During this period in Jack Taylor’s life, he felt like a failure as a pastor and even asked God to take his life. After much soul searching, he discovered the key to Triumphant Living, which is the filling of the Holy Spirit. In his own words, “The KEY TO TRIUMPHANT LIVING is simply…CHRIST IN ME…CHRIST IN YOU…THE HOPE OF GLORY!” (P. 27) Whether or not sweeping revival ever comes to America, anyone can have revival in his/her heart at any time. It takes confession of all known sin, total surrender to the Lord and daily asking for the filling of the Holy Spirit. While we are waiting on revival for our nation, start your own personal revival right now. Don’t let it take getting to “Wit’s End Corner” to start revival. It is much easier to submit to God now rather than for Him to provide trials to get you to submit.
Let us now pray for America:
Lord, we pray for revival and spiritual awakening in America. Our nation is on the verge of collapse morally and spiritually. Please forgive us for our many sins. We pray that you will revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you. We as a nation are not in the spiritual state we should be in for Christ’s return. Many of us would feel ashamed to stand before Christ in our current state. We don’t deserve revival, but you are a kind and gracious God who shows mercy and goodness. Please pour out your Spirit on our nation once again. There are many who are lost and will not be saved unless Christians start living the triumphant life that you intended us to live. Even if You choose to not send revival to our nation at this time, please send revival to me. Please forgive me for the sins of _________ (please repent of all known sin, you may use the Sin List from A-Z). I surrender every area of my life to you. I want to die to myself and allow the Holy Spirit to work through me with no hindrances. Please bring any hindrances to my mind, now, so I can confess them to you. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Taylor, Jack R. The Key to Triumphant Living. Broadman Press. 1971.