Scripture for Reflection and Preparation
Psalm 51:10-12 “10 God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not banish me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 restore the joy of your salvation to me and give me a willing spirit.”
Philippians 1:9-11 “9 and I pray this: that your love will keep on growing in knowledge and every kind of discernment, 10 so that you can determine what really matters and can be pure and blameless in the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.”
2 Corinthians 13:5 “5 Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith. examine yourselves. Or do you not recognize for yourselves that Jesus Christ is in you?— unless you fail the test.”
prayer for personal revival
Christians must see their sinfulness the way God sees it.
Ask God to . . .
• Search through your life and reveal any sin
• Help you be honest with Him about your sin
• Fill you with a deep desire for holiness
• Help you hate the sin in your life
• Help you surrender sinful thoughts and practices • Help you live more faithfully
• Restore any lost joy in your walk with Him
• Thank God for hearing you
• Trust that God is at work to accomplish His will