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28 Nations Pray for USA

Historic Response to 72 Hours of Prayer and Fasting for USA

Media Release

A world-wide call to pray and fast for the USA went out from Australia and New Zealand on 25 April 2013 from the team at Australia’s National Day of Prayer and Fasting. The video Call to Prayer can be seen at www.nationaldayofprayer.com.au  The Australian team felt led by God to bridge the US National Day of Repentance on 30 April and the US National Day of Prayer on 2 May with a worldwide call for 72 hours of prayer and fasting for the USA.  This was humbly and gratefully received by American prayer leaders during a teleconference on 24 April 2013. 

David Rowsome,one of the Australian organisers, said, “As we look back we stand amazed at what the Lord has done. The response from around the world to this prayer call surprised us all."

Jonathan Edwards, the mighty American revivalist of the First Great Awakening and widely acknowledged as America’s greatest theologian, wrote in 1740, “When God has something very great to accomplish for His church, it is His will that there should precede it the extraordinary prayers of His people”

We believe this is what we have just witnessed in this world-wide call to prayer.  Many media outlets and prayer networks, including several global ones, very quickly took up this call.  Confirmed reports from 28 countries around the world have been received and we believe there could very well be many more.  We will not know the full response this side of eternity.  But God does!

 

Australia

France

Myanmar

Samoa

Cameroon

Ghana

Nepal

Solomon Islands

Canada

India

New Zealand

South Korea

China

Indonesia

Nigeria

Spain

Cook Islands

Israel

Pakistan

South Africa

England

Kenya

Papua New Guinea

Vanuatu

Fiji

Malaysia

Philippines

Vietnam

 

David Rowsome continued, “A strategic prayer partner was the International House of Prayer Kansas City www.ihopkc.org  At short notice they responded with a special focus on America in the times of intercession for three days.  The live global web-streaming from the 24/7 Prayer Room captured the heart of the call to prayer.  In the atmosphere of continuous worship we saw the faces of many nations as they offered urgent, fervent and heartfelt prayers for the awakening and revival of America.”

Many ministries around the world linked hands.  An intercessor from Ireland responded to the call with these words – “Yes, God’s global army awakes, moves by His Spirit and will glorify His precious Son!”  Clearly, God’s end-time army is taking its place, preparing for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as promised in Acts 2:17-21.  The US National Day of Prayer reached a new and exciting level reporting it as “the single, largest mobilized effort to prayer in the history of our nation with more than 42,000 events”.  We can only believe that God has indeed used “the extraordinary prayers of His people”around the world to bless America!

 

For more information:       
Ps Matt Prater - 61 433 192 267                     
Dr Graham McLennan - 61 427 003 549
Warwick Marsh - 61 418 225 212                  
David Rowsome - 61 734 220 969

New Zealand enquiries:     
Warren Lyons - 64 272 624 295 

www.calltoprayerministriesinternational.com

www.nationaldayofprayer.com.au/america

 

 

A Letter from Pastor Jeff Daly USA to Warwick Marsh Australia. 

Clearly the Lord used the 72 hours international call to repent, fast and pray to take the National Day of Prayer in the USA on May 2, 2013 to a new level.  Australia and New Zealand prayer partners, and those from another 26or more nations, began to flood the USA with prayers starting on April 30, 2013, even before we began in the USA.  This wonderful wave of love and unity, together with the spiritual disciplines of fasting and personal repentance, had to have moved the Lord to act to begin to heal our land.  We can never thank you enough, and we stand ready to use this strategy in every corner of the planet as His Holy Spirit may direct in His timing. 

Many are reporting a breakthrough, as did Sara Ballinger from Capitol Hill Prayer Partners.  Her email stated: "I can tell you that, in Washington at the National Observance, the GLORY of the Lord fell upon all of us and was present throughout the day. We are hearing reports that the same sense of His Presence and His Glory was also evident across the nation, as reports keep coming into our office of the events that took place in all 50 states. Praise the Lord!

The key word she believed she heard from the Lord as to the issue of same-sex marriage was a great encouragement:

“Until now, many of you have been referring to this decision as a type of ‘ROE V WADE II’ in your nation. But know that this is not the case! In the time of Roe v. Wade, I did not have a praying church in your nation, and NOW I DO! The watchmen on the wall are now in place; stand therefore in faith, and watch what I will do as you continue to cry out to me for this Court and for your land.”

Additionally, Dion Elmore from the National Day of Prayer team in their summary conference call did not specifically mention the 72 hour process but confirmed that there was a huge sense of the Lord's Presence in the actual Capitol building in Washington DC, standing room only, as prayers were offered on May 2. Standing room only was also reported in many other State capitols. 

