What would America look like if every Christian in America took 15 minutes to pray for our nation? If 50 million people were releasing the same intercessory prayers and decreeing and declaring God's promises over the nation every day, would it make a difference?
Dutch Sheets, author of the best-selling book Intercessory Prayer and an international speaker, thinks it would—and he's got Scripture to back him up. Dutch points to Matthew 18:19-20 for biblical support: "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. For where two or three are assembled in My name, there I am in their midst."
That's the foundation for a new app that aims to set Christians in America praying. The free iOS app offers a daily devotional, a Scripture and a prayer model. Altogether, these tools work to help you spend at least 15 minutes with God.
"This is a strategy the Lord gave me for mobilizing the nation in a unified, daily appeal to heaven," Dutch says. "In the spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14, it will lead us in repentance, the unraveling of unrighteous structures and toward revival in America. Give Him 15 could turn out to be the most significant strategy I've ever been part of for America."
Launched in November at the first national Appeal to Heaven conference, the Give Him 15 app, which Dutch describes as a new national prayer movement, has already seen over 100,000 downloads. The content, which includes blogs, was developed by Christians all over the country in various streams. An urgent prayer alert is also built into the app, so that Christians can make intercession in the wake of tragedies such as the San Bernardino shootings or the 170 people taken hostage in a Mali hotel.
Here's a sample prayer from the app you can pray right now: "Dear Lord, I love You! Give me a passion to wait on You. I want to trust You enough to believe that You want this kind of time with me. I want to be desperate for the move of God You have promised, but I want it to be truly You and not a man-made movement. I pray for the church in America, that we stop trying to get the lost in the doors with productions and feel-good programs, but that we would want to see You and experience the weight of Your glory! The Spirit and the bride say, 'Come, Lord Jesus!' Come, Holy Spirit! Come!" —Jennifer LeClaire
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