The hardest prayer

Sometimes the only thing to pray is, “Lord, break me.” It is incredibly hard. It grates against our pride and ego and sense of “victorious living”, etc. But this may be the best prayer. And as a result, our lack of willingness to pray it is probably what holds back genuine outpouring of the Spirit.Continue reading “The hardest prayer”

Where the place of revival begins

I spread my hands out to you in prayer;my soul thirsts for you in a parched land. (Ps. 143:6) Lord, you call out to us, “Are you thirsty?” Help me to create this insatiable thirst for the power of the Spirit. A longing in my heart to cry out, “Your kingdom come!” The place ofContinue reading “Where the place of revival begins”

Frontline Prayer

I am getting into Timothy Keller’s book Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City. I have been refreshed by the subject matter of prayer, and more specifically revival prayer. He discusses “frontline prayer,” which consists of these elements: 1. A request for grace to confess sins and to humble ourselves. 2. A compassion and zeal forContinue reading “Frontline Prayer”

The end is near! Or… A revival is coming!

Two very different takes on just how Christianity is “doing” in different parts of the world show our tendency toward tribalism. In the Middle East there are dire warnings of Christianity becoming extinct in the Middle East.  Meanwhile, Manhattan seems to be on the verge of a new revival! So, which is it? As Anthony Bradley pointsContinue reading “The end is near! Or… A revival is coming!”

Reformation and Revival

The story of Christian reformation, revival, and renaissance underscores that the darkest hour is often just before the dawn, so we should always be people of hope and prayer, not gloom and defeatism. God the Holy Spirit can turn the situation around in five minutes. Os Guinness Read more at

The COST of Revival

I talked earlier about why we don’t want a move of God. It’s about the JUNK. Josiah wanted a move of God again. He wanted the favor of God, and that meant clearing out the temple, then repairing the temple. It meant getting rid of the shrines all over the country, and the priests attached to those shrines. The longer youContinue reading “The COST of Revival”