Some 300 of America’s most influential spiritual leaders will gather in Atlanta, GA, for a 24-hour solemn assembly, January 6-7, 2016, hosted by the Awakening American Alliance and a steering committee of more than 50 national leaders. Based on Joel 1:14, it is a time to “gather the elders . . . and cry out to the Lord.” The Executive Cabinet of Awakening America Alliance views this as a time for prevailing prayer: “As 2016 will usher in the 240th anniversary of the founding of our nation, the Executive Cabinet would like to begin the new year with a focused time of humble brokenness before the Lord.” Organizers hope that “God will use this spiritual gathering of concentrated prayer to serve as a catalyst for the next great move of God that will accelerate the fulfillment of the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.” Pastor Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the conveners, states, “In this significant and unprecedented moment in our nation, there is a compelling conviction to gather the key spiritual leaders in the same room for 24 hours. We are convinced all of us must come together, calling out to God for His power to ignite our lives and churches.” There is also a call for a nationwide 21-day fast called “Praying with Jesus: Reset Our Generation” from January 10–31, that includes nightly prayer calls with national leaders. (C) 2015 Prayer Connect.
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