“In essentials, unity; In non-essentials, liberty; And in everything, love.” – St. Augustine
“that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me (Jesus), and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. (John 17:21b)
Do you long to see God honored and exalted by all the people in your congregation and by the residents in your county?
Are you praying that God would touch hearts, transform lives, and bring revival to your area?
Today, I’m thrilled to announce what’s happening in Loudoun County, Virginia. That county might well be leading the way with prayer and awakening for the other 137 counties and cities in Virginia. Every county and city in America can learn from their example.
Loudoun Awakening 2008 [www.loudounawakening.org] is an initiative that has been spear-headed by Jack Stagman and the Loudoun Church Alliance. For several years now, about 40-50 pastors and ministry leaders have been meeting at 11 AM on the first Thursday of every month at the Prison Fellowship [www.prisonfellowship.org] headquarters in Loudoun County for what has become known as the Shepherds Table. This has resulted in tremendous unity among the churches and church leaders.
On Saturday April 26, the opening ceremony of the Bible Marathon took place at noon on the lawn in front of the Leesburg Courthouse. This launched the Loudoun Awakening Initiative. For the first time ever, the bible is to be read from beginning to end over Loudoun County during the six days leading up to the National Day of Prayer (May 1, 2008).
But it doesn’t stop there. Following community-wide National Day of Prayer observances in Loudoun County on May 1, there will be 10 days of prayer and fasting leading up to the Global Day of Prayer celebration on Pentecost Sunday (May 11, 2008).
Immediately following the Global Day of Prayer, there will be 90 Days of Blessing,- where millions of people in our country and around the world will serve their local communities in a variety of practical ways and continue to cry out to God for revival and His blessing.
Noon prayer will continue to be held Monday through Friday, 12:00 – 1:00 PM for Loudoun County and Revival at Christ Fellowship Church in Purcellville.
First Friday Prayer and Fasting: 12:00 – 1:00 PM monthly, uniting believers in effective prayer and fasting for America, Intercessors for America meets at Christ Fellowship Church, 441 E Main Street (Lower Level), Purcellville.
I highly recommend you visit today’s Link of the Day to read the short letter from the Loudoun Awakening team.
Heavenly Father, we celebrate Jack Stagman, the Loudoun Church Alliance, and Loudoun Awakening 2008. We celebrate the unity You have forged in Loudoun County. We celebrate the example that is being set for other counties and cities in Virginia and America. We celebrate the Awakening that is happening as You pour out Your Spirit upon all flesh. In Jesus name, we pray and give You glory, now and forever. Amen and hallelujah!
Link of the Day
Letter to ministry leaders from Loudoun Awakening 2008
Blessings to seek God’s face in 2008!
Dear Ministry Leader,
Do you long to see God honored and exalted by all the people in your congregation and by the residents in Loudoun County- Are you praying that God would touch hearts, transform lives, and bring revival to our area- If so, we invite you to partner with many other churches and organizations in Loudoun County as we seek God’s face in 2008.
In conjunction with this year’s National Day of Prayer and Global Day of Prayer observances (May 1 and May 11, 2008, respectively), Loudoun Church Alliance is facilitating several events that will help us to corporately seek God’s help and favor for our country and for the people of our county. We invite and encourage every church and ministry in Loudoun County to participate in whatever ways they can in these prayer opportunities in 2008. Here is a snapshot of what is being planned:
- A Bible-reading marathon will be held for several days in April 2008 leading up to the National Day of Prayer. Various individuals will read the entire Bible aloud outside the Loudoun County courthouse. (Venue to be confirmed.)
- Churches and individuals are urged to participate in the National Day of Prayer observances that will be held in various venues in our county on May 1.
- Ten (10) Days of Prayer & Fasting for world revival. Prayer teams will set up round-the-clock prayer and worship at a designated location. Church worship teams will lead the evening times of prayer and worship, similar in format to the International House of Prayer.
- On the Global Day of Prayer (May 11), believers in Loudoun County will be able to join with millions of believers around the world and pray together for global revival and God’s blessing on the nations.
- Immediately following the Global Day of Prayer, there will be ?90 Days of Blessing,- where millions of people in our country and around the world will serve their local communities in a variety of practical ways and continue to cry out to God for revival and His blessing.
- Noon prayer will continue to be held Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 1:00 PM for Loudoun County and Revival, Christ Fellowship Church, Purcellville.
- First Friday Prayer and Fasting: 12:00 – 1:00 PM monthly, uniting believers in effective prayer and fasting for America, Intercessors for America meets at Christ Fellowship Church, 441 E Main Street (Lower Level), Purcellville.
Because of the freedoms enjoyed in this country, we can pray openly and proclaim God’s Word publicly. Imagine what God might do in people’s minds and hearts as God’s people pray together and as His Word is read aloud on the Loudoun County courthouse grounds! We are living in difficult, challenging days. And it is no accident that we are living in this county at this time in history. The Body of Christ must come together to seek God earnestly with fervent prayer, fasting, worship, and with the proclamation of His Word. Only God can change people’s hearts and lives; only He can bring revival. But we have both the privilege and responsibility to pray together and seek to make His Name great in this county, our nation, and around the world. Will you join us?
If you have any questions, please contact us. You may call the coordinators of specific events listed below or visit our new website www.LoudounAwakening.org after February 7th. We look forward to hearing from you and partnering with you and your church in 2008. If there is any way Loudoun Church Alliance can assist or serve you, please let us know. As we contact churches and ministries, please prayerfully consider partnering with us not only by participating, but also in covering the costs of venue rentals and publications. If you would like to give a financial gift in support of this community prayer effort, please make a check out to Loudoun Church Alliance; Memo line: Loudoun Awakening. Praying with you for an awakening in Loudoun County, and beyond—
President, Loudoun Church Alliance
“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 15:5 (ESV)
Bible Reading Marathon……….…Annette Scheel 703-727-2945, Gwen Armstrong 703-346-5402 National Day of Prayer……………Pastor Gary Smith 703-777-6850, Kim Bonner 301-385-0091 10 Days of Prayer & Fasting (24/7)……………………… Pastor Brian Wells 703-447-4552 Global Day of Prayer……………………………………… Jack Stagman 703-581-4390 Worship…………………………………………………… Rev.Dean Schultz 703-470-1077 Loudoun Choir……………………………………………. Paula & Daryl Gilbert 703-928-1609 Media……………………………………………………… George Taylor 703-967-0050
Prayer Coverage…………………………………………… Cecelia Gleason 540-751-0980
Weekday noon prayer/First Friday Prayer & Fasting…..… Pastor Bill Lee 703-915-1598 General info……………………………………………….. Beth LaRock 703-389-2887
Community Prayer Watch: 703-777-6502 www.communityprayerwatch.com
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