-‘Answered Prayers’ on TV

God still answers prayers. To prove the point, Roman Downey is involved with hosting and producing a new TV series on TLC called ‘Answered Prayers.’ Here’s the story from the  Christian Post:

Roma Downey’s riveting new six-part series “Answered Prayers,” which features real-life stories of people in potentially life-threatening situations who experience divine intervention, says she’s “thankful” and “humbled” by fans’ support for the show.

“We are humbled by the support of so many national prayer leaders, and thankful for how this show is inspiring so many to pray again,” said Downey about the series which has now moved to primetime at 8 p.m. ET Sundays on the TLC network.

As one of the show’s executive producers, Downey hosts each one-hour episode that incorporates actual footage and interviews paired with powerful reenactments.

<Read the whole article>

Response: A few years ago, Roma and her husband were able to convince TV executives to air their Bible series and that was a real demonstration of answered prayer. The success of that series has now led to this new one on TLC that shows God still working miracles and saving people today. A great uplifting series for family viewing. 

This is also a message that our secular culture really needs to hear and be exposed to. I am hoping that the series will pave the way for us to share our own answered prayers and miracles with our friends, neighbors, and family.               *Top

>>>Don't Miss an Update**Click Now** Get CHARISMATICA by Email<<<

-Lou Engle: A Vision for ‘Stadium Christianity’ and a New Awakening

lou-engle-handsup

Lou Engle of ‘The Call,’ a prayer movement that has gathered hundreds of thousands together all over America for conferences featuring prayer, fasting, repentance, and worship, has a new vision for revival in what he is calling ‘stadium Christianity.’ From Charisma News:

Engle is believing for what he calls “stadium Christianity,” an outbreak of revival that will bring believers to stadiums across the country to worship and experience a new power in the Holy Spirit.

His dream is to hold “The Call” in Los Angeles Memorial Stadium on April 9, 2016, on the 110th anniversary of the Azusa Street Outpouring, which kicked off the Pentecostal/Charismatic renewal in the United States.

“Can you believe with us that denominations will unite, that the races could come together, that God could make us one, as the antidote to the terrific division in our day?” Lou asks.

“Could you believe with us for ‘stadium Christianity’ where signs and wonders are breaking out and mass evangelism explodes across our country?” he continued.

Response: The enemy is sowing racial discord and violence in the major cities all across America. The newscasters and press are exacerbating the problem by giving equal time and credence to every voice and picture of discontent.

The American church holds the real answer to this mess. What if  black and white and Latino Christians all got together in unity all across America in stadiums starting with LA.?  Remember, Azusa Street was an interracial revival and provided the foundation for the Pentecostal movement which includes some of the largest black denominations and churches.

The picture of white and black Christians along with other races praying together for racial unity and revival on the 10 o’clock TV News along with signs and wonders, healings, and miracles could go along way towards healing American cities and bringing on a new awakening.               *Top

>>>Don't Miss an Update**Click Now** Get CHARISMATICA by Email<<<

-Renewal Among the Methodists

arm_logo

Here’s a report of a renewal going on right now in the United Methodist Church through Aldersgate Renewal Ministries. The report comes from David F. Watson:

I know many people who are praying for renewal in the UMC and beyond, and we should continue to do this. But what we need also to understand is that renewal is happening now. You just have to know where to look for it. And in the UMC it’s happening through Aldersgate Renewal Ministries. Thanks be to God.

<Read the whole article>

Response: Read David’s entire report of a recent conference sponsored by Aldersgate Renewal Ministries. It is really encouraging. We really do need to pray for a continuing renewal in the UMC. Wouldn’t it be great to see these mainliners on fire again and add spiritual gifting and power to churches all across the heartland that have been declining for years.

These folks already know how to reach out with social programs. Can you imagine what would happen if life changing healing and miracles were added on to what they are doing now? This is what our cities need in America- to be on fire with the Holy Spirit instead of racial strife. Praise God and bring on the renewal! Time for you intercessors to get busy.               *Top

>>>Don't Miss an Update**Click Now** Get CHARISMATICA by Email<<<

-Praying for Revival (Psalm 31)

Psalm 31

In you, O Lord, do I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
in your righteousness deliver me!
2 Incline your ear to me;
rescue me speedily!
Be a rock of refuge for me,
a strong fortress to save me!

3 For you are my rock and my fortress;
and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me;
4 you take me out of the net they have hidden for me,
for you are my refuge.
5 Into your hand I commit my spirit;
you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God. …

11 Because of all my adversaries I have become a reproach,
especially to my neighbors,
and an object of dread to my acquaintances;
those who see me in the street flee from me.
12 I have been forgotten like one who is dead;
I have become like a broken vessel. …

14 But I trust in you, O Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hand;
rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my persecutors!
16 Make your face shine on your servant;
save me in your steadfast love!
17 O Lord, let me not be put to shame,
for I call upon you; …

19 Oh, how abundant is your goodness,
which you have stored up for those who fear you
and worked for those who take refuge in you,
in the sight of the children of mankind!
20 In the cover of your presence you hide them
from the plots of men;
you store them in your shelter
from the strife of tongues.

23 Love the Lord, all you his saints!
The Lord preserves the faithful
but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.
24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage,
all you who wait for the Lord!  (ESV)


    Our Father,

    We take refuge in you, you are our rock and shield. It through faith in your Son Jesus and by his righteousness and not our own that we call upon your name.

    We rejoice in your steadfast love for us and for the many times that you have saved us from the enemy in this life. Into your hands we commit our destiny both in this life and in eternity. Rise up O Lord and listen to our pleas.

    We now live in a land that no longer honors you or your Word. Our enemies are beginning to encircle us and cry out that we are ‘on the wrong side of history’ and must give up our devotion to your promises and teaching. Our enemies mock your name and the name of your Son and use them as common curses in their daily conversations.

    Rise up O Lord and show them that you are the Creator of history and of all things. Stretch forth your Spirit once more over this land and demonstrate your power and authority in the face of this unbelieving nation and shock those who mock your name.  Demonstrate in the midst of your people that your Word is not dead but alive and that there is still healing in your wings. Show them that miracles are not merely a philosophical proposition to argue over but a reality among believers in your Son.

    By your Holy Spirit bring healing and blessing to our families and let them be an example of your love and caring in our neighborhoods. Let the racial and denominational division among your churches and people be healed and let them unite as never before to bring forth blessing and healing to the cities that are falling apart. The enemy is sowing hate, division, and racial strife. Let your churches and people demonstrate your love and bring miracles and healing in the midst of it all. Let the enemy that wants to bring death and destruction be turned away in defeat.

    The enemy believes that he is about to bring down the church and your people in this land. He has encircled us with judges and lawyers that say that we no longer have a right to follow your Word and teaching. Demonstrate your power and authority in the midst of it all and let this be the finest hour for your people and for your church. Rise up O Lord and bring healing and revival to our nation once more.

    In Jesus name, Amen.                 *Top

    >>>Don't Miss an Update**Click Now** Get CHARISMATICA by Email<<<

    -Praying For America

    Psalm 20: of David

    1May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
    May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
    2May he send you help from the sanctuary
    and give you support from Zion!
    3May he remember all your offerings
    and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah

    4May he grant you your heart’s desire
    and fulfill all your plans!
    5May we shout for joy over your salvation,
    and in the name of our God set up our banners!
    May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!

    6Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
    he will answer him from his holy heaven
    with the saving might of his right hand.
    7Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
    8They collapse and fall,
    but we rise and stand upright.

    9O Lord, save the king!
    May he answer us when we call.  (ESV)


    Our Father:

    Praise your name Lord, praise your name. Many times you have answered us when we called upon you in our times of trouble and difficulty. You filled us with confidence and resolve in the face of the enemy and joy fills our hearts at the remembrance.

    Once more our enemies are at our gates and we cry out to you. Our nation is falling away and most do not know or care. But your Holy Spirit working in us has called our attention to the division that the enemy is stirring up in our cities even divisions among your churches and believers.

    Rise up O Lord and bring healing and revival to our people, neighborhoods, cities, and churches. Let your Spirit hover once more above our nation and