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Father, we pray for a fresh outpouring in America. Let the fires of revival sweep across the land, Lord, and burn away that which is impure. Bring us back to You.

Analysis. Three simple words. We. Need. God. But those words say it all. America has sunk too deep to recover on its own.

Pray for your fellow intercessor.

 

We have sunk too deep in into a moral morass, too deep into cultural confusion, too deep into a spiritual stupor. Only God can turn the tide. Only God can save us from implosion. We need God!

Political involvement has its place.

Social engagement is important.

There are many practical things we can and should do.

But all the while, we must recognize that without divine intervention, it is over for America as we know it. There is no turning back the clock.

Without a fresh wave of revival in the Church that will lead to a great awakening in our society, America is in terminal condition. No strategy can heal us. No method can save us. Only God!

Let’s be realistic for a moment. We need to understand just how far we have fallen.

There was a time when truth was considered absolute. Today we have “my truth” vs. “your truth.”

There was a time when moral standards were considered fixed. Today, morality is relative.

Even reality has become relative. After all, you are whoever (or whatever) you perceive yourself to be, including males who are females and females who are males and others who are neither or both.

A whole generation has been raised on this madness. Let’s not fool ourselves.

Consequently, while we’re trying to restore respect for the Scriptures others are debating which preferred gender pronouns to use. We need to wake up!

Think about it for a moment.

It was not that long ago that the idea of same-sex “marriage” was universally rejected by conservative leaders, especially in the Church. It was contrary to nature. It was in violation of God’s plan. It was not in the best interest of children who would be raised by same-sex parents.

Today, many conservative outlets avoid the subject of homosexuality as too controversial, while many pastors affirm it from their pulpits. This is high-level deception. This is a generational turn in the very wrong direction.

In fact, when gay atheist David Rubin announced that he and his partner were adopting children, quite a few conservative leaders offered him their warmest wishes. (This is not to bash Rubin and his partner. It is to point out the degree to which our eyes have been blinded and our standards have been compromised.)

And it was Fox News, the largest “conservative” news network, that recently hired Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner as part of their team. In the words of Fox CEO Suzanne Scott, “Caitlyn’s story is an inspiration to us all. She is a trailblazer in the LGBTQ+ community and her illustrious career spans a variety of fields that will be a tremendous asset for our audience.” Enough said.

Or consider the depths to which we have sunk in musical entertainment, with unrepeatable songs like W.A.P. captivating the nation. How many young children know the words by heart?

As for our churches, how many are really preaching the gospel without compromise? How many are gaining new converts and making lasting disciples rather than losing members?

Recent research indicates that more churches are closing than opening in America, while the number of professing Christians continues to decline dramatically.

As for our reputation before the world, how many more scandals must we experience before we recognize that something is fundamentally wrong? We need God!

When it comes to the Church and politics, we are just as divided as the world and often as vulgar and ugly and carnal. Is this the Church for which Jesus died? Is this His spotless Bride?

Yet again and again, we think a new Church strategy will transform us or we look to the latest political hero to deliver us. When will we learn? How much more shaking do we need in our nation, from political upheaval to riots in our streets and from pandemics to financial crises, before we fall to our knees by the millions and cry out for mercy?

In the Old Testament, Israel constantly looked to the arm of flesh, hoping that other nations and leaders could bail them out of their trouble. But they were in trouble because they were not in right relationship with God. Instead, they continued in their sin and looked to man for help. But it never worked.

As the prophet Isaiah warned, “Behold, you are trusting in Egypt, that broken reed of a staff, which will pierce the hand of any man who leans on it. Such is Pharaoh king of Egypt to all who trust in him” (Isaiah 36:6). The same can be said about all earthly supports in which we put our spiritual trust.

We need God!

More of the same will only produce more of the same, and we deceive ourselves by thinking that somehow, simply with the passing of time, the tide will turn on its own.

Not so.

Only God can turn the tide. Only God can change the narrative. Only God can save the nation. It really is revival or we die.

We. Need. God.

Share your own prayers for revival in the comments.

(Used with permission. Ask Dr Brown, by Dr. Michael L. Brown. Photo Credit: Timothy Eberly on Unsplash)

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Lisa Caploe
September 5, 2022

Father forgive us in Jesus name for straying so far from your holiness, for being enticed by what the world offers, thank you God that you are merciful and you say that if we call out to you You will hear us. God hear our prayer, forgive us, cleanse us, fill us anew with a passion for YOU and your holiness and purity and the power of your love to do your will and love others into your kingdom. God save our nation, WE NEED YOU GOD, come to us in a new and powerful way, let your Presence come and visit our nation, do what only you can do, part the waters, move the mountains, open our blind eyes, unstop our ears, give us ears to hear your voice, a heart that longs for you, to know you and the power of your resurrection and to bless and not curse, to love as you have commanded us. Help us obey You and love you and others. We praise you for your promise to hear us and change us and deliver us if we cry out to you. Cause the churches to come to the altars and repent, open up our churches for all to pray and cry out to you. Bring corporate prayer and praise back, unity, faith, hope, love and let us see your glory and let us have the boldness of your Holy Spirit to reach the lost all around us with your love in Jesus name. You are our only HOPE JESUS, HOLY SPIRT and Father God!

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    Clarity
    September 5, 2022

    Thank you for this wonderful & heart felt prayer!!

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Susan CC
September 5, 2022

“…we think a new Church strategy will transform us …or a political hero to deliver us. When will we learn? How much more shaking do we need in our nation…before we fall to our knees by the millions and cry out for mercy?”

https://biblehub.com/nlt/psalms/50.htm
16But God says to the wicked:…
22Repent, all of you who forget me, or I will tear you apart and no one will help you.
23But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.”

Psalm 14:1 Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!

Matthew 23:27 “What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs—beautiful on the outside but filled on the inside with dead people’s bones and all sorts of impurity.

Psalm 42:7 Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.

John 16: 15-17 “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments. And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be with you forever— the Spirit of Truth. The world cannot receive Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you do know Him, for He abides with you and will be in you.”

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Dear Abba Father, we have always needed You. Nothing has changed but the number of us upon the earth. I am reminded of Psalm 50 where You admonish those who recite Your words but refuse to follow them. You say to those who practice wickedness, “You have done these things, and I kept silent; you thought I was just like you.” You say, “Repent, all of you who FORGET ME, or I will tear you apart, and no one will help you.” We love You Lord and know only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God.” Protect us from fools. Protect us from whitewashed tombs posing as Christian leaders. Protect us from temptation and deliver us from evil. So many are praying for revival Lord. I pray Godly sorrow will consume those who rebel, repentance will follow, and revival will flow through America like a flood. I give You thanks and honor Father. Thank You for Jesus Christ, Your promise of Salvation. Thank You for the Holy Spirit, Your Truth and our Advocate. Thank You for Your Word, may it continually light our paths and You purpose. Amen

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Bobhuseby
September 5, 2022

Outstanding article Dr. Brown ! Our ONLY hope is that God will hear our travails and heal our land. As mentioned-We are Doomed if we continue our course as a church. Not only are we being diluted by churches accepting lgb…we are being outgrown by godless religions like Islam. As clearly stated in the demographic article last week-we are on an extinction course. Comments ranged from : Our world is too evil to raise kids ,or it is too expensive as we would hv to work more than one job. All baloney you guys !!! Math is math- facts don’t change in math- one plus one is always two ! And if we don’t have more than two kids in a few generations we will be insignificant at best.
Are we gonna sell our RVs and adapt our lifestyles to accommodate more children?
Are our pulpits gonna be bold enough to suggest that we DO need more people in the world?
I doubt it… You see , this is not the evil leftist agenda , it is all of us ! Our Godly spiritual leaders and our Godly political heroes as well !
So that leaves our ONLY hope…. Multiplication as a result of Revival!! And that comes as a result of time on our KNEES !
As stated it is truly- REVIVAL or we DIE

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Lori Meed
September 5, 2022

My hearts soars at this clarion call from Dr. Brown. There is NO OTHER ANSWER. No King but Jesus. As with Israel, repentance and return to God are our only hope – and a glorious one! Cry out between the porch and the altar! Rend your garments and humble yourselves. He will hear. He will act.

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Merle
September 5, 2022

Lord, we cry out to You to please help us!!

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    Anna
    September 5, 2022

    😔Amen† I am so saddened by the spiritual deadness of our country going through, and what our children are enduring with the peer pressure of their generation.

    LORD, WOULD YOU TROUBLE THE HEARTS OF AMERICANS
    Lord, I pray this great country our USA might find her way back to You again.
    I pray that she would open up her heart again to You.
    May she once again know the goodness and mercies of a loving God.
    May she enjoy once again Your protections, Your resources, and Your wisdom.
    Lord, would You turn her heart back to the God who brought her here?
    I ask Lord Jesus that You would put down the rebellion of her soul toward the God of our fathers. In Jesus Chris† Amen.
    ❤️🙌🙏

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Deborah Graham
September 5, 2022

God is so good, He hears our prayers. As the bride of Christ, we must unit across all denominations and lay down our man instituted differences. We are in the image of our God and we are His. Let us unit, praise His name and PRAY. He will give us the necessary strategy, leading us to revival.

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Carol
September 5, 2022

I praise God for this article, I believe it is spot on. I couldn’t help but think of past revivals in our nation by circuit preachers crossing the land bringing spiritual renewal, the gospel of salvation, and revival — and I also remember once reading the story of Sojourner Truth. She was not an ordained pastor but a freed slave, living comfortably in NYC and she left that, got a soap box and began preaching the Word wherever led by God. So we as God’s children need to hear and obey like Sojourner Truth, this is my prayer for my own life and this is my prayer for God’s people, that we would learn to hear and obey, and pray for God to bring spiritual renewal, an awakening in this country to The One who is The Way, The Truth, and The Life; repentance.

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Rebecca Hart
September 4, 2022

Psalm 67:4-5 let the people praise, let all people praise God. Then, the earth will yield her increase. Amen! Father God, I pray that the intercessors praise and prayers to you be plentiful and find favor to accomplish the prayer for Your nation, the US. In Jesus name, Amen.

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Marta Gallegos
September 4, 2022

YES I’VE BEEN VERY VOCAL ABOUT DIVINE INTERVENTION JESUS IS THE ONLY ANSWER . LOVE AND HE IS LORD AMEN ✝️🛐🙏

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Joy Molina
September 4, 2022

God we need you. Forgive us of our sins. Heal our land!
May our hearts be devoted to you, to your word and be fervent in our prayers.
In Jesus name, Amen

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