1.    There were some obvious key developments: unity in the body of Christ. Clearly we were experiencing the Truth of Ephesians 4:1-6 that we are one body, one Spirit, one Lord, one faith.......

2.    There was for many a new understanding of the value of repentance for personal discipleship and also for a nation's destiny.

3.    We saw the power of being bold - it was a mere 18 days from the time the call was proposed.

4.    We saw the power of connecting with other key ministries: IHOP/ANZAC prayer ministries/others.

5.    Now we are sharing resources: the Day of Repentance website is now using the Canberra House of Prayer "prayer App".

Above all, the three day process opened up the Holy Spirit Wisdom to several key people - there was an openness to Holy Spirit Wisdom seen in different words given.

Already we are planning a national day of repentance for September 13-14, to coincide with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.  And we are aware that September 14 will be a day for national elections in Australia; clearly prayers for God's Hand in Australia will be a focus of that day of repentance. 

Again, we can never thank you enough.  We deeply appreciate your help and are forever bonded through the Holy Spirit, as is His Will. Please thank the other prayer networks for us; and please pass on this initial report as you may wish. 

God bless you dear brother,
Pastor Jeff Daly

 

National Day of  Prayer

by Jamie Stahler

All 50 Governors and the President of the United States proclaimed the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer as millions of Americans gathered from coast to coast in solemn assembly.  It was the single, largest mobilized effort to prayer in the history of our nation with more than 42,000 events taking place at courthouse steps, parks, offices, government buildings, churches and homes symbolizing a single prayer – one voice – one cry – for such a time as this. It was, perhaps, the fulfilment of the vision of President John Adams, who wrote on June 17, 1775, “We have appointed a Continental fast. Millions will be upon their knees at once before their great Creator, imploring his forgiveness and blessing; his smiles on American councils and arms.”

Stadiums were filled from Pennsylvania to Minnesota with shouts of prayer and adoration. Parades, motorcycle rallies, hot air balloon launches and more were planned in celebration. In Washington D.C., standing room only events with extended lines throughout the duration of the programs gave transparency to the move of the Holy Spirit to unite the church for what appears to be the sparking embers of a global revival. At the precipice of this National Day of Prayer, many within the church had been praying for just such an awakening and the results may have historic impact of immeasurable proportions. Revive us again was the popular theme of the season as millions united in prayer. It was Charles Spurgeon, who in1866 said, “the word “revive” wears its meaning upon its forehead; it is from the Latin, and may be interpreted thus—to live again, to receive again a life which has almost expired; to rekindle into a flame the vital spark which was nearly extinguished. A true revival is to be looked for in the church of God. Only in the river of gracious life can the pearl of revival be found.”

Revival is not new – God has always intervened trying to get us out of our stagnation and apathy. The Old Testament is a history of revival. In fact, one scholar indicated 7 major revival periods with over 16 clear cultural moves of God during that time. As seasons of complacency would overwhelm the nations in sorrow with a dramatic fall from the graces of God, there would be a spark within a few, driven by His very hand that would lead to national repentance as evidenced in Ezekiel 33:11 or Joel chapter 1, where he declares that the only hope is for a nation to “declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the Lord your God and cry out to Him.”

Following the church from the 14th century throughout modern times, we can document 54 revivals according to many theological sources. In the United States we have seen 3 great times of revival including the 1857 Fulton Street Revival led by a relatively unknown man by the name of Jeremiah Lanphier. What started out as a gathering of 5 people for the state of our nation turned into a movement of over one million men and women turning back to God in bold exclamation of faith. 50,000 people gave their lives to the Lord and this time is credited for a significant drop in crime and a rebuilding of the broken homes that permeated New York City at a time of high unemployment and national insecurity.

The evidence that God is calling his people to revival are overwhelming and as E.M. Bounds stated in his powerful book, The Weapon of Prayer, “A breed of Christian is greatly needed who will seek tirelessly after God, who will give Him no rest, day and night, until He hearken to their cry. The times demand praying individuals who are all athirst for God’s glory, who are broad and unselfish in their desires, quenchless for God, who seek Him late and early, and who will give themselves no rest until the whole earth be filled with His glory.”

The formula is written for us clearly in II Chronicles 7:14 and God’s people are responding by the masses. He has called his church to:

·         Return to Him with humility

·         Pray unceasingly

·         Seek His face unconditionally

·         Turn from our wicked ways

·         Live in unity

·         Persevere until His return

Many will look to the headlines to see if there is instant change in America as a result of this massive public outcry and what we must remember is that God will respond in His timing. Our prayers will not go unanswered. Like the disciples who waited 50 days for the promise of Christ to be fulfilled on Pentecost, we must be patient and remain mobilized and confident that the prayers of His people are powerful and effective and generations not yet born will praise the Lord, Psalm 102:18.

May God bless America once more!