If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
–2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting
Our Nation: Revival in Our Nation
Revival: An improvement in the condition or strength of something. An instance of something becoming popular, active, or important again.
There have been many revivals worldwide. For example, the apostle Paul wrote to the believers in the Galatian, Ephesian, Thessalonian, Roman, Philippian, and Corinthian churches, and personal letters to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon. All of the letters were to ignite or revive or encourage their love and commitment for their Savior Jesus Christ.
True revival brings about repentance in the lives of the people and a change in the community. As we look around at our nation, it’s clear that we need a real revival today—not just an emotional experience. We need to see God work, because our nation needs it as never before.
Charles Finney once said, “The experience of revival is nothing more than a new beginning of obedience to God.” Revival is not just about us. It’s not about building bigger buildings or our success.
When God revives you, you start to see the world as God sees it.” As we seek and pray for revival in our country, let us also seek for it to start in us so that we can change the world around us. May our heart’s cry echo Psalm 80:18 (NKJV): “We will not turn back from You; revive us, and we will call upon Your name.”
Pray for a revival in our country, in our leaders, and beyond.
Ask God to revive you, personally, so that you can be a light in your community.