A national virtual prayer meeting will take place for North America from Sunday, January 1 through Sunday, January 22. Nightly, at 9 PM EST time, Christians from across the continent can join a live prayer call focused on revival and awakening by calling (712) 770-4172 or (712) 770-4173, Access Code 1234. The call will last for 90 minutes. Special guests already scheduled on the call include Dr. Tim Hill, General Overseer of the Church of God; Alton Garrison, Assistant Superintendent of the Assemblies of God; Ronnie Floyd, immediate past president of the Southern Baptist Convention; Tom Phillips, Vice President of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; Kay Horner, the Awakening America Alliance; and Timothy Coalter, North American Overseer, Church of God of Prophecy and many more.
P. Douglas Small, President of Alive Ministries: Project Pray says, “The list of participants this year reads like a ‘Who’s Who,” among respected Evangelical-Pentecostal leaders committed to prayer and spiritual awakening.” The call will have an interdenominational flavor. Leaders from across the nation will be scheduled to facilitate prayer segments throughout the 22 days.
Among the special guests are Senator James Lankford, a strong evangelical leader in Washington representing the state of Oklahoma; Dave Butts, chairman of America’s National Prayer Committee; Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership; Michael Obi, National Coordinator and Executive Director of African Strategic Prayer Leader’s Network; and Sarah Ballenger, founder of Capitol Hill Prayer Partners.
Each day, a devotional challenge will be emailed to those requesting updates on the call. The devotional is an excerpt from Dr. Tom Phillips’ newest book, Jesus Now, currently being released. And each night, a national leader will co-host the call along with Doug Small. The calls include a prayer segment, a ‘Look What God is Doing!’ report, praise moments or awakening needs, all designed to move listeners to pray. Small says, “We don’t want to merely talk about prayer – we want to pray!” Listeners can mute their phones and pray along or they can dial in a special passive listener’s number. “With our technology,” Small notes, “thousands can join these calls simultaneously. Those from outside the country can usually connect via VOIP or by using some service such as SKYPE. The listener only numbers are (712) 770-4172 and (712) 770-4173.
At 10:30 PM EST, there is a planned afterglow for open prayer. To receive updates and the daily emails for the call sign-up at americapray.net.
Doug Small, noted, “We hope members will tune in nightly. And in some cases, that pastors will call a prayer revival, gather their congregations, listen in, and pray along with the prayer calls.”
All across the nation, it is estimated that millions will begin the year by fasting and praying for spiritual renewal. Jesus Now – 21 Days of Virtual Prayer – is a way of drawing us together toward the goal of a Great Awakening in our culture.