Wednesdays, 8-9 PM EST
Thatʼs important to know. Iʼll tell you in a minute the reason why.
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Itʼs probably the most well-known revival verse in the Scriptures. This summer, itʼs been on our lips weekly, and itʼs on my mind constantly. “LORD, will you really?” I sat down with this passage for a couple hours this week, as I prepared to release the welcome campaign for the incoming class at Harvard Law School. As I was dwelling in the prescriptive and conditional promises of this particular verse, I found myself pausing and asking myself, “LORD, is that all it takes to bring revival?”
So, I spent some more time reading Chapter 6, where Solomon dedicates the newly finished temple with one of the most beautiful prayers of consecration and dedication. I encourage you to read it! And as you read it, pay careful attention to the specifics of his prayer to the LORD. When I did, I found all the language and phrases of 2 Chronicles 7:14ff in Solomonʼs prayer.
“YES, Solomon! If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways (as you just asked and prayed), (YES, Solomon!) then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” Solomonʼs prayer was SPOT ON. He nailed it! His bold prayer of dedication, and affirmation of Godʼs covenant character - for He is good, for his steadfast love endures forever - resulted in the LORDʼs affirmation.
We want to pray like that!
As I was planning for this coming year, one of the key “metrics” for success will be - prayer. The current students in the CU community and I believe that Godʼs heart is to see revival at Harvard, and more specifically, at Harvard Law School. There are great signs in the community at large that confirm that God is doing something new! So, weʼve decided to put prayer at the center of everything that we do during the year.
Every Wednesday evening from 8-9 PM, we will be calling students to pray. Our desire is to humble ourselves through confession and seek His face through prayer and worship. We donʼt have a “set room”, so weʼll find a hallway, if need be. We will not be deterred.
But, hereʼs my prayer request. Would you pray with us on Wednesday evenings? Wherever you are, join us from 8-9 PM. Whether itʼs for 10 minutes, or whether itʼs for an entire hour. Join us in praying bold prayers.
LORD, if we, in desperation to see revival, would commit ourselves to humbling ourselves and seeking your face, every Wednesday night this year, would you loosen the spiritual strongholds on our campus, so that we may witness the softening of hearts to hear the Gospel proclaimed at HLS?
In the power of the name of Jesus, we pray together. Amen.
Christian Union Ministry Director