Ligonier Ministries has published a free prayer guide to encourage Christians everywhere to pray for the Holy Spirit to bring revival in response to the preaching and teaching of God’s Word in their families, churches, and communities.
The new discipleship tool provides a different prayer focus and accompanying Scripture verse each week, all to the end of praying for God to move mightily in His church and to bring the light of the Gospel to this darkened world.
In the last monthly letter from Dr. R.C. Sproul to friends of Ligonier Ministries, the renowned preacher offered an encouragement to pray earnestly for awakening, which the ministry defined as a powerful movement of the Spirit of God to convert many people to Christ and to renew in His church a zeal for His truth, for spiritual growth, and for missions.
“It’s easy to be afraid these days,” Sproul wrote before his passing on December 14, 2017. “We’re living in a land which has turned its back on God and His law. We can feel as if we’re in a shrinking minority of truth-tellers who love Christ and His Word. We can feel like there’s nothing we can do. As I have studied the Scriptures and the work of God’s Spirit throughout history, I know there is something we can do – we can pray for awakening.”
To join in praying for awakening, people can download the free guide at PrayForAwakening.com or order in packs of 10 to share with their friends, family, and church community. Ligonier is also hoping to foster awareness for the need for prayer through prompting many people to share the need to #PrayForAwakening on social media.
“It was Dr. Sproul’s passion to see nonbelievers and the church itself awakened to the true character of God,” said Chris Larson, Ligonier's president and CEO, in a press release. “This continues to be a vital concern for us.”
According to Larson, whose ministry recently hosted its 2018 national conference around the theme of awakening, Ligonier is dedicating this entire year to pray for awakening.
By NRB Staff
Published: April 5, 2018