"--On September 1st, the National Religous Broadcasters (NRB) will inaugurate a 40-day prayer campaign called “If My People.” There is no agenda, movement or march planned around this call to prayer. The instruction, command, and direction from God is simple and clear, taken from
2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
God moves in the affairs of men and nations, and critical issues face us today on every level: our families are broken; the social fabric of our culture that was once our strength is now torn and tattered; our government is unproductive at best; our educational system is misguided; our economy is crumbling; and even many of our churches seem weak and ineffective. These issues seem too complex to correct, and the spiral continues downward in all areas of our culture and society. The underlying causes of all these problems are spiritual, and only God can make things right.
One hundred fifty years ago, America faced similar problems. One man, Jeremiah Lamphier, was moved to action in calling others to prayer. The impact on our nation was historic, as men and women came to Christ, repented of sin, and turned their focus to God and righteous living.
Will you join the effort to day, and accept the call to prayer, as instructed in 1 Chronicles 7:14?
Visit http://ifmypeopleprayusa.org/ for more on this call to prayer, how you can pray, what to pray for, when to pray, and even how to lead a prayer group."
Provided from an email that I receive from Ephesians Four Ministry with TGIF. They have shared this every morning for a week, to be sure that we PRAY!
Many of us know this scripture and use 1 Chronicles 7:14 but if WE are HIS PEOPLE, we will take this seriously and realize that WE ARE CALLED TO PRAYER.
You may have many excuses or say, "You do not have anything to repent for..." that is our problem. We all are sinners. We all need to repent. We even need to REPENT as a NATION, perhaps for matters out of our control, or that we are not in agreement with but clearly they are against the will of God and His commandments. We need to lay down our pride, all of our many -isms and unite together and repent together for the social injustices and a rebellious nation.
A selfish nation. Oh, yes, we are the most giving but also "...to him who much is given, much is required..." We are failing greatly in the care of the Father to love God with all our heart, our soul, our mind and all that is within us and to love one another. That is ALL others. Not just the loveable, or our personal families but even our enemies and those we consider untouchable or whatever we label them. NO ONE is a REJECT from GOD! We must lay down our differences and PRAY. We must not engage in political negativism but we are called to pray for those in authority... whether we agree with them or not. We must PRAY! We must ask & seek Godly wisdom for each leader and person in authority with respect. This may make me not liked by many of you, but what I care about is if God is pleased with me and I am speaking what I hear.
Maybe your excuse is "you don't know how to pray" or " where do I begin" or "what do I pray for". I'm glad you asked because the website tells you how. Also gives us suggestions in leading prayer, either at home, in our neighborhoods or churches. Step out in faith! Teach your family how PRAYER matters. Our families are the perfect place to start with a PRAYER in our homes. After all, this is where the enemy has been raging the biggest war against our families.
You may say, "but my little prayer does not count or matter".
If God was coming tomorrow and HE MAY... have YOU PRAYED? Does your prayer or words matter? You better hope so. He is waiting for us, to humble ourselves, meaning let go of our own limited perspective, open our hearts and minds to the needs of many, submit to His will and authority. Many do not even know Him or receive Him. No different today than 2,000 some years ago.
Labor Weekend is this next weekend. What better way for us to express our gratitude than through our united PRAYER! Not just one prayer but many prayers united for 40 days!
WE DO WANT GOD TO BLESS AMERICA ONCE AGAIN.
I hope this encourages many of us to BE BOLD in Christ with this 40 day CHALLENGE to PRAY! Actually this Challenge is a Command, PLEASE PRAY!
There is a Presidential Prayer Team site that gives us PRAYER needs and leaders to pray for daily & weekly over here and they are preparing for 40 days of praying for the vote starting September 22nd. They need our support and PRAYERS!
GOD BLESS YOU!
GOD BLESS YOUR PRAYERS!
HAVE A SAFE & WONDERFUL
(comments are off, if you need to request prayer or would like to share one, please go to any other post). Remember, we only share PRAYERS here, not comments.
There will be a post for PRAYERS for OUR NATION this weekend!