We believe that the call of God for His people is to intercede day and night until we see God's divine intervention.
We believe that the call of God for His people is to intercede day and night until we see God's divine intervention. We believe our call is the same as it was for Esther and the Jews in Shushan. We are called to fast and pray for our people until we see deliverance come! The goal of this website is to encourage Christ's Body to Prayer for America, for Repentance in America and Revival in America. We hope to provide you with fresh content including a monthly newsletter, weekly blog posts, video and audio teachings on Prayer, information on Prayer Groups, as well as any relevant news on current events that are effecting the spiritual condition of America. So, please subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates, and check back regularly.
Mission: Our purpose is to unite Christian believers, across denominational lines, who are responding to a call from God to pray for America and who sense the need for revival in their own lives that will, in turn, bring about a national revival. Our nation is in need of a spiritual healing. The first step towards receiving healing is to humble ourselves and pray. Our God has committed Himself to answering prayer when His people meet His conditions for revival by praying with the right spirit and with the right motivation. 2 Chronicles 7:14 reads: “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.” We invite the participation of all those who believe this and are willing to stand with us before God for the restoration of America.
God is good to His people all the time! He never forsakes us. He never fails us. He ALWAYS does what is best for His people! That is why He is a God that can be trusted, a God that can be thanked and praised even in the darkest hours of our lives!
Tuesday’s election results have discouraged many of God’s people in Virginia.
The results may even lead many to believe God did not answer our cry for deliverance from the wicked, from those who promote the killing of babies and who encourage all other forms of evil. It may seem the wicked are prevailing over the righteous. But is it so?
We see throughout Scripture in the war between light and darkness there are times when it seems darkness is prevailing. In this war between righteousness and wickedness, there are times when it seems the wicked are prevailing over the righteous. But it is in these very circumstances that God can show His power and glory.
We see a clear example of this in Scripture when we consider the children of Israel during their time in Egypt. The more Israel was afflicted by the wicked in Egypt, the more Israel grew. Egypt thought the more they oppressed them the less chance there was for the children of Israel to become a danger to the Egyptians. But God was ruling in the affairs of men, and He was working in the midst of the darkness. And it was in this great darkness that God’s people became even stronger.
In their time of great affliction in Egypt, God’s people began crying out to Him. God heard His children’s prayers and responded. However, His response was not to deliver them immediately. After Moses told the people that God had heard their cry and was going to deliver them, their situation only grew worse. They began to think the circumstances they were experiencing must prove God had forsaken them, and they became filled with anguish in their spirits. But what they could not see or understand was that God really WAS at work behind the scenes, and He WAS prevailing over their oppressors! (Exodus 5)
After God promised deliverance and the circumstances grew worse for Israel, Moses even questioned God saying, “Why have you brought trouble on this people?” (Exodus 5) Imagine what was happening in Moses’ heart!
God responded to Moses by saying, “I am the Lord. I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name Lord I was not known to them. I have established my covenant with them…. I will take you as My people and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.” In this portion of Scripture, God also spoke that He had raised Pharaoh up for the purpose of showing His power and so that His Name would be declared in all the earth.
In the midst of their affliction, God was working in the hearts of His people. They were coming to know Him as their Lord! And at the same time, He was judging the wicked and showing the earth His power and glory!
Just because we pray to be delivered from our affliction does not mean we will receive immediate deliverance. Just because we pray for deliverance from the wicked and from the darkness around us and circumstances only grow worse, does NOT mean He did not hear our prayers or is not responding.
If we are trusting in a political party to save Virginia, we most definitely will be discouraged by the election outcome. But if we firmly believe neither the Republican or Democrat party can save Virginia, but that God alone can, then we will have our eyes fixed on Him and will receive the strength to continue prevailing in prayer for Virginia!
We have been praying for a spiritual Great Awakening in Virginia. God is hearing us! He knows exactly what we need to bring us to the place where the covenant made between Him and His people at Virginia’s founding can be renewed. He knows exactly what the Church needs to be awakened!
If yesterday’s results usher in a Great Awakening in Virginia, it will all be worth it! God is quite capable of convicting the hearts of our government leaders in Richmond and turning our state back to righteousness.
Though it may seem darkness is prevailing in this war between light and darkness, it is not! Out of this darkness, the Church will arise, and light WILL prevail! God has not failed us. He has not given us over into the hands of the wicked. He is working in the midst of this darkness. He IS working through our prayers!
