Cry Out America! 9-11-2001



Declare a holy fast; call a sacred assembly. Summon the elders and all who live in the land to the house of the LORD your God, and cry out to the LORD.
Joel 1:14

On this day may we fully awaken and return to the Lord. God prescribed in Joel 1:14 how we are to return, we are to “Consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly. Gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land to the house of the Lord your God, and cry out to the Lord.” In obedience to the Lord, we have gathered here on this occasion to do exactly that.

Every great spiritual awakening in America's history has started with united, extraordinary prayer. 9-11 will be a day of united, extraordinary prayer and Christians from every denomination are invited to participate. Our focus should be on Christ and on the tragic need of a new generation of Americans to know Him. While you pray on 9-11 you will be joining thousands of others across the nation in all 50 states as we "seek His face" together. - The Awakening America Alliance

Revival and Spiritual Awakening

Cry Out to God

“God's people cry out to him for help... Like the Father of the Prodigal Son, God waits eagerly for His children to return to Him.” (1)

Read/Pray: Psalm 104 and 80

Repent and Return to God

“God calls His people to repent and return to Him or perish.” (1)

We are the church. Each individual member of the Body of Christ, the royal priesthood. (Matt. 16:18, 1 Peter 2:9) “The full dimension of God’s love is experienced within the context of God’s people. God has fashioned His people into a living body of Christ--the church... The primary reason we need revival is that we have forsaken our love relationship with God--our first love. God’s invitation is for us to repent and return to our first love. His word to the church at Ephesus indicates that failure to repent is fatal. [Revelation 2:4-7]” (1)

Read/Pray: Psalm 81, 82

Pray for Revival

“God revives His repentant people by restoring them to a right relationship with Himself. God stands ready to receive His people when they return. He cleanses and forgives. He gives a new heart to serve Him and fullness of the Holy Spirit to empower them for His work. He restores the joy of being in the family of God.” (1)

“Revival means to restore or renew life. Revival is for God’s people who need a fresh encounter, a fresh love relationship with Him. Revival is God putting the plumb line of His Word right down the middle of His people. He calls us to repent and return to a holy love relationship with Himself. When we repent and return to Him, He turns our hearts back to Himself. He forgives. He cleanses. He restores life. This is revival. He gives renewed life. He is our life.” (1)

Read/Pray: Psalm 84-86

Pray for Awakening

“God exalts His Son Jesus in His people and draws the lost to saving faith in Him. When God has a people rightly related to Him, He is able to display His glory to a watching world. When a people experience the mighty power of God bringing wholeness to their lives, others will notice and want a similar experience of life. Spiritual awakening becomes a natural by-product of a revived people.” (1)

Read/Pray: Psalm 96-100

References:

References:
1. Awakening America Alliance Resource: The following excerpt is adapted from Fresh Encounter: God’s Pattern for Revival and Spiritual Awakening by Henry T. Blackaby and Claude V. King (Nashville: LifeWay Press, 1993), 8-10, 22-23. Used by Permission.