Sunday, September 26, 2010


In This Issue
• WEEK ONE: Setting the Stage
• WEEK ONE: Prayer Points

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Sunday, September 26, 2010 - Election Day Prayer Vigil:

Praying Through 2 Chronicles 7:14


[This five-part series for an Election Day Prayer Vigil has been developed by Mary Fox Murphy, Founder and President, Christian Women's Outreach, in Stillwater, OK.

In lieu of offerings, Mary is simply asking that we share this prayer strategy with others in our own network of friends. Thank you, Mary!]


Praying Through 2 Chronicles 7:14

By Mary Fox Murphy

In searching the depths of my heart and soul and seeking the Lord, I believe there may be a reason we are not victorious in our pursuit for spiritual change in this nation. I think we all stand right now LOOKING FOR TRUE HOPE AND CHANGE FOR THIS NATION. I sincerely ask you to pray about joining with me in this PRAYER VIGIL.

Blessings, Mary


There are numerous prayer initiatives right now. Prayer leaders across the nation are asking you to PRAY FOR THE USA. One of those will be right for you. I am also proposing one to begin Sept. 26 and ending on Sunday, Oct. 24.

If you join with us for the next five weeks, I will send out PRAYER POINTS for each week. This will not be like most of those that are being suggested.

I contend that the Body of Christ must be well (in right standing with the Father) for God to HEAL OUR LAND. Each week the PRAYER POINTS will follow II Chronicles 7:14.

It is my strong belief that God wants His Body in ONE ACCORD AND WELL.

If we do this as a BODY, He will do one of two things.

1. He will either HEAL OUR LAND.
2. Or He will bring His Cleansing to America.

But, if you are His, He will protect you through whatever is in our future.

There is no guarantee that God will heal our land. The sins of this nation may be too raw, too deep, too insidious and too overt for Him to stay His Hand of Judgment. He has ways and means of cleansing a nation's sins. Throughout Biblical history we see when, where, and how God cleanses cultures, nations, and people groups. We are no exception. This may be our last opportunity to make a change in this nation.

If you do not join this prayer initiative, then please join in one of the others to PRAY FOR THE USA.

Mary Fox Murphy
The International Prayer Network


MARY HAS WRITTEN A SEVEN-PAGE DOCUMENT -- TITLED "CHRISTIAN AMERICA, WE HAVE A PROBLEM" -- which is the foundation for this prayer vigil. If you wish to receive this document, send Mary an email at:

WEEK ONE: Setting the Stage

Prayer Vigil: WEEK ONE
Sunday, September 26 - Sunday, October 3

"Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Heb 4:16)


• To pray through 2 Chr. 7:14 during the first few weeks of the vigil, in an attempt to bring the Body of Christ into one mind-the mind of Christ. Then to PRAY FOR THE USA in order to change the spiritual direction and return decent moral values to this nation.


When desiring to change a person's heart, transform a city or a nation, or inspire world changing events, it is imperative to incorporate intercessors within the Body of Christ to be praying:

• In Unity-being in one accord-with one mind.

Praying in "one accord" is a foundational principle of prayer. Miraculous results in prayer are never born out of division-only unified minds and hearts in prayer produce miracles. Unity also means that we must humble ourselves before God and man.

Unity is a transforming ingredient of corporate prayer. It is imperative to be in agreement when you are in corporate prayer.

Mat 18:19, 20 "Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. "For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them."

• With Focus and intent, creating Strategic Prayers and changing the environment. Having a goal and pursuing it in prayer can change the direction of a nation. Prayer warriors must know for what they are praying and why, then be diligent in their task. This involves humbly seeking the face of God through His Word and praying the scriptures. This agreement with the Word spawns effective prayers. God-inspired, intelligent, persistent, and fervent prayers create strategic intercession.

The Body of Christ must have a PLAN and PRAY IT INTO EXISTANCE. Strategic, Unified Intercession Literally Changes Things. As the spiritual climate is changed through prayer, transformation begins to manifest in our present physical environment. The depth of Godly, corporate, intense, and focused prayers will determine the outcome of our prayer efforts.

