Will You Now Covenant to Watch With Jesus? The Covenant to Embrace and Pray God’s Heart

Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Couldn’t you men keep watch with me for one hour?” he asked Peter. (See Mt 26:40; Ps 27:8)

In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus gave His disciples a most passionate plea — “watch with Me!” Believers, we again find ourselves at a most crucial moment of history. Our nation is sliding into serious judgment and most churches are asleep at the wheel. As the world careens toward judgment, the Savior is again calling to His remnant — “watch with Me!”

If there is to be a final great awakening and sweeping global harvest, it can only come one way. That way is effective fervent prayer, deep repentance and empowered obedience in evangelism and missions. Yet one thing is certain — fullest power never comes from shallow prayer, surface repentance, voluminous programs or promotions alone. It only comes by God’s grace through the effective, fervent prayers of deeply repentant hearts. (2 Chr 7:14; Jas 5:16) For the most part, that is not the kind of prayer most practice in our generation. However, it is the type outlined in the covenant prayers in this [series].

Each of us must come to a crucial decision — do we truly want to embrace God’s heart and mission or just continue with business as usual? Today, there are various prayer covenants or particular prayers we are urged to embrace. Unfortunately, many modern suggested prayers are general and non-specific. They fail badly at bringing believers to biblical prayers and deep detailed repentance. Whatever we do, we must not settle for anything less than genuine heart surrender and kingdom focus in our praying. It is time for both our intercession and obedience to grow up into the maturity of a holy Bride.

  • Heavenly Father, You have exercised remarkable patience toward us: America and the churches of America. How sinful we have been, how pallidly, insincerely, selfishly and hypocritically we have often prayed. How shallow is our repentance; how deeply influenced our churches have been by the declining culture around us – how dim our light, and unsavory our salt. Now, Lord, we are like Sodom; we have become brazen like Gomorrah. Your judgments are raining down across our nation. Our churches, our families, our government, our military, and our economy – all are in deep decline yet we ignore your warnings.
  • God help us to humble our hearts and teach us to pray in this hour. Cause us to rise from this and other sincere prayer efforts toward individual and corporate repentance to embrace a new covenant to embrace and pray Your heart daily. Turn our hearts back to You. Send sweeping repentance and revival to Your churches and Awaken America. Cause America and the churches in America to become a light once again among the nations. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Praying God’s Heart in Times Like These! “A Covenant to Seek the Reviver Not Just Revival, © Dr. Gregory Frizzell, 2009  www.frizzellministries.org, www.masterdesign.org/frizzell.html, by permission. Download Covenant (Prayer addendum on this page, Rev. Pierre Bynum)

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