This is important for everyone. You can follow this information to kenwilde.com . There is some really divine direction on what to pray for our nation.
[ "Dear Pastor, Leader and Prayer Partner,
As we see this crisis in the economy of our nation there is a great need for concerted prayer and the calling of leaders to a time of prayer and fasting. We are in Washington, D.C. with a prayer team and today we met with a Senator who is on the Banking Committee. He proceeded to inform us of the details of the crisis that we are now in and its ramifications. Last Thursday we were hours away from a total collapse in our economy, which was barely averted by taking some steps to bolster the mutual fund accounts. This Senator has been in coordination with his committee and with the Treasury Secretary, the Federal Reserve President, and with the President in attempting to come up with a plan that will bring our economy back to solvency. This is a serious and major concern for all of us because it affects all of us. I think that this is no less a threat than the attack by terrorists on September 11, 2001. Once again it is time for Christians and Americans to humble themselves and pray that God would hear from heaven and heal our land.
I felt the Lord speak to me that it is time to call for Sacred Assemblies to be held across the nation and that we in concerted effort cry out to God in humility and repentance to heal our land. It is also time for a Benjamin Franklin moment. As you probably recall during the Constitutional Convention he spoke these words:
"All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? Or do we imagine that we no longer need his assistance? I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth-that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the Ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?"
We are now at a moment in time at which we need someone to stand up once again and call our leaders to a time of prayer and repentance and acknowledgment that we surely cannot survive unless God himself intervenes.
With all of the crises facing our nation it appears that a "Perfect Storm" of spiritual darkness and plots is brewing in the atmosphere that surrounds our country. Think of it! The phrase perfect storm originates from the 1997 book The Perfect Storm which refers to the simultaneous occurrence of weather events which, taken individually, would be far less powerful than the storm resulting of their chance combination. Such occurrences are rare by their very nature, so that even a slight change in any one event contributing to the perfect storm would lessen its overall impact. If you take even a brief look at the various events in today's headlines you begin to see that we are on the brink of a spiritual perfect storm. The recent terrible hurricanes earlier this fall that ravaged the gulf coast give us a glimpse in the natural of the raw destructive power of storms. It was declared on many newscasts by reporters and governmental officials that our gulf coast infrastructure cannot take much more of this! We must gather our spiritual meteorologists, reporters, aid workers, appointed officials, and financial resources and prepare to push back, offer aid, and strengthen the spiritual infrastructure to withstand the chaos that threatens to swirl around us.
Take a look at today's headlines from several fronts and look at the context for this weather forecast.
The economic storm:
John McCain halts presidential campaign for economy crisis talks
U.N. Head: "Global Financial Crisis Threatens Fight Against Poverty
Bush: "Our entire economy is in danger"
The storm of evil plots:
Iran's Ahmadinejad Addresses United Nations, Declares 'American Empire' Reaching 'End of Road'
EU Warns Iran Nearing Ability to Arm Nuclear Warhead
North Korea Removes Seals From Nuke Plant, Bars Inspectors
Russia arrived with it's Navy in Venezuela for exercises today
Looking at all of these Perfect Storm parts there is no doubt that we are in perilous times.
During these difficult times I have been comforted with a scripture out of Psalms:
I would have been without hope if I had not believed that I would see the lovingkindness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord. Be strong. Let your heart be strong. Yes, wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:13-14, NLV)
Today we are meeting with more Senators and Congressmen. Would you please pray that God will give us favor and that they would have the courage to call for a time of prayer and repentance in which all leaders would join them.
These are critical times—the time to pray is now. Please join us in prayer and call your people to a season of prayer until we see breakthrough for our nation.
1. Pray for a spirit of humility and repentance among our leaders.
2. Pray for an answer to this economic crisis.
3. Pray for favor for Pastor Ken and the team when meeting with Congressional leaders.
4. Pray that Congressional leaders would catch the need for "Solemn Assembly" Prayer at this moment.
5. Pray that Christians would understand the signs of the times and begin to activate prayer at a new level.
6. Pray for wisdom for our President, Congressional Leaders, and Financial Leaders.
7. Pray that God would hear our prayers and heal our land as we humble ourselves in repentance before Him.
Later today we will have added information and reports on www.kenwilde.com.
Please feel free to forward this to anyone you feel would benefit from it and would be interested in praying.
Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Pastor Ken Wilde
National Prayer Center
Washington, D.C." ]