pray together
Step #4: Evangelist
And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Colossians 4:3-4
- Pray for Dr. Dale Robertson’s spiritual walk with God
- Pray for his health, his family, and reduction of any interruptions to becoming God’s instrument in our midst
- Pray for his preparation, that he will receive God’s messages specifically for us
- Pray for God’s anointing on his preaching.
Step #5: Thanksgiving
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2 ESV
- Thank God for the Revival He is going to bless us with.
- Thank Him for renewing your life
- Thank Him for refreshing our church family
- Thank Him for redeeming many lost people
- Thank Him for revitalizing our outreach ministry
- Thank the Lord for helping you to continue steadfast in prayer
In need of the Spirit’s Renewing – Pastor Steve