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?
Restore us, O Lord
If ever there was a time where we needed to see restoration in our land — it’s now. Three times in Psalm 80, the psalmists makes the same request: to restore and let God’s face shine upon them so that his people can be saved. Yet there is a continual increase in intensity to his plea. In verse 3, he writes, “Turn us again, O God.” Then in verse 7, he writes, “Turn us again, O God of hosts.” Then he closes with verse 19 that says, “turn us again, O Lord God of hosts.” The repetition of this phrase shows their earnestness and conviction that their only hope at their time of trouble was God intervening and bring them back to him. Then they would find favor in him. The phrase, “let your face shine” basically means they were asking for God’s blessing on them once again.
As we look at all the troubles in our world today, our only hope is that God will bring us back to himself; our proper place is at the throne of mercy; our pleadings should be urgent, earnest, and constant, that he will interpose and have mercy on us. But we have to notice that the beginning of the psalmist’s plea is “Restore us, O Lord” or “Turn us again” (depending on the translation you read). If we desire God’s face to shine on us with His blessings, we will first have to turn our hearts back to Him which involves a broken and contrite heart for our sin, repenting of it, and then living our lives in a way that honors and glorifies God.
The Need for Revival
- What areas of your life do you need to return to God? What needs restoring in your life?
- Make Psalm 80:19 an earnest, heartfelt cry to God for yourself and for our nation.
Praying for Revival
Father, we cry out to you, O Lord God of hosts, to restore us and let your face shine on us so that we might be saved. Give your people the burden for revival in our nation. Draw us to you. Convict us of sin. And may we humble ourselves before you in repentance as you revive our hearts and spirits.
Lord, send a revival and let it begin in me.
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God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars
by Julia M. Bruce
What’s Inside God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars?
This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:
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