AZNDP thanks the BridgeBuilders International and the Center for AZ Policy for their extended prayer event invitation; “UNITING IN PRAYER AMERICA”. On November 6, 2016 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm; we will meet for pray and worship for the 2016 General Election. The Prayer / Worship Rally location will be at the Arizona State Capitol Lawn on 1700 W. Washington Street, Downtown Phoenix, AZ. There is a map
available and parking is location on the east and west sides of the Capitol. Please remember to bring yourself a lawn chair and water. Please register with BridgeBuilders – to let them know you’re planning to attend. There is strength in numbers, please plan to come.
On Saturday, October 22, 2016 AZNDP in Tucson has been invited to head the annual Hope Fest Prayer Tent, now for the third year in a row. It wasn’t long ago we were together for #UnitedForTucson. Here is another opportunity to get together for NDP Prayer Tent at Hope Fest.
We have a few opportunities for you to help out with. One is coming together on Friday, October 21 at 5pm for a prayer walk. Next, is for Saturday, October 22. We’ve organized a signup sheet to make sure there is enough people to cover the hours needed. If you would like to be in the tent for one or more hours during our shift, please call or text us (520 488 7744) and let us know which hours you would prefer. We have set up 2 hour shifts from 7am to 3pm. Please note, if you choose the first and last shift you will be setting up or breaking down for the Prayer Tent Area.
There are other opportunities for volunteering, check it out: Hopefest Volunteers .
There will be a briefing held Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 12 to 1.30 at Kino Stadium Service Center. Again, call or text (520.488.744) if you’re interested or need assistance.
Set your hearts to pray and share with the guests that come to the Prayer Tent. Free T-shirts will be provided. Help fill the tent with prayer!
In God we still Trust
For the first time in forty three years members of Congress in the United States have submitted a bill that calls for a day of repentance in this nation. Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler of Missouri, and Congressman Trent Franks of Arizona have submitted Resolution 790 to the House of Representatives expressing support for the designation of July 2, 2016 as the “National Day of Personal Reflection and Repentance.”
Pray now for God’s miracle for this bill now in committee to be passed by the House in the short time remaining before recessing this weekend.
The text of the Resolution House Resolution 790 is a powerful lesson in United States Christian history. John Adams said that July 2, [was the actual day independence voted upon in 1776], “ought to be commemorated as a day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.”
Submitting the Resolution for a vote in and of itself is a victory. Many of you have been praying that personal and national repentance would be re-discovered as God’s method to heal a nation. God has heard those prayers. One mighty step in His direction. We have breached a wall of ignorance and indifference thanks to the Holy Spirit! 2 Chronicles 7:14 is as alive as ever. May this Resolution awaken other Christian leaders in government in this and in other nations to the awesome power of repentance not just to bless every soul but also to heal a nation.
Consider taking an hour this month in May to really dedicate to personal and individual prayer for the Nation. You may have already heard that we are “covering the calendar” in prayer by challenging many in our Region to one or more hours this month. You can sign up for an hour on our calendar. For more information about this prayer initiative email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you can’t commit to an hour, take some extra time this month to pray and consider adding fasting. If you are looking for some ways to pray this month, check out the prayer resources on the nationaldayofprayer.org website.
The Office of Arizona’s Governor Doug A. Ducey…
…has declared Thursday May 5, 2016 as the “ARIZONA DAY OF PRAYER”. Seek the Lord, engage in committing your church to pray! Unite with other churches and community, to pray for pertinent changes that need to happen in our land!
- “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you. By this is My Father glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be My disciples.” John 15:7-8
- “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Heaven eagerly awaits the chorus of prayers that will be lifted up this May 5th, 2016.
Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. He is a pastor, best-selling author and frequent speaker at Bible conferences and seminars throughout the nation.
Dr. Evans has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for over 36 years, witnessing its growth from ten people in 1976 to now over 8,500 congregants with 100 plus ministries.
Dr. Evans also serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on nearly 1,000 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 130 countries.
Dr. Evans has authored over 60 books including Kingdom Man, Oneness Embraced, The Kingdom Agenda, Marriage Matters and Victory in Spiritual Warfare. Dr. Evans serves as chaplain for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, a ministry he has done for over 30 years. He is also the former chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys.
Through his local church and national ministry, Dr. Evans has set in motion a Kingdom Agenda philosophy of ministry that teaches God’s comprehensive rule over every area of life as demonstrated through the individual, family, church and society.
Dr. Tony Evans is married to Lois, his wife and ministry partner of over 40 years. They are the proud parents of four: Chrystal, Priscilla, Anthony, Jr., and Jonathan as well as proud grandparents of eleven: Kariss, Jessica, Jackson, Jesse, III., Jerry Jr., Kanaan, Jude, Joel, Kelsey, Jonathan, II, and Kamden.
In Experiencing God, Henry T. Blackaby and Claude V. King write:
Your personal prayer life may primarily be one-way communication—you talking to God. Prayer is more than that. Prayer includes listening as well. In fact, what God says in prayer is far more important than what you say…
Prayer is a relationship, not just a religious activity. Prayer is designed more to adjust you to God than to adjust God to you. God doesn’t need your prayers, but he wants you to pray. You need to pray because of what God wants to do in and through your life during your praying. God speaks to His people by the Holy Spirit through prayer… Genuine prayer does not lead to an encounter with God. It is an encounter with God.
Through prayer, God quickens our spirit by the power of His Holy Spirit. That’s an experience we don’t want to miss!
P.R.A.Y. for Today
Praise God fro His eternal perfection; repent of any attempts to adjust God to yourself; ask Him to adjust you to Him; yield to Him by making whatever changes are necessary.