Fast forward to a similar situation in America today and voices would be raised, heads would roll. Moses’ response was one of absolute humility. He fell face down and instructed the people to show up the following day with their incense and incense holders and see who God would accept. The next day the glory of the Lord appeared to everyone and God told Moses and Aaron to get back so He could, “put an end to them.”
Again, Moses’ response was incredible. He fell face down and cried out to God to save the people, but the damage was done. God caused an earthquake to occur and swallowed up the leaders of the rebellious alliance, their families, and all their belongings. Then fire came out from the Lord and consumed the remaining 250.
You would think that this would have been enough to convince even the worst skeptics, but just a few verses later the Israelites are back at it, and this time it was worse. Not just a few, but the entire assembly of the Israelites revolted. As they gathered in front of the Tent of Meeting the same thing happened … only with a twist.
God instructed Moses and Aaron to get back so that He could destroy the entire nation, and with that a plague spread out from the Tent of Meeting and began to destroy the Israelites. With no recorded directive from God, Moses told Aaron to take his censer, incense, and fire from the altar “and hurry to the assembly to make atonement.”
Aaron sprinted from the front of the crowd toward the back as the deadly plague was released over the congregation. In front of him people were gasping, moaning, and dying. Chaos ensued as fear gripped the crowd, and the people began to stampede. As Aaron gained ground toward the edge of death, the scriptures say, “He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped.”
There is a plague of death sweeping America today. Will you unite with us in our effort to Get America Praying by mobilizing thousands of additional intercessors to stand in the GAP between life and death, to help avert judgment and bring Christ’s atonement to this country? The plague of death is quickly progressing over virtually every area of our culture. Now is the time to pray and act with humility and concern for every American.
Join us on the National Day of Prayer and please visit GetAmericaPraying.com to learn how to join this nationwide intercessory effort.
—Dave Kubal serves as President / CEO of IFA
On May 31, just a few weeks after the largest National Day of Prayer (NDP) in U.S. history, the NDP Task Force set out on a journey to travel community to community, church to church, encouraging all to remain in fervent prayer over our nation.
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What began as a vision to have regional gatherings quickly turned in a grander adventure when the owner of Champion Coach donated a 45-foot bus for the ministry to use to mobilize prayer from coast to coast. After wrapping the bus with a large “Pray for America” graphic, the team set-out on a mission that was grounded in Acts 18:23, where they “traveled from place to place throughout the region…strengthening all (who followed Christ).” In just the first 25 days of the tour, the following occurred.
- 25 Days, 8 States (PA, NY, RI, MA, ME, CT, NH, and VT)
- 34 Cities covered in prayer
- 137 Prayer Gatherings
- 3,610 Miles of Prayer
- 14,590 People joined together in prayer at the bus stops - 67 commitments to Christ (all new believers receive Starter Bibles provided by Harvest Crusades). These are only the ones we know of who spent time with us to understand what it means to follow Jesus.
- 1,250,140 People have watched news reports and heard radio spots on the bus tour
- 1,419,288 People have read updates on Facebook and the National Day of Prayer Website
- 1,650,733 People have viewed the Bus since it departed
The stories of hope and transformation are humbling. We have watched families reunited, fathers crying with their children asking for forgiveness, children coming to know the Lord Jesus as their Savior, addicts falling to the ground in repentance and even church leaders re-energized to continue serving on the front lines. There are few words to encompass or adequately describe the transformation that has occurred. Indeed, every day the wheels have turned under the bus, we have called them miracle miles as the next stop is always filled with opportunity and praise.
At one stop in Connecticut we ended up worshiping with three churches for over 14 hours straight. At another stop in Buffalo, NY, we set-up tents for prayer and resources and although it poured rain for much of the morning, lines circled the building with people just praising God. It was as if the whole central district just closed up shop and all came out for prayer in the heart of the city despite the weather. Every single day has been like this so if you are just hearing about the Pray for America Bus Tour for the first time, please take a moment and read the updates on Facebook and at Commit2pray.com. We know you will be blessed and encouraged just as we are.
God is raising up His church for such a time as this!
There is a fresh wind blowing across the nation as God is raising up His church for such a time as this! It is our prayer that we can continue to travel the nation but we need your help. God has provided the financial support for us get from Maine to Colorado, May 31 to August 10. However, it is our goal to cover at least 37 states (if not more) and we need to raise an additional $32,400 to make sure we can cover the Midwest, West Coast and Southern states. Our final journey will take us to the West Coast and then back across the Southern states toward Greenville, SC, for the finish line in mid to late September. Please prayerfully consider standing with us in this Pray for America mission and if you have a church or location in mind for our next stop, don’t hesitate to let us know.
Here are the anticipated stops through August 3:
- July 18-19: Knoxville, TN
- July 20: Mount Juliet, TN
- July 21-22: Nashville, TN
- July 23: Elizabethtown, KY
- July 24: Louisville, KY
- July 26: Terre Haute, IN
- July 27-29: Chicago, IL
- July 30-31: Des Moines, IA
- August 2-3: Lincoln, NE
May God bless you and may God bless America!
Your prayers are greatly needed! As you know, the Pray for America bus tour is currently making its way across Maine and then headed back south toward Philadelphia. We have a team that leaves tomorrow to assist the group on board and to relieve a couple of those who have been serving there for sometime. Those preparing to depart are experiencing a great trial at this very moment. A very large forest fire is sweeping across the northern area of Colorado Springs, where the National Day of Prayer Task Force is headquartered. The fire is currently consuming more than 8,000 acres and 60 or more homes have already burned to the ground. Their home is directly in the path of the fire. They have been forced into mandatory evacuation – so they grabbed vital items and have been living out of a suitcase. But, after our prayer time a moment ago, they have agreed that going out to the bus to pray was something that had to do. So, as they board the plane tomorrow, they will have no way of knowing if their home is still standing. This reminds us of what the Scriptures say in Matthew 19:29-30: “And everyone who has left houses…or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life”. Please keep Larry and Cindy in your prayers as they leave it all behind to head on the road with the Pray for America Bus. Also, please be in prayer for the First Responders and the more than 6,000 people who have been evacuated and awaiting news of their homes.