“Revive me according to Your word.” Psalm 119:25.
It is well to know what to pray for, David seeks revival; one would have thought that he would have asked for comfort or upraising, but he knew that these would come out of increased life, and therefore he sought that blessing which is the root of the other benefits. When a person is depressed in spirit, weak, and bent toward the ground, the main thing is to increase his stamina and put more life into him; then his spirit revives, and his body becomes erect. In reviving the life, the whole man is renewed.
- C. H. Spurgeon
For nothing have we a clearer warrant for praying than for fullness of divine life. It is written, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10. We may freely and believingly pray for that which Christ came to bestow. And if, as we open our hearts for the full inflow of that life, we receive it, all else that we need in our inner life will follow.