Pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored. — 2 Thessalonians 3:1
God has called me to give out His message. The name for this ministry has been a play on my initials, AGL, because in Scripture angels are God’s messengers.
For the past several years, God has burdened my heart with His message to call His people to repentance, revival, and a recommitment to serious prayer. Many of you have joined with me in one or more of our five online prayer initiatives: 777: An Urgent Call to Prayer; 911: An Urgent Call to Pray for Jerusalem; Mayday! Mayday! A Distress Call for Prayer; 911: A Recall to Pray for Jerusalem; and 111: Preprayer for the New Year.
It’s interesting to note that at the beginning of all things, in Genesis 1, God used prayer—the preparation of the Spirit of God hovering over the waters of a formless, empty planet, and the proclamation of His Word—and God said—to transform our world physically.1
At the center of all things, after the Cross, the resurrection, and the ascension of Jesus, His disciples prayed for 10 days. Then, on the day of Pentecost, Peter proclaimed God’s Word. Not only were 3,000 people saved on that one day, but the Church was born.2 Once again our world was transformed, this time spiritually.
At the end of all things—which is where I believe we are today—the apostle Paul charges us to preach the Word.3 The apostle Peter exhorts us, when the end of all things is near, to be self-controlled so that you can pray.4
I have accepted Paul’s charge. I will continue to proclaim God’s messages from His Word, undergirded by AnGeL Ministries. But in addition, Peter’s exhortation has reverberated in my heart. While I have never considered myself a “prayer warrior,” and have even struggled with prayer in many ways, I have felt very compelled to pray, and to rally God’s people to pray also.
In retrospect, I can see that all of this was God’s preparation for me to be the new Chairperson of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. To confirm that this position was from God, like Daniel, I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting…5 God answered my prayer with a clear affirmation that this was His will. With joy, and some trepidation, I accepted this position.
Now I’m on tiptoe in my spirit, filled with expectancy to see what God will do. In a unique way, I will do my best to combine prayer and the proclamation of God’s Word in what I pray will be a powerful and effective movement of God’s Spirit. Who knows? Perhaps, by God’s grace and mercy, once again we will see worldwide transformation. Maybe…just maybe…God will use us to help prepare the hearts of His people for the return of the King.6
Please. Stand with me…on your knees. Pray for me as I give leadership to these two organizations. Pray for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in Heaven.
For the glory of His Name…
God is Speaking…Will You listen?
…Blessed are those you hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near. — Revelation 1:3
Join together August 1-8, 2016 as we listen to God’s Word being read.
In the 8th month — August
For the first 8 days
For 8 hours — one hour per day
In these days of chaos and confusion, hopelessness and helplessness, what would happen if everyone hit life’s pause button and made time to listen to what God has to say? Let’s find out.
Catch the vision. Let’s ignite revival.
Partner with Anne Graham Lotz and Faith Comes by Hearing to saturate our nation and the world with God’s Word. Available in over 900 languages – online and on radio.
Click here to listen to Anne share about God Speaking.
DAILY LIGHT JOURNAL
Every day since she was a young girl, Anne Graham Lotz has been reading Daily Light, the life-changing devotional of Scripture compilations given to her by her mother, Ruth Bell Graham. Published originally in 1794 by Samuel Bagster, this is a revised leather-bound edition of the morning readings from the classic Daily Light. It includes Anne’s summary of that day’s Scripture, along with her thought-provoking questions and space for journaling.
THE DANIEL PRAYER
Anne’s new book, based on Daniel’s prayer in Daniel 9, will help you pray effectively for your nation, for your family, and for yourself. Anne answers questions such as:
- How do I know the God to whom I pray will listen?
- Does it matter where I am when I pray?
- How do I know God cares about my prayer?
- Are words in prayer all that matter, or does my attitude affect prayer?
- How do I know God will answer my prayer?
- Why should I pray?
- What difference does my prayer make?
Click here for the Bible study especially developed for this newsletter.
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