Sunday, May 23, 2010

Prayer, more prayer

How to get myself to pray more. I read books to fire me up, I watch You Tube exhortations to fire me up. It helps for a while, it helps a little.

I know we need more prayer. Few of us are even aware how much more we need, and when we are aware we find ourselves without the ability to do it, to keep focused. Just ticking off the things we desire isn't enough, we need concentrated deep prayer that lays hold of God in earnest and doesn't let Him go until He blesses us.

I don't even have the energy to spend much time writing about this right now but I would like to put much more time into it when I can. How important this is. Prayer for the nation, this miserable nation that is going downhill by the day, politically, culturally, in every way. Help us to pray for our nation, Lord, to humble ourselves as Your people and pray for our nation as Your word exhorts us to do.

And it must be prayer for revival above all, that God would rend the heavens and come down and show us what the Christian life is really meant to be, not this pathetic powerless worldly-minded nonsense most of us live most of the time. And from all I've read I know a true revival will start with a great wave of conviction of sin, contrition, repentance in the churches. Oh Lord bring it soon. Start now. Start with me.