We, at Chester ARP Church, ask you, wherever you are, to join us at 11 am today (January 7, 2021) as we pause to pray for our nation, our culture, our communities, and our churches. Americans are divided, and the shocking events of yesterday at the Capitol are sadly just another example of that division.
We know that the only hope we have to find peace in this world is the intentional movement of the Lord Jesus Christ to pour out his Holy Spirit on the hearts of men and women. We desperately need a fresh wave of revival in our land. He has done it before and he can do it again. Revival, however, MUST begin in the hearts and minds of the Lord’s people, his Church — those who call upon him for salvation and claim to follow him with their lives.
Psalm 85 gives us a guide to humble and contrite prayer for revival. It is posted below.
We ask that you specifically pray for:
Your prayer can be short or long, in private or in public. We simply ask that you stop what you are doing and unite with us in prayer at 11 am. We know our God hears and answers the pleas of his people.
Would you join us where you are at 11 am to pray for our nation, our culture, our community, and our churches?
 LORD, you were favorable to your land;
you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
 You forgave the iniquity of your people;
you covered all their sin. Selah
 You withdrew all your wrath;
you turned from your hot anger.
 Restore us again, O God of our salvation,
and put away your indignation toward us!
 Will you be angry with us forever?
Will you prolong your anger to all generations?
 Will you not revive us again,
that your people may rejoice in you?
 Show us your steadfast love, O LORD,
and grant us your salvation.
 Let me hear what God the LORD will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints;
but let them not turn back to folly.
 Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him,
that glory may dwell in our land.
 Steadfast love and faithfulness meet;
righteousness and peace kiss each other.
 Faithfulness springs up from the ground,
and righteousness looks down from the sky.
 Yes, the LORD will give what is good,
and our land will yield its increase.
 Righteousness will go before him
and make his footsteps a way. (ESV)