Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Couldest Thou Not Watch One Hour?


This Friday night . . . 

. . . actually in the wee beginning hours of Saturday morning, January 5,

our Michigan National Day of Prayer Coordinators and our praying Christian friends

are invited to join in Nightwatch between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. (pick an hour or pray both!) 

What?
In this critical hour in our nation, the National Day of Prayer Task Force, in partnership with Capitol Hill Prayer Partners, established Nightwatch. This is a unique prayer meeting that takes place in the night and via the telephone to facilitate prayer among Christians across America who will stand in the gap for our nation.  

When?
The prayer watch covers the hours from midnight to 6:00 a.m., EST during the month of January. Michigan is participating on Friday nights this year, along with the Midwest Region, with a focus on Business. 

How?
If you would like to participate, email Lori Wagner, Michigan National Day of Prayer Task Force State Coordinator, (loriwagner@affirmingfaith.com) to receive the phone number and code to join in a prayer conference call from the comfort of your home. She will also send some helpful resources to aid in united prayer.

Why?
During the unique venue of Nightwatch:
  • Power-packed corporate agreement takes place in which various gifts of the Body of Christ function in the transforming presence of God.  
  • Heartfelt petitions are lifted for the needs of our nation.  
  • Focused prayer is offered for America and its leadership with an emphasis on seven centers of power:  Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family.
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.
Hear my voice in accordance with your love;
preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws.
Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law.
Yet you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.
Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever.  
Psalm 119:147-152 NIV

Although it may seem a big commitment or sacrifice, participating in Nightwatch is a faith-building, enriching experience. Praying with others gives insight and perspective on how to better pray for our nation -- that order and righteousness would be established -- that protection would be granted  -- that provisions and blessings would be imparted!

Please email your RSVP today or call Lori Wagner at (248) 909-5735 for more information. Our nation needs prayer!

In addition to this Friday, Michigan is also covering Friday, January 18 (or the wee hours of the 19th) from 3:00 - 4:00 a.m.

Please prayerfully consider joining the call. Blessings!


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