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.
Worrying prayer defeats its own answer; rejoicing prayer gets through.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.“ (Philippians 4:6)
Then will come the answer “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.” (Ephesians 3:20)
-Springs in the Valley
“Lord teach us to pray.“ Yes, to pray. This is what we need to learn. Though in its beginnings prayer is so simple that the feeblest child can pray, yet it is at the same time the highest and holiest work to which man can rise. It is fellowship with the unseen and most holy God. The powers of the eternal world have been placed at its disposal. It is the very essence of true religion, the channel of all blessings, the secret of power and life not only for ourselves, but for others, for the church, and for the world. It is in prayer that God has given us the right to take hold of him and his strength.
-With Christ in the School of Prayer
Rev. Andrew Murray
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
2 Chronicles 7:14: “If My people, who 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.“
If you go back to the Scripture records, you will find that the men who lived nearest to God, and had most power with Him, were those who confessed their sins and failures. Daniel, confessed his sins and those of his people. Yet there is nothing recorded against Daniel. He was one of the best men then on the face of the earth, yet was his confession of sin one of the deepest and most humble on record.
In his words you find seven circumstances that Daniel uses in the confessing of his and the people’s sins; and all to heighten and aggravate them. First, ‘We have sinned;’ secondly, ‘We have committed iniquity;’ thirdly, ‘We have done wickedly;’ fourthly, ‘We have rebelled against You;’ fifthly, ‘We have departed from Your precepts;’ sixthly, ‘We have not hearkened unto Your servants;’ seventhly, ‘Nor our princes, nor all the people of the land.’ These seven aggravations which Daniel reckons up in his confession are worthy our most serious consideration.
Job was no doubt a holy man, a mighty prince, yet he had to fall in the dust and confess his sins. So you will find it all through the Scriptures. When Isaiah saw the purity and holiness of God, he beheld himself in his true light, and he exclaimed, “Woe is me, for I am undone, because I am a man of unclean lips!”
I firmly believe that the Church of God will have to confess her own sins, before there can be any great work among God’s believing people. I sometimes think it is about time to give up preaching to the ungodly, and preach to those who profess to be Christians. If we had a higher standard of life in the Church of God, there would be thousands more flocking into the Kingdom. So it was in the past; when God’s believing children turned away from their sins and their idols, the fear of God fell upon the people round about. Take up the history of Israel, and you will find that when they put away their strange gods, God visited the nation, and there came a mighty work of grace.
“God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah
There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.
The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah
Come, behold the works of the LORD,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.
Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!
The LORD of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah”
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POWER OF PRAYER
Who can say what power a church could develop and exercise, if it gave itself to the work of prayer day and night for the coming of the kingdom, for God’s power on His servants and His word, for the glorifying of God in the salvation of souls? Most churches think their members are gathered into one simply to take care of and build up each other. They don’t know that God rules the world by the prayers of His saints. They don’t know that prayer is the power by which Satan is conquered; that by prayer the Church on earth has the use of the powers of the heavenly world. They do not remember that Jesus has, by His promise, consecrated every assembly in His name to be a gate of heaven, where His presence is to be felt, and His power experienced in the Father fulfilling their desires.
— Andrew Murray
With Christ in the School of Prayer
Songs of Revival: Shut in with God
As we meditate on Passover, Good Friday, and Easter this week, much more comes to mind than previous years. This will be the first Easter celebrated out of church in the recorded history of the United States. As the Israelites were during the Passover, so are we, shut in with God.
For most of us, before the coronavirus epidemic our time with the Lord was very limited, but for many of us now we have more time.
A popular celebrity recently spoke out about the current circumstances we are experiencing today, with a shocking and true revelation. “In three short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship. God said, ‘You want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down the Civic Centers, You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market. You don’t want to go to church and worship me, I will make it where you can’t go to church.’ ‘If my people who are called by my name will 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.’ Maybe we don’t need a vaccine, maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the ONLY thing that really matters in this world. Jesus.” - H. Hogan
What a blessing this time can be to our spiritual health, though it be strenuous! What an opportunity we have to be with our Lord, to learn to intercede and pray, to spend time with Him alone in that secret place. A song that sums up the beauty of this privilege can be found in a beloved hymn that was written in the time period of the great Welsh revival.
