It is a make it or break it moment for the Church in America. The significant political, cultural and environmental issues of today are not the real issue. The real issue is our individual and corporate heart attitude toward God. Are we willing to set aside the idols that eat up our time and humble ourselves in prayer before Almighty God to see real revival and transformation? God is calling us to prayer -not merely platitudes or self-centered petitions – but selfless abandonment pleading for God’s purposes in our lives, our nation and our world.
In 2011 I was honored to serve as National Mobilization Coordinator and Somebody Cares helped with local coordination for a historic prayer gathering trumpeted by Governor Perry and directed by Luis Cataldo —The Response. It was a powerful, non-partisan, non-denominational time of seeking God for our nation. But it was just one small piece of what is required to see a national turning back to God.
Many others are also sensing this urgent call and have scheduled corporate gatherings of prayer. I can not urge you strongly enough to carve out time daily to seek God’s face individually AND to join in one or more of the corporate prayer gatherings scheduled over the next months. We have included a list of some of these gatherings below.
If the Church in America does not heed God’s call to prayer and seriously prepare ourselves to be the Bride of Christ, I fear we will soon reach an Ichabod moment when we realize His Glory has Departed from us. What will we do then?
I don’t want to see us reach that point. Rather let us turn now, while we still have time, and sense an increase of His presence instead.
Thank you for caring,
J. Doug Stringer
IMPORTANT PRAYER INITIATIVES!
A Nationwide Call to Spiritual Awakening
OneCry is a movement of believers who are urgently crying out to God to revive the church and transform the culture. It isn’t an organization, program, or event. It’s a movement of like-minded people, churches, and organizations who agree that our nation needs a dramatic turnaround—but not the kind that comes from different politics, more education, or a better economy. Instead, it’s a cry to God for spiritual transformation of our hearts, homes, and communities. We believe that extraordinary things will happen as we turn from sin and seek God together! Learn More!
Conventions Prayer Coverage
Join us in building a non-partisan, non-political virtual House of Prayer for 8 days of prayer to cover both the Republican and Democrat National Conventions. Learn more.
They are asking for every state, every country, every church, and every heart crying out for Americaon Sept. 11, 2012. The goal is for counties and churches in America to support, promote, and participate in prayer for renewal and awakening on Tuesday, September 11, at the local county courthouse (or alternate location). Learn more.
On September 28th and 29th thousands of Believers with be gathering on Independence Mall in Philadelphia for a solemn assembly to summon together people of faith to pray for the nation and the Church. You won’t want to miss it. To learn more or to register, click here.
40 Days to Save America
Starting on September 28, and continuing through November 6, leaders are calling for 40 DAYS of prayer services, fasting and repentance.
They believe the political and economic problems which beset us are symptoms of a deeper spiritual malaise and the place to start isn’t with primaries, platforms and conventions, but prayer, fasting and repentance. Learn more.
Truly we are at the precipice of a societal migration from our Judeo-Christian foundation. Generations are forgetting the God of our Fathers. Therefore, the National Day of Prayer Task Force has called a Solemn Assembly in Washington D.C. for such a time as this. A unified gathering of more than 80 prayer ministries is about to take place that may shape the course of history and you have been summoned on October 4-7, 2012, for a moment in time where God’s people are standing in the gap on behalf of all Americans as perhaps Moses did for Israel (Exodus 32, Psalm 106). Sign up here!