Why We Should Pray for Revival
A Sermon on Exodus 33:12-17Read more
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones speaks about the vital matter of revival among God’s people and how it must be brought to the Lord in prayer. Dr. Lloyd-Jones points out the powerful example we see in the way Moses prayed to God in Exodus 33:12-17. Moses’ motives were clear when he approached the Lord; a concern for the glory of God and His honor, his concern for the children of Israel, and his agony of their sin. All God’s servants pray, and should pra,y with these motives. There is no hope for revival until we forget ourselves and begin to be concerned with the Church. How often do we pray for the Church? Our main concern should be God and His glory. We must stop thinking of the Church as a gathering of institutions and organizations, and get back to thinking we are the people of God. Dr. Lloyd-Jones also shares with us the way in which Moses boldly prayed. He prayed with confidence, no hesitation in sight, and assured of God’s nearness. He was direct and orderly in what He was asking the Lord to do, reasoning and pleading, and reminding Him of His promises. So we must be like a child speaking to his Father, pleading with Him because of His own Name’s sake.
About Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was a Welsh evangelical minister who preached and taught in the Reformed tradition. His principal ministry was at Westminster Chapel, in central London, from 1939-1968, where he delivered multi-year expositions on books of the bible such as Romans, Ephesians and the Gospel of John. In addition to the MLJ Trust’s collection of 1,600 of these sermons in audio format, most of these great sermon series are available in book form (including a 14 volume collection of the Romans sermons), as are other series such as "Spiritual Depression", "Studies in the Sermon on the Mount" and "Great Biblical Doctrines". He is considered by many evangelical leaders today to be an authority on biblical truth and the sufficiency of Scripture.