Shut in with God
The disciples were praying for the power to fall
Ten days they did tarry, on God they did call
Then God sent His spirit to baptize them all
For they had been shut in with God
Shut in with God in a secret place
There in the spirit, beholding His face
Gaining new power to run in this race
Oh, I love to be shut in with God
Of all pleasant places on land or on sea
There’s no place on earth that is sweeter to me
Than to kneel at the feet of my Master and Lord
For there, I’ll be shut in with God
The pathway to Heaven, though rugged it may be
I’ll travel ‘til my precious Savior I’ll see
Then the gates of that city will open for me
And there I’ll be shut in with God
Father, please do only what You can do and plant in us a LOVE for being shut in with You!
On Nov. 4, 1979, Rodney Sickmann’s life was changed when he was taken hostage as a Marine in Iran. Rodney and 51 fellow Americans were held for 444 days and subjected to extreme isolation and mental and physical abuse amounting to torture. Sickmann said that prayer, deep, real conversations with God helped enable him to make it through 444 days in captivity. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, our lives have certainly changed, and in similar ways most of us are more isolated now. Will we take advantage of this time spending it in prayer, in deep, real conversations with God?
When there was no rain for three-and-a-half years in Israel under King Ahab’s reign, the prophets of God were hidden in a cave and fed with bread and water, and Elijah was sent into the wilderness by God. Men of God were, in a way, held hostage because of God’s dealings with the nation. Imagine the prayers that were offered up daily before the Lord during that time of isolation! No doubt it was deep, sustained, prevailing prayer that enabled them to make it through those days of isolation from normal life and prepared them for what God had in store.
After those days of isolation, God visited Israel! God used Elijah to usher in a national visitation. During this time of isolation that we find ourselves in, may we be kingdom-minded people who are prevailing in prayer, spending time in God’s presence, which will not only enable us to get through this difficult time but will also prepare us for what God will do through His people in the days to come.
HOW THEY PRAYED: D.L. MOODY AND HIS INTERCESSORS
Men favored of God have been those whose passion was to know God. They loved the scriptures and let God reveal Himself through the only remaining record which sets forth His attributes. As a result of that intimate knowledge they were emboldened to spend much time in secret meditation, prayer, and intercession.
We are told that D.L. Moody rose regularly at four o’clock in the morning that he might have at least a full hour with God in prayer and with the Bible before anybody else on the place should be awake. He said, “Next to the wonder of seeing my Savior will be, I think, the wonder that I have made so little of the power of prayer.”
An acquaintance of Moody’s said, “ Mr. Moody certainly was a wonderful preacher but out of a very intimate acquaintance with him I wish to testify that he was a far greater pray-er than he was preacher. Time and time again, he was confronted by obstacles that seemed insurmountable, but he always knew the way to overcome all difficulties. He knew the way to bring to pass anything that needed to be brought to pass. He knew and believed in the deepest depths of his soul that nothing was too hard for the Lord and that prayer could do anything that God could do.”
-HOW THEY PRAYED (Vol. 3)
Edwin and Lillian Harvey
SEARCH ME, O GOD
Let me call attention to that prayer of David, in which he says, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts, and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” I wish all my reader would commit these verses to memory. If we should all honestly make this prayer once every day there would be a good deal of change in our lives. “Search ME:”—not my neighbor. It is so easy to pray for other people, but so hard to get home to ourselves. I am afraid that we who are busy in the Lord’s work, are very often in danger of neglecting our vineyard. In this psalm, David got home to himself. There is a difference between God searching me and my searching myself. I may search my heart, and pronounce it all right, but when God searches me as with a lighted candle, a good many things will come to light that perhaps I knew nothing about.
