Will You Pray for Awakening? Download Your Free Prayer Guide
We live in a world that needs awakening. What is awakening? It is a powerful movement of the Spirit of God to convert many people to Christ and to renew in His church a zeal for His truth, for spiritual growth, and for missions. This was R.C. Sproul’s passion, and in the final years of his life, he was constantly in prayer for awakening. He prayed and labored to see nonbelievers and the church itself awakened to the true character of God. So vital is this concern to Ligonier Ministries, we made awakening the theme of our 2018 National Conference and dedicated the entire year to pray for awakening.
When just two men–Paul and Silas–prayed, the earth itself shook (Acts 16:25–26). To help as many people as possible, we produced this free prayer guide. Download it today at PrayForAwakening.com, find it in the PrayerMate app, or order the prayer booklet in packs of ten to share with your friends, family, and church community.
To use the guide, find the prayer that corresponds to the current week. Each week of the month focuses on a different group to pray for, starting with you and your family and expanding to larger communities. Please share your desire to #PrayForAwakening on social media.
DECEMBER PRAYER FOCUS:
- Week 1: Pray that you and your family will diligently put sin to death. “If you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” (Rom. 8:13)
- Week 2: Pray that your church will faithfully guard the deposit of God’s truth and not compromise it. “By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.” (2 Tim. 1:14)
- Week 3: Pray that your nation and city will honor God and not despise Him. “Those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise me shall be lightly esteemed.” (1 Sam. 2:30)
- Week 4: Pray that people around the world will find the hope of salvation in Christ. “In his name the Gentiles will hope.” (Matt. 12:21)
- Week 5: Pray that God will remove satanically imposed blindness to His truth and open the eyes of people around the world to the gospel. “In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (2 Cor. 4:4)
We hope this prayer guide encourages you this year and in future years. Join us in praying fervently for a mighty movement of God’s Spirit today, thankful that He has graciously promised to hear us, and confident that He will answer our prayers according to His will.