Revolution on our Knees Prayer Guide by David & Kim Butts
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When Yahweh’s children begin to pray, they align themselves with the intentions of His heart.
Missions experts from all over the world now readily acknowledge that the most effective strategy for finishing the task of world evangelization is the power of God released through prayer.
Focus on and pray through the following Scriptures and prayers to see your life transformed, your church catch a spiritual fire, and your passion for the lost increased by the power of Yahweh who is mighty to save!
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1 Timothy 2:1-4 > I urge that petitions, prayers, requests, and thanksgivings be offered to God for all people; for kings and all others who are in authority, that we may live a quiet and peaceful life with all reverence towards God and with proper conduct. This is good and it pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to know the truth.
Isaiah 60:1-3 > Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of Yahweh rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but Yahweh rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.
Psalm 46:10 > Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in all the earth.
Mark 11:17 > And as he taught them, he said, ‘Is it not written: “My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations”? But you have made it a den of robbers.’
Acts 2:16-21 > This is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: “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. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”
Matthew 28:18-20 > Then Jesus came to his disciples and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, as you go, make disciples of all peoples, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Habakkuk 2:14 > For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of Yahweh, as the waters cover the sea.
Philippians 2:14-16 > Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the word of life – in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.
Psalm 22:27-28 > All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to Yahweh, and all the families of the nations will bow down before Him, for dominion belongs to Yahweh, and He rules over the nations.
Romans 10:15 > And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news?”
Zechariah 12:10 > I will fill the descendants of David and the other people of Jerusalem with the spirit of mercy and the spirit of prayer.
Psalm 2:7-8 > I will proclaim the decree of Yahweh: He said to me, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.”
Matthew 9:37-38 > Then Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Acts 4:31 > After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
Acts 13:2-3 > While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.
Matthew 24:14 > And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all peoples, and then the end will come.
Isaiah 61:1-2 > The Spirit of Yahweh is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
John 6:44 > No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day.
Ephesians 2:17 > He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.
Psalm 67 > May God be gracious to us and bless us and make His face shine upon us, that Your ways may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations. May the peoples praise You, O God; may all the peoples praise You. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth. May the peoples praise You, O God; may all the peoples praise You. Then the land will yield its harvest, and God, our God, will bless us. God will bless us, and all the ends of the earth will fear Him.
Acts 16:25-31 > About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once, all the prison doors flew open, and everybody’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.”
Colossians 4:2-6 > Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
John 4:34-38 > “My food,” Jesus said, “is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work. Do you not say, ‘Four months more and then the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. Even now the reaper draws his wages, even now he harvests the crop for eternal life, so that the sower and the reaper may be glad together. Thus the saying, ‘One sows and another reaps’ is true. I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.”
Isaiah 61:11 > For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.
Acts 1:8 > You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
John 15:4-5 > Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in Me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.
Acts 16:9-10 > During the night, Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
Acts 2:42-47 > They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Matthew 12:18-21 > Yahweh says, “Here is My servant whom I have chosen, the One I love, in whom I delight; I will put My Spirit upon Him, and He will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear His voice in the streets. A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not snuff out, till He leads justice to victory. In His name the nations will put their hope.”
1 Peter 3:15 > But have reverence for Jesus Christ in your hearts, and honor Him as Lord. Be ready at all times to answer anyone who asks you to explain the hope you have inside of you.
John 17:20-23 > My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in Me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me, and I am in You. May they also be in Us so that the world may believe that You have sent Me. I have given them the glory that You gave Me, that they may be one as we are One: I in them and You in Me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that You sent me and have loved them even as You have loved Me.
Acts 20:24 > However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me: the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.
Revelation 7:9-12 > After this, I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.” All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshipped God, saying: “Amen! Praise and glory and wisdom and thanks and honor and power and strength be to our God for ever and ever. Amen!”
Psalm 67:4 > May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth.
Psalm 108:3 > I will praise you, O Yahweh, among the nations; I will sing of You among the peoples.
Acts 19:10 > This movement went on for two years, so that all the people who lived in the province of Asia, both Jews and Gentiles, heard the word of the Lord.
Romans 15:23 > But now I have finished my work in these regions and since I have been wanting for so many years to come and see you, I hope to do so now.
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Vision > experiencing Father Yahweh’s heart; what He sees, what He wants, and my response.
Make me continually aware of Your presence, no matter how busy or hectic my life seems to be.
Help me find quiet moments just to be still and remember that You are my God, the One who is to be exalted in all the earth!
Show me how my life is intended to exalt You in my family, church, neighborhood, and the nations of the world.
Give me spiritual eyes to see what You are doing in the world today.
