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Prayers for Revival and Spiritual Awakening: 15 Helpful

Prayers for Revival and Spiritual Awakening: 15 Helpful

I experienced a great personal revival and spiritual awakening in 2004 when I realize my need for spiritual restoration and revitalization in my walk with God.

It can take place in just one believer and move swiftly to others. Additionally, it can occur in a family, church, group, community, or nation and spread like wildfire more than anyone can understand.

Revival is something the Holy Spirit orchestrates Himself. However, He may use anyone to kick-start it.

Are you experiencing a spiritual lukewarmness and need a fresh fire? I have created prayers for revival and spiritual awakening to help you rekindle God’s fire.

You will find prayers suitable for personal revival, church revival, revival and spiritual awakening for a nation, and more.

How to Pray for Revival and Spiritual Awakening.

Praying for revival and spiritual awakening requires a deep and sincere yearning for God’s presence and transformation in one’s life, community, and the world at large.

Here’s a simple guide on how to pray for revival:

1. Begin with Personal Repentance:
Before you ask for revival in others, it’s crucial to start with your own heart. Confess any known sins and ask God for forgiveness.
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.” (Psalm 139:23)
2. Pray for Hunger and Thirst for God:
Ask God to create a deep desire for Him in your heart and the hearts of those in your community.
“As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.” (Psalm 42:1)
3. Pray for the Holy Spirit’s Outpouring:
Ask the Lord to pour out His Spirit in a powerful way, bringing conviction, guidance, and empowerment.
“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people…” (Joel 2:28)
4. Pray for Unity:
A divided church cannot effectively pray for revival. Ask the Lord to bring unity and harmony within the body of Christ.
“I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one…” (John 17:21)
5. Pray for Boldness in Witness :
Ask God to give believers the courage to share their faith with others.
“Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel.” (Ephesians 6:19)
6. Pray Against Spiritual Opposition:
Recognize that there will be spiritual warfare against revival, and pray against any barriers.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world…” (Ephesians 6:12)
7. Pray for Transformation:
Ask God to bring deep, lasting change in people’s lives, families, and communities.
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” (Romans 12:2)
8. Commit to Persistent Prayer:
Revival often comes after persistent, fervent prayer. Dedicate yourself to praying regularly for revival, and encourage others to join you.
“Then he told them a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary…” (Luke 18:1)
9. Thank God in Advance:
Show your faith by thanking God for the revival and spiritual awakening that’s coming, even before you see it.
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11:24)
Remember,as you pray for revival, it is ultimately God’s decision. Be patient, stay faithful, and continue in prayer and obedience.

Below are 15 Powerful Prayers for Revival and Spiritual Awakening.


  1. Powerful Prayer for Revival.

Psalm 85:6 (NIV) – Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the Holy Spirit who restores and revives us. I ask for cleansing of every soiled part of my life that has quenched the fire I used to have.

Purge me from the defilement and pollution of my inner man and revive me so that I may enjoy fellowship with you again.

Also, set fire on every part of my life that is currently lukewarm or cold. And this time, please assist me in sustaining the fire.

Lastly, enable me to live righteously so as not to grieve you anymore.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Revival and Spiritual Awakening.

Psalm 80:19 (NIV) – Restore us, O Lord God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved!

Oh, Gracious God, my life has gone completely off track, and I know this because there’s an emptiness inside of me.

This isn’t your will or purpose for me, so I pray for forgiveness of my sins and shortcomings.

Restore me spiritually, refresh every dryness, fill the emptiness in my soul, create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me.

Most of all, help me not to turn back from you, but revive me and awaken my spirit from every spiritual slumber.

In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

  1. Pray for Revival of Righteousness.

James 4:8 (NIV) – Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Mighty Redeemer, daily, I find myself unable to live righteously. The flesh seems to dominate and rule all my actions and thoughts. So, I come humbly asking that you will imbue me with the grace for holy living.

