By T.M. Moore - Posted at The Fellowship of Ailbe:

"In trying times, desperate times, it’s good to remember that God is sovereign and that His economy – not man’s – governs the course of history. The remedies we require at every level of our society, and in every sector of it, will come from the sovereign pleasure of God, or not at all."

What's your excuse for not praying for revival?

Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, have their own conscience seared with a hot iron…
- 1 Timothy 4.1, 2

What I have to deplore with mournful complaint is a general loss of good, a heaping up of bad...I sympathize with my country’s difficulties and troubles, and rejoice in remedies to relieve them.
-Gildas, The Ruin of Britain, British, 6th century[1]

Loss of what is good, heaping up of what is bad: Gildas might have been writing in our day.

Looking back on his native Britain, sometime after the turn of the sixth century, Gildas surveyed the sorry state of civil and ecclesiastical society and cried out for God for “remedies to relieve them.”

He pleaded with God to raise up faithful men through whom revival might come.

He could not have known what would shortly ensue. Before the century was over, Irish peregrini – wandering missionary/scholars – would begin leaving their homeland to proclaim the liberating power of the Gospel to Scotland, Wales, and beyond to the European continent. The effect of their efforts over the next century and a half was to bring revival, renewal, and awakening where previously the darkness of unbelief and sin had long prevailed.

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