We have model prayers in the Bible – Nehemiah, Daniel, Jesus, and the whole of Psalms, to name just a few. One of today’s leading pastors, Steve Gaines of Bellevue Baptist Church, has written a model Prayer for Revival. Join your voice to this cry to the Throne of Grace.
Heavenly Father, we cry out today beseeching you to open the windows of heaven and send revival to Your people in America. We ask for a fresh touch from Your sovereign hand. “Oh, that You would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at Your presence.” We pray that You will give every Christian a fresh burden to pray fervently for revival. We pray that we will take no rest for ourselves, and we will give You no rest until You establish and make Your people and the churches in America a praise in all the earth.
We confess that we are indeed a wicked nation. We have scorned Your Word, broken Your commandments, and defiled Your holy name. Too often we Americans have sullied and dishonored Your name, disrespecting it by using it with words of cursing. Our foul language has produced curses rather than blessings. We have sown bad seed with filthy speech and reaped a harvest of spiritual decadence. Have mercy on us, O Lord.
We are also a very immoral nation, Heavenly Father. Many if not most Americans have forgotten Your holy commandments to refrain from sins of sexual immorality. Many are guilty of fornication, being sexually active before they are married. Many commit adultery, being sexually active with someone other than their spouse. Many others commit “unnatural, gross immorality” of homosexuality and lesbianism. Many are also involved in pornography, which is simply, “published sexual immorality.” Forgive us also for the atrocity of human sex trafficking. Many Americans are also cohabitating, living together and being intimate without being married. Many others get divorced for non-Biblical reasons, severing families. For all of our sexual sins, we repent. Have mercy on us, O Lord.
You can read the full prayer here.
Related: A Prayer for National Revival.