“How is a sinner to get conviction? by thinking of his sins. That is also the way for a Christian to gain a deep awareness – by thinking about the subject. God is not going to pour these things on you without any effort of your own. You must cherish the slightest impressions. Take the Bible and go over the passages that show the conditions and prospects of the world. Look at the world, your children, and your neighbors and see their condition while they remain i sin. Then, persevere in prayer and effort until you obtain the blessing of the Spirit of God. (page 50)” – Charles Finney
Prayer for America: Lord, the church and people in America need deep conviction of sin. We cannot be convicted of sin, if we don’t hear preaching against sin. We also cannot be convicted if we don’t study the Bible to see what sin is. Please forgive Your church in America for being complacent against sin. We believe that we can have Jesus and our sin. Most people in our churches lack holiness and don’t even care. Please, Lord, remove the blinders from our eyes so that we can see sin the way that You see sin. Please search my heart, Lord, and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting (Psalm 139:23-24). In Jesus Name, Amen.
Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting. Psalms 139:23-24 (NKJV)
Finney, Charles. Experiencing Revival. Whitaker House, 1984.