All across America, Southern Baptists (and anyone else) who are concerned about the spiritual condition of our nation are invited to join the "40/40 Prayer Vigil", which begins tomorrow, September 24, 2008. The Prayer vigil is for Spiritual Revival and is co-sponsored by the North American Mission Board and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. It begins tomorrow and runs through November 2nd. The idea is that the last forty hours would have Americans in continuous prayer from 4:00 PM on October 31 through 8:00 AM on Sunday, November 2. During the prayer times the focus would be on personal revival and for the spiritual awakening of the church and our nation.
If you would like to be involved in the 40/40 Prayer Vigil, all of the resources you would need are available on the net. First go to the website of the Southern Baptist Convention, http://www.sbc.net/. Scroll down the page until you see the 40/40 link. Click on that link and it will take you directly to the Prayer Vigil home page. There you will find the "Prayer Guide" for the daily and hourly prayer guides. Each day will have a theme, and scripture that leads to reflection and a time of personal praise, confession, and responding to the Holy Spirit. All of the downloads are free and available to anyone!
This website provides online registration to register, make daily requests and there is a blog there. You will find a page giving a full description of the 40/40 program.
I am personally going to be taking part in this vigil.
I invite you to join me.
If we ever needed to remember the message of 2 Chronicles 7: 13-14, now is the time!