In the year 1607, when Jamestown chaplain Robert Hunt first set foot upon the shore of Virginia, he made this declaration, “From these very shores the gospel shall go forth, not only to this New World, but to all the world.”
Christian historian Eddie Hyatt, author of The Great Prayer Awakening of 1857 said, “Those who came to Jamestown starting in 1607 made a binding covenant with God. They put the following in their Virginia Compact, ‘To propagate, to expand the gospel, the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ and to take the gospel to people who are ‘lying in darkness and have no knowledge of the one true God.’’” Hyatt also said, “John Winthrop, leading 700 Puritans to Massachusetts in 1631, said it like this: ‘Others may come to the New World for wealth and furs but we have another goal, another end. We have entered into an explicit covenant with God to be His people in this New World.’”
America’s earliest settlers made a covenant with God to serve Him and to proclaim Him throughout the earth. They were not seeking the riches of this world. They had one goal — to be salt and light to those living in darkness. They wanted to be that city on a hill. They wanted to be a model of Christianity for the rest of the world to see and follow.
These early covenants that the settlers made with God became models for the US Constitution and for the laws that still govern our land today. God’s relationship with America is set by sacred covenant. Covenants are sacred and binding agreements — oaths that are made to be kept. However, Americans today have forgotten these covenants, and we are held accountable.
Jerry Newcombe, author of The Book That Made America said, “A lot of the things that we’re experiencing in America today are because we’ve disregarded God’s covenant. America, once the number one exporter of the Gospel, is now the number one importer of illegal drugs and the number one exporter of pornography. God warned about this, saying, ‘Obey Me then I will bless you. But if you disobey Me, I will remove My blessing.’”
In Scripture we learn how important covenants were to God, and what He requires before covenants can be restored after they have been broken. When God’s people were under bondage, in great affliction in Egypt, their cry came up before Heaven and moved God’s heart to deliver them and bring them out of their bondage. He began to set in motion their deliverance when He appeared to Moses in the wilderness and called him to return to Egypt. Moses had an awesome encounter with God and responded to God’s call, and in obedience began the journey back to Egypt with his wife and two sons. But while Moses was on the journey back to Egypt the Lord appears to him again, but this time He sought to kill Moses! Why would the Lord seek to kill Moses after Moses had just had a glorious encounter with God and was doing exactly what God had instructed him to do? The reason was simple: his sons were not circumcised. Circumcision was important to God because that was a part of the covenant He had made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God had told Abraham that circumcision would be a sign of the covenant between them and Him (Gen 19:9-11). Moses had learned the way the world did things, and the covenant between him and God had been broken. God was giving Moses and His people a message. He wanted them to know that He does hear from Heaven and respond to the prayers of His people, but He also wanted them to know that in order for Him to do His part His people had to do their part! The covenant had to be restored before God could deliver His people.
When man has broken a covenant made with God, there are steps that must be taken for it to be restored. The covenant that was made between God and the first settlers to America was a covenant to serve God, to be His people, and to be a holy people separated unto Him who would be salt, light, and love in the earth for the sake of those who lived in darkness.
But that covenant has been broken. Today the world sees very little difference between them and the church, but that can change! We can be used by God to restore the covenant made between Him and America.
God said in Jeremiah 5:1, “If you can find a man who executes justice and seeks the truth, I will pardon Jerusalem.” He was willing to pardon Jerusalem if he could find one man who was executing justice and seeking truth! What a God we serve! Just like in the days of Moses and the children of Israel, God is hearing our prayers and has set in motion our deliverance, but steps must be taken before complete deliverance can come.
The well-known verse 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and heal their land.” He is waiting on His people! As God’s people we must ponder the path of feet! We must turn from our wicked ways.
In Jeremiah 4:4 & 14 it says, “Circumcise yourselves to the Lord and take away the foreskins of your hearts lest my fury come forth like fire and burn so that no one can quench it, because of the evil of your doings… Wash your heart from wickedness that you may be saved.“ Here God is speaking to His people, not to the world. There has to be a cutting away from our lives of all that is unrighteous, of all that is unholy before God.
As His people we must repent for living like the world; we must repent for not being separated unto Him, for not being a righteous people; we must repent for running after the riches and pleasures of this world; we must repent for not being salt, and light in our land!
True repentance is a turning away from the world unto God.
Joel writes, “Now return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness.”
God is waiting on His people so that the covenant with America can be restored. He is waiting on His people to do their part so He can do His! He is hearing the cry of His people in America, but there are steps we must take for the covenant to be restored. Let us respond in obedience — let us renew the covenant our founders made with God that we may experience His wonderful blessings again!
