Matthew 5:13-16 “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
II Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicket ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
II Timothy 2:2 “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.”
The PLUS posts of these past several weeks have described the faithful intervention of Pastor Brad Wells and GraceWay Baptist Church (https://gracewaydc.com/) as they have made up the hedge and stood in the gap through weekly prayer at the Supreme Court for nearly seven years. But as you have been following along through these posts, I sincerely hope that it has not just been an exercise in observation. In reality, the intent has been to make it an exercise in replication and multiplication.
All Christians have a responsibility to be salt and light in our spheres of influence and realms of impact. We have been given the recipe for national revival in II Chronicles 7:14, and we need His people to start following it today. Unless you live in Washington DC, you don’t have the prayer venue of the Supreme Court that is available to you weekly. But, each of us has an institution of significance in our own community – a city hall, a county courthouse, a school, or a public library. And, we can meet there with a group of like-minded believers to pray weekly for our nation, our community, and our leaders.
As a result, we are merging the PLUS ministry (which still encourages individual Christians to pray daily for our nation and our leaders) and the Supreme Prayer ministry (which encourages Christians to pray together weekly at an institution of significance for our nation and our leaders). The new tract is shown below or can be found at http://prayatlunch.us/plus-tracts/.
How can someone implement Supreme Prayer?
- Set a regular time to meet together at an institution of significance in your community.
- Start your time together with a few songs of the faith.
- Solicit prayer requests from those who have joined you about our nation, your community, and your church – have someone pray for these as a group.
- Break up into smaller groups for follow-on prayer.
- All the while, be sensitive to those who may be watching who could use an invitation to church, an explanation of what is happening, or a presentation of the gospel.
AMERICAN CHRISTIAN, PLEASE IMPLEMENT THE SUPREME PRAYER MODEL WEEKLY IN YOUR COMMUNITY. It is a way for all of us to make up the hedge and stand in the gap. Use this concept as an exercise of replication and multiplication in your own community to help prompt a revival that can spread throughout our land.