Thursday, May 11, 2017

National Day of Prayer at Son Life Chapel 050317-050417

What a glorious celebration of prayer for our country.  We made it!  24 hours of prayer followed by a special service at Son Life Chapel for a citywide celebration of the National Day of Prayer.  We were at the church till 9:30pm and the miracle was that we were all as awake as when we first started - perhaps a little giddier!  Thank you Lord and thank everyone for your participation.   I know we say this often, but seriously, we could not have done it without you.  New friends, new alliances and an overwhelming sense of expectation for what God has for us.  Jesus was wearing red, white and blue.  We were thrilled to hear of President Trumps signature, the very same day of the ‘Religious Liberty” Executive Order.  Coincidence?  We don’t think so.  This has been an unprecedented season of “calling out” to the One we love and the Only One who can bring desperately needed Revival to our nation.  

On Wednesday night we started with a shofar and a time of worship.  We shared a bit about Room 24 and about the history of the National Day of Prayer.  We read proclamations of our past presidents calling for prayer on this day.  We moved into a time of repentance.  Our worship team from Iglesia de Gracia de Dios joined us for worship - awesome! We had communion and spent some time in the Covenant.  We heard incredible testimonies of “standing” for marriages and a testimony of the marriage covenant restored.  We spoke about the Blood of the Lamb and the covering of our military.  As we moved into the evening we had prayer for our students and had some incredible youth pastors with us through the night.  

A personal favorite was a Holy Spirit encounter in the wee hours and a presentation of the “fishes and the loaves” to the pastors.  The fishes to the ones who were to fish for men and the loaves to the ones who were to feed the sheep. Powerful.  We had one gentlemen join us from Barundi.  As he prayed the burden he had for his nation was apparent and led to a time of extended prayer.  Several pastors continued to pass to him the loaves and the fish for that country.  We always expect God but are amazed and how He is personal in his encounters.  He surely is “Fire in the night”!

The early morning hours brought breakthrough prayers and additional fresh intercessors.  Some of us stayed throughout, some of us never left, but always continuing to intercede.  The morning brought Resurrection power, healing, talk of revival.  (I always love that revival part).  In between we had breakfast, fellowship, lots of joy and some intense starring/naps.  

Our daytime agenda included prayer in line with the NDP agenda.  We had a time of prayer for children and heard from some of the ministries operating in our community.  We were refreshed.

As we prepared for the evening event I think we all wondered how we would do physically.  It’s hard to express just how powerful it is when we come to the end of ourselves and see our spirit triumph with His Spirit.  It happens every time and every time we are amazed.  You know that you know that it can’t possibly be your doing, but God!

II Corinthians 12:9
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.

:)  Yes Lord!

Our conclusion event was spectacular.  The Shofar, the worship, the vision, the pastors hearts, one after another, the languages - prayers in Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish, African languages, Chinese and Korean - all for the USA.  To God be the Glory!  

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