Tomorrow, there will be a huge (we pray) gathering of Christians in Philadelphia for the purpose of calling this nation, especially the Church in America, to prayer and fasting for our country....
- Not for a political rally...although there may be political ramifications
- Not for a media event...although there will be media
- Not for a prayer meeting....although there will be much prayer
The Old Testament stories of Gods relationship with Israel tell the same story, over and over again. Unimaginable favor followed by joy, then complacence, then apathy, then participation in the rejection of their Benefactor. We seem to be on the same track....allowing the enemy to get the upper hand in our culture, our families, our local, state, and federal governments, our media and even in our churches.
God, who is full of grace (read Jonah) is reaching out one more time. Will it be the last?
As I sat in my chair this morning, asking the Lord what and how He would have me participate, this is what He put on my mind:
- Tune in tomorrow to a live-streaming (God TV)of the Philadelphia event....join them in prayer.
- Fast one hour of evening TV, spending an additional hour each evening to pray.
- Contact my Christian contacts via this blog and email, encouraging them to participate for the entire forty days, praying for ways in which each can fast and pray.
- Use a daily prayer guide: found at www.40daysofprayer.charismamag.com
- Along with confessing, worshiping, and petitioning, intecede against the spiritual strongholds with the authority and spiritual weapons (Word) that I have in His Name
- Pray earnestly for the event tomorrow....safety, Holy Spirit annointing, wisdom, guidance, purity, and participation.
Check out www.charismamag.com. The October issue has been totally devoted to this matter and is being distributed to everyone who attends the Philadelphia meeting tomorrow. It contains all kinds of articles to encourage and instruct you in your prayers over the forty days.
AMEN AND AMEN!
And PLEASE PASS IT ON!