Last night my wife and I had the privilege to join a national conference call to pray for America sent out by the National Day of Prayer. The call was motivated by the Muslim Day of Prayer in Washington DC that started today, September 25th.
“They are calling for 50,000 Muslims to gather and pray on the DC Mall. This is the exact word of one of the Sheikhs who is leading this historic gathering, ‘Muslims should march on the White House. We are going to the White House so that Islam will be victorious, Allah willing, and the White House will become into a Muslim house.’ These are not empty words. They speak of a dark spiritual intent and a coming day of great trouble to America.” – From National Day of Prayer Task Force Email
The timing of this Muslim Day of Prayer is significant as it comes at the tail end of Ramadan. As the spiritual power of that month of fasting is directed on prayers for the advancement of Islam in America. These prayers are not just for greater Islamic freedom in our country, but for greater control over it.
Many Christian believers will view this futile exercise of non-believers. Their god does not exist so what effect would their prayers really have? Granted, not as much as prayers to a God who loves His people and desires to listen to their prayers, but prayer also has a great ramifications on the spiritual arena. This is why fasting has such power. It does not make God hear you more, but it battles the spiritual forces in this world. Muslims are welcome to pray on our capital, but as Christians we must not give up ground by our silence in prayer. Call out to God that He may once again reign in the hearts of the people of America.
Earlier this summer the President made a statement while in Turkey (video of statement) that if you counted up all of the Muslim Americans then the United States would be one of the largest Muslim countries. For those followers of Muhammad, this statement would encourage them to try to take more land for the Islamic agenda. Thus the website promoting this event states, “Our time has come!”
The Muslim religion is a praying religion. They pray five times a day and fast for a month each year. We serve a God that is bigger than this, but we need to pray. As you read this, even if it is after the event, please pray for Jesus to reveal Himself to the Muslims within our border. Ask for Him to sent them dreams. Ask that the man that they call ‘Isa’ would reveal Himself as not only a prophet but God.
One thing I was encouraged about was the number of people on the phone last night and hearts I heard in prayer for God and people. There were a couple times when they opened the lines for all to pray together when I thought of Ted’s post earlier about God hearing everyone’s prayer at once. Even though we were too much for the phone lines, which just went to static, God had no problem hearing (or wanting to hear) it all. That’s the kind of God we serve.
I attend the National Day of prayer every year in the Nations Capitol-Washington, DC….and I see "handfuls" of Christians….."handfuls" come out to pray. Yet, on Friday 10,000 or so were on their faces? Yes, to their god Allah.., We have the National Day of Prayer every year in the National Capitol Area and there are thousands of churches in the Washington, DC, VA, MD. But we are to busy to set aside this "National" Day of Prayer and Repentance and come together in agreement. And we are "called" to pray for those in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life.
Enough of complaining about who goes to the seat of government. We need to come out of the four walls of the church and do something. We need to show up and "PRAY" in agreement. There are thousands of churches here in our area…..thousands and one opening every few days for what? Another grand show of things? We need to humble ourselves, seek His face in unity and not those in high places to be seen. But we need to seek His face so that He can heal our land. Until we get busy, until we get out of the four walls of our churches and stop grand standing and get on our face and pray…. There will be many more coming to our seat of government. When will we wake up? When will the "church" really call for a National Day of Prayer and really show up and really pray until something happens?
I PRAY THAT THIS WILL PROVOKE MANY TO THEIR KNEES…. to really seek the LORD and to understand the times we are living in! Our nation is changing before our very eyes…wide open… And we are asleep…No we do not need another ALERT! We need ACTION! Just like the IRON Curtain we need to tear down this "IRON" Curtain and Pray! We need God’s power…enough of our own "FIRE" and no results! Father we need you now to "empower" your church with signs and wonders!!!!!!!!!!!! Send the revival Fires…we need you now! Amen!
Thank you for your comments. I hear your heart for people to pray. As this rally has now come and gone, I pray that the seemingly small impact of the event does not lessen the call to pray. I do believe with you that this was a wake up call for Christians to take prayer seriously. Do not be discouraged by the lack of interest you see in your fellow believers around you, but allow it to quicken you again to pray that God soften [i]their [/i] hearts to pray.