Joel 2:16 Year
I have been sensing that a huge surge of prayer is coming to America in 2016. A great work of preparation has been done, and this wave of prayer will now hit its stride. A conversation I had with my dear friend and son in the Lord, Will Ford, put a phrase to what I had been sensing. Based on a dream given to his wife, Will said, “The year 2016 is the year of Joel 2:16.” This verse highlights God’s present call to personal lifestyles and mass gatherings of fasting and prayer. The subsequent verses speak of the fruit of such devotion: deliverance, restoration, and a massive outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
“Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bridegroom come out of his room and the bride out of her bridal chamber.” (Joel 2:16; NASB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Thank the Lord that He is drawing His people to prayer this year with a fresh passion.
Ask the Lord to do Joel 2:16 right now: gather the people, the congregations, the elders, the children, the young, old, rich and poor of every color. Ask that He compel us to pray for our nation!
Tell the Lord that you want to pray, but you also want to see the fruit of your prayers: people delivered from oppression, changes in the nation, and His Holy Spirit poured out in power!
A prayer you can pray:
Dear Lord, something in my spirit is telling me that this is going to be a year filled with passionate prayer for our nation! I am looking forward to everything you will do! Draw the Church to prayer, Lord. Holy Spirit, call the church elders and congregants. Call the young and the old and children, especially. Call those of every stream of life, of every color. Call us to prayer and let our prayers impact our nation! Amen.
Let Joel 2:16 be reality now, Lord! Do it!
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