Holy God, your Word does not return void. Open your courts to hear my petition. There is no God like you who hears and answers prayer. I ask forgiveness for our sin against you, Father. I pray for repentance to sweep over the land. I pray for awakening and revival through the conviction of your Holy Spirit. I pray for the salvation of our leaders and a turning to your precepts. I pray for the reception of your Word with assurance and the desire to be more like Jesus. Lead us to great works for your kingdom purposes. Draw us closer together and closer to you in unity and love. I plead my cause in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.” (1 Thessalonians 1:4-5 ESV)