Are you sick of the way things are? Here is how to pray for revival.


Sick of way things are?  Here is how to pray for revival.

By Mario Murillo



Habakkuk said it for all of us: “Lord, I have heard of your mighty acts and I stand in awe of them. Renew them in our day; in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.” (Habakkuk 3:2)


It is a special moment when you decide to pray for revival.  You actually enter into the same covenant with God of the heroes of faith in days past; you join the ranks of everyone from Habakkuk to Evan Roberts.


Let’s begin with a towering consolation:  God sought you for revival before you sought Him.   In fact, God is ever on the hunt for those who want to prove the power of prayer. “The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose heart is fully committed to Him.” (II Chronicles 16:9) He seeks those who can spark a fire that will change the course of history.



So what is it the first thing He looks for in a person who would pray for revival? He looks for desperation!  He seeks somebody who cannot bear the way things are.


In I Samuel: 14 Jonathan and his armor bearer faced a hopeless situation:  One million soldiers are coming against them, Jonathan has one of the last swords left in Israel, Israel’s army is just pitiful factions hiding in the holes and rocks.


The next thing that God looks for is conviction.


Something miraculous happens inside of Jonathan.  He is reduced to an unshakable conviction: “We are the people of God! We have a history of miraculous comebacks. Our God reigns!”  Jonathan and his armor bearer becomes the spark God needs.


Jonathan declares, “Let us go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few!” And after a succession of amazing events that you must read for yourself, the chapter ends by saying: “God granted a great victory to Israel that day.”


You also face an impossible situation.  America is not just falling apart, she is disintegrating.  However, before you start praying you need an inner work.   America is a nation born out of an impossible situation and she can be saved by an impossible miracle.


Jonathan felt that he existed to bring victory.  God need not look any further. That is how you must approach revival intercession.

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The home prayer gathering must undergo a revolution. No more cookies and coffee get-togethers where people hang out more than they pray.  We gather to rage against the evil of our time. We war in prayer expecting supernatural upheavals in our culture.  We are strictly there to meet God and receive power.


Why do I believe this will work?  I believe it because it always has worked and since Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever it will always work.




Now it is undeniable in  Portage Indiana: Turn away crowds, abundant healings, and a great harvest of souls. 

If you could pick one night for your beloved skeptic to be in church…this was that night.  Miracles did not just happen, they overwhelmed, they sought out people, they overpowered doubt, they cancelled religious notions and obliterated disease, pain and spiritual wounds…it seemed that God was not fighting fair.

Oh how the people sang!  Voices raised in glorious praise as every seat filled until no more could fit in the sanctuary.  They sang the chains off!  They did not care about  race, religion, gender or age…it was all about singing from humble hearts, who believed no matter what the need they would never be the same.

No hurt was too deep, no sickness was too strong, no problem too big for the God they worshiped.   

Mario only preached as long as the Holy Spirit would allow in this electrified atmosphere.  He told of the Jesus who has never changed or suffered a power outage.  He declared the Name that would eject devils and destroy disease.  All of the evil of these times could not stop God from blessing, healing, loosing, releasing and saving.

The call to come to Christ came early in the night and before we knew it scores were standing at the front to receive the greatest miracle of all!  The sinner’s prayer was clear and forceful no doubt wafting in the air and out into the surrounding community.  People nearby must have heard and felt conviction as they cried “Jesus save me now, I repent of all my sin.”!

If only the people could speak for themselves!  They would tell in detail of this unforgettable night.  Take the woman who hesitated to respond for several minutes when called out for explosive pain in her head.  When she finally stood it just made it all the more amazing as power overtook her.  When she obeyed God the atmosphere changed the people were transformed.  Now Jesus directed His love to a man who was stunned that God would love him so much to describe every detail of the disaster in his body.  A ruined heart, dulled hearing, bones deteriorating in his arms, legs, knees, a cacophony of pain and weakness evaporated on the spot.


Next was the spine healing of a young woman due for surgery for scoliosis.  Overtaken by gratitude, she sobbed to realize that God had named her disease and gave her His touch.  

She testified, “You ministered to me tonight about my spine and scoliosis. You also said I would grow half an inch and I actually felt my back stretching.  Thanks for letting God use you.”

Oh but it was not just the body that God healed it was spirits. People were singled out for a miracle in their broken hearts.  It stunned us all when a mighty deliverance was called out and received.

Now it became a cloud of healing settling over the entire audience.  Rivers of power swirled, yea raged and took up the crowd in its current.  Shouts of “I’m healed,” rang out, outbursts of joy as sickness after sickness was evicted from bodies.  Dozens healed in their abdomen, heart, lungs and limbs.  Again and again we would hear and see those who had received healing give God the glory!

Indeed God did not fight fair and I say AMEN to it!  Hundreds are fasting.  They are on their way to the meeting two hours ahead of time.  It is going to be another night of glory!!!

 Closing night!   

The fire continues tonight night at 7PM.  If you are in the Portage Indiana area join us at City Point Church  6474 Central Ave, Portage, IN 46368 Phone:(219) 764-8229