Thursday, October 11, 2012

Prayer

A God thing begins somewhere, and most followers of God believe it begins with a humbled heart in prayer. Our country has problems bigger than any politician can solve. Our country needs leaders whom humble themselves to God.

Thanks to our General Secretary of the Assemblies of God, James Bradford, for providing this guide for prayer called the 7:14 Prayer initiative. I customized it for an hour of prayer beginning at 7:14. Feel free to customize it even further.

"The 7:14 Prayer Initiative

"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 I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14, NIV


 

7:14-7:24

"If my people…will humble themselves"

  • Repent of spiritual coldness, indifference, prayerlessness, and disobedience in our lives and churches
  • Seek for authentic humility and dependence on God to mark our way forward


 

7:24-7:34

"If my people…will pray"

  • Pray for God's hand of guidance to be on our nation's leaders at national, state, and local levels
  • Seek God for a powerful spiritual awakening in our nation that could bring millions into the kingdom of God


 

7:34-7:44

"If my people…will seek my face"

  • Hunger for God to pour out His Spirit in our churches with miraculous power and evangelistic effectiveness
  • Ask God to do whatever it takes to turn people back to Him and encounter Jesus in our nation


 

7:44-7:54

"If my people…will turn from their wicked ways"

  • Repent of unholy affections and ungodly behavior in our personal lives and our churches
  • Seek God to turn back the sins of immorality pornography, abortion, materialism, prejudice, and injustice in our nation


 

7:54-8:04

"I will forgive their sin and will heal their land"

  • Pray that God's people will turn out to vote and do so with the mind of Christ
  • Seek God's direction in the selection of a president and of persons to fill the other national, state, and local elected offices


 

8:04-8:14

Thanksgiving and Listening

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