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.
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Satan fears prayer and offsets it at every angle. At every opportunity he stalls the impulse to take part in it, for he has felt the smart of men who pray in the Holy Ghost. Again and again hell has shuddered because of the onslaughts of men who have taken the kingdom of heaven by violence. In the book of Acts we read that demons cried, “Jesus I know and Paul I know.” Because Paul knew how to pray in the Holy Ghost, hell rocked in fury.
There is no power like that of prevailing prayer—of Abraham pleading for Sodom, Jacob wrestling in the stillness of the night, Moses standing in the breach, Hannah intoxicated with sorrow, David heartbroken with remorse and grief, Jesus in sweat of blood. Add to this list from the records of the church your personal observation and experience, and always there is the cost of passion unto blood. Such prayer prevails. It turns the ordinary mortals into men of power. It brings power. It brings fire. It begins rain. It brings life. It brings God.
FASTING CAN CHANGE HISTORY
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The power released through prayer and fasting can change not only individuals and families but also cities, nations, or entire civilizations.
We see examples of this throughout Scripture. When the Ninevites heard Jonah’s message of impending judgment, they believed God and declared a fast; and all of them from the least to the greatest put on sackcloth (outward evidence of mourning) and turned to God in repentance, fasting, and mourning. When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, He had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction He had planned.
A second example of how history was changed by the practice of fasting is from the book of Esther. While in exile in the Persian Empire, the Jewish people were on the brink of being annihilated by the wicked. Their response in their time of crisis was to turn to God in fasting and prayer. After three days of prayer and fasting, Queen Esther went in before the king with her request and changed the entire course of not only the history of the Jewish people but also the history of the Persian Empire. Instead of defeat, their situation became one of honor and promotion for the Jewish people and for Mordecai and Queen Esther. The turning point was the three days of fasting and prayer.
God is looking for those who like Esther realize the danger our nation is in at this time in our history and turn to God with their fellow believers in prayer and fasting. Our prayer and fasting can change history once again!
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Is it not a proof that the Holy Spirit is to a great extent a stranger in the church when prayer, for which God has made such provisions, is regarded as a task and a burden? And does not this teach us to seek for the deep root of prayerlessness in our ignorance of and disobedience to the Divine Instructor, whom the Father has commissioned to teach us to pray?
“We are to press the matter, not with vain repetitions [as the Pharisees], but with urgent repetitions. We repeat, not to count the times, but to gain the prayer. We cannot quit praying because heart and soul are in it.” He continued, “Christ puts importunity as a distinguishing characteristic of true praying. We must not only pray, but we must pray with great urgency, with intentness AND WITH repetition. We must not only pray, but we must pray again and again.”
~ E.M. Bounds
When proud man bends, the mountains flow down. This happened in a most decided manner with that young Welsh miner, Evan Roberts, just previous to the outpouring of God upon the villages, towns, and cities of Wales during the 1904 revival. We can always trace the work of God to a praying figure, and there were praying people whose intercession shaped the instrument used so mightily at that time.
Seth Joshua had prayed for four years for God to raise up an instrument either from the plow or the mines who would be used in the hands of the Almighty to bring the once religious principality of Wales back to its God. The spiritual condition was very low, and attendance at the house of God was poor. It was time for him to work. Then there were praying groups, scattered here and there, whose sighs and cries were heard in Heaven.
The instrument prayed for was being prepared by God for some years previous to the great outpouring in Wales. In God’s time He moved mightily through Evan Roberts and Wales experienced a revival.
-How They Prayed (Vol. 3)
Edwin and Lillian Harvey
BE STRONG AND TAKE COURAGE
Joab, the commander of the army of Israel under King David, in the midst of a battle against the Syrians and Ammonites, saw that the battle line was against them both before and behind. In this dire circumstance, he declared to his army, “Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the Lord do what is good in His sight.” (1 Chronicles 19:13)
Though their enemies were in the front of them and behind them, Joab knew that if they would just take courage and be strong, God would give them the victory, and God did!
Each one of us, as soldiers in the army of God, are in a battle against the spiritual powers of darkness. Our enemies are in front of us, behind us, and above us. The tremendous sound of battle is all around us, yet the eternal words through Joab are still speaking to us today, “Be of good courage and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God.” In Scripture, cities are a type of the local churches (like the church is a type of a flock, a household, an army, etc.) Today we are to be of good courage and have strength in the battle for the sake of our nation and the church of Jesus Christ!
Amid the battle against the spiritual powers of darkness, when the prophet Jeremiah saw the wicked prospering, he poured out his complaint before the Lord, and the Lord's answer was, “If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, in which you trusted, they wearied you, then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?” (Jeremiah 12:5) The Lord was telling Jeremiah that much more was yet to come! If he was struggling then in the current situation, how would he endure what was still to come?!
