Welcome TO 24 HOURS OF PRAYER OVER JACKSONVILLE

We pray for personal revival and spiritual awakening on the 2nd Friday/Saturday of each month.  Each person has a permanent 1/2 hour time slot. If you desire a time slot, register here: https://bit.ly/fbc24prayer


Each month, by the Wednesday before the 2nd Friday, a prayer lesson and prayer list is added in the section below. 


The newest lesson and list is just below this section. Scroll down for older lessons and lists. Thanks for praying!

April 9-10, 2021

6:00 A.M. FRIDAY - 6:00 A.M. SATURDAY
If you can't recall your time slot see this Alphabetical List

Dear friends - It’s hard to believe, but FBC’s 24 hours of prayer ministry started right before the COVID outbreak! Registration was held in late February/early March of 2020, and you have been faithfully praying for personal/corporate revival and spiritual awakening in Jacksonville ever since.  Thank you!  For the next two months we’ll be in Isaiah 64 and 66, asking, “How do you maintain an attitude of ongoing revival?”  Thanks for studying His word and praying!--Bob Fielding

 

Over this year we’ve approached revival as an ongoing attitude and condition of the heart.  A heart that is bent towards God and the things of God. 

How do you maintain an attitude of ongoing revival?  

 

BEGIN WITH PRAYER.  Please stop and read Isaiah 64 — the entire chapter is a prayer.

 

Isaiah was dealing with people who had a rich history with God.  Can you imagine having in your ethnic and religious heritage such figures as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Elijah, King David, and the great Old Testament Prophets!

 

Also, take a moment to ponder those times when God acted and intervened in their history – a history that Isaiah’s contemporaries knew full well: calling Abraham to a new land that would be the place for the future nation of Israel…..God’s miraculous rescue of the children of Israel when He sent the plagues to Pharoah then parted the Red Sea as they escaped Egypt……The return of the exiles and the rebuilding of the walls under Nehemiah…..Daniel and his friends in the Lion den and that miraculous experience.  

 

What a heritage! And yet – we find throughout the book of Isaiah that as a whole – God’s people at that time had fallen into the rut of going through the motions.  They were doing the ritual of religion with little regard for the object of their religion – God Almighty.

Find the verses in chapter 64 that record their regret over their spiritual condition.  It is good they recognized their condition, but we should note that we do not have to live a life that results in regret when it comes to our walk with God. Yes, we can sin, but it is also possible to walk faithfully with the Lord! They let themselves get in that condition.  Take another moment to review the verses that express their prayerful desire to come back to God!   

 

Do you realize that every Christian believer shares the same spiritual heritage, and even more, with the people Isaiah was dealing with?  For example, we are also the spiritual children of Abraham!   Galatians 3:6-9 – 6 So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”  7 Understand, then, that those who have faith are children of Abraham. 8 Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” 9 So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

 

The people in Isaiah’s day had plenty of light from God to know who God was – but……They were on that side of the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are on this side of the Cross and we

have much more light!  And with that comes what?  More responsibility!  If with Isaiah’s preaching they knew something was wrong – and they knew who to pray to for revival – how about us?

 

Church– we must pray for revival and NOT let go of God until He sends it. We’ve been praying for revival as a group for a year already. Let’s continue to pray for personal and church-wide revival! 

I detect humility in Chapter 64. Do you?  Let’s join together in humble, heartfelt, God-dependent, confessing, God-seeking prayer for ourselves and our fellow church members. If we are going to see spiritual awakening in the name of Jesus spill over into the community, then revival must happen among the people of God.  Thank you for praying and God bless you and yours!

 

Spoiler: we’ll continue in Isaiah 66:1-2 next month!

 

Also this week:

Pray by name for our new pastor and our staff.

Pray for personal opportunities to share the gospel.

Pray by name for lost people you know.