Give me personally, fresh vision of Your purposes at work within me.
Fill me, my family, and my church with a spirit of prayer.
Give me a greater passion for the return of Jesus.
Give me a stronger sense of mission and purpose in my life.
Make me more sensitive to issues of injustice in life.
Pour out Your compassion for the hurting upon me.
Give me a greater awareness of Your love for me.
Show me where my Macedonia is (the unknown field I am to preach the Gospel before I die).
Receive my thanks for Your faithfulness in my life, especially when circumstances have been difficult or painful.
Break my heart when I witness injustice, so that I will be compelled to pray and act.
You have provided a way of salvation and freedom for me, and I praise You for healing my soul!
Forgive me, Lord, for making wrong assumptions about the spiritual condition of others. Give me a heart filled with unconditional love for everyone.
Give me a determined spirit to serve You; a spirit that does not give up regardless of the obstacles.
Draw me near to You in wonderful times of worship.
Bridges > cultivating a broken heart for lostness and learning how to engage in missions.
Give me boldness to go into the harvest field, so I will shine like stars as I offer up the Word of Life to the lost.
Raise up laborers for the harvest.
Bring to remembrance every day this call to pray for more harvest field laborers.
Bring to me today a new sense of urgency regarding the harvest of souls.
Give me compassion for those who are lost.
Soften my heart toward lost people, so that I will be willing to pray for them as your Spirit leads me.
Give me a greater sense of urgency that the time is short, so I will not miss opportunities to pray for and witness to those whom You will place on my heart.
Give me a burden to pray for lost neighbors and nations.
Make me a bearer of Your peace to everyone I encounter.
Show me how to reach international students with the love of Christ.
Open doors for me to preach the gospel to the lost.
Smooth the process of language learning and interpretation, so that the mystery of Christ can be proclaimed in every language and dialect.
Prepare the hearts of lost people to be open to hear the word of the Lord to them.
Make clear to me the area of the harvest in which I am to be involved.
Help me see ways to utilize the internet for Christ.
Show me how to utilize my trade and life skills for missions.
Show me how to extend hospitality to others in loving ways.
Make my home a place of refuge and peace so that my friends and neighbors can sense Your love when they visit me.
Show me how I can be Your hands, feet, and voice that meet the needs of those in abusive situations.
Show me how to encourage and cultivate the kind of unity that will attract unbelievers to Jesus.
Gospel > testifying mouth-to-ear to the lost the whole resurrection gospel of Jesus Christ.
Show me how to proclaim You to others.
Release a new Pentecost that ignites evangelism in our generation as it did in the book of Acts.
Show me, Lord, how Your Holy Spirit is involved in spreading the gospel through my life.
Touch the hearts of people who have turned their backs on You. Help them remember their Creator.
Give me such a passion for the lost that I am willing to give up anything in order to see people saved.
Help me to gather other believers to pray for those who do not know Jesus.
Show me each day to whom I am to minister in the name of Jesus.
Bless the evangelistic efforts of campus ministries reaching out to lost international students.
Give me life-giving words to speak over those who are being held in bondage to their sins by the enemy of our souls.
Speak clearly through every gospel presentation.
Fill me with the grace and wisdom necessary to answer questions and have just the right words to speak in every day spiritual conversations with lost people.
Save the lost in Hollywood who are producing films and television shows that dishonor You, so that their deliverance testimonies and future work will have great impact on this generation for Your kingdom.
Open new doors, Lord, for me to share Christ with others.
Keep before my eyes the task of testifying to the gospel of grace.
Disciple > learning how to repent of sin, hear from the Lord, and obey His commands.
Bring a spirit of repentance into my life, so that I will walk in humility before You.
Fill me with joy even in the midst of struggle and difficulty as a testimony to Your power at work within me.
Make me, my family, and my home a house of prayer.
Pour out Your Spirit upon me today.
Pour out a spirit of peace and joy upon me, so that I will not be tempted to complain or argue.
Show me clearly my part in fulfilling the Great Commission.
Show me how I can begin to simplify my life, so that I am better able to go or give as You direct me.
Set me free from fear and timidity.
Teach me to pray Your word with authority as the early church did.
Teach me how to be involved in Your purposes around the world and mobilize others to harvest fields where I cannot go.
Make me generous with my time, gifts, and finances for the sake of Your mission.
Show me how to release those I love to Your service, wherever you might call them.
Make me willing to say, “Here am I, send me!”
Give me a thankful heart for those who prayed me into the kingdom of heaven.
Set me free from anything that is keeping me from experiencing freedom in Jesus Christ.
Give me greater joy as I serve You.
Help me to see my service to You as food for my soul.
Free up finances so I can support Christian evangelism media (radio, television, films, etc.)
Empower me, Lord, through Your Holy Spirit!
Help me embrace the cost of following You, and help me live out the life of a faithful witness.
Give me the humility I need to remain in Jesus, the True Vine.
Help me recognize when I am trying to live and serve You in my own human strength.
Remind me that, apart from You, I cannot bear any fruit for Your kingdom.
Give me the strength to be faithful to all You have called me to be and do.
Make me a fruitful servant for Your kingdom work.
Show me how to use my strengths and gifts to be a blessing to others.
Give me Your extraordinary love for believers and unbelievers alike.
Help me to obediently respond to the impulses of the Holy Spirit to show kindness, care, and concern for those who live and work near me.
Church > interceding for unity, healing, and Holy Spirit fruit and power in our local fellowships.
Pour out a spirit of revival upon the Church.
Create a sense of desperation for Father Yahweh’s presence in my church.
Begin a work of holiness in our lives that creates a dramatic contrast to the darkness that surrounds us.
Make my church a house of prayer.
Come in power, Lord, in my church.
Awaken my church to the realization that we are living in the days of the open gates of salvation.
Give my brothers and sisters in my church new insight into their purpose and where they fit in with what God is doing today.
Pour out greater faith into my church to believe that You are able to use us to provide for the needs of at least one missionary family or missions organization.
Show me, my family, my small group, and my church how to provide for the spiritual and financial needs of missionaries who are currently raising support to fulfill the call of God upon their lives.
Help the Church begin to pray kingdom-focused prayers.
Stir the Church to Great Commission obedience.
Create within the Church a longing for Jesus to receive His inheritance.
Stir the Church to release the resources necessary to finish the task of world evangelization in our day.
Pour out a spirit of bold prayer upon my church.
Call out people from within my church to serve You on the mission field and in church planting.
Unite my church behind the mission of Jesus to the world.
Raise up an intercessory prayer team in my church who will pray daily for the completion of the world evangelization task.
Sharpen the mission of my church.
Help my church stay balanced in our outreach with a focus on both local and overseas evangelism and church planting.
Give me, my family, and my church a heart for the salvation of international students. Lead us to begin praying for those on the university campus nearest to my home.
Set free those in my church who are held captive by their sins.
Give my church a greater sense of what it means to be co-laborers with You in the great harvest of souls.
Raise up young servants in my church who will work in media and technology to impact the hearts of a lost generation.
Pour out Your Holy Spirit upon my church and the worldwide body of Christ.
Give me a heart that longs for unity in my home and in my church.
Show me the beauty of Your body out ministering in the fields of our local community.
Pour out a spirit of perseverance upon my church.
Raise up encouragers in my church who will strengthen one another for lifelong ministry.
Help our church to worship in such a way that others are drawn to Jesus.
Leader > raising up Spirit-anointed men and women to practice holiness and shepherd souls.
Create a hunger in my church leaders for a greater intimacy with Jesus.
Give my leaders great wisdom in leading our church in prayer.
Help me begin to understand the authority I have in You as I obey all of Your commands.
Strengthen college students in my congregation through campus ministries and godly instruction, so that they will learn to lead from a place of deepest intimacy with Christ.
Help me identify and nurture strong leaders who have a deep desire to minister to lost people.
Touch the hearts of godless leaders who govern nations without Your wisdom.
Show my church how to train up Christian leaders among international students who will one day impact their own nations with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Set my church on fire with the power of the Holy Spirit so that lost people will be attracted to the eternal life that burns within us.
Guide leaders to make the most of every opportunity.
Raise up marketplace leaders who will use their gifts to help Christ’s mission advance.
Movement > laboring for 4th generation and beyond movements of the gospel around the world through reproducing disciples and churches among all peoples.
Fulfill in our day, Lord, the prophetic word that your glory will cover the earth, as the waters cover the sea.
Turn nations away from their sin and godless activity.
Show Yourself powerful in the midst of the nations so that lost peoples will bow down and worship You alone.
Pour out a spirit of prayer upon all the churches in our generation.
Raise up people, young and old, who will passionately go to the ends of the earth in order to bring honor to Jesus and extend His kingdom.
Help me to pray for the nations in a way that reflects Your love for them.
Help me to pray faithfully for the nations to come to Christ.
Pour out a spirit of unity into the hearts of believers in all of the churches of my city and region.
Help me experience Your desire for all nations to worship You as I worship You.
Raise up worshipping evangelists who will go to the nations all around the world with worship as their main focus.