In the heat of the battle with the enemy prospering on every side, it is easy to lose heart and be tempted to retreat. The Apostle Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:10, “Finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.”
We are strong in the Lord and in the power of His might as we spend time with Him. As we spend time in God’s presence, we receive an impartation of divine inner strength. With that divine inner strength, we will not lose heart or fall back in the heat of the battle. With that divine inner strength, our eyes will not be on the circumstances but rather fixed on the Lord. With that inner divine strength, we will stand courageous and strong in the heat of the battle.
Years ago from the pulpits of America the importance of spending time daily, morning and evening, seeking the Lord was frequently preached. The importance of intimacy with Christ was preached, yet as the busyness of life crept in that message fell by the wayside.
The powers of darkness know that if God's people spend time daily seeking the presence of God they will be strong and courageous in the battle and he will be defeated. It is vital that we spend time daily seeking God's presence!
We do not know what tomorrow holds for our nation, for us, or for the church of Jesus Christ; but we know Who holds the nation and the church! We are told to be courageous and strong as we faithfully fight in the war between light and darkness, and God will surely prevail!
Though the battle is intense and it is raging, our strength is in God, and our victory is sure!
Spend time daily in prayer and receive the divine inner strength for the battle. Be strong and take courage for the sake of our nation and the church of Jesus Christ!
The 1857 Revival
1857 found America in a tumultuous time. Civil War was brewing, the economy was unstable, and morality seemed hardly to be found. But God used a man who was willing to give up his lunch hour to prayer, to draw His people close to Him before one of the worst wars in our country’s history.
Jeremiah Lanphier was just an ordinary man. He worked as a clothing wholesaler in New York City. He was so concerned with the souls of those around him, that he spent his evenings handing out tracts. Eventually, Jeremiah accepted a job at a Dutch Reformed Church visiting members, witnessing, and holding Bible studies. This job proved to be demanding work with little visible reward and Jeremiah found himself physically and spiritually exhausted when his days would end. Because of this, he began to pray at noon for one hour. He found this reinvigorated him and gave him strength to continue his work as the scripture says, “They that wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength.” (Is. 41:10)
After doing this for a while he realized that if he received strength from his noon prayer, perhaps others, especially businessmen, could also benefit from spending the noon hour in prayer. He printed 20,000 flyers that read, “Prayer Meeting from 12 to 1 o’clock – stop 5, 10, or 20 minutes, or the whole hour as your time admits.” For thirty minutes the man prayed alone, as he had done so many times before. Then, one by one, five men walked in and prayed with him. The next week there were twenty men, and on the third week there were forty.
Shortly after the third meeting, an economic collapse occurred; banks closed, business shut down and thousands of people lost their jobs. So many people rushed to the churches, that many were forced to open for noon and evening prayer meetings. Jeremiah began offering the prayer meetings every day and it was long before he had to rent a bigger building. One reporter traveling from church to church recorded 6,000 people from the buildings he was able to visit alone.
The revival spread to Boston and Philadelphia, while churches in Chicago, St. Louis, and Cleveland also opened at noon for prayer meetings. This revival led into the Third Great Awakening which is said to have drawn 1 million people into the family of Christ. It is also said that this revival influenced the Welsh Revival of 1904.
All of this was possible because one man listened to God’s call to pray for one hour during a time that he could have spent eating or resting. May we be encouraged by God’s willingness to use, even the most unqualified of us, to complete His great work.
“Lord, teach us to pray.“ Yes, us, Lord. We have read in your scripture with how much power your believing people of old used to pray, and what mighty wonders were done in answer to their prayers. And if this took place under the old covenant, in the time of anticipation, how much more will you now, in these days of fulfillment, give your people this sure sign of your presence among us. We have heard the promises given to your apostles about the power of prayer in your name, and have seen how gloriously they experienced that truth. We know for certain, those promises can become true for us, too. Please teach us to pray so that we may receive abundantly. The coming of your kingdom depends on our prayer, too. In our prayer, too, you can glorify your name. “Lord, teach us to pray.” Yes, us, Lord. We offer ourselves as students. We desire to be taught by you. “Lord, teach us to pray.“
-With Christ in the School of Prayer
Rev. Andrew Murray
FINNEY AND HIS INTERCESSORS
We are convinced through extensive research and study into biography and the history of revivals that genuine Spirit wrought prayers always can be traced to seasons of extraordinary prayer on the part of private individuals or of a church or group united in prayer.
How They Prayed
Edwin and Lillian Harvey
AN APPEAL TO FAST
Finding the time to fast is not easy when life is so busy. There are two things that may help you take the time to fast. The first is remembering that fasting is a biblical practice that God asks of His people. Fasting enhances, reinforces, and adds depth to our prayers before the Lord. Another factor that strengthens us in fasting is knowing that there are other believers fasting with us. Knowing that it is easier to fast as a united body, we appeal to you to join us in fasting every Tuesday, from now until the election in November. (If Tuesday is not a good day, feel free to choose whatever day of the week is best for you.)