Root out every seed of rebellion from my heart and deliver me from every form of ungodliness; remove double-mindedness from me, and revive me so my life will be very pleasing to you from now on.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Repentance and Revival.

1 John 1:9 (NIV) – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Awesome God, your word tells me that if I confess my sins, you are faithful and just to forgive me my sins and cleanse me from all unrighteousness.

Lord Jesus, today, I repent from all my unrighteousness. Please forgive the sins of my heart – all the unwholesome thoughts and words.

Lastly, cleanse me also from the effects of these sins and revitalize me again.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayers for Revival and Spiritual Awakening

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  1. Prayer for Revival and Church Growth.

1 Thessalonians 4:16 (NIV) – For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.

Dear Holy Spirit, thank you for the body of Christ and its growth worldwide.

Thank you for the daily progress the church is making, especially getting the gospel across to different reached peoples’ groups.

I pray for a fresh revival fire upon every heaven-minded member of your body.

Fill our hearts and souls with fire that will spread across the land and cause speedy numerical and spiritual growth among us.

Also, fill our hearts with love for the unsaved and put a new and relentless drive in us to do everything we can to keep preaching the Gospel of Christ to them until they all come to your saving grace.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Revival and Deliverance.

1 Thessalonians 4:17 (NIV) – Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.

Sovereign Lord, refine and purge me by your fire. Give me a heart that hates sin but loves holiness and righteousness.

Re-align satanic straying in my life and glue me together where I am opposed to myself or your will for me.

By your ruler ship, dear Jesus, kill the lust of the flesh in my life and increase daily in me so I can experience your fullness.

Lastly, lay your hand of deliverance on me and quench every spirit of rebellion and burn away the spirit of self-centeredness that fuels acts of ungodliness in my life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Revival and Outpouring of the Spirit.

Acts 1:8 (NIV) – But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you,

and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

Precious Holy Spirit, let your revival fire warm every satanic freeze in my life and breathe your life-giving breath into my spirit and soul.

Let your fire consume everything unholy in my life and generate power in me.

Fill me with your spirit, dear Lord; let there be a ceaseless outpouring of your spirit in me.

Above all, work in me freely and through me to produce a life that’s divinely enriched to manifest your glory.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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  1. Prayer for Revival and Restoration.

Ephesians 5:14 (NIV) – For anything that becomes visible is light.

Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.

Dear God, thank you for your power that’s able to restore that which is lost.

I pray for revival and restoration; quicken me and increase my desire for the things of the kingdom.

Order my spirit also and fashion my life in your will; guide me daily in the way of liberty and refresh me as dew so I may be fully restored.

Henceforth, may my spiritual life be permanently on fire for you.

In the mighty name of Jesus, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Revival and Spiritual Awakening Daily.

Habakkuk 3:2 (NIV) – O Lord, I have heard the report of you, and your work, O Lord, do I fear.

In the midst of the years, revive it; in the midst of the years, make it known; in wrath, remember mercy.

Heavenly Father, I want to increase daily in your grace, charity, and goodness. Hence, I ask that you warm me up everywhere I have become cold.

Pick me up and resuscitate me from where I have fallen spiritually. Help me live daily with a consciousness of your expectations for me.

Most importantly, keep me burning so much that nothing that displeases you will ever find itself in my life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Revival, Spiritual Awakening, and Healing.

Hosea 6:2 (NIV) – After two days, he will revive us; on the third day, he will raise us up, that we may live before him.

Gracious God, please heal every wounded part of my life and bend every evil rigidity in me.

Revive my spirit from complacency; awaken me where I am sleeping instead of watching and praying, and reanimate the entirety of my spiritual being.

Lord Jesus, root out whatever keeps making me fall each time you lift me.

Above all, deliver me from spiritual instability and increase my capacity to live a life that’s both worthy and pleasing to you.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayer for Revival in Our Nation.

Psalm 22:27 (NIV) – All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you.

Omnipotent God, we have gone away from you as a nation, but we know this isn’t your plan for us.

