The truest measure of repentance is a changed life—turning away from serving yourself and turning to God and living in the fruits of the Spirit. Our goal is not repentance for the sake of repentance but to see lives transformed by the grace of God and for His people to follow Him with all their hearts, souls, strength and might. Pray for the transformation of cold, stony hearts.
The following passages have been selected because of their connection to repentance, prayer, and turning to God for revival and restoration. These verses from the Holy Scriptures provide a spiritually nuclear opportunity to pray that God would move in the hearts of his people for our Nation.
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (ISAIAH 40:31)
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 THESSALONIANS 5:23)
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (ROMANS 12:2)
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. (EZEKIEL 36:26)
Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of your evil behavior. But now he has reconciled you by Christ’s physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation. (COLOSSIANS 1:21-22)