Our hope is not in political leaders, but there is an easy choice in this next election for a number of good and godly reasons. So let us join together in prayer and fasting as God has instructed us. Let us pray that our freedoms would endure and that we as a nation would receive a visitation turning many hearts to the Lord as has happened many times in years past.
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True Humility and Repentance
Since we met last, our nation has gone from having the strongest economy in her history to having an unemployment rate that is the highest since the Great Depression. We have states still in lockdown, which many people believe is for political reasons.
There are business owners who are now crushed, scared, and depressed having lost everything that they spent their lives building. According to a recent article on CBN News, a trauma doctor in California said, “We’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.” That is a staggering number. For the first time in US history, many churches have been told they cannot meet. There is widespread unrest, looting, riots, and destruction in cities across the nation. These places that have been burned and destroyed, for the most part, will never come back.
America is in distress!
Naturally speaking this is a dire, dark, depressing, dreadful picture. It seems that the powers of darkness are winning the spiritual battle over our nation.
There is a Biblical account that speaks of a time where it seemed, like today, that the powers of darkness had won the battle and defeated God’s people. In Second Kings 18 and 19, we see how low Judah had fallen due to her sins against the Lord. Her enemies had come in like a flood and plundered her. Then Hezekiah became king, and he began to turn to the Lord and restore Judah to the ways of the Lord. When he began restoring the nation to God’s ways, Judah’s enemies reacted and came against them — enemies who were even stronger than before. The Assyrians had an army of 185,000 men, and Judah basically had nothing left. In the natural, they did not stand a chance. They had no hope. In this dire situation, Hezekiah humbled himself covering himself with sackcloth and went into the house of the Lord to pray and seek His face. He sent a message to the prophet Isaiah saying, “This is a day of trouble, and rebuke, and blasphemy.” This is such an accurate description of our situation today! We are living in a day of trouble, rebuke, and blasphemy.
God’s response to Hezekiah after he humbled himself and sought Him was, “Do not be afraid of the words which you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me. Surely I will send a spirit upon him, and he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land. And I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.” Once Hezekiah heard this word from the Lord, he did not sit back and relax, but rather he went into action! He acted on the word of the Lord and continued to seek the Lord in prayer. And the Lord responded again and told him that because he had prayed against the King of Assyria, He had heard his prayer. And the angel of the Lord, not Hezekiah nor Judah, went forth and killed all 185,000 Assyrians, and the King of Assyria went back home and was killed by his own sons. Hezekiah and Judah did not have to do anything to defeat their enemies other than to humble themselves, praying and seeking God’s face, and obey His laws! As soon as they did this, the Lord rose up and conquered the enemy.
Humility, repentance, and obedience to the Lord will bring victory over the wicked! Those were the keys to overcoming the enemies for Israel, and they are the keys for America.
Could it be that this glorious story is in the Bible to give us a message today?
The Lord raised America up to be a light in the darkness. He has loved her, protected her, and blessed her beyond measure, more than any other nation on earth. He has never left her nor turned His back on her. Instead, America has left Him and turned her back on Him. Just as Israel, we have left our first love to run after other loves. And just like with Israel, the Lord is calling us back to Him! He continues to extend His mercy to us. He has shown us the path to restoration and made clear the path to healing.
Will we His people hear His voice? Will we respond while there is time? Will we turn to Him in humility and repentance and pray and seek His face again?
True humility and repentance in God’s people will be the beginning of a spiritual healing, but we will not obtain humility and repentance if we do not draw near to the presence of God! We His people MUST spend time at His feet, in His Presence, in His holiness! It is there that we will see our true condition and repent!
Throughout the Bible, we see examples of men who were truly humble before the Lord. Job was a perfect man, yet in God’s presence he abhorred himself and repented in dust and ashes! Paul was outwardly holy, a Pharisee of Pharisees who did everything right according to the law, yet when he had an encounter with God, his eyes were opened to see that his righteousness was as filthy rags. The Apostle Paul spent time in the presence of God which is why he could say with true humility, “I am the chief among sinners.” And, “O wretched man that I am, who shall deliver me?” Paul was a great apostle when he said this. He wasn’t just wasting words. He was spending time in the presence of the Lord and seeing God’s holiness resulting in true humility.
Repentance is a gift from the Lord that we can obtain as we spend time with Him. In this time, the church needs more than anything that gift of repentance that drives us to our knees and causes us to draw close to God with a humble and broken heart.
Before national healing can come, spiritual healing must come first to the church. Spiritual healing will come as we spend time in the presence of the Lord both individually and corporately. We must press on seeking His presence with humility and repentance in order to see our nation healed.
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