Awake, aware and ready!
For you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. When they say Peace and security,’ then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains come on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers, are not in the dark, for this day to overtake you like a thief. For you are all sons of light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or the darkness. So then, we must not sleep, like the rest, but we must stay awake and be serious. I Thessalonians 5:2-6 (HCSB)
I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take away your crown. Revelation 3:11 (NLT)
Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. Isaiah 60:1,2 (NKJV)
Call to Prayer from Jane Hansen Hoyt, President/CEO Aglow International
In July, Jane issued two important Prayer Alerts. Here are excerpts from those alerts.
Let us continue to pray regarding the recent horrific events in America, France and throughout the world. This is a national and global call to prayer.
Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon, I have given you. Joshua 1:3
God has mantled Aglow with governmental authority. He has given us many prophetic words that point to this time when we will arise as Deborahs, Daniels, Davids, Esthers, as Jaels, and wall our towns and cities in by calling down grace, peace, unity, salvation, and deliverance. He has given us His Name, His Blood, and His Word as our weapons of warfare.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought in the captivity to the obedience of Christ. 2 Cor. 10:4-5
America is at a critical crossroads with many decisions hanging in the balance. Some have said, “As America goes, so goes the world.” While we are aware that we are living in the days when Biblical prophecy is being fulfilled, we are also aware that God has positioned us with all power and authority to stand on earth and bring Heaven’s favor down into the affairs of mankind. We must not remain silent. Our voices must be heard in the courts of Heaven.
Before the foundations of the earth were positioned, Wisdom was beside God as a Master Craftsman. Blessed are those who keep the ways of Wisdom for whoever finds Wisdom, finds life (Proverbs 8:22-35). God’s Wisdom remains with us today. Pray from this place of Wisdom that was considered before the world was set in place.
- We declare that according to Job 42:2, not one plan that God has purposed can be withheld at this time in history.
- Call for protection for police officers and those they serve.
- Pray for a restoration of respect, honor and unity for all.
- Pray for an exposure of all lies, misinformation and further ambushes.
- Call for a release of wisdom for every stressful situation.
- Declare a release of peace and love across nations and an elevation of favor for those who fear the Lord.
Ministries – Ministries in Israel need our prayers – ICEJ, Tikkun, Revive Israel, Bridges for Peace, and many others.
- Pray for favor in their communities and in the media
- Pray for financial provision.
- Pray for dedicated staff
- Pray that their lives will be a witness
Gaza and the West Bank – The Palestinian authorities continue to promote a culture of hatred and terror against Israelis within the young. This is what continues to breed terrorists.
- Pray that the world community will rise up and condemn this.
- Pray that those who want to bring change from within the Palestinian communities will rise up and be protected as they expose the lawlessness and hatred.
Replacement theology – Replacement theology is being taught in some of the Arab Christian churches.
- Pray for people to research the Bible for themselves. Pray that the deception will be exposed.
- Lord, raise up credible voices to teach the truth.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May they prosper who love you. Psalm 122:6
People in Zimbabwe are suffering unbearably. The nation’s borders are closed which prohibits airlines coming into Zimbabwe and restricts any business between nations. Banks and stores have closed in fear of vandalism. There is no food and no money in the banks. Thousands of people have taken to the streets due to hunger and poverty. Our Aglow leader in Zimbabwe reports that in the midst of the suffering, Christians are standing to be counted.
Transformation Opportunities – Limitless Influence and Impact
What would you do? Where would you go? If you were limitless to influence and impact the world around you? The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me . . . Isaiah 61
- Ask the Lord which opportunities He wants you to embrace to bring the transforming truth of the gospel and the power of your testimony into the lives of people who need to encounter Christ.
- Ask Him for strategies to reach your neighborhood, your community and your nation.
- Pray for teams going throughout the world. Pray that lives are transformed by the demonstration of the gospel in word and deed.
Go to the Transformation page and pray about participating on some of the Aglow Transformation Teams.
- Philippines – special missions team of young adults – August 13-23
- Uganda – October 3-17
Men of Issachar, Aglow International – Prayer Warriors Understand the Times
See the Men of Issachar page for more information on Men of Issachar, Aglow Int’l
Judges 5:15 ...the princes of Issachar were with Deborah and Barak...
Men of Issachar are men of alignment, aligned with the prophetic voice in the land and engaged in God’s strategies of the time. They are apostolic prayer warriors.
I Chronicles 12:32 ...understood the times to know what Israel ought to do...
Men of Issachar pray with godly wisdom for global concerns. They stand with Israel from a biblical perspective.
- Men, declare God’s prophetic words and intentions for your nation.
- Men, seek God’s wisdom for strategies to release the atmosphere of heaven on earth.
- Men of Issachar, let the sound of heaven roar through you as you war in prayer for the destiny of your nation!
Anti-Human Trafficking – Watch and Pray
Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Galatians 6:2-3
God calls us to help one another and reach out to those who are alone.
- Pray for healing and rehabilitation. Pray those rescued from human trafficking will grow in their potential in Christ.
- Pray for hope, destiny, vision for their life, and that God will raise them up as leaders.
- Pray for their education, which is a true hope and lifeline for them.
- Pray for revelation of God’s love and plan for their lives.
Consider sending an encouraging card to someone who has been a victim of trafficking by August 30th. Read more here for details.
Emerging Nations – Strengthen Your Stakes
Isaiah 54:2 Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes.
- The Emerging Nations are those nations with fewer than five affiliated Aglow groups. Pray that these groups are strengthened and encouraged.
- Pray for more groups to be established in these nations. Pray for more leaders to be developed in these nations.
- Pray that people of Aglow in these nations are empowered to develop resources that enable them to take advantage of all that God is releasing from Heaven.
- Pray for the Aglow prayer group in the Capital city of these nations
- Proclaim increase in the influence and ministry of Aglow in these nations
- This month pray especially for: Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia
Operation Every Nation - "Pray In" The Nations Still to be Reached
We are praying for Aglow to be affiliated in every nation of the world. We are very close to reaching that goal. Let’s continue to move forward together, a company of champions and global leaders of significance, to see Every nation touched, every heart changed.
This month pray especially for: Monaco, Montserrat, Nauru, New Caledonia, Palau
- Pray that an Aglow Prayer Group will be established in the capital cities of these nations.
- Pray for Aglow to establish powerful Kingdom Communities founded on the fullness of Christ in these nations.
- Pray there is an opening for Aglow International to cultivate a presence in this nation that creates an atmosphere of celebration, impartation and restoration.
- Pray for Christians in these nations to grow in courage and an overcoming spirit
- aglowglobalprayer.org provides prayer information for every nation
- Complete list of Operation Every Nation nations and their capital cities
Follow Aglow on Twitter @Aglowprayer. Global prayer updates and encouraging prayer keys are sent out several times each week through Twitter. This is a great way to stay connected in prayer.
Aglow Prayer on Twitter is also available in Portuguese @AglowPrayerPT.
For Reflections on Heaven-to-Earth Prayer from Aglow International, go to http://aglowblogs.org/prayer/