Prayer #56: For a Movement of Prayer to Arise from the Coronavirus Crisis
One of the greatest outcomes that could come out of this most difficult time would be for God to raise up a movement of prayer across our nation and worldwide. Such a prayer movement, in the midst of the uncertainty, fear, and suffering that is taking place, would represent a renewed seeking of God and would be a tremendously hopeful spiritual sign. Wouldn't it be just like God to raise up such a movement of prayer out of the ashes of the Coronavirus crisis?
It's long been observed that movements of prayer precede times of spiritual awakening. This is because prayer prepares us to receive revival---it's a very necessary and vital part of the process of God bringing awakening.
As we pray for God to raise up a prayer movement in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, we should look for it to happen in the Church, first and foremost. God always begins his work with His people. Therefore, we are praying for God to give us a renewed spirit of prayer. May God bring the movement of prayer, and the spiritual awakening in the Church that we so desperately need, which would then lead to the spiritual transformation of our neighborhoods, cities, states, nation, and world.
Let us fervently pray for God to raise up a powerful movement of prayer out of the midst of this time of crisis. Pray for a prayer movement that is wide-ranging, extending across our country and throughout the globe. Pray for a movement of prayer that is characterized by confession and repentance, modeled and led by God's people. Pray that this prayer movement would encompass believers from across the denominations and cultures in the Body of Christ. And pray that God would prepare His people, through united prayer, for the revival that is so greatly needed.
Zech. 8:20-21: "Thus says the Lord of hosts: Peoples shall yet come, even the inhabitants of many cities; the inhabitants of one city shall go to another, saying, 'Let us go at once to entreat the favor of the Lord, and to seek the Lord of hosts; I am going.'"