If you were asked to write a prayer that believers two thousand years from now would be able to read and benefit from, what would you pray? Based on my experience with thousands of people, the average Christian today would say, ‘O God, I ask You to pour out Your spirit on that generation. Send revival and move in a mighty way! O Lord, do a new thing on the earth in that day!’ Basically their whole prayer would be, ‘God, do something!’ Paul (in Eph 1:17-19) prayed just the opposite!
You’ve Already Got It, Harrison House, 2006, 23