The Christian’s Call to Prayer

“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3 NIV).

Several years ago, I was blessed to serve on a team taping World Impact television programs at the Seven Churches of Asia, located in what is now the nation of Turkey. This was my first exposure to the Islamic use of a human voice announcing times for prayer to the Muslim community. The summons, proclaimed via public address systems atop their numerous Minarets, actually begins with repeating two very powerful statements: “God is great,” and “I bear witness that there is no god except the One God.” The call ends with the twice-repeated imperative, “Hurry to prayer!”

The Turkish Muslims hear this summons to mandatory prayer five times each day. Regardless of where they are, many will fall on their knees, bowing with faces to the ground. Sadly, their false belief system will not merit them any righteous results.

Thankfully, the Christian’s call to prayer is not from a human voice, but is birthed from a relationship with the ONE TRUE GOD and HIS SON JESUS CHRIST, issued through the power of the HOLY SPIRIT and the WORD of GOD.  My heart and soul’s cry in response to the divine invitation issued in Jeremiah 33:3 is, “Yes, LORD! Yes, we will fall on our knees and call upon You!”

The Awakening America Alliance and Cry Out America prayer teams are joining in agreement with the Family Research Council’s Call 2 Fall. We echo God’s challenge for pastors across America to lead their people on their knees in an act of humility before God, engaging in personal and corporate repentance. We believe our extraordinary, united prayers will bring Americans to our knees in the “fear of the Lord,” resulting in a true revival in our land.

Prayer focus: Lord Jesus, one of your most definitive calls in Scripture is the summons to repentance and faith. You say to us, “The time has come . . . The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”(Mark 1:15). We do repent and seek Your face, believing that the good news of the Gospel will once again resonate throughout America and lives will be transformed through believing in you as the Savior of the world.

—     Kay Horner, Executive Director, Awakening America Alliance

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