A daily verse about the state of our nation and time for Christians reflect and unite in prayer, asking God to send a revival across our land and turn our nation back to Him.
Do we need a revival?
Pardon the sins of a stiff-necked people
To be stiff-necked is to be haughty or stubborn. When you look at how many times Israel slipped back into idolatry and how stubborn they were in refusing to give up false gods, we can see why Moses called the nation “stiff-necked.” If you’ve ever woke up with your neck hurting because you slept in a weird position, you can understand this term a little better. With your neck hurting, it is difficult to turn your head. So when Moses called the Israelites “stiff-necked” he recognized that it would be difficult for them to turn their minds away from the false gods and towards the one true God.
Yet, Moses still prays for God to go in the midst of them because they are stiff-necked. He prays on the behalf of the nation for God to pardon their iniquity and sin. While sin is the general term for anything that “falls short of the glory of God,” iniquity is more deeply rooted and refers to a premeditated choice. Committing iniquity is to continue in sin without repentance.
Sin or iniquity?
When we look at our nation and the sins it is guilty of, would you say we have sinned against God or would you say we are at the point of iniquity? We have been on a downward slope for many years and left the “sin” category long ago. We are definitely a nation of iniquity with a land full of stiff-necked people. And iniquity is a poison to any nation and without repentance, it will bring God’s judgment.
The antidote for iniquity is revival
Any poison left untreated will either bring a terrible illness or death. Because of God’s holiness, he cannot look upon sin. With the huge sin and iniquity problem of this nation, God has turned his face away from us. If we want to see God’s favor in the midst of this nation, there must be a humbling of ourselves to see us as God sees us. We must seek God’s face with broken hearts for how our sin and iniquity has broken God’s hearts. We must repent and turn from our wicked ways, asking God to forgive us and heal our land.
The Need for Revival
- Seek forgiveness for sins in your own life.
- Intercede for our nation and ask God to forgive the sins and iniquities of our nation.
- Ask God to raise up leaders in our nation that fear Him and will lead our nation to serve and obey God.
- Pray for boldness amongst God’s people to boldly proclaim His name and to humbly fall on their knees before Him.
Praying for Revival
Father, we humbly fall on our knees before you, acknowledging our sins and iniquities and seeking your forgiveness for our own lives and for our nation. We desperately need you in our nation and our world and we desperately need a revival in our nation. Lord, you said in your word that you appoint leaders at appointed times to carry out your plans. We ask that the leaders of our nation would turn their hearts back to you. Give them a desire to serve you and obey you. Give them boldness to remove the abomination sins of our nation and to lead this nation back to you. God, we pray that you call your people together to stand up in boldness to proclaim your name.
Lord, send a revival and let it begin in me.
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