THE PRAYERS OF THE BIBLE (Part 3)
You remember how Stephen, as he prayed and looked up, saw the heavens opened, and the Son of Man at the right hand of God; the light of heaven fell on his face so that it shone. Remember, too, how the face of Moses shone as he came down from the Mount; he had been in communion with God, He lifts up His countenance upon us; and instead of our gloomy looks, our faces shine, because God has heard and answered our prayers.
-D. L. Moody
So blessed to spend this time of prayer and fellowship together
Join us for our live-streaming from inside the Virginia State Capitol of the APN Prayer Gathering! The event will start at 10am.
Preparing for the Prayer Gathering at the Capitol tomorrow morning! Join us for the live-streaming of the event here tomorrow morning at 10am!
[09/26/19] Please join us as we live-stream our prayer gathering directly from the Virginia State Capitol on Saturday, Sept 28th at 10am.
Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us,
But to Your name give glory,
Because of Your mercy,
Because of Your truth.
Why should the Gentiles say,
“So where is their God?”
But our God is in heaven;
He does whatever He pleases.
Their idols are silver and gold,
The work of men’s hands.
They have mouths, but they do not speak;
Eyes they have, but they do not see;
They have ears, but they do not hear;
Noses they have, but they do not smell;
They have hands, but they do not handle;
Feet they have, but they do not walk;
Nor do they mutter through their throat.
~ Psalm 115:1-7
The psalmist here is providing a sharp contrast between his God — the God of Israel — and the gods of the heathen. The gods of the heathen are not alive like his God. He is also asking the Lord to give glory to His name, not because of His people but because of His name. The psalmist here was concerned for the Lord’s reputation! He cared for God’s name. His name was precious to him.
Moses was also concerned for the Lord’s reputation. In Numbers 14:11-20, we read: Then the Lord said to Moses: “How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me, with all the signs which I have performed among them? I will strike them with the pestilence and disinherit them, and I will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they.” And Moses said to the Lord: “Then the Egyptians will hear it, for by Your might You brought these people up from among them, and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, Lord, are among these people; that You, Lord, are seen face to face and Your cloud stands above them, and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night. Now if You kill these people as one man, then the nations which have heard of Your fame will speak, saying, ‘Because the Lord was not able to bring this people to the land which He swore to give them, therefore He killed them in the wilderness.’ And now, I pray, let the power of my Lord be great, just as You have spoken, saying, The Lord is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.’ Pardon the iniquity of this people, I pray, according to the greatness of Your mercy, just as You have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.” Then the Lord said: “I have pardoned, according to your word; but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.
The Lord’s response to Moses is an awesome statement! He told Moses, “I have pardoned according to your word.” One man who was willing to stand in the gap on behalf of his people moved God’s heart to pardon them and not destroy them! Moses had one motive for interceding — he was concerned for God’s reputation!
Israel had sinned against God over and over again, and God was ready to destroy them, but one man who was concerned with God’s reputation moved His heart to forgive them again.
Like Israel, our nation has sinned against God time and again, and we do not deserve God’s forgiveness. We do not deserve His mercy and favor. But we should be as Moses and continue interceding because we are concerned for God’s reputation. Our nation was founded by Christian men who made a covenant with God and built this nation upon biblical principles. Because of this beginning, God has blessed America with great prosperity, and the world has seen the blessing of God upon this nation.
In Mexico, some men on the radio were having a conversation about national problems they were having. They were discussing what their government was doing compared to America, and one man spoke up and said the following, “Well, I believe the difference between our two nations is that America has been blessed because they are a Christian nation. They pray to God and have served God, that is the difference.”
The world can see that we have been blessed because of our Christian heritage!
It is true that America was founded as a Christian nation, but currently we are a back-slidden nation headed for destruction if we don’t turn from our wicked ways.
If we do not experience a national great awakening, that must begin in the church, we will not recognize our nation in a few short years. The agenda of the wicked is going full steam ahead, and some of the church in America are compromising. This will be the downfall of America because God does not change. He is the same God that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. What will the heathen say if we fall? What will the world say if America falls? They will say, “Their God was not able to save them.”
May we intercede for America, not so we become great again but so we can become spiritually great for His Name sake!
May Moses’ prayer be our prayer for our nation:
“And now, I pray, let the power of my Lord be great, just as You have spoken, saying, The Lord is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.’ Pardon the iniquity of this people, I pray, according to the greatness of Your mercy, just as You have forgiven this people, from Egypt (from our founding) even until now.”
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