7-7-7 Prayer for Third Great Awakening
Anne Graham Lotz & Southern Baptist Convention president call for urgent prayer for a Third Great Awakening.
(Washington, D.C.)–Two prominent Christian leaders have issued calls for Christ-followers to faithfully pray and fast for the Lord to bring about a Third Great Awakening in America, to purify and mature the Church, and to reach the lost with the Gospel before the Second Coming. We pray that believers will truly heed the wisdom of these two leaders and turn their hearts to the Lord in the spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14 and the Book of Joel.
Dr. Ronnie Floyd, the internationally-respected senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas and newly-elected this month as President of the Southern Baptist Convention, is one of the leaders making prayer for a Third Great Awakening a top priority, in this case for one of the world’s largest evangelical denominations. Dr. Floyd shares this message to the nation: “Yes, America is in big trouble. And yes, there are serious troubles inside the Church. But the Scriptures are clear: Jesus Christ is sovereign, and He is good. His lovingkindness is everlasting. He is coming soon. And we must be ready. May you and I be “joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12) until we see our Savior face to face.
During this year’s National Day of Prayer, Anne Graham Lotz shared from the Book of Joel, chapter one, on the theme, “The Day of the Lord is at hand.” She warned that before Christ returns, which she believes is drawing very close, God will bring judgment to America.
Anne is spear-heading a summer prayer movement. She writes, “In obedience to the Lord, I am blowing the trumpet…sounding the alarm…issuing a national prayer initiative entitled 7 7 7: An Urgent Call to Prayer. The Call is for God’s people to pray for each of the first seven days in the seventh month—July 1-7. Then on the 7th day, July 7, we are to pray and fast for 7 hours. The purpose is…
- For God the Father to restrain, protect, and deliver His people from the evil that has come into our world.
- For God the Son to be exalted, magnified, and glorified in His church, in our nation, and in our lives.
- For God the Holy Spirit to fall on us in a fresh way, compelling the church to repent of sin and our nation to return to faith in the living God, resulting in a great national spiritual awakening.
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Compiled by: Ruth Schofield
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