The called, 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)
These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.
Revelation 17:14 (NKJV)
Note: This is an excerpt from a recent letter from Jane Hansen Hoyt, Aglow Int’l President/CEO. For the complete letter see Birth Pangs.
Positioned throughout the nations of the world, we recognize the birth pangs that are coming with increased intensity. We see the signs that point us to the Lord’s return. We know that war is in the atmosphere and we know that we have been mantled with Kingdom authority to stand as His people in the earth.
- Realign where necessary and be willing to accept new assignments, for God is preparing us for something that is far greater than we have ever seen.
- Stand firm in the Kingdom authority as God’s people in the earth.
- Lord, open our eyes to see the signs around us that point to Your return.
- Declare, Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord!
A Call To Prayer From Jane Hansen Hoyt For US Presidential Election
Surely, the United States is currently in a place of needing to hear from God regarding the upcoming elections. The world is in a critical condition and the United States is frequently looked to for input and assistance. Leadership is of prime importance for any nation, but certainly, in times of trouble, you want leaders you can trust.
Let us join together in:
- Drawing a blood line around every voting booth and ballot drop-off center so that anyone intent on voter fraud would not be able to carry out unlawful deeds.
- Binding voter fraud and deception at every level.
- Declaring peace into the atmosphere and loosing truth and justice.
- Calling for angels to move upon the hearts of those who are not planning on voting and on those who plan to vote in contradiction to God’s plans by softening their hearts, allowing God’s voice to be obeyed.
Go here for the complete Call to Prayer.
October 2 – Day To Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, prosperity within your palaces.” For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, “Peace be within you.” Because of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good. Psalm 122:6-9
On October 2, 2016, Aglow International is partnering with millions of intercessors around the world on the Day to Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem. We urge everyone to add your voice to this worldwide concert of prayer. For more information and resources to go daytopray.com.
Revive Israel Prayer
Please join us as we pray with Revive Israel for three events taking place in October. 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting: A forty-day time of prayer, repentance and fasting has been called by Jewish, Arab and International youth around the world interceding for the fulfilment of Malachi 4:6b. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents. It will end on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur).
Let Your Kingdom Come: On Saturday, October 1, the day before the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot), believers from the Jewish, Arab and international community will gather together to pray and worship calling for the Kingdom of God to come. It will be led in Hebrew and Arabic.
Yom Kippur: On the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) Messianic congregations in Israel will gather together at Yad Hashmona, a community of believers located outside of Jerusalem in the Judean Hills. As they worship together they will fast and pray for the return of Jesus.
- Pray for all the logistics that are required in these events to come together without complications.
- Pray for unity among all who are joining together in these strategic times of prayer, fasting and worship.
- Pray that during the high holy days of October, Jews around the world will have a revelation of Yeshua as their Messiah, as the One who is their salvation.
Israel is experiencing a new drought. The Sea of Galilee (Kinneret) currently is nearly 15 feet below its optimal water level. The deputy head of the Kinneret Authority told Israel’s Ynet news portal that “everyone needs to pray for a rainy winter.”
- Pray for rain that even surprises the meteorologists!
- Pray the Lord pours out both natural and spiritual rain on the Land of Israel this winter.
According to Isaiah 43:5-6, God continues to gather the Jews from east, west, north, and south back to Israel – from the distant corners of the earth.
- Pray they encounter the rain of the Holy Spirit as they enter Israel.
- Pray for those returning to find their place in the Land, to skillfully learn the language, and to prosper to bless and increase the economy of Israel.
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 here and pray about participating on some of the Aglow Transformation Teams.
- Uganda – October 3-17
- San Diego, California – November 11 during the US National Conference
Men of Issachar, Aglow International – Just Step Into Your Identity
In a recent blog, Men of Issachar Director Dave McDaniel said, You chose me first. Thank You, Lord, for marking me for Your glory. I declare every resource to serve my identity and purpose. I trust You. As You entrust me with the important purposes of Your heart, take away every obstruction and hindrance, and establish my every thought, action and deed. It is my time to arise from the lies of my circumstances and face the truth of who You are. You are the great I AM. You are all that I will ever need. See Just Step Into Your Identity for the complete blog.
- Declare the greatness of God and embrace His greatness in you.
- Declare, “I will arise” in every promise God has given to you.
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 to reach out to those who are alone. Pray for safe homes and for people who are working to fight human trafficking through legislation.
- Pray for rescue homes and safe house leaders. Pray they would not be weary in well doing.
- Pray for resources for safe houses. Pray for favor for new safe houses as they try to meet government requirements to open.
- Pray for wisdom for your governmental workers as they write, consider, and pass laws regarding human trafficking.
- Pray that the good laws will be passed to help combat human trafficking, prosecute traffickers and help victims recover.
- Pray for protection and salvation for those working to fight human trafficking. Pray for God-given wisdom and strength!
Read more for details.
And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. I Corinthians 12:26
There is statistical evidence that Christians in more than 60 countries face persecution from their governments or surrounding neighbors simply because of their belief in Jesus Christ. While we know of none in our Aglow family who are currently in prison for their faith, many live under threat of persecution in nations we call “Restricted Nations”. Please pray daily for all persecuted Christians around the world.
- Pray for Aglow in restricted nations. Pray for encouragement and growth in Aglow brothers and sisters. Pray for fruitfulness as they share the love of Jesus. Pray for miracles that demonstrate the love and power of Jesus.
- Pray for Christian refugees who have had to flee their homes for safety or have been forced by terrorists to relocate to refugee camps (often outside their own nations). Pray they will find courage in knowing their identity is in Christ. For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ – Philippians 3:20.
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: Grand Cayman, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Guyana
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.
- 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.
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For Reflections on Heaven-to-Earth Prayer from Aglow International, go to http://aglowblogs.org/prayer/.