The vast majority of people in America believe in the power of prayer. As the late minister James Edwin Orr once said, "No great spiritual awakening has begun anywhere in the world apart from united prayer." Across the nation, leaders are hearing the Lord say that the U.S. is going to experience a great awakening.
Prompted by this message, a coalition of influential Pentecostal/charismatic and evangelical leaders met this past December at the international headquarters of Every Home for Christ in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The coalition—including Paul Cedar (Mission America Coalition), John Bornschein (National Day of Prayer), Ed Silvoso (Harvest Evangelism), Dutch Sheets (Appeal to Heaven), Lou Engle (TheCall), David Butts (National Prayer Committee), Mike and Cindy Jacobs (Generals International) and David Kubal (Intercessors for America)—sought the Lord, strategized and came to a consensus that God was leading them to unite and issue a national call for multiple days of fasting and prayer walking.
Out of this, a broad coalition of ministries called As One has emerged. The vision is for believers to unite as one and appeal to heaven to change the nation's spiritual climate. The basic strategy revolves around two 40-day periods of prayer walking, fasting and corporate prayer. The first will start Easter Sunday, March 27, and run through the National Day of Prayer on May 5. The second begins Sept. 30 and ends on Election Day. In addition, there will be much collaboration with major national prayer events happening throughout the year.
The plan is to prayer walk every street and zip code, which requires an army of believers who will strap on their walking shoes and cry out to heaven. God is looking for people who will take Him at His word to "give Him no rest" until the nation returns to righteousness.
The new national website, prayasone.org, features more information on how you and your church can get involved, as well as devotions and other resources. —Jackie Maslow
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