Monday, November 24, 2008

The Call

On November 1, a group from our church excitedly traveled on an eleven-hour round trip to attend The Call at the Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. It could well be said that it was a life-changing event for every one of the approximately 40,000 people that attended.

What was The Call? I had to shake my head in disbelief when I heard the media call it a twelve-hour anti-gay rally. True, we were going to pray about the Marriage Protection Act -- amongst many, many things. However, never, ever were we going to pray against homosexuals. Pray for them, yes. Never against them.

What was The Call? It was not a political rally. There were no anti-candidate, nor pro-candidate speeches. There was prayer for our nation and for wisdom for its people.

What was The Call? Well, it was not the first gathering of such kind. It was not a one-time event. The first Call was held in Washington, D.C. There have been many since across the nation and across the world.

What is The Call? It is a divinely initiated, multi-racial, multi-generational, and cross-denominational gathering to corporate prayer and fasting.

The Call is a mobilization of people from all across America to gather together to petition God for His undeserved mercy for our nation in 12-hour solemn assemblies.

The Call is a FAST, not a festival.

The Call is a SOLEMN ASSEMBLY, not a conference.

Our nation is in desperate need of revival and it will be only through the corporate body of Christ uniting in the place of prayer that we will find any hope in this hour. We believe we can see our nation changed as the Lord pours out His Spirit and brings refreshing to the broken, destitute, and the weary across our land.

And so, we gathered to pray for our nation. To unite as believers and ask for God's mercy.

On a very physical plane, it was so terribly hot out there with the direct sunlight beating down on us. So, here is Israel shading me with an umbrella. Thank you, Sweetheart!

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