• And Examining yourself.

I know that you have prayed for years, but so many of us do it almost by rote. In this very serious battle that we are in, each of us needs to step back and take a look at ourselves. These first few weeks are not redundant as one might think. They will finely hone us for the battle we are in. They will strengthen us as a Body to Fight the Good Fight of Faith.

WEEK ONE: Prayer Points


"If My people who are called by My name . . ."

2 Chr 7:14 "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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

Please note the conditional word in this part of the scripture is "if". This little word is often overlooked and/or ignored. It is extremely important to this verse. "If" we do abide by all the conditions of this verse "then" the Lord will hear our prayers, forgive our sins and heal our land. Conclude for yourselves what the result will be if we do not fulfill the conditions of this scripture.


The PRAYER POINTS are merely SUGGESTIONS. As you begin to pray each day during this week over this portion of the scripture, the Holy Spirit will lead you into a greater expansion of your prayers. The point is to pray each day for the Body of Christ in America to be encouraged, be lifted up, pulled out of their despair, and get them moving as a Unified Body according to the Word of God. It is also a good thing to always meditate on and pray the scriptures.

We begin this week by praying for the Body of Believers in the USA-God's people who are called by His Name.

-- Pray for God's people to be awaken from their slumber and rise up, for their time has now come. Pray for them to rejoin the Army of God. Some do not even know they have been called to the Army. Awaken them and teach them. Many are AWOL.

Isaiah 60: 1-3 Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. 2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. 3 The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising. (NKJV)

-- Pray for those who have been distracted and led into deception by the enemy. Pray that they will have their eyes opened to the error of their ways and respond to the full truth of the Gospel. This may not be easy for some, but it is a must for them to be a part of this Army. Deception will always lead to Division and Division, unless mended can lead to Destruction. Pray against the evil ways of the enemy.

Jer. 29:8,9 For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let your prophets and your diviners who are in your midst deceive you, nor listen to your dreams which you cause to be dreamed. 9 For they prophesy falsely to you in My name; I have not sent them, says the LORD. (NKJV)

-- Pray that those who are weary and tired of well-doing will receive a new refreshing from the Holy Spirit. Pray that they return to their first love full with spiritual energy. Pray that we all learn to wait on the Lord and obey His Word to us.

Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (KJV)

-- Pray that the ones who are discouraged will have fresh fire set under them and allow them to see "hope" instead of "defeat." Pray that they become the "encouragers."

Rom. 15:4,5 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. 5Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:

-- Pray for those who have fallen into apathy and neglect of their faith; that they will be shaken and awakened to the severity of the times. Pray for the lukewarm and the back sliden to return to the Lord.

I Timothy 4: 14, 15. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. 15Meditate upon these things; give yourself wholly to them; that your profiting may appear to all.

-- Pray that the Body of Believers in this nation get rid of their "self-centeredness" and begin to live a life, which is fully dedicated to Jesus Christ and His Word. Pray that they become true followers who are "Christ-centered." Pray that they forsake the "things of this world."

Joshua 24: 15, 16 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. 16And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the LORD, to serve other gods; (KJV)

Matt. 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life. (KJV)

-- Pray that the Body of Believers in this nation will learn to face the future without fear, with an unmitigated FAITH IN OUR LORD AND SAVIOR. Pray that their only fear will be the FEAR OF THE LORD.

Proverbs 14:2 In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and His children shall have a place of refuge. (KJV)

-- Pray that as the Army is mobilized and unified. Pray that we will be taught and trained by the Holy Spirit TO STAND. Pray that this powerful Army of the Lord will function with no compromise.

[Footnote from Sara Ballenger: Pray that believers in our time would be endowed with the zeal of the Huguenot martyrs on the sands of Matanzas inlet who also "functioned with no compromise."]

Eph. 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Eph 6:10 Finally, my brother, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

Thank you for praying with us this week. I know that the committed prayer of the faithful will avail much.

James 5: 16 . . . . The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

Mary Fox Murphy
The International Prayer Network