Pray today that God will begin revival in our marriages and homes! Pray for revival of God’s work in our relationships with children and grandchildren. Pray for troubled marriages. Pray for grandkids to be saved. Cry out to God for our families!
Day 26 – Revive Our Families
by Ben Phillips
Malachi 4:4-5 4 “Remember to obey the Law of Moses, my servant—all the decrees and regulations that I gave him on Mount Sinai for all Israel. 5 “Look, I am sending you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord arrives.
Mount Magazine is the highest point in Arkansas, rising 2,753 feet above sea level. The gaze from the top on a clear day is breathtaking as one beholds the vast expanse of God’s creation.
As the Old Testament concludes, the prophet Malachi gives us a glimpse of revival in the future. In Malachi 4:4, he urges us to gaze behind us and remember the law. Does the view from the peaks in Arkansas reveal that there is a famine for the Word in the home?
Malachi 4:5 encourages us to gaze ahead and recognize that a day of judgment is coming; but before that day, there is time, there is mercy and there is a messenger. Your Life Matters is a time for messengers of mercy to spread the gospel. Will you pray that God will raise up messengers of mercy to take the gospel outside the walls of the church and into people’s homes?
The challenge to gaze inwardly at the home is a striking conclusion of the Old Testament. Malachi stresses the relationship between a father and his children.
The family is in peril and in desperate need for revival. Will you pray that God will renew the hearts of fathers towards their children and children towards their fathers and bring genuine revival in the home?
Father, I’m praying for the time when I can look across Arkansas and see genuine revival breaking out in families, churches, and communities.