21-day MEN’s National Predawn Prayer Surge
Weds, October 17 – Tues, November 6, 2012
“Armies don’t meet their enemies for lunch — they strike before dawn!” ~Rev. Dick J Simmons, Men4Nations Director
This is an “urgent call to action” seeking pastors to open their churches daily from 5–7 am during this critical time and challenge their men by leading them in crying out to God on their faces, standing on the authority of God’s true & eternal word. The goal is for 100,000+ Christian men to unite in fervent, effective, righteous prayer for 2 hours each morning before work, focusing on the eternal values of Truth, Humility, & Righteousness to rule our nation, beginning with our own hearts.
Let’s rise before dawn like Jesus, and earnestly seek the face of our Heavenly Father. Let’s cry out to God early like David & praise Him 7 times for His answers. Let’s weep before God like Nehemiah did so we can rebuild the walls of our cities. Let’s mourn & humbly confess like Daniel for the rebellion of his nation, 3 full weeks.
Call to Battle:
“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that ... entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” ~Hebrews 12:1
“Blessed be the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle … my fortress, my deliverer, & my shield.” ~Psalm 144:1
Call to Unity:
“Now I plead with you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you ALL speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and judgment.” ~1 Corinthians 1:10
Call to Consecration:
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. ... I desire therefore that the MEN PRAY everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.” ~1 Timothy 2:1-2,8
“The seriousness of our day requires an intensity of prayer that is unprecedented. This is a call, not from one ministry or organization, but from diverse leaders from across the entire spectrum of the U.S. Church. It is a pleading for all Christians to do something proactive and powerful in prayer for the 40 days leading up to our fall elections.” ~Dave Butts, Chairman of the U.S. National Prayer Committee
4 Dramatic Testimonies of God answering prayer:
Prayer: In 1984, 26 men prayed 2 hours early every morning for 1 full year, with 1 focus — asking God to break the bias of the major media networks on abortion.
Answer: Bernard Nathanson, the leading abortifier in America, was radically saved and convicted of sin, resulting in the “Silent Scream” movie which shifted the nation’s opinion dramatically more towards pro-life.
Prayer: In 1994, 10 men prayed 10 hours/day for 10 days, with 1 focus — asking God to defeat the globally pro-abortion health-care reform bill.
Answer: Despite all key congressmen & experts saying passage was “a done deal,” at the last minute, the crime bill it was attached to suddenly went down to defeat, thus saving millions of babies’ lives all over the world.
Prayer: In 2001, 1 elderly woman, living in the closest possible residence to the Capitol building in Washington, DC, obeyed a prompting from the Lord to fast and pray 40 days for the leadership of our nation.
Answer: Her fast ended on September 11th, 2001, having given the grace & strength needed by a group of courageous men to storm the cockpit of Flight 93, saving the lives of scores of U.S. Congressmen and staff.
Prayer: In 2010, ten-thousand+ Christians in Sacramento, CA, during worship of Jesus on the state capitol steps, specifically confessed their sins of sexual immorality, asking for God’s forgiveness through Jesus’ blood.
Answer: 2 hours later, Craig’s List officially announced their decision to remove all pornography from their website, eliciting a thunderous shout of triumph from the repentant remnant.
Gentlemen, this is what can happen when Christians get serious about prayer and harness Jesus’ authority given to us. Evil can flourish only when good men do nothing! Fellow Christian soldiers, let us unite, grab the “sword of the Spirit,” and join the LORD as He “goes forth victoriously for the cause of truth, humility, and righteousness” (Psalm 45:3–4).
In order to keep the prayer focused & fervent, we strongly recommend you use resources found at the following excellent websites: (1) www.50DaysofDecision.org, the Reflect, Return, & Cry Out pages; (2) www.IfMyPeople2012.org, the 40 Days of Prayer / Prayer Topics page; (3) www.40DaystoSaveAmerica.com, the Resources / Prayer Guide pdf; (4) Intercessors for America’s “Spiritually Swinging the Swing States” guide at http://www.getamericapraying.com/downloads/SpecialReport-SpirituallySwingingTheSwingStates-September2012-ver5.pdf; (5) www.afj2012.org, the Prayer Force / Consecration resources.