ENGAGE

The E4 Challenge – Will You Pray for America?

Engage in prayer for our nation, equip and encourage yourself and others to take the challenge to Pray for America, and encounter the person and power of God through prayer!

The definition of engage, is to occupy a person’s attention and efforts.  Having our minds, hearts, and actions engaged in the activity of prayer. The emphasis of Pray for America begins by challenging everyone, everywhere to pray for our nation.

As one popular bible version puts it, “Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want mostly is for men to pray – not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hands to God.” (1 Timothy 2:8, The Message)

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EQUIP

The E4 Challenge – Will You Pray for America?

Engage in prayer for our nation, equip and encourage yourself and others to take the challenge to Pray for America, and encounter the person and power of God through prayer!

When we’re equipped, we have all of the tools we need to accomplish the task before us. If we have the Spirit of God, we have been made ready for the challenge! The Word of God tells us that “He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.” (2 Corinthians 5:5, ESV).

Even when we don’t ‘feel’ equipped, “the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.” (Romans 8:26 ESV).  When we realize that we have everything we need, we’re encouraged, and can in turn, encourage others!

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ENCOURAGE

The E4 Challenge – Will You Pray for America?

Engage in prayer for our nation, equip and encourage yourself and others to take the challenge to Pray for America, and encounter the person and power of God through prayer!

When we pray, we pray by faith.  The Word of God encourages us by telling us that “faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1, NIV). When we’re sure and certain in prayer, we’re encouraged, and naturally “encourage one another and build one another up.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). That ‘sure and certain’ faith is infectious and draws others into a sacred encounter with God Almighty and with the power of prayer!

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ENCOUNTER

The E4 Challenge – Will You Pray for America?

Engage in prayer for our nation, equip and encourage yourself and others to take the challenge to Pray for America, and encounter the person and power of God through prayer!

As we Pray for America, who’s pledge of allegiance recounts that we are “one nation under God”, and whose currency states that it is “in God we trust”, we want American’s to encounter the God who rules over their country.  “He who forms the mountains, creates the wind, and reveals His thoughts to man, he who turns dawn to darkness, and treads the high places of the earth– the LORD God Almighty is His name.” (Amos 4:13, NIV).

He is the One who gave us this promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. As we encounter Him, we will be changed, and will change America through prayer.

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