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A Call To Prayer

Posted: Saturday, October 1

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

Pastor Shawn Follis // Youth Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Isaiah 62:6-65:25
Philippians 2:19-3:3
Psalm 73:1-28
Proverbs 24:13-14 


Verse of the day:

O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray day and night, continually. Take no rest, all you who pray to the Lord. (Isaiah 62:6)

In one month we will be electing a new leader for our country. I am amazed and thankful that we live in a country where my voice is heard and where there can be a peaceful transition of power from one leader to another.  However, just because it has been peaceful in the past, we must never take for granted that peace will be the default of our fellow Americans.



The tension in our nation is at a boiling point. All it takes is one incident to send communities boiling into the streets. Frustration is giving way to anger. Who is on the walls of our cities, watching and praying? Where have the watchmen gone?



This is a Call to Prayer. This is a call to action. It is time for us as the church to begin to post watchmen on the walls of our cities once again. We need to pray for the peace of America. We need to pray that the frustrations of men and women will find some resolution. We need to pray for a peaceful election and transfer of power. We need to pray.



Today is more than a devotion, it is a call to respond. For the next month, what would happen in our country if we committed to 24/7 prayer? What would happen if every person in our churches would select 30 minutes a day to intercede for our country? Only God knows the spiritual healing and movement this could spark. Instead of riots in the streets we could begin to see revival.



“Take no rest, all you who pray to the Lord.”



That is our challenge. Who will organizes your friends and family to pray? Who will set up watchmen on the wall? It is time for us to shake ourselves awake and take our place upon the walls of our city. For the month of October, let’s unite together, one nation, under God and Pray for America.