Our Nation: Day Fifteen

JANUARY 18TH, 2021      |     In 1952, Billy Graham was invited to hold a revival in Washington, D.C. Graham said, “What a thrilling, glorious thing it would be to see the leaders of our country today kneeling before Almighty God in prayer. What a thrill would sweep this country. What renewed hope and courage would grip Americans at this hour of peril.” It took an act of Congress, but Reverend Graham was allowed to conduct a worship service on the Capitol steps on Sunday, February 3, 1952. Merriam-Webster defines revival this way: “an act or instance of reviving; the state of being revived, such as (a) a renewed attention to or interest in something (or b) a new presentation or publication of something old.” Throughout the history of Christianity there have been many seasons of revival. Revivals were seen as the restoration of the church and its members to a vital and fervent relationship with God. We need revival, personally and corporately as a church and as a nation. We desperately need God to do a “new” thing as described in Isaiah 43. Let’s position ourselves to hear from God and pray!

Our Nation: Day Fifteen

Psalm 80:1-3, 18-19; Isaiah 43:19

Psalm 80:1-3, 18-19; Isaiah 43:19

In 1952, Billy Graham was invited to hold a revival in Washington, D.C. Graham said, “What a thrilling, glorious thing it would be to see the leaders of our country today kneeling before Almighty God in prayer.

What a thrill would sweep this country. What renewed hope and courage would grip Americans at this hour of peril.” It took an act of Congress, but Reverend Graham was allowed to conduct a worship service on the Capitol steps on Sunday, February 3, 1952. Merriam-Webster defines revival this way: “an act or instance of reviving; the state of being revived, such as

(a) a renewed attention to or interest in something

(or b) a new presentation or publication of something old.” Throughout the history of Christianity there have been many seasons of revival.

Revivals were seen as the restoration of the church and its members to a vital and fervent relationship with God. We need revival, personally and corporately as a church and as a nation. We desperately need God to do a “new” thing as described in Isaiah 43. Let’s position ourselves to hear from God and pray!

Responding to the Word

What is the Holy Spirit saying to you from God’s Word?  

How can you apply this to your life?

Prayer

Pray for revival personally.

Pray for revival in our church.

Pray for revival in our country.

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