God used the Cyrus, king of Persia, to encourage the Israelites to seek revival for their nation. He encouraged the people to build the temple. They headed into their revival with that in mind: to make a place to worship their Lord. 
Their revival now had a purpose. 
What reasons do you seek revival in your life? Is it because you want to feel closer to God? Are you looking to learn different ways to honor him? Are you wanting to be revived so that you have more of an effect on the lost?
Determining our motivation may be the first step in helping us to reach our goals. 
Scripture taken from: Ezra 1:1-3