PERSONAL REVIVAL PRAYERS FOR… ME!
Psalm 51 is a trip to the prayer room of personal repentance and personal revival. Hell’s “prayer room” is always full. Nobody has to beg people to fill hell’s prayer room. However, here is another prayer room I want to walk with you through. It is the prayer room of personal repentance and revival. The walls are decorated with sanctified “selfies”. Usually we intercede only for others, but in this prayer room, it is okay to intercede for yourself.
In this prayer room, we will find a deeper relationship with God. This prayer room is all about personal requests from God, personal prayers to God, a personal relationship with God and such like. In this prayer room, we find personal revival prayers. The old timers used to say that if you want revival, draw a circle around yourself (where you’re standing on the floor) and start there. In short, revival starts individually, with you and me.
Today I invite you to walk with me through revival’s private prayer room and pray some personal prayers of repentance and revival.
Here we are. Allow me to open the door slowly. Don’t worry about disturbing others; this prayer room is all about you. Look around. I’ll leave you and God alone to talk a while.
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4 Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.
5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6 Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shaltmake me to know wisdom.
7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
9 Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.
15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.
16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.
17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
God will neither overlook a broken spirit, nor a broken and contrite heart. When I first started to live for God almost 30 years ago, my sweet Apostolic, Pentecostal, Holy Ghost filled grandmother would tell me “Son, every now and then, we need to weep our way back to Calvary.” The good news is that Calvary says, “You’re worth it!”
I encourage you to visit revival’s prayer room again and often. Pray. Seek God. Repent. Arise afresh, new, clean, washed, delivered, restored and renewed. Revived!
lcgore, hope dealer