On Saturday, September 21, 2013 between 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. a consortium of churches called "Impact Connecticut" met as a part of their 40 days of praise proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord, met on the north steps of the State Capitol in Hartford, CT for a time of prayer, praise, and repentance to God for the State of Connecticut. Pastors and leaders from many churches around the area, prayed specific prayers in line with the 10 Commandments as outlined in the Holy Bible (Read The Book of Exodus, Old Testament, Chapter 20 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus+20&version=NIV,) Within the group that came together, were families, women, men, children all praising and praying. Repentance, which means, asking God for forgiveness and turning away from disobedience of His Holy laws and accepting Jesus Christ His Son as the only atonement and forgiveness for your sins, was demonstrated in the people who cried out to God for forgiveness, help to not walk in wicked ways and a cry for our state to turn from its wicked ways.
Prayers were offered regarding the sin of abortion, adultery, murder, the sin of not following God as the ONLY TRUE AND LIVING GOD and HIS SON JESUS CHRIST AS THE SON OF GOD, for the sin of stealing, sin of being a false witness, the sin of not keeping the Sabbath day holy, the sin of taking God's name in vain, and the sin of coveting (lusting after things, other people and stuff other than following after God), and the sin of not honoring our parents. All these things are listed in detail in Exodus 20 and in other parts of the Bible, even by Jesus Christ Himself.
The service was moving and The presence of God was so evident there, people were weeping, kneeling and lying down on the ground beneath the steps of the State Capitol. Interestingly, there was a rock concert across the street at Bushnell Park, a park full of people in revelry, having fun and yet, not knowing that eternity which is a breath away for all of us, is connected to our relationship with God our Creator, the Creator of ALL, the Creator of the World, the Creator of all living things and the Universe around those things is seeking a personal relationship with each human being through His Son Jesus Christ, The Lord.
Nevertheless, the people of God prayed. I believe a great awakening is occuring as the times grow dark and evil, God who sits on the Throne of Earth in Heaven, is calling men, women, children, boys and girls, you and me friend, to a great relationship with His Son Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit speaking, convicting, drawing us to Christ the more as His day, His day of bringing His Church Home (That's Heaven folks to all who have received Him as Saivor for their sins).
I was so glad to be there...I missed an outing to have some fun. Yet, I had an encounter with some new friends in Christ as we prayed and received a great re-filling and joy as we asked God for His mercy to forgive us for our sins and to cleanse us and put us back in right fellowship with Him. I'm so glad for Jesus. So glad for His Spirit, The Holy Spirit who lives in every child of God. And for God for sending us Jesus.
You can keep track of the 40 days of praise and prayer here: http://impactconnecticut.com/. You can also check out what a local Christian station (WIHS, 109.9 FM) is doing to keep Christ's Church informed: http://www.mychurchevents.com/calendar/calendar.aspx?ci=L6G1J4M7L6F0N8N8H2. Let's continue to pray for revival in our land. Let us pray for revival in us - that we may be strengthened by the power of The Holy Spirit to Live for Our Christ like never before - to be witnesses to call a lost and dying world to Him. JESUS is LORD to the GLORY OF GOD THE FATHER (Philippians 2:11 and Romans 14:11,The Holy Bible).