Pastor Clarence Sexton gave me two pieces of advice early on: begin with small writing projects and don’t publish anything until you are 40. Wise counsel. I began nine years ago writing short articles on our Enjoying the Journey blog. Now, at 43 years of age, I am burdened to share some things with a wider audience.
During our “quarantine” period the Lord providentially worked to allow me to write a book on Revival Praying. The book draws widely from the best of what others have written on the subject, and deals specifically with the revival praying of Ezra found in Scripture. There really is a difference between “praying for revival” and revival praying.
America is in desperate need of revival. Our nation needs the healing that only God’s holy presence can bring. But great awakenings never begin as national movements – they begin as personal meetings with God. Spiritual awakenings come when God’s people connect their prayers to God’s purpose. The problem is not with His lack of power but with our lack of preparation.
Revival cannot be manufactured or manipulated. Spiritual awakenings come when God’s people connect their prayers to God’s purpose. In Revival Praying you will discover how one of the great prayers of the Bible can serve as a pattern for our prayer. The God who is a consuming fire will work if we will build the altar.