A Prayer For Revival (Psalm 85 – Devotional Thought)


To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. LORD, You have been favorable to Your land; You have brought back the captivity of Jacob. 2 You have forgiven the iniquity of Your people; You have covered all their sin. Selah 3 You have taken away all Your wrath; You have turned from the fierceness of Your anger. 4 Restore us, O God of our salvation, And cause Your anger toward us to cease. 5 Will You be angry with us forever? Will You prolong Your anger to all generations? 6 Will You not revive us again, That Your people may rejoice in You? 7 Show us Your mercy, LORD, And grant us Your salvation. 8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak, For He will speak peace To His people and to His saints; But let them not turn back to folly. 9 Surely His salvation [is] near to those who fear Him, That glory may dwell in our land. 10 Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed. 11 Truth shall spring out of the earth, And righteousness shall look down from heaven. 12 Yes, the LORD will give [what is] good; And our land will yield its increase. 13 Righteousness will go before Him, And shall make His footsteps [our] pathway.

PSALM 85:1-13


This is what we need. We need the Lord! We need to recognize our need for the Lord. We need to see that where we are, is far from heaven. We need to be uncomfortable in a place so filled with sin and wickedness. We need to recognize our need of salvation that doesn’t come through a politician, laws, or congress. We need salvation that doesn’t come from economic systems. We need salvation that doesn’t come from a superior military. We need salvation from our sins and that only comes from the Lord!

We don’t need to pray petty, selfish, and prideful prayers that are so full or ourselves that we can’t clearly see the LORD. We are tired of pastors who limit the grace of God to call out for revival to happen in “their” church, “their” tribe, “their” corner. They must not know how much we all need the forgiveness and grace of God! Their pride of place is a stench on all of us. We desperately need the full repentance of all the people! We desperately need every bible believing, gospel teaching, Lord glorifying church to be awakened and calling lost sinners to repentance!

Oh that we would get on our faces, tear our clothes, fall down, and ask God to awaken his people as only He can! We must not be prideful, lofty, or arrogant in our prayers! We must recognize ourselves as the beggars we are! We must recognize how awful our situation is. We must see an apathetic people and call them to a righteous response to the LORD! We must seek the Lord to work in HIS church!

No more idolatry! No more selfishness! No more pride of place! No more hypocrisy! No more arrogance! No more secret sins! We don’t have time or room for that nonsense! We must seek Jesus!


Father, awaken your people O Lord! We desperately need you in this hour! We need you to awaken slumbering saints and bring dead hearts to life. Our nation needs you to breath revival more than ever! We have heard of how you have moved in the past and we pray that you would move in our generation! Strip us of our pride and anything that keeps us from worshipping you! We are desperate for you to do what only you con do! We long for you! We wait on you! It must be from you! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

I’m reading and blogging the Psalms Through The Summer. I’d love for you to join me. You can find out a little more here.

2 thoughts on “A Prayer For Revival (Psalm 85 – Devotional Thought)

  1. Linda

    Amen! We need Revival! We had our VBS and it was a joy to work with the children. It seemed as the Lord was moving in a mighty way. I pray the Holy Spirit will keep the teachings of VBS in the children’s heart and in their lives. The 3rd and 4th grade class were a joy to work with. We prayed God’s Will be done in the lives of the children. Lord, we need Revival! Lord, do what only You can do! Amen! Hallelujah!

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