Matthew 5:17 Ministries

During times of greatest darkness or difficulty, the Ruach Elohim moves powerfully among his people. Stirring our hearts and getting our attention. Alerting us to change that needs to happen, both in our own lives and our world.

We see it over and over throughout the Scriptures — stories of great revival, renewed spiritual awakening, Adonai’s Spirit at work, right in the midst of enormous turmoil and difficult circumstances. For when we come to the end of ourselves, when we’re able to admit our weakness and sin, or we have fresh eyes to see how this world can never truly satisfy the places in our hearts that only Adonai can fill, we’re acutely aware once again of our need for his mercy, forgiveness, and the filling of his Spirit.

Sometimes it’s hard even to know how to pray. We know we have a deep ache in our hearts that cries out for Adonai’s help and a longing to see him heal the brokenness in our lives and world. He reminds us that he sees our hearts, hears our cries, knows the way, and is here.

Close.

Near.

Forever faithful and loving to the brokenhearted. He always supports those whose hearts are entirely seeking his face and his will.

“For the eyes of the LORD roam throughout the earth, so that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His…” (2 Chronicles 16:9)

Do you need a prayer for revival? We have an example below that you can use today.

A Prayer for Revival and Awakening in Our Lives and World:

 Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech Ha’Olam, Sh’hecheyanu, V’Kiyemanu, V’Higianu LaZman HaZeh.

 Blessed are you, oh Lord, our God, King of the Universe, who has kept us alive, sustained us and enabled us to reach this moment.

Abba Adonai,

We come before you today humbly, needy of your grace, praying for the power of your Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) to fill us up. We ask for your forgiveness in all the ways we’ve wandered so far from your presence. We need your healing and grace. We are desperate to have our hope restored in you. Thank you for reminding us you are always faithful and that you’re constantly at work on behalf of your children – powerfully, completely, drawing us closer to you again.

Forgive us for drifting away from you, for being taken in by all the world has to offer, and for allowing other things to become more important in our lives. We bring you these places we’re hurting, the broken pieces that maybe others can’t see, but you alone can fully understand. You know the pain we’ve carried, all the burdens and cares. You know where we still need to be set free. We pray for your healing and power to cover every broken place and to renew our hearts in you again.

Thank you for your tremendous love and mercy. Please help us to live aware, choose wisely, stay close to you, and be anchored in your truth. Thank you that you patiently wait for us to return, that you call us to yourself, and strengthen us in our weakness.

Wake us up, Abba! Remind us to live aware, redeem the time, listen to your words, and be willing to make a difference in the places you’ve called us to be. Thank you for your mighty power that acts on behalf of your children. Out of your kindness, please extend to us your grace and freedom. Cover us with your protection. Empower us with your strength. As never before, we ask for an awakening of your presence in our own lives and the world around us. We pray for your help to be faithful to proclaim your name and that all the enemy’s plans to silence the name of Yeshua HaMashiach would be crushed.

We pray that by your Spirit (Ruach) living and breathing through us, we would be light and love in a world that desperately needs your hope. Draw many to know you as Savior and Adonai. Shine your light, and push back the forces of darkness that surround all of us. By your great power Adonai, open the eyes of the blind and release those still imprisoned.

We pray that you would unify your people for your great glory and that all believers stand together in your power and peace. We ask for seasons of refreshing to fill our lives and the days ahead. We pray for your comfort and healing in our world.

Shine on us, oh Adonai. Restore our lives and help us to be wise to redeem the time. Thank you that you will never waste our pain and suffering in this life but that you alone can turn it around for good. Thank you that nothing is impossible with you. Your same power that broke prison chains raised the dead, healed the sick, and parted the seas — your same tremendous power is still at work today. Thank you for your reminders that you are always with us, helping us, and that you haven’t lost control, even when things feel uncertain around us. All your plans and purposes will prevail, for you alone are mighty! We trust you to do extraordinary miracles in our lives, land, and world.

We love you, Abba. We need you now more than ever before. Our times are in your hands.

In your most holy name

Amien.