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 Dr. 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 join us, we produced this free prayer guide. Download it today at PrayForAwakening.com or order the prayer booklet in packs of 10 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.
APRIL PRAYER FOCUS:
- Week 1: Pray that you and your family would be committed to studying, doing, and teaching the Word of God, which is the means of awakening. “Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel.” (Ezra 7:10)
- Week 2: Pray that you would be willing to speak God’s Word to the people in your life and that God would supply opportunities to do so. “You … shall talk of [God’s commandments] when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.” (Deut. 6:7)
- Week 3: Pray that God would grant many people in your city and in your nation the saving knowledge of Christ. “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him.” (Eph. 1:17)
- Week 4: Pray that missionaries and church leaders throughout the world would be delivered from the opposition of unbelievers so that they might preach the gospel without hindrance. “I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers to God on my behalf, that I may be delivered from the unbelievers in Judea, and that my service for Jerusalem may be acceptable to the saints.” (Rom. 15:30-31)
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.