Awakening America Alliance Calls for 21 Days of Prayer in US
The Awakening America Alliance is making a nationwide call for 21 days of corporate prayer and fasting in January 2011.
Now in its third year, the prayer movement known as “21 Days for a New Awakening” calls on Christians to earmark 21 days during January to pray for a fresh awakening in every heart in the nation.
“Millions of Americans now teeter on the precipice of spiritual destruction surrounded by darkness. Radical action will be required for the American church to experience the renewal needed to rescue them,” says Billy Wilson, executive director for the International Center for Spiritual Renewal, the Awakening America Alliance and Empowered21. “We are calling Christian believers to join us for 21 days of intense consecration in January of 2011 so that those who are spiritually captive can go free and we can experience a new Christ awakening in our nation.”
Why the urgency? Consider the signs of the times.
During the first decade of the 21st century, Americans are witnessing worldwide persecution of Christians, a catastrophic terrorist attack on U.S. soil, a Supreme Court decision upholding partial-birth abortions, and severe economic hardship from an ongoing recession. As Wilson sees it, Americans are entering the second decade with great uncertainty of what the future might hold in the coming days and years—and prayer changes things.
“America’s greatest need is spiritual. Last year we witnessed perhaps the greatest season of fasting in American history. We believe that participation this year will be even greater,” Wilson says. “We are not fasting to be heard on high or to merit God’s favor—this should never be done and doesn’t work anyway. We can never merit God’s grace. However, we are bowing our hearts together through fasting and prayer that God would awaken this generation to Christ and position us to be used in the American harvest.”