Prayer Summary for April 25


Lord, we are hungry for more of Your presence!
We have to have it!
We open our hearts, and we yield to You
Saturate and fill us, Lord!

Scripture Focus…

(6) “So he answered and said to me: This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts.”
(Zech. 4:6 NKJV)


The Following commentary to Zechariah 4:6 and excerpts were taken from The Revival Study Bible:

Zech 4:6, “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit….”

This has been our confidence as a church … and if we are yet to see greater and better things, we must still rely on this same strength, the divine presence of Jesus Christ by the wonder-working Spirit. It becomes then the great desire of every earnest Christian who loves the Church of God that Christ should be in the Church, and that by his Spirit he should work wonders there … We call these times revivals; and in yet more scripturally language they are known as “times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord.”
Charles Spurgeon

The Cane Ridge Revival

In August 1801, as many as thirty thousand people had gathered at Cane Ridge Meeting house in Kentucky. Among thousands converted at the meetings was James B. Finley, who later became a Methodist circuit rider. He wrote:

The noise was like the roar of Niagara. The vast sea of human beings seemed to be agitated as if by a storm. I counted seven ministries, all preaching at one time, some on stumps, others in wagons and one standing on a tree, which had, in falling lodged against another…. People were singing, others praying, some crying for mercy in the most piteous accents, while others were shouting most vociferously…. Witnessing these scenes, a peculiarly strange sensation such as I had never felt before came over me. My heart beat tumultuously, my knees trembled, my lips quivered and I felt as though I must fall to the ground. A strange supernatural power seemed to pervade the entire mass of mind there collected.

I stepped up on a log where I could have better view of the surging sea of humanity. The scene that then presented itself to my mind was indescribable. At one time I saw at least five hundred swept down in a moment as if a battery of a thousand guns had been opened upon them and then immediately followed shrieks and shouts that rent the very heavens.

The American frontier was set ablaze. Presbyterians and Methodists caught fire; the flame broke out among the Baptists in Carroll County on the Ohio River. Between 1820 and 1830 alone, Methodism doubled to become one of the most formidable forces for spiritual and social change on the frontier. Baptist revivalism was born in this movement; the camp meeting motif spread all over eastern America.

The Red River Revival

Powerful revivals broke out along the United States frontier in the late 1780s. Francis Asbury from England came carrying John Wesley’s mandate: “Offer them Christ.” Methodist Peter Cartwright and other horseback circuit-riding preachers teamed up to take on Daniel Boone’s Wild West. Two North Carolina Presbyterian ministers, James McGready and his protégé, Barton Stone, shared in this awakening.

In June 1800, McGready, an “impassioned preacher, diligent pastor and fervent man of prayer” called South Central Kentucky people to gather for a four-day extended observance of the Lord’s Supper. From the hundred-mile radius of the Red River, unprecedented numbers expecting blessing arrived, bringing their own bedrolls and tents and the first camp meeting was born. The Holy Spirit fell on them powerfully. Stone, later a Disciples of Christ leader, said:

There on the edge of the prairie…multitudes came together…. The scene was new and passing strange. It baffled description. Many, very many, fell down as men slain in battle, and continued for hours together in an apparently breathless and motionless state, sometimes for a few moments reviving and exhibiting symptoms of life by a deep groan or piercing shriek, or a prayer for mercy fervently uttered. Friday and Saturday first saw floods of repentant tears, then times of exuberant rejoicing.

On the final day of the meeting, John McGee, a Methodist minister, gave the closing call. His own words: “I…exhorted them to let the Lord Omnipotent reign in their hearts and submit to Him and their souls should live…. I turned again and losing sight of the fear of man, I went…shouting and exhorting with all possible ecstasy and energy and the floor was soon covered by the slain.”

“No person seemed to wish to go home,” said McGready, “hunger and sleep seemed to affect nobody; eternal things were the vast concerns.” …Sober church members for many years now “lay prostrate on the ground crying out in such language as this: ‘Oh! How I would have despised any person a few days ago who would have acted as I am doing now! But I cannot help it!’ …Persons of every description, white and black were to be found in every part of the multitude crying out for mercy in the most extreme distress.”

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Continued Praying…

Your presence brings us up into another level
We keep on believing, expecting, and moving more into Your presence
We pray for the body of Christ to rise up and take her place
That the power of the Holy Spirit would operate through us
Men and women proceeding into uncharted territories
Breaking through into new places
It’s a mandate for the Church in this hour!
Not settling for status quo but pushing through into the new
“Suddenlies” will become normal
You are not a respecter of persons
If You moved by Your Spirit in the past, You will do it again
Help us to be ready for the revival to come!
Busting out in every direction and revelation to see a revival in our nation once again!
More and more coming and yielding to heaven above!
Pleading the blood of Jesus over every denomination
We pray for doors of expectation to be opened up wide
Leaders getting up and leading, expecting more, and praying
Calling for power and equipment for the body of Christ!
We move and go out into the days that are to come
Through the blood we declare that shall change in Jesus’ name!
Miracles and supernatural signs coming by the Spirit
We lift up the churches!
Calling for a greater yielding and perceiving—obedience to the Holy Ghost
The religious colors MUST be torn down and removed by the power of God
Glorious transformations in the pulpits this day!
Turn them into other men!
It is not by might, not by power, but by Your Spirit!
Change MUST come, Lord!
Each one empowered to declare life-changing words
Deep calleth unto the deep!
Permanently changed and turned
How we need You, Lord!
Manifest Yourself to those who are in hospitals, institutions, and those who don’t want to live anymore
Help those who are making decisions today to choose You and to choose life
We lift up all the brokenhearted!
Manifest Your goodness and love to them!
We need You to revive our land!
Cause the believers to look outside of themselves and open their eyes to see how much we need You!
That they would feel the infirmities of those who need You
We pray for hearts to be turned to Your glory!
Eyes to see and ears to hear the calling of Your Spirit
Thank You, Father, that You hear our cry
By Your Spirit, enter into those places
Move through the entertainment realm
We believe for men and women to begin to take the places they have been called to all along
We plead the blood of Jesus over the entire field of entertainment
That they would begin to rise up
For the lost to begin to come in great numbers
We pray for favor over every laborer
Open doors for us, and we believe we will not miss even one opportunity to bring You in!
By faith, we receive equipment today

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