PERSEVERING IN PRAYER
“Men ought to always pray and not to faint. “ ( Luke 18:1)
“Go to the ant. “ Tammerlane used to relate to his friends an anecdote of his early life. “I once,” he said, “was forced to take shelter from my enemies in a ruined building, where I sat alone many hours. Desiring to divert my mind from my hopeless condition, I fixed my eyes on an ant that was carrying a grain of corn larger than itself up a high wall. I numbered the efforts it made to accomplish this object. The grain fell sixty-nine times to the ground; but the insect persevered, and the seventieth time it reached the top. This sight gave me courage at the moment, and I never forget the lesson.
-The King’s Business
Streams in the Desert
Mrs. Chas E. Cowman
Happy Is He Who Has the God of Jacob as His Help
Psalms 146:3-5 “Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man in whom there is no help. His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; in that very day his plans perish. Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God.”
When God’s people have their hope in Him they are happy and blessed, and they live encouraged. They are spiritually strong and experience victories over their enemies. But when they lose their hope in God, they are unhappy, live discouraged, and are spiritually weak losing battles with their enemies.
In Numbers 21 and 22, Israel looked to the Lord for help. Their hope was in the God of Jacob, and they cried out to Him. He heard their prayer and responded delivering them from their enemies. The Israelites experienced the blessedness of having the God of Jacob as their help, but as they continued on their journey and found themselves without food and water they became unhappy, discouraged, and weak. They began to murmur and complain against God and against Moses. They had taken their eyes off the God of Jacob — their hope was not in Him. Rather than keeping their eyes on the Lord they were focusing on their circumstances. If they had kept their eyes on the Lord with their hope in Him, they would not have been overcome with discouragement. Instead they would have been recalling what God had just done for them, and their hope would have been in Him. They would have delighted the Lord, and He again would have shown them His salvation! Instead the blessing was removed, and they experienced fiery serpents. Scripture tells us that Israel’s journey through the wilderness is our example. We are warned through their example to keep us from making the same mistakes.
As believers we have been delivered by the God of Jacob many times; we have experienced answered prayer, reaping the rewards of having the God of Jacob as our help when our hope has been in Him alone. As we begin 2020 with a nation that is filled with unrest, is our hope still in the God of Jacob, or are we focusing on the circumstances?
Eleven of the thirteen spies who went to spy out the Promised Land returned saying, “We are not able to go up against the people for they are stronger than we are. We were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” These same men had experienced time and time again help from the God of Jacob, but they had taken their eyes off of the Lord and put them on the circumstances around them. They were trusting in their own strength and abilities, and their hope was no longer in the God of Jacob. Their minds were not fixed upon Jehovah. They were not happy because they were focused on the impossible circumstances instead of on God. They lost God’s blessing.
On the other hand, two men in that group of spies never took their eyes off the God of Jacob; He was their hope in the midst of the impossible situation. Joshua and Caleb said, “Let us go up and take the land for we are well able to overcome it. If the Lord delights in us then He will bring us into this land and give it to us. The protection of the Lord has departed from them, and the Lord is with us, do not fear them.“ They were happy, encouraged, and strengthened! They were trusting the God of Jacob to bring down the giants before them, and they were the only two spies that entered the Promised Land and experienced the salvation of their God.
Today America has many giants, and God wants His people to overcome the giants and take back the land! Can we do it by our own strength? No! But if the God of Jacob is our help and our hope is in Him alone, He will delight in us and bring down the giants before us showing us His salvation!
There are two reports being given today just like in the day of Joshua and Caleb. Some believers are saying that our nation is lost so there is no need to pray. They think, as did the eleven spies, that we cannot make a difference. But there are other believers proclaiming that even though we cannot change this situation, God can! If the Lord delights in us His presence will go before us and conquer the wicked and give us back the land! He is able to bring down the giants before us.
As a believer, what report are you giving?
As we begin this year and face this time of uncertainty, with darkness all around us, let us pray that the Lord would grant us the spirit that Joshua and Caleb had — that we, along with all of God’s people across America, would also say, “Let us go up and take the land for our God is able!”
We will be able to intercede effectively if we have the attitude of Joshua and Caleb!
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