The mouths of lions are wired shut (Dan. 6).
Fire loses its heat (Dan. 3).
The sun stands still (Josh. 10:12–13).
Funerals turn into festivals. The dead come back to life (1 Kings 17:21–22).
Prison gates are flung wide open (Acts 12:1–16).
This is what happens when we pray.
Prayer is more than just something we do. It’s not a hoop to jump through or a good habit like brushing your teeth. It’s more like an electrical current. It recharges us. It connects us to the source of light and life. It can set our world on fire.
Don’t Just Cry, Cry Out!
Take a moment to consider where you need God to move. Think of it like dropping a stone into a pond. Study each ripple.
- What do you need God to do in you? In your heart? In your body? For your future?
- What do you need God to do in your family?
- What do you need God to do in your school? With your friends?
- What do you need God to do in your community?
- What do we need God to do in our nation?
- What do we need God to do in our world?
Facing the reality of our need can be uncomfortable. We might be tempted to respond to worry, fear, or despair. But let’s not just cry. Let’s cry out to the Lord for help with these needs.
Add your voice to the chorus of women who will plug into the electric current of prayer and ask the Lord to move.
Thousands of women are gathering to cry out later this month. Whether you live in Albuquerque or Alaska, Boston or Botswana, you can add your voice to the chorus of women who will plug into the electric current of prayer and ask the Lord to move.
Revive Our Hearts will host Cry Out!— a free simulcast prayer event for women of all ages. On Friday evening, September 23, hundreds of thousands of women will gather in thousands of locations to seek the Lord together . . . for such a time as this!
What could be more vital at this critical time, than for us to get on their knees-together—to cry out to the Lord for mercy and intervention in our world, our nation, our churches, our cities, and our homes?
You Can Cry Out, Too!
A call to corporate prayer may feel like it doesn’t apply to you, but it does!
First Timothy 4:12 says, “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.”
As young women of the faith, you are called to set an example. One great way to do this is by leading your friends in prayer.
As young women of the faith, you are called to set an example. One great way to do this is by leading your friends in prayer. I’m asking the Lord to gather thousands of teenagers to participate in Cry Out! That’s why I’d love for you to consider hosting a Cry Out! group of your own. Set aside the evening of September 23. Invite some friends to meet you at your home or church, join the free Cry Out! Simulcast, and pray together for God’s Spirit to move.
You can find out more about the Simulcast and get free resources like posters, videos, and social media images to help you promote it here.
Cry Out Right Now
We don’t have to wait until September 23 to cry out to God. Let’s start right now. If you’re willing to host a Cry Out! group, will you leave me a comment about it below? I’d love to cheer you on.
If you’re unable to, I’d still love to hear from you. Let’s write out our prayers to God in the comment section. I will print each one and pray with you and for you in the days to come.
When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles (Ps. 34:17).