Monday, May 21, 2007

100 DAYS OF PRAYER SURGE - Memorial Sunday to Labor Day


Launch Date
Memorial Day Sunday 05/27/07

*Observe a moment of silence for our 3600 fallen soldiers
*Earnestly pray for our soldiers presently on duty in Iraq and their families

"No king is saved by the multitude of an army;
A mighty man is not delivered by his strength.
A horse is a vain hope for safety;
Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.
Behold the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
On those who hope for His mercy."

Psalm 33:16-18

After many military setbacks in 2006, on January 10, 2007, President George W. Bush addressed our nation and announced a major shift in the war against terrorism in Iraq. The center piece of this new plan was the ordering of more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq. This war strategy has become known as "Troop Surge." It holds promise of securing Bagdad, Fallujah and Al Anwar from terrorist attacks and giving Iraq’s new democratic government a chance to succeed.


The Word of GOD makes it clear, victory in Iraq and Afghanistan will not come through the increase number of soldiers and latest weapon systems. This critical war will be won if His people fear Him and hope in His mercy. Without a significant PRAYER SURGE, our troops will return from the Middle East in defeat and we will have to face the terrorists in our own neighborhoods.


Our military is only as effective as our intercession is for them. As our brave soldiers fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, we must battle for them on our knees. The future of America, the Middle East and the rest of the world is at stake. Without peace in Baghdad there will be no peace in Jerusalem, Washington DC or in your own hometown.

Last November proved to be a huge defeat for those of us seeking Biblical standards in America. Many godly agendas came to a halt as millions voted out several of our key congressional leaders who stood with our President on the war, life issues and traditional marriage. Without decisive victories over the terrorists gathered in Iraq our nation will slip into great peril. What happens there this summer will determine the destiny of America.

URGE MEN to PRAY EARNESTLY (1 Timothy 2:8)

Memorial Sunday, May 27th is an ideal day to kick off this PRAYER
SURGE. Pastors throughout America are asked to lead a moment of silence for our 3600 soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and also to lead their congregations in prayer for those who are currently serving us in Iraq. Please encourage your members to pray everyday for our soldiers and their families.

May this 100 days between this Memorial Day Sunday and Labor Day deepen our prayer lives as we call upon the LORD to bring a desperately needed victory in Iraq. Even if GOD gives us substantial progress in the coming 100 days, we must then go deeper into intercession as we press on for a full victory and the return of our troops home. Let us live out 2 Chronicles 7:14 and approach GOD'S throne of grace on behalf of our President, generals, and soldiers who are willing to lay down their lives for us.

"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."

1 Timothy 2:1-2

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