THE FINISH LINE
The Pray for America Tour has come to an end, right here in Atlanta, Georgia and what a day of prayer it was! Mrs. Shirley Dobson joined the tour along with Pastor Paul Palmer, of the Atlanta Dream Center, and Dr. Michael Youssef.
We began the day bright and early at the City of Refuge. For those of you unfamiliar with this incredible facility, it began as a vision for reaching out to homeless women and children in the Atlanta area. Today, 17 years later, it is a 5-acre campus of renovated warehouse district that not only...
IN THE SHADOWS OF THE CITY (Atlanta, GA) – Today was a day of ministry and thus we began the day in prayer. The Pray for America Bus Tour team arrived at the “Million-Dollar Mile” completely unaware of the life-changing encounters we were about to experience. Pastor Paul, from the Atlanta Dream Center, met us there and explained that within this stretch of homes and apartments was the epicenter of the drug-trade in the area. In fact, the average was a million dollars a week in drug sales that would take place over the space of one...
After making our way east, we arrived in Georgia on Sunday, which was the first of a 4-day finale here in the great city of Atlanta. We started the day with Pastor Paul at the Dream Center where a packed house of hundreds gathered to praise and worship. Pastor Dion Elmore brought people to tears with a message on humility and the power of effective and fervent prayer. We then headed over to Celebration Church where we continued to praise the Lord throughout the evening. It was a spirit-filled day and we know the...
Paving the Way with Prayer
On our last day in Dallas, we met and prayed with business and ministry leaders in an office building just across the parking lot from Mary Kay’s world headquarters. From there we engaged in prayer with a group of saints in Plano, Texas.
Between Dallas and Atlanta, Interstate 20, winds through the hills and trees, and passes by several towns and cities. In Mississippi, we stopped for a prayer event at a church in Jackson and we watched God move through the congregation! As we made our way east, we made another...
PRAY FOR AMERICA BUS TOUR – 2014? On September 11, the Pray for America Bus Tour will cross the finish line in Atlanta, GA, after having journeyed 23,000 miles through more than 400 communities over 100 days. But is it truly the end of the road? According to Craig Dance, owner of Champion Coach, we are just getting started and his heart is for the National Day of Prayer Task Force to continue reaching out with the Gospel Message and the Power of Prayer.
The impact has been tremendous and with 37 states having hosted prayer gatherings,...
A CALL TO PRAYER – Global and National Prayer Leaders, have called for a day of prayer and fasting on Saturday, September 7th. The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation and the National Day of Prayer Task Force firmly believe that 2 Chronicles 7:14 is a promise for Believers today,
“If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
In the same spirit of our Founders...
CIRCLES OF PRAYER IN DALLAS – Our first day in Dallas, we joined arms with a ministry called Time to Revive, boarded the bus, and literally prayed through the city.
Dallas’ prayer warriors joined us at each of our seven stops, which included four churches, a Bible College, and a children and youth center.
The most unique stop of the day, was at Smokey John’s Barbecue. The owner holds a weekly bible study, which is actually more like a church service, complete with worship, preaching, and prayer.
John and his family have...
TOUCHING TULSA WITH PRAYER – What a blessing as we joined two churches in Moore, OK to pray for our nation and for their community. We then drove over to Tulsa to pray with the church family at Victory Christian Center, just across the street from Oral Roberts University, where they hold a large National Day of Prayer event every year. It was powerful!
After a full day of ministry, a dozen of us went to the hotel for a late dinner, and to talk through what God had done that day. As we ordered, and waited for the food, we noticed that...
FAITH IN THE FACE OF DESTRUCTION – We just drove the bus into the area where the Moore, Oklahoma neighborhood was devastated by a tornado this past May.
As we approached the site where Plaza Towers Elementary School once stood, we were overwhelmed at the sight of the vacant lots all around, and by the seven crosses, placed as a memorial to the seven students that lost their lives that day.
As we greeted those gathering, we were joined by a team of first responders from the fire and police departments, as well as one of the students from...
MEMORIAL PRAYER – The citizens of Oklahoma City are no strangers to the pain of disaster and loss. In 1995, an explosion rocked the city, and shaped the future of the people.
On the site where the federal building once stood, is a memorial to the 168 people who lost their lives. Across the street is First Church. Their original building was so badly damaged by the blast, that they had to completely rebuild.
People gathered and prayed for America, then later made their way across the street to pray for the city, and for the survivors of...