Quotes on Prayer and Revival


Quotes on Prayer and Revival


• Lord, we are asking for one last great spiritual awakening before the return of Your Son. (Anne Graham Lotz)


• Revival is a community saturated with God. (Duncan Campbell)


• It is God’s will through his wonderful grace, that the prayers of his saints should be one of the great principal means of carrying on the designs of Christ’s kingdom in the world. When God has something very great to accomplish for his church, it is his will that there should precede it the extraordinary prayers of his people . . . and it is revealed that, when God is about to accomplish great things for his church, he will begin by remarkably pouring out the spirit of grace and supplication. (Jonathan Edwards, Some Thoughts on Revival)


• Oh! men and brethren, what would this heart feel if I could but believe that there were some among you who would go home and pray for a revival: men whose faith is large enough, and their love fiery enough to lead them from this moment to exercise unceasing intercessions that God would appear among us and do wondrous things here, as in the times of former generations. (Charles Spurgeon)


• When did you last hear anyone praying for revival, praying that God might open the windows of heaven and pour out his Spirit? When did you last pray for that yourself? I suggest seriously that we are neglecting this almost entirely. We are guilty of forgetting the authority of the Holy Spirit. . . . When God sends revival he can do more in a single day than in fifty years of all our organization. That is the verdict of sheer history which emerges clearly from the long story of the Church. (Martin Lloyd-Jones)


• I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God’s creational intentions. (John Wesley)


• Revival is not churches filled with people, but people filled with God…in revival the church, the road side, the hillsides all become places made sacred by the presence of God and the cry of the repentant. (Duncan Campbell)


• We learn from revival times that God’s emphasis has been on holy people He has mastered rather than clever methods we can master.” (George Mitchell)


• If you can explain what’s happening…it’s not revival. (Martin Lloyd-Jones)


• “To refuse to pray for revival as hopeless is like impudently telling the Lord that His power is limited.  Away with pessimism…it is the sin of unbelief.  They say that revival is impossible.  When the Spirit of the Lord is among us, who dare tell Him what is possible and what is impossible.  God forgive us for our unbelief.”      (J. Edwin Orr)