When you look at the powerful history of D.L. Moody, you will see it filled with his authentic prayers and passion for souls. Why not take time today to pray through some of these words? Are there individuals or areas you long to reach? Lift up your heart cry of revival. We have a God that answers prayer.
Prayer for compassion.
“Our Heavenly Father, we pray thee that thou wilt give us more and more of the compassion of Christ. We read from the very beginning that he was moved with compassion, as this good Samaritan, when he met this poor, wounded and dying man. O God, give us the spirit of the good Samaritan! May we go from this building and hunt up many to-night, and tell them of Christ and heaven.”
Prayer to model Christ.
“Help us, O Lord, to walk humbly, prayerfully, consistently on, in the dust of our pilgrimage so that men may not stumble over us and say, “They profess only; they never do anything.” o God, help us to live up to what we profess, through thee, in Christ Jesus, and may it be shown in each one of us.”
Prayer for the wanderers.
“May the wanderers, who have drawn back and rejected thee for years, open the door of their hearts and welcome thee in. We pray that the power coming forth from this meeting may be felt on the shores of eternity.”
Prayer for the Spirit’s influence.
” O God, increase our faith to-day! O God, we pray that thou wilt come down upon this town with the power of thy word, and that we may have, strong faith in thee and thy promises. We pray thee that if any evil influence, or if our sins keep back the great and mighty blessing that we want in this city, we pray that thou wilt bring it to light. We pray that the Holy Spirit may reveal to each one of us all our sins, that we may turn away from them and hate them with a perfect hatred; that thy Spirit may came with power upon our hearts and fill them with holy desires.”
Prayer for the Lord’s favor to reach souls.
“Heavenly Father, we know we may plant and others may water, but thou must give the increase. We cannot bring one soul into thy kingdom. O Son of God, let thy pitying eye rest on every lost soul here to-night. We pray thee, that they may no longer resist the Holy Ghost. Let this unequal warfare cease to-night. Wilt thou go with us, as we go to yonder church?”
Prayer of faith.
” May we not limit thy power O God, but expect great and mighty things.”