You said in your word that if we humble ourselves, pray, seek Your face, and turn from our wicked ways. Then you will hear from heaven, forgive our sins, and heal our land.

So, today, we are humbling ourselves on behalf of this great nation who are called by your name; heal us; restore us to yourself, and revive us again.

Forgive our failings and shortfalls as a country. We know we turned away from you in our ignorance.

But today, as Daniel did for his people, we stand in the gap for the entire nation. And lastly, we ask that you forgive us and bring us back to yourself.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Prayers for Revival and Spiritual Awakening

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  1. Prayer for Revival of the Church.

Psalm 80:18 (NIV) – Then we shall not turn back from you; give us life, and we will call upon your name!

Faithful God, your church needs revival and spiritual awakening to survive these crucial times.

The love of many is waxing cold; some are becoming lovers of themselves and other things.

As members of the body of Christ, we seek your mercy, healing, and revival of your church.

Revive every good thing that’s dead in us; reactivate the spiritual gifts that have become dormant. In addition, make us effective and abounding in grace from now on.

Above all, keep every one of us alert and ready for rapture until Christ returns.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayers for Spiritual Restoration.

Psalm 19:7 (NIV) – The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

Heavenly Father, you promised to restore health to us and heal our wounds.

Likewise, I seek your hand of restoration upon me. Repurchase me from anywhere I have sold myself to the devil because of my sin.

Dear Lord, quicken my whole being and restore me into fellowship with you.

Strengthen me where I struggle daily and fill me with the grace to live in accordance with your word always.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayers for Spiritual Revival in a Christian Community.

Romans 1:16 (NIV) – For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Loving God, we seek you in our midst as a people called out of darkness and translated into the kingdom of your dear son.

Send your fire in our midst and cause a stir that will lead to a chain movement of revival among us.

Also, may this revival extend to those beyond this community and bring the unsaved to you.

Most of all, may this revival fire be sustained in our midst. May it birth an even bigger community of Christ lovers.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  1. Prayers of Revival for a Group.

Matthew 24:14 (NIV) – And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

Holy God, as a group, we ask that you visit us with your fire of revival and cause a spiritual awakening in our midst that will spread through every member of this group.

Even as we aim to do your will, I ask that you make your grace abound greatly in our midst.

Use us as mighty instruments in your hands to take the gospel to those who are yet to know you.

Above all, may your grace be multiplied in our midst even as your hand rests upon every one of us.

In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Scriptures for Revival and Spiritual Awakening.

Scriptures that are a source of inspiration and encouragement for spiritual revival and awakening:

1. 2 Chronicles 7:14 – “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. Psalms 85:6 – “Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?”
3. Acts 3:19 – “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”
4. Isaiah 57:15 – “For this is what the high and exalted One says— he who lives forever, whose name is holy: ‘I live in a high and holy place, but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.'”
5. Habakkuk 3:2 – “Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.”
6. Joel 2:28 – “And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.”
7. Acts 2:17 – “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”
8. Isaiah 44:3 – “For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.”
9. Psalm 80:19 – “Restore us, O Lord God Almighty; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved.”
10. Isaiah 64:1-2 – “Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you! As when fire sets twigs ablaze and causes water to boil…”
11. Hosea 6:1 – “Come, let us return to the LORD. He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us; he has injured us but he will bind up our wounds.”
12. Psalm 51:10 – “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
13. Jeremiah 29:13 – “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
14. Ezekiel 36:26 – “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
15. Psalm 119:37 – “Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.”
16. Isaiah 40:31 – “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
17. James 4:8 – “Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
18. 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
19. Acts 1:8 – “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
20. Romans 13:11 – “And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.”
21. 1 Peter 4:7 – “The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.”

Biblical Expose of Revival and Spiritual Awakening.

Certainly! Throughout the Bible, there are multiple instances of revival and spiritual awakening. Here are some notable examples:

1. The Days of King Asa (2 Chronicles 15):

After being prophesied to by Azariah the son of Oded, King Asa led Judah in a covenant renewal where they sought the Lord and removed idols from the land.

