The Way Up is Down (Part 1)

O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneelbefore the LORD our maker. Ps 95:6 

The American nation–and the world as a whole–is desperately trying to pull itself up from a host of economic troubles, international problems, military and terrorist threats, shocking moral decline and many other woes.

Sometimes the way up is down…on our knees.

On June 29, 2014, the sixth annual Call2Fall event will point us the right direction. The greatest need of our time is to fall on our knees, confess our rebellion and sin against a holy and loving God, turn from our self-centered and apathetic ways and rebuild our homes, neighborhoods and societies upon the proven principles of His Word.

I’m excited to again invite you to participate in this year’s Call 2 Fall. This is the sixth year Tony Perkins, the head of Family Research Council has called the Body of Christ in America to set aside time on the Sunday before July 4, to humble themselves before God by praying on their knees. There’s nothing magical about kneeling. It’s just a good reminder of how sinful we are before a Righteous God and how dependent we are upon Him for renewal in our hearts and reformation and hope in our nation.

June 29th is on Sunday before the 4th this year. Wouldn’t it be great if millions of believers went to their houses of worship on Saturday night or Sunday morning and we fell our faces to repent of sin and express our utter dependency on God? There be plenty of time afterward to spend with family and friends celebrating our Independence as a nation.

First, express repentance for sin and dependence on God.

Second, proclaim faith and celebrate our  independence from tyranny.

Right now there are over 1,843,899 churches and individuals that have committed to be a part of Call2Fall. If you’re not already one of them, go to the Call2Fall web-site right now and sign up.

The Call 2 Fall is nothing fancy.  No slick program.  No big production.  Just setting aside a definite time during worship on July 4, 2010 when people get on their knees and faces before the Lord in repentant prayer for God to reshape their lives and renew our land. There are multiplied millions of believers who realize that America is in trouble and that neither Washington nor Wall Street has the answers. We are hoping that at least 40,000 churches will join in a corporate act of humility, repentance, and desperate prayer on our knees before the Lord.

  • God, as we come to you in simplicity of heart, help us to humble ourselves. With nothing to offer except repentance  – and even that, a gift from you – help us to cry out “Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God? Restore Your presence and biblical righteousness to your churches and heal our land we pray. In Jesus’ Name, Amen (2 Chr 7:14; Joel 2:17).

Ron Boehme is Director of YWAM US Renewal

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