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.
AUGUST PRAYER FOCUS:
- Week 1: Pray that you and your family would grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Pet. 3:18)
- Week 2: Pray that your church would be faithful to structure its ministry according to the means of grace—the Word, fellowship, sacraments, and prayer—as God’s way of bringing renewal. “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42)
- Week 3: Pray that your city would not throw up obstacles to the spread of the gospel as God grants boldness to believers to proclaim His Word. “Now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness.” (Acts 4:29)
- Week 4: Pray that God would richly bless the church around the world so that unbelievers will see His saving power and be drawn to trust in Him. “May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations.” (Ps. 67:1–2)
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.