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Day 294

Psalm 119:88a "Revive me according to Your lovingkindness..."

Day 294 – Psalm 119:81-88

“Revive me according to Your lovingkindness…” Psalm 119:88a

PRAYING FOR ANOTHER REVIVAL

How many times ought we to pray for revival? The short answer is, “As many times as we feel we need revival.”

“The proud have dug pits for me,
Which is not according to Your law.
All Your commandments are faithful;
They persecute me wrongfully;
Help me!
They almost made an end of me on earth,
But I did not forsake Your precepts.
Revive me according to Your lovingkindness,
So that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth.” Psalm 119:85-88

1. The distress caused by enemies

a) The proud had dug pits to try and trap the psalmist.
b) They persecute wrongfully.
c) They almost succeeded in their plans to destroy the psalmist.

2. The frequent attacks of the wicked proud were taking a toll

a) He feels the strain.
b) He had to fight his fears.
c) He felt greatly burdened.

3. The need for Divine Intervention

a) The psalmist cried out to the Lord from the anguish of his soul.
b) He prayed for swift divine help to be given.

4. A prayer for Revival

a) Once again the psalmist prayed for a revived spirit.
b) He refused to yield to the wicked plans of his enemies; he resisted them strongly.
c) He prayed that God would revive him so that he could keep His Testimonies.
d) He pleaded and believed that God would hear His prayers because of His lovingkindness.