"CRY OUT AMERICA!"
Joel 1:14 -- Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord.
On September 11, Christians across the naiton will join forces to CRY OUT FOR AMERICA in an initiative sponsored by The Awakening Alliance.
Gathering together in Solemn Assemblies, the Awakening Alliance seeks to raise up ALTARS OF REPENTANCE ON THE STEPS OF EVERY COURTHOUSE IN EVERY COUNTY IN OUR NATION.
As one of the sponsors of the Awakening Alliance, Capitol Hill Prayer Partners urges each of our members to prayerfully consider raising up your own time of repentance, at the site of your own county courthouse, according to the guidelines given at the AAA website, on Thursday, September 11.
We also would urge all of you to continue to prayerfully consider our own "Calls to Repentance," as building blocks -- or stepping stones -- in removing altars of iniquity in our land, and establishing the righteous foundation of the Word of God for our people.
The "Call to Repentance" is issued every Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m., Eastern Time.
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE, TOO, THAT ALL OF OUR "CALLS TO REPENTANCE" ARE NOW ARCHIVED (THROUGH WEEK 23) AT OUR NEW BLOG: http://acalltorepentance1.blogspot.com/
Working together, in offering acts of repentance in our own prayer closets and as we gather together in these Solemn Assemblies, perhaps our Lord WOULD hear, take note, and forgive . . . and may MANY come to Him in salvation through the work of our hands.
"Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power . . . "
(Psalm 110:3 NAS)
THE CATALYST FOR REPENTANCE AND REVIVAL
In 2001, extremist enemies assaulted our nation with the terrorist attacks of 9-11.
These acts of aggression signaled a physical wake up call for our nation as we entered the new millennium. America and many of our allies united together in immediate response. Vigilance increased. Security tightened. Reserves were activated and our nation was moved to action.
Now, seven years later, a new spiritual wake up call will be issued on 9-11-08. This spiritual alarm will be sounded by Christian believers across America in a nation-wide, simultaneous prayer gathering. Cry Out America calls for us to gather at every county courthouse from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. on this notable day in a united response before the Lord. Together we will cry out for God's mercy at the place of justice and focus prayer on awakening our county for Christ.
The Awakening America Alliance believes that now is the time to unite for America's future. Supernatural intervention is our only hope of turning the spiritual tide in our day. In every great awakening throughout history, extraordinary, united prayer has been critical.
|A SOLEMN ASSEMBLY|
A SOLEMN ASSEMBLY
The hour long "Cry Out America" meeting will be approached as a Solemn Assembly. Not only were Solemn Assembles a very common aspect in the revivals of the Bible, but they were a very important part of the life of believers in America during all its early years. Our early fathers believed God was offended by sin. They themselves were deeply troubled both by the existence of personal sin and the presence of unconfessed corporate sins in the churches and in the nation. They sought the Lord concerning natural disasters through fasting, prayer and corporate repentance. They also sought the Lord in Solemn Assemblies in connection with wars, murders, rapes, and all other immoral issues, believing such outbursts of wickedness to be directly related to the general decline of moral and spiritual life in the churches. For verification, please see the Sprague Collection of Early American Pamphlets at the Weidener Library at Harvard University.
Like any other God-ordained means of grace, the Solemn Assembly has the potential of being corrupted. The very severe denunciations of Isaiah 1:10-15 clearly indicate God's displeasure with form and ritual. "Bring your worthless offerings no longer, their incense is an abomination to Me. New moons and Sabbath, the calling of assemblies --I cannot endure iniquity and the Solemn Assembly. I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts. They have become a burden to Me. I am weary of bearing them...."
|A CALL FOR PARTICIPATION|
A CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Your help is needed in making Thursday, September 11, 2008 an extraordinary day of prayer.
If you believe that extraordinary prayer is needed to awaken our nation and you are willing to be used of God in making it happen, then please begin to inform those you know and work with about this prayer time.
The AAA is organizing by county, if you should choose to work in your area, please contact them at their email address or their website and see if your county already has a leader. It is imperative that we work together in all of our prayer efforts across the land prior to the election--after too, for that matter. Times are desperate right now! Please join with the AAA and be a part of this move of God
|IN CLOSING . . .|
IN CLOSING . . .
The Awakening America Alliance is a broad umbrella under which the body of Christ in America will unite together purposefully issuing a call for revival in the church and a Christ awakening in the nation by utilizing unified activity, various forms of media, and highly visible national and localized events. Alliance members will collaborate together in prayer, fasting and God-inspired action to impact the nation's non- Christian population.
To learn more about formation of the Awakening Alliance America, and to understand the full scope of this project, we invite you to visit the AAA website
For further information about this organization, call 1.888.9AWAKE.US or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE HELP US TO SPREAD THE WORD TO "CRY OUT AMERICA" ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2008. This bulletin may be freely distributed to your own network of friends . . . thank you . . . and WELCOME!
| ||II CHRONICLES 7:14,15|
II CHRONICLES 7:14,15
" . . if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place."
|Who We Are|
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