We at City Lights are a praying church. We believe in the importance of the church being a House of Prayer. For months we have been gathering morning and night to seek the face of God. Why is this so important to us?
Today as I was praying at the church, I began to think about the power of prayer in bringing about revival. Why should we pray for revival? According to Charles Finney:
Revival renews the believers faith. They will feel grieved that others do not love God, when they love Him so much. And they will set themselves feelingly to persuade their neighbors to give Him their hearts. So their love to men will be renewed. They will be filled with a tender and burning love for souls. They will have a longing desire for the salvation of the whole world. They will be in an agony for individuals whom they want to have saved–their friends, relations, enemies. They will not only be urging them to give their hearts to God, but they will carry them to God in the arms of faith, and with strong crying and tears ask God to have mercy on them, and save their souls.
When a revival can be expected? A revival may be expected when Christians have a spirit of prayer for a revival. That is, when they pray as if their hearts were set upon it.
City Lights desires more of God. In prayer, the Lord changes our hearts and our lives are transformed by his dealings. We encourage you to come be a part of what the Lord is doing in our church. We are coming together to seek him. We are setting aside ourselves and asking him to revive our hearts. As we come together to pray as the word says in agreement we will see our family members and friends open their hearts to Jesus as well. Matthew 18:19 says “Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” This year we will see revival come to our hearts, our families and our community as a fruit of our desperate need for God. Would you join us in the pursuit?
He has called us to stand in the gap.
To be the repairers of the breach.
May the Lord help us to search our hearts as well as search the Scriptures. Help us to be honest and admit that we’ve failed, seek the place of prayer, and the place of cleansing and the place of anointing. May we be a vital link between His Eternal Spirit and this troubled, lost world outside. May His glory shine forth again.