Ann Graham Lotz has sounded the alarm for prayer. As Honorary chair of the National Day of Prayer she was given a word that centered around repentance. Now she received another assignment and is issuing a prayer challenge initiative entitled 7-7-7: An Urgent Call to Prayer. She is urging Christians to pray for the first seven days of the month of the seventh month of the year, July. On the seventh day she is inviting Christians to pray and fast for seven hours. According to Ms. Graham-Lott, the purpose of the prayer is threefold:
- For God the Father to restrain, protect, and deliver His people from the evil that has come into our world.
- For God the Son to be exalted, magnified, and glorified in His church, in our nation, and in our lives.
- For God the Holy Spirit to fall on us in a fresh way, compelling the church to repent of sin and our nation to return to faith in the living God, resulting in a great national spiritual awakening.
She is asking Christians to partner with her and visit her web-site where you will be directed to where you can find prayers for each of the seven days. Here is an excerpt of her prayers for today, July 3rd. with the focus on praying for wisdom:
- We worship You, Lord Jesus Christ, for You are the incarnation of God’s wisdom. Your judgments are unsearchable. Your ways are past finding out. Your thoughts are higher than ours. Your plans never include a mistake. There are no accidents as You carry out Your purpose. You never have to second-guess what You have done, or what You plan to do. You are right…all the time, in every way.
- We repent as we acknowledge our foolishness of denying You as the one, true, living God, our Creator to whom we are accountable, living as though our lives are a cosmic accident with no eternal significance, purpose or meaning.
- We repent of leaning on our own understanding, immersing ourselves in politics to change our nation, instead of looking to You.
- We repent, as a church, Your Body, of depending on programs instead of prayer, on activities instead of the Spirit’s life, on orthodoxy instead of obedience.
- We repent of succumbing to conventional wisdom or popular opinion instead of seeking You first, and asking You what we should or should not do.