Prayer for Awakening - Pastor Bob Luhn - June 26th, 2018

Prayer for Awakening

          Lord, I come to You once again asking for a Spiritual Awakening here in the Pacific Northwest.  I thank You for the beauty and abundance of our land.  Soaring mountains, fertile soil, abundant water, clean air, sweeping views – all this and more is Your creation.  And I acknowledge that every person, institution and natural wonder belongs to You by right of creation and right of redemption.  Further, I know that You are not willing that even one person perish, but that all come to repentance.  (II Peter 3:9)

          So I pray in agreement with Your heart that a spirit of brokenness, humility and repentance will fall upon this land. (Zephaniah 2:3) May millions of people awaken to this need for a Savior and for the availability of Your kingdom.

(Mark 1:15) May the 3 great cities of Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver be the “bow” from which You start an arrow of Awakening across the land.

          Please, Lord, do what we cannot do.  Bond the strong man of the Pacific Northwest that His “house” may be plundered. (Mark 3:27) Tear down strongholds, restrain principalities, and powers (Ephesians 6:12) and do everything with Your loving influence to woo people to Yourself. (John 6:44)  Awaken, awaken those who are dead in their trespasses and sins. (Ephesians 2:3, 5:14) Awaken them so they have the opportunity to confess their sins and be forgiven. (John 1:9)  Awaken them so they can bow the knee and confess with their tongue that Jesus is Lord to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:10-11)  I bow before You, Lord, and I acknowledge that You, Jesus, are Lord.

          Along with the Awakening, would You renew, rebuild, restore and revive Your church. (Isaiah 61:4) May Your bride (Ephesians 5:27) fall deeply and passionately in love with You again.  We confess that we have lost our first love, so we repent and beg for Your renewal of our love. (Revelation 2:4) May we become so passionately in love with You that we gossip about You every chance we get.  May we also look forward to every opportunity of worship, serve, and fellowship with brothers and sisters in the Body of Christ. (Hebrews 10:24-25)

          Also Lord, grant to Your servants strategically scattered across the Northwest a holy boldness and a radical optimism so that we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that when we lift up Your name, You will stretch forth Your hand to save, heal and deliver and signs and wonders are performed in Your holy name. (Acts 4:29-30)

          And now by the authority that You have given us seated at Your right hand in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 1:19-23, 2:6) I speak to the North. (South, East and West) “North, in the strong and mighty name of Jesus I command You to give them and let them go. Do not hold back the sons and daughters of God any longer.  They don’t belong to you, but to Him who created them and formed them for Himself and whom Jesus Christ died to redeem for Himself. (Isaiah 43:5-7)  So give them up and let them go in the name of Jesus.”

          Lord, as You revive Your bride and awaken the world then we will know that Your kingdom is coming and Your will is being done on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:9-10

          In the strong and might name of Jesus. Amen!