“The level of treachery and the high level of risk presently at play in our world is stunning enough that life can not go on as normal. God has to be called upon. Jesus as peace has to be found. But people have to be awakened to what is really going on- and there is urgency to it. Historically the “awakeners” have rarely been appreciated by the masses until after the fact- because awakening people is rarely done with a smile and with a hug. I am not justifying rudeness, bitterness, anger or the like- but when a ship will sink unless something big changes, when a nation will reap devastation unless the people wake up- it is most definitely not time for “church as usual” or Christianity as usual. ” Johnny Enlow
When I took time off work to write my book 7 Arrows, I could sense the urgency to pray for our nation. The 5th Arrow addresses the question of Endurance for our country, echoing President Lincoln, “Now we are engaged in a great civil (cultural) war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure.”
The book calls for consistent prayer for our families, churches, local and state governments, for our nation, for media and for a great awakening. It is also a call for people to be involved in their communities, to be a voice and to be active. I am, here, trumpeting a message. Our republic is at risk, but God can strengthen us.
7 Arrows: Transformational Prayer for a Culture in Crisis. Evalyn Benton is available on Amazon. It is a great book to read with a small group; it can aid you in initiating a small group for prayer (that’s what I have done for all of my adult life). 7 Arrows will inspire and strengthen you.
2 Chronicles 7:14, Joel 2:15-1, Hosea 6:1-3