27-Hour Global Prayer Gathering to Awaken Masses Out of Prayer Coma
Forget the pastoral settings for prayer featuring rolling meadows and fragrant flowers. The National Day of Prayer Task Force Vice Chairman John Bornschein unveils prayer for what it really is—a powerful weapon to be wielded in spiritual warfare. As a speaker at the upcoming PrayerCast LIVE 2013, John joins more than 60 of the foremost teachers on prayer in a crusade to shake Americans out of the trenches and onto the front line of battle—against the destructive forces dismantling our nation.
On October 18-19, the Jericho Center will host PrayerCast LIVE 2013 and they anticipate more than 30,000 people will tune in live for one of the largest broadcast concerts of prayer ever captured on camera. With special guests like Joni Eareckson Tada, Dr. Bruce Wilkinson, and Shirley Dobson, featuring video feeds from Beth Moore, Franklin Graham, Dr. David Jeremiah, Bishop Harry Jackson, Greg Laurie and many more, this group sets out to lay aside many common misperceptions about prayer and set the record—and America—straight. Bornschein, a frequent guest on Dr. James Dobson’s “Family Talk” radio program, is not afraid to sound the battle cry and take the Church through spiritual boot camp. And he has never witnessed a more pressing time for prayer, as he sees the Christian underpinnings of our country being attacked from every side.
“Given the troubling times facing our country, I remain convinced that heartfelt and persistent prayer have never been more crucial,” Bornschein contends. “It is only through the humble intercession of God’s people and His gracious response that we will see healing and revival. As culture continues to crumble by casting out truth for moral relativism (godlessness and lawlessness), we must realize that the Church is a stronghold in this world. We are lifting the standard on the battlefield, and we must stand firm.”
Bornschein, who co-hosts the weekly podcast Pray for America and serves as the senior pastor of Calvary Fellowship Fountain Valley church, argues that even though all Americans are effected by attacks on the Christian foundation of society, most sit quietly on the sidelines while laying down their most powerful weapon—prayer.
“The challenge is that many in the Church don’t know how to pray,” Bornschein insists. “They think they do, but in reality, they don’t understand the mountain-moving power of prayer—a relationship so deep and pure with Almighty God that an audacious faith is unleashed with world transformational power. We are content with mediocrity in our walk with the Lord and thus depriving ourselves of the privilege of being a part of eternal and boundless impact. That is why I am joining my esteemed colleagues at PrayerCast LIVE 2013 for the purpose of opening eyes to the battle for the minds of men and how to be effective on the front line through prayer.”
Leaving their fatigues in the closet, many Americans feel stripped of their power and swamped when facing their daily battles without a sufficient covering of prayer.
“Christians, especially men, often lump prayer into the category of the intangibles and wield it as a last resort when confronted with difficult situations,” Bornschein explained. “Far too often, it has to be a really difficult situation to merit a little humility to push us to our knees. It is amazing how we struggle with the concept of prayer. We think we are experiencing all that prayer has to offer with our token mealtime utterings or at the bedside blessing with our children as we quote lines from passed-down traditions.”
According to Bornschein, this breakdown is not only experienced in the home.
“Even in seminary, prayer is not a critical focus,” Bornschein adds. “We think too little of the most powerful resource in our arsenal. But we don’t do it intentionally. We are ignorant of the application and thirsty to experience the fullness of relationship with the Almighty. I am convinced that this conference will open eyes and transform the Christian perspective of this multi-dimensional conversation. It will revolutionize the Church by transforming the hearts and minds of the family,” Bornschein asserts. “Husbands and wives will see generational impact as never before, and stagnant minds will be unlocked and empowered with audacious faith. America needs your prayers, now more than ever,” Bornschein proclaimed. “We continue to face unabated moral decline, economic downfall, military conflict in the Middle East and the ever-increasing assaults against our religious liberty. Given these urgent concerns, it’s imperative that we remain on our knees in contrite supplication for the United States.”
This exhortation to prayer is a call for masses to engage in all-out spiritual warfare.
“In my role with the National Day of prayer, I have witnessed the growth of an amazing movement that is spreading across the world,” continued Bornschein. “We are privileged to fan the flame of this global revival that is capturing the hearts of millions of people. This coming year, we fully expect to see thousands of events, as many as 40,000 or more, from coast to coast with people fasting and praying on the first Thursday of May. Our theme this year is “One Voice United in Prayer” and Anne Graham Lotz is our honorary chairman. Our goal is to see 250,000 new people engaged in prayer and thousands more making a commitment for Christ.”
Beginning as a tradition back in 1789, the National Day of Prayer was officially established as an annual event by U.S. Congress six decades ago, seeing untold millions of Americans coming together every year to humbly call upon God. Despite numerous attempts in recent years to declare the NDoP unconstitutional by atheist organizations such as the Freedom From Religion Foundation, it continues to stand as a beacon of light, protection and hope for a nation blessed with a unique Christian foundation.
“The need for prayer must be continually impressed in our communities and throughout our nation if we are to preserve the biblical heritage that has enabled America to become great,” Bornschein concludes, reminding America to put on their prayer armor and weaponry through joining him on The Front Line. “It will lead to a revitalization and renewal of our commitment to Christ that will change the way we live and interact within our spheres of influence. It is a journey I encourage all to experience. We need to learn how to become a people of prayer once again. Then and only then will God hear us from heaven and heal our land. At PrayerCast LIVE 2013 we are going to learn how to pray in a way that forever shapes our perspectives and guides the course of history. “
If you want to learn more about viewing or attending this free event, then visit www.PrayerCastLive.com