A Prayer For Personal Revival
Lord, who am I without You? I am lost without You; I am nothing without You.
As I write these words, I know, and I am aware through Your word, that You’re not far away from me; though I myself feel far away from You.
I know deep down in my soul that something is amiss. Yet, I can’t quite place a finger on what exactly it is. Lord, could it be that I have veered off into a foreign path? Could it be that I am in pursuit of worthless materials? Why have I lost the awe and glory of the things to come? O Lord, is it my faith? I fear for my soul in this state. Help me to understand what ails my soul and why it finds itself in this restless wilderness.
Father, I do not understand this place and space. Here where I am, it feels obscure, dark and shut out. Though hope still abides, I seem to have lost sight of the radiance of Your precious light. I crave Your drowning presence; I hunger and thirst for You O God in this foreign place.
Bring me back to the place of heart, mind and soul worship and prayer.
Lord, help me to find – once again – the sacred road whence Your soft and precious light radiates my soul.
The light that beckons me to take leaps of faith into new territories. The light that stills my soul whenever I grow anxious. The light that -day and night- radiates my life ever so brightly.
Lord, truly, if I have unconfessed sin, I ask that You reveal it to me. If I have a slothful attitude, I ask in prayer that You help me to change it. If I have a stubborn will, I ask O Father that You help me yield myself to You. Whatever the hindrance is O Jesus, reveal it to me; for I desire a constant flow of You in my life. Constant Flow.
Lord, I need Your help – every single moment. Restore unto me O Lord, the joy and glory of Your salvation. I desire to bask in Your glorious light all the days of my life; to rejoice in You at all times. I pray for a restored intimacy with You. I desire an unfeigned and immeasurable depth of fellowship with You; one that strips me of all self and keeps me close to Your heart and at Your feet- daily.
Father, in Your loving-kindness, do a new thing in my life. Ignite. Renew. Restore. Redeem. Strip. Revive. Expand. Deepen.
Thank you Lord Jesus that I can pray, and that You always hear the prayers of Your children.
Okay… Let’s just be honest, whenever most people hear anything about religion, their first reaction and instinct is probably to cringe or brush off the whole matter entirely.
Why? Most likely because it is a subject that is associated with extreme cases of fanaticism, it brings about a lot of conflicts and controversies, and even offends easily.
Religion is famously known for: manipulation, stagnation, repression, ignorance, bigotry and is too often a threat to liberty. And rightly so. I do agree. With that said, I recommend you to read two of my posts as well as encourage you to do a personal, extensive, and honest research on your own regarding this matter. Why?
As intellectuals (critical thinkers), I believe we owe it to ourselves to interrogate, examine, and ask hard questions regarding matters touching on faith rather than choosing to ignore them or even worse— follow blind faith. Click here for the first post.
Who speaks the truth with regards to a genuine, sincere and true relationship with God? Is it Buddha? Muhammad? Jesus? Zoroaster? Confucius? Joseph Smith? Guru Nanak? Krishna? Among others? Find out on this second post:
My heart overflows with a goodly matter; I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Psalms 45:1
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