The Decision America Tour, led by Franklin Graham, makes its way to Montana, Idaho and Wyoming this week and I hope you are on board in prayer, if not there in person! Our nation faces a critical election with seemingly no good choices for President. I’m not sure America has ever been in greater need of wisdom and guidance, yet as a whole, we seem to have turned our collective backs on the God who blessed us with this great nation.
If you are wondering why we’re focusing on our nation and our election, on a blog concerned with Israel, here is the answer: What is going on in America not only has significance in how we stand with Israel, but the decline of America (if that is what we are witnessing) seems to correspond with the fact that the US is not mentioned in Biblical end time prophecy. As Americans, we must know and understand the season in which we live, and how to live in that season!
Thus, I encourage you to “get on board” and pray fervently for the Lord to move mightily in these states this week. So, here we go:
Tuesday, August 9, 2016: Helena, Montana
- 45% of Montanans have left the church or have never been to church.
- Only 27% attend church, read the Bible, and pray on a weekly basis.
- More than 20% of adults report they are binge drinkers, the sixth highest rate in the nation.
“Father of great mercy, our country has gone astray and we need Your wisdom and grace. Beginning in Montana, Lord, we invite You to take Your rightful place among us and draw us to repentance. Please burden the hearts of those who have left the church to return, and those who have never been to take a step. Lord God, reveal Yourself to us all in incredible ways that we cannot deny. Cause believers everywhere to hunger and thirst for fellowship, Your Word and prayer. We need You, O God! Finally, for those in Montana and elsewhere caught in the web of alcohol misuse, please set them free. Lord, we trust You, and we plead for mercy on behalf of Montana. Show Yourself mighty!”
Wednesday, August 10, 2016: Boise, Idaho
- Idaho has almost as many Mormons (19%) as evangelicals (21%).
- More than 2 out of every 3 Idahoans say they do not have an active faith in Christ.
- The state is one of the least densely populated states in the country.
“Lord, we lift up the state of Idaho and all its fine people to You. You have graced the state with beauty and we ask You to become alive to Idahoans. Though we love the Mormon people, will You reveal Yourself in powerful ways to those beloved people and draw them to the One True God. Light a fire in the hearts of Christians there and spread the revival fire far and wide! Lord, bring saving faith to those who have no active faith, and cause Your creation to shout Your glory so all will see! May Idaho become the spark that lights the revival fire.”
Friday, August 12, 2016: Cheyenne, Wyoming
- Over 20% of residents identify as atheist or agnostic. Along with Montana, it’s the highest rate in the nation.
- Wyoming is the least populous state in the country.
- Nearly one-third of residents have not been to church in the past 6 months.
“In the name of Jesus, our Lord, we join in prayer with believers in Wyoming for righteousness. Though many claim no belief in You, O God, Romans 1:20 clearly teaches that Your eternal power and divine nature are clearly perceived, leaving those who deny You as God without excuse. He is truly a fool who says, “There is no God.” (Psalm 14:1) But Lord, You are able to make the foolish wise, and we ask You to do that in Wyoming and throughout our nation. Bring residents of Wyoming together in fellowship and worship of You. Though few in population, please use the few to Your glory.”