24-Hour Prayer Shield
Africa and the nations are leading the charge to carry out a unique strategy of convening virtually and building an interlocking shield to undergird America at a most critical hour in her destiny.
“‘Even them I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and their sacrifices will be accepted on My altar; for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations.’”
What is a Prayer Shield?
“So I sought for a man among them who would make up a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.” — Ezekiel 22:30
We believe that there is nothing more powerful than a collective body of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ coming together in the power of the Holy Spirit to “stand in the gap” that God would stop or stay any judgement on our land (Ezekiel 22:30). As we pray in this unified fashion, we believe our prayers will “link together” and become an interlocking “shield” before the throne of God. Our cries and intercession will produce a protective shield surrounding America, protecting her and diffusing enemy attacks. Together in prayer we can ask for God’s protective cover, mercy and blessing for the healing of the nation and over our very lives.
Africa Bless America Worldwide Prayer Summit has incorporated a strategic 24-hour global prayer event utilizing internet live-stream and webcasting. Through this platform, ABA has coordinated 200 nations in a virtual, collective prayer strategy on behalf of America.
Who can participate?
“Now when He had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; For You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,'” — Revelation 5:8-9
Any believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, from any and every nation in the world is invited to participate; any Christian church, ministry, fellowship, para-church organization, intercessory group and/or individual prayer warrior can participate in prayer for America.
This opportunity is a spiritual collaboration of multinational prayer warriors led by American and African Christian leadership who see prayer intervention as the only biblical facilitation of healing and deliverance for America. This is a virtual broadcast and symphony of prayer, worship and intercession comprised of nations uniting in Jesus Christ. Church leadership, churches, ministries, gatekeepers, prayer generals, intercessors, worshippers and the overall Body of Christ can participate in this ABA 24-Hour Prayer Shield (Rev. 5:8-9).
Is corporate prayer effective?
Corporate prayer is powerful when a body of believers surrenders to the Lord. The Bible — God’s inspired and all-authoritative Word — describes the extraordinary opportunity we have as Christians to pray in a corporate manner on behalf of a nation, people or any oppressive situation. The Bible demonstrates many powerful moves of deliverance as God’s people sought His face with repentance, focused prayer and fasting for the sake of a nation:
- In the Old Testament, the Jewish Queen Esther gave the call to the Israelites to fast and pray as the wicked Hamon devised a plot to destroy the Jewish people. God’s power reversed the curse and the Israelites were not destroyed (Esther 4:16).
- In the New Testament, the early apostolic church, Peter was bound in prison by King Herod, but the power of God set him free, and his chains broke off in prison as the saints prayed unto God without ceasing on his behalf (Acts 12:5).
- The healing of our families, broken marriages, sexual immorality, apathy, aggression brother-to-brother, economic despair, and all other ailments of sin in a nation require repentance and turning back to God’s principles of life in societal order. When the Body of Jesus Christ comes together in unity in the collective mind of prayer, brokenness and humility, many of the American society’s ills will be resolved by the power of mercy and grace in Jesus Christ. Jesus came to set the captive free. Let us PRAY!
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