A Prayer For Today, Part 1

A Prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.  O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

Habakkuk 3:1-2

This is a prayer that was prayed by the prophet Habakkuk well over two thousand years ago.  But when you read the words, Habakkuk could be standing before us today and praying the same prayer.  It is truly and prayer for today and it is one of the many examples of the Bible being a timeless book.  This is a prayer for all people and all ages, but it does seem especially pertinent for today’s world.

“O LORD, I have head thy speech, and was afraid.”  When we look at what all the Bible says about evil, wickedness, and sin and what it says about the punishments for those things, we can’t help but be a little afraid for our nation.  We can look around every day and see that sin is rampant.  We can see the name of God being mocked daily.  Judgment will come, and thinking about these things will cause us, like the prophet, to fear.

“O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years.”  That is what we should be praying for today.  We want the Lord to send a revival to our land.  We need revival.  It seems like our land is becoming spiritually barren.  In the midst of these years we need the Lord to send a revival.  As the Psalmist said, “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it.”  We need a revival and the Lord is the only One Who can send it.

The sinfulness of our society gives us reason to be afraid, but the mercy of our God gives us reason to ask Him to send us a revival.  This is a prayer that we need to be praying!

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, Ben, for the prompting to pray, now more than ever. it feels more pressing each day. God bless you as come before Him each day!


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