After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God” —Revelation 19:1
Hallelujah! I can’t help but say that word with a loud southern gospel voice every time I say, or even think it. Yet how often do we hear those shouts anymore?
Tragedies around the world are the headlines each day. The heaviness of even trying to imagine what other nations are facing is overwhelming, even though what we face in our own country is like never before. Yet that should not stop us from praying for global revival; in fact, it should energize us.
The prophet Jeremiah saw only horror, destruction, and sin among his people and the nations that were persecuting and deceiving them, yet he clung to God’s promise that nations would come to praise God, not just God’s people, Israel. He knew that when the cares and destruction of the world finally brought God’s people to their end, they would cry out to Him. This revival of His people would also cause other nations to see and turn to the living God because salvation, glory, and power only belong to Him.
Hallelujah only appears four times in the New Testament and all are found in the book of Revelation. Just after the final battle of evil in chapter 18, chapter 19 begins with a great multitude in heaven.
After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out,“Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God”
This great gathering will be with people of every nation. May that day come soon so we can sing with the psalmist, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Hallelujah!” (Ps. 150:6).
How to Pray
O Lord, my strength and my stronghold,
my refuge in the day of trouble,
to you shall the nations come
from the ends of the earth and say:
“Our fathers have inherited nothing but lies,
worthless things in which there is no profit.” (Jer. 16:9)
What to Pray
- Pray for specific countries that are facing civil wars, political instability, natural disasters, and persecutions.
- Pray that they would be desperate for the True Living God, crying out to Him in desperation to intervene and deliver.
- Pray for those who lack basic necessities and that they would realize their biggest need: Jesus Christ, the Water of Life.