With the heightened sense of need for prayer in our nation, Dave Butts (president of Harvest Prayer Ministries, chairman of America’s National Prayer Committee, and founding Executive Team member for OneCry) has written With One Cry: A Renewed Challenge to Pray for America.
Most Christians believe that much prayer is needed for America. But most do not know how to pray in an effective way that will release the power of God on behalf of our nation. Weaving together Scriptures and stories from America’s past, With One Cry confronts our current situation and provides hope for the future.
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John Knox of Scotland was the founder of the Presbyterian Church and a powerful man of prayer. Queen Mary, often at odds with Knox, said she feared the prayers of John Knox. Can we learn to pray in such a way, and with such effectiveness, that those in our nation who oppose the Lord’s ways come to say that they fear our prayers? That will happen only if we learn how to pray in the power of God’s Holy Spirit.
Jeremiah 18:7-10 gives us great instruction about praying for nations.
If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disasters I had planned. And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.
God has a positive destiny in mind for every nation. Its fulfillment depends on repentance and prayer. It is time for Christians in America to begin to seriously intercede on behalf of our nation. This book is a call to the kind of prayer that can change the direction of a nation. Not merely “God bless America” but “Lord, help us line up our prayers with Your purposes.”
Each chapter ends with a Prayer Point. As you begin this book, would you commit to, at the very least, pray that one simple point? My prayer is that the Holy Spirit would prompt you to pray much more than that and that through the prayers of the saints, we would begin to see transformation that is clearly an act of God spread across our land.
Chapter 1 Our Destiny
Chapter 2 Is There Hope for America?
Chapter 3 Going Beyond Nationalism
Chapter 4 The Away Team
Chapter 5 The United States and World Evangelism
Chapter 6 How to Pray for an Election
Chapter 7 The Role of Repentance
Chapter 8 The Prophetic Role of the Church
Chapter 9 This Means War!
Chapter 10 The Hope of Revival
Bonus: Praying for America 7-day Prayer Guide
(Over 100 pages total)
Above all, With One Cry will inspire and equip you to pray God’s purposes for our nation. Will you accept the challenge? Together, as God uses our prayers, the course of our nation and history can be changed.