Prayer For Times Of Refreshing With God
A Time of Refreshing
“I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring: and they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses” (Isa. 44:3–4, KJV).
The above words describe a time of refreshing. There are no words in the whole Bible that have been oftener in my heart and oftener on my tongue than these. And yet, although God has never left us without some tokens of His presence, He has never fulfilled this promise. I have taken it up today in order that we may consider it more fully and plead it more anxiously with God.
Who is the author of a work of grace? It is God: He says, “I will pour.” It is God who begins a work of anxiety in dead souls. If any of you have been awakened, and made to beat upon the breast, it is God, and God alone, who has done it.
It is God who carries on the work—leading awakened persons to Christ. “I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh . . . and whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be delivered” (Joel 2:28, 32) and again in John 16:8: “He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.”
Ah! If ever we are to see you who are children of God greatly enlarged, your hearts filled with joy, your lips filled with praises—if ever we are to see you growing willows beside the water courses, filled with all the fullness of God—God must pour down His Spirit. He must fulfill His Word; for He is the Alpha and Omega, the Author and Finisher of a work of grace: “I will pour.”Learn to look beyond ministers for a work of grace. God has given much honor to His ministers, but not the pouring the Spirit. Alas! We would have little hope if it depended upon ministers.
God is as able to do it today as He was at the day of Pentecost, but men are taken up with ministers, and not with God.
As long as you look to ministers, God cannot pour, for you would say it came from man.
Wrestling with God
Learn that we should pray for it. We are often for preaching to awaken others; but we should be more upon praying for it. Prayer is more powerful than preaching. It is prayer that gives preaching all its power.
I observe that some Christians are very ready to censure ministers, and to complain of their preaching—of their coldness, their unfaithfulness. But I do say, where lies the blame of unfaithfulness but in the want of faithful praying? Why, the very hands of Moses would have fallen down, had they not been held up by his faithful people.
Come, then, you wrestlers with God—you who climb Jacob’s ladder, you who wrestle Jacob’s wrestling—strive you with God, that He may fulfill His Word: “I will pour.” Weary sinner! This is Jesus; this is what He wants to do for you: “I will pour water upon him that is thirsty.” Only believe that He is willing and able and it shall be done.
Learn that it must come from His hand. In vain you go to other physicians; you will be nothing better, but rather worse.
Wait on Him; kneel and worship Him, saying: “Lord, help me!” Oh, long for a time of refreshing, that weary souls may be brought into peace.
If we go on in this everyday way, these burdened souls may perish—may sink uncomforted into the grave. Arise, and plead with God that He may arise and fulfill His word: “I will pour water upon him that is thirsty.”
May It Flood
Learn, Christians, to pray for floods. It is God’s Word—He puts it into your mouth. Oh, do not ask for drops when God offers floods! “Open thy mouth and I will fill it” (Ps. 81:10).
Oh, pray for an outpoured Spirit, ye men of prayer, that there may be many raised up in our day to call Him blessed!
Ah, so would you be, dear Christians, if there were a flood time of the Spirit—a day of Pentecost. Then there would be less care about your business and your workshop—more of prayer and of sweet praises.
There would be more changes in your heart—victory over the world, the devil, and the flesh. You would come out, and be separate. In affliction, you would grow in sweet submission, humility, and meekness.Oh, would that you knew the joy of giving yourself away! You cannot keep yourself. Oh, this day try and give all to Him!
ROBERT MURRAY McCHEYNE (1813-1843) was a pastor in the Church of Scotland, as well as a poet and a man of prayer. He also designed a system for reading through the Bible in a year. He died at age 29 during an epidemic of typhus.
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7 Daily Prayers to Get You Through The Week
By Brad Andres
In the Jewish tradition, there is a high importance on daily prayers. These prayers are generally shorter excerpts that one would recite during certain times throughout the day.
For example, when putting on clothing, one would pray: “Blessed is He who clothes the naked.”
The purpose of these short prayers were to make sure that they never forgot the generous God who is the giver of all life and everything good. These tiny snippets of prayers served to help them stay focused on God, and helped them to worship God.
While not as short as the traditional Jewish blessing prayers, these prayers below are meant to be prayed at different times throughout the day. Or, if you desire, you may pray one prayer each day for the week.
I love you God. Thank you for sending salvation through Jesus, which is the name above all names. Let every word that I speak and every thought that I think be pleasing to you. Let my entire life be my act of worship. I dedicate all that I am, and all that I do, to you. Help me to live according to your ways. Living an upright life is how I express my deepest gratitude to you.
Read our Collection of Prayers for Gratitude
Thank you God for yet another day. Help me to live in line with your Word. Show me who I can help today. Let this person feel your love though my actions. Let them experience your presence. My mind, ears, and eyes will stay open to receive your direction all the day long. Let me pass your blessing to another person today.
God help me to live in a way that pleases you. Give me wisdom in all that I do. Guide me in everything that I say. Give me strength to stand against temptation. Help me to put others before myself and to be considerate of their needs. Let your light shine through me for others to see.
Thank you for another breath, another day of life. Thank you for making a way for me to have life and to live life to its fullest potential! Lead me and guide me throughout this day. Be a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Order my steps. Guard my heart. Direct my mind. Guide my mouth. And as always, let my life be pleasing to you.
Read our Collection of Prayers for Strength and Guidance
God protect me. Guard my family. Keep us safe. Keep us healthy. Remove calamity from my household. Your presence provides a place of refuge for me. As I trust in you, I find stability from your promises. Give me the confidence to move forward with my day knowing that you are standing guard, encircled around me.
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Thank you for supplying what I need to live. Give me everything I need to accomplish your will for my life. Provide for me finances, opportunities, ideas, directions, relationships, and wisdom.
Enable me to be a conduit of your blessing. Give me everything I need and more, so that I may be able to help those less fortunate than I. Let me be a beacon displaying your generosity to the world.
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God, grant me rest. Bring me peace. Give me a time of refreshing. Rejuvenate my mind. Restore my body. Awaken my soul.
Let me and my family rest in your shadow knowing that you are overlooking our lives. You have ordained for me to work, and also have declared that I rest from that work.
Provide for me a calmness and freedom to be able to relax and celebrate your presence with family and friends.
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