DAY 19


DAY 19: ‘Knocking in Prayer’ can Save a City and Nation

Every great revival that has swept a nation has been preceded by a movement of prayer. The Lord is looking for people who are willing to humble themselves by standing in the gap to pray for cities and people groups who have turned their backs on Him. In Ezekiel, we see the Lord’s holy anger at the sin in Jerusalem and says, ‘“I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me on behalf of the land…”’ Ezekiel 22:30. In the book of Acts we see how a door of opportunity was opened for the apostle Paul to preach the gospel in Rome, a city that was at the time the centre of sin. He had been taken there as a prisoner, but prayed and asked others to intercede for him so that he could preach without negative spiritual forces hindering him. As we saw on Day 11, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14. It’s easy to be despondent about the spiritual and moral decay in our society and to wonder what difference ‘our little prayers’ can make. But be encouraged, God is still calling His people to cry out for the salvation of people, cities and nations, which are full of people who He loves and who Jesus died for.



History is silent about revivals that did not begin with prayer.

– Edwin Orr, Pastor and writer


by Phil Timson


Prayer points

  • Ask the Lord to fill you with His love for the city or region that you are based in and begin to bless the land and declare the Kingdom of God to advance and take root. Get specific. Bless your neighbours, your local shops, schools and workplaces. If appropriate, why not prayer walk around your neighbourhood. For more information on Prayer Walking, see Page 31 of the Prayer Shield

  • Pray for our church family, that we would continue to persevere in prayer to see revival break out in our nation. Pray for our burden to grow stronger and our repentance to go deeper as the Lord reveals where we, as a nation has turned its back on His will, purpose and truth.

  • Pray protection over spiritual leaders who are praying for revival across the world. Pray that they would know the Lord guiding and protecting them. Bless them to outwork their mandates to the fulness of the potential the Lord has given them and declare open doors in the nations that they serve.

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