An Intercessor’s Cry

By: Myrna Weaver – Sanctuary City Intercessor “Dear Heavenly Father, You have drawn me aside to read I Samuel. The destruction of Eli’s family and the sins of Samuel’s sons are in this portion of scripture. I Samuel 2:12,17 says, “Now the sons of Eli were useless men; they did not know the Lord. And so the sin of the …

The High Tide of God

Even from my balcony, I could tell that the pockets of seawater standing along the beach were shallow and placid. Stretches of sand separated these tiny, sunken pools, which dotted the shoreline in every low-lying area. These modest puddles attracted families laden with sunscreen, lounge chairs, and chubby-faced toddlers. Further out, where the Celtic Sea lapped at Combesgate Beach, the more adventurous played …

It’s Coming

Revival is currently in the hearts and minds of many believers. We’ve heard the accounts of the outpouring at Asbury University and seen the videos of the actual services. As this movement began to spread to other campuses, the movie Jesus Revolution opened on the big screen to remind us of the “One Way” revival of the 1970s. History testifies …

The Prerequisite to Revival

We do not need anyone to tell us our need for renewal. We can read it in the news and hear it in the heart of the hurting. We cry out for change and seek the headlines for signs of hope. We hold meetings and form action groups. Yet societal transformation must begin with personal awakening. Mass renewal starts in …

The Visit

The truth is that our petitions had a lot to do with their coming. Mama and Kay were novices at all things aviation, but the fervent call of our five-year-old proved stronger than their fear of flying.  It almost didn’t happen for problems with tickets, scheduling, and cost. But as their resolve stiffened, mother and daughter boarded the first leg …

The Church Awakens

The church is at a fork in the road. For years, she’s ridden along with popular culture, enjoying some of the scenery and ignoring what she inwardly detests. She’s sat with her “own kind” on this bus, clumping together by denomination or sect on the seats. Any detours toward social justice and climate change have sparked a common interest among …

Empowering Your Prayers

The God who is gathering our tears is also collecting our prayers (Psalm 56:8). It’s true; God is putting the groans of all His people together in a bowl of remembrance before Him (Revelation 5:8; 8:3). Isn’t this astounding? That’s a lot of prayers, including not only the ones uttered this morning but also the cries from His children long …

Seeking the Revival of Prayer

Have you noticed how many of God’s people are crying for revival? With bad news surrounding us, it’s no wonder that His children ask for the rain of His Spirit. God Himself has extensively stirred many prayer groups to gather earnestly, cleanse their hearts, and seek His face. Already, winds of His Spirit are moving among tent meetings in California and outdoor parks dotted …

The Cry God Hears

“O Lord, revive Thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy” (Habakkuk 3:2 KJV). Habakkuk’s day was not too different from our own. Evil lies and unchecked violence pervaded his news also. He urgently appealed to the Lord because Habakkuk knew the nation’s awakening could only come from …