Well I got up and spent my extra time praying for the revival like several of you have also promised to do and then I did my devotions like I do them each day. They are kind of like my heart cry to God each day. I let Him speak to me as I read my Bible. I read several chapters looking for things that He burns into my heart or makes me think that He is speaking to me today and then I pray through them and write them down.
I wanted to share my devotions with you today for two reasons. One this is where I was in my Bible reading and I think that it is very applicable to where we are as a church waiting for revival.
Secondly I really enjoy praying this way and it gets it out of my heart–it is in direct response to something from the Bible–I record it so I can go back over it and see what I prayed later.
Read these if you would like and pray with me that God would send us revival!
Col 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
God today I want to pray for our church people like the Holy Spirit instructed Paul to do here in this chapter. God I ask you to fill them with the knowledge of your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. I believe we will have revival if you will do this work in their lives this week. God fill me with the knowledge of your will. I desperately need to know what you want me to do. I know that they have the same need. Speak to us through your word. God we want to understand spiritually what you are doing in our lives. Please do a work in our lives I pray.
Col 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
God I want to walk worthy of you and to please you in all things. I want you to do this in the lives of our people. God I want your power to show in a real way in us. God let us be fruitful in every good work. We do not even know what to be doing to please you, God show us more of you. Let us increase in our knowledge of you. God show your power I pray. God work in our church. God work in my life. I want to please you and I want to be fruitful. I want to know you more every day
Col 1:11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
God I want you to strengthen me with all your power that I need to accomplish what you have for me. I want you to work in me so that I will have patience or be able to stick it out and to endure. God I want to be able to continue under the burdens and loads that you put on me to bring you honor and glory. I want to do all of this with joy.
Col 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
I thank you for what you have done in my life and I ask you to continue to work in me that you will be praised. I thank you for all that you are doing in my life. I know that it is you that make me meet or worthy to inherit all that you have for me and therefore you get all the glory and praise
Col 1:29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
God I want to work hard according to your working in me mightily. I want to know that I have the Holy Spirit working in me and that your name will be honored and glorified. God use me. Work in me. Make me what you want me to be.
God please send revival. Please do a work like you have never done in our church since the day we started. God show yourself and your power. We as a church are praying and fasting today to beg you to work. God do a work I pray.
Fill the preacher, the singers, the people listening, Give us wisdom in how to handle the services. God will turn it all over to you and trust you to do the work. God we wait on you!