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Two more prayer opportunities have come to me recently; I sure feel an increased fervor to pray not only in solitude, now, but also with others in corporate prayer.

First, I received an e-mail titled “One Minute Each Night” and I really liked the idea. It doesn’t matter at all what your political leaning is … I just think we’re all Christian first and praying together for our leaders is important: “First of all, then, I ask that supplications, prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for all in authority, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity.” (1 Tim 1-2)

Here is the e-mail:
2 Chronicles 7:14. ‘If my people, which 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.’

During WWII, there was an advisor to Churchill, who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour for one minute, to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace. This had an amazing effect, as bombing stopped.

There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in America .

The United States of America, and our citizens, need prayer more than ever!!! If you would like to participate, each evening at 9:00 P.M. Eastern Time (8 PM Central, 7 PM Mountain, 6 PM Pacific), stop whatever you’re doing and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States, our troops, our citizens, for the upcoming election, for our leaders, for peace in the world, and that Christianity will grow in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Second – and similarly – I read an article here about committing to First Friday prayer. First Friday is a very old Catholic tradition (dating back to the 17th century, according to the linked blog article). Again, the idea is that people will be praying at a common time for a common purpose.

I think both are a great idea, and I hope it quickly becomes a habit for me!

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