2. King Josiah’s Reforms (2 Kings 22-23):

After the Book of the Law was found in the Temple, King Josiah led the nation of Judah in a significant religious reform, purging the land of idolatry and renewing the covenant.

3. Nineveh Repents (Jonah 3):

After hearing Jonah’s proclamation, the entire city of Nineveh, from the king to the common man, repented in sackcloth and ashes, and God relented from the disaster He had pronounced against them.

4. The Day of Pentecost (Acts 2):

After Jesus’ ascension, the Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples in Jerusalem. Peter preached a powerful sermon, and about three thousand souls were added to the church that day.

5. Revival in Samaria (Acts 8:4-25):

After the persecution in Jerusalem, Philip went down to Samaria and proclaimed Christ to them. There was great joy in the city as many believed and were baptized.

6. Ephesus Turns from Sorcery (Acts 19:11-20):

Paul performed miracles in Ephesus, leading many to believe. Many who practiced magic arts confessed their deeds and burned their scrolls publicly, signifying a turning away from the occult to serve the living God.

7. King David’s Repentance (Psalm 51):

After his sin with Bathsheba and being confronted by the prophet Nathan, David deeply repented, leading to his restoration.

8. Solomon’s Dedication of the Temple (2 Chronicles 7:1-3):

After Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.

The Israelites fell on their faces in worship, deeply moved by the evident presence of God.

9. Revival under Ezra and Nehemiah:

After the exiles returned from Babylon, there was a spiritual reawakening under the leadership of Ezra and Nehemiah.

The people confessed their sins, separated themselves from foreign influences, and committed to obeying God’s law.

These instances and more underscore the Bible’s recurring of revival and spiritual awakening.when we genuinely seek God and turn from our wicked ways, He hears, forgives, and brings renewal.

Great Revivals and Spiritual Awakening.

Revivals and spiritual awakenings have punctuated religious history and often led to significant societal transformations. Here are some of the most notable ones:

1. The First Great Awakening (1730s-1740s):

Occurred primarily in the American colonies. Key figures included Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield. It focused on personal repentance and faith.

2. The Second Great Awakening (1790s-1840s):

Predominantly in the United States. Leaders like Charles Finney emphasized personal salvation and social reforms. This period also saw the rise of new denominations and movements.

3. The Third Great Awakening (late 1850s-1900s):

In the U.S. and U.K., this was characterized by social reforms, the holiness movement, and the establishment of various para-church organizations.

4. The Welsh Revival (1904-1905):

Led by Evan Roberts in Wales, this revival emphasized a personal encounter with God and had a significant impact on global Pentecostal and charismatic movements.

5. Azusa Street Revival (1906):

In Los Angeles, led by William J. Seymour, this revival is credited with the birth of the Pentecostal movement.

6. The East Africa Revival (1930s-1970s):

Started in Rwanda and spread to Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Burundi. It emphasized repentance, confession, and living a righteous life.

7. The Jesus Movement (late 1960s-early 1970s):

Occurred in the United States, especially in California. It involved a large number of youth and led to the rise of contemporary Christian music and various Jesus-centric communities.

8. The Charismatic Renewal (1960s-1980s):

This saw the spread of Pentecostal beliefs and practices into mainline Protestant denominations and the Roman Catholic Church.

9. The Toronto Blessing (1994):

Originated at the Toronto Airport Vineyard Church, characterized by manifestations like laughter, shaking, and falling under the power of the Holy Spirit.

10. Brownsville Revival (1995-2000):

Took place in Pensacola, Florida, and attracted thousands from around the world for its passionate worship and reported miracles.

These are just a few notable revivals and awakenings. Throughout history, many other localized revivals have occurred around the world, each with its unique characteristics and impacts.


These prayers for revival and spiritual awakening will produce the desired results as you pray, believing God for true revival.

I, therefore, encourage you to go ahead and pray these prayers, and your expectations concerning your spiritual life will be met.

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