21 Days of Praying for America
Prayer Guide – Download PDF
Dear Mississippi Baptists,
Starting October 19 we ask you to join together and participate in the “21 Days of Praying for America” and in particular, pray for the upcoming election. The election will be held on November 8, 2022. We are asking you to seek the LORD on behalf of our nation and its leaders. On November 8th, Election Day, we are asking you to fast and pray.
An elementary observation of Scripture reveals faith increases when
we fast and pray (Matthew 17:19-21). In addition, the Bible stresses the importance of prayer. The Apostle Paul reminded the Saints in Rome that they were to be “devoted to prayer.” Prayer accompanied with fasting brings an intensity and a greater focus to our prayer life.
Scripture identifies a number of situations in which fasting is appropriate. One reason to fast and pray is when seeking God’s intervention. When Jehoshaphat, King of Judah, learned of the impending invasion of the Moabites and Ammonites he responded by proclaiming a public fast and prayer. He encouraged his people to look to God who had delivered and blessed in the past. He admitted that he had no power of his own to win this victory (2 Chronicles 20).
America is not ancient Judah, but the God they served is the God we serve. We need divine intervention. In other words, we need REVIVAL! Join me and thousands of others across Mississippi as we fast and pray. Pray that God would raise up an army of prayer warriors who are willing to persevere in prayer and wage war on their knees. Remember the words of our dear Lord Jesus when He said, “…that men ought always to pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1).
Many thanks to Dr. Shawn Parker and Dr. Kenny Digby for their contributions to the prayer guide for this season of prayer. I am grateful to serve alongside these two men and many others at the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board who do more than write and preach about prayer — they PRAY!
Because HE Lives,
Rick Blythe – Director, Stewardship/Prayer Ministry Mississippi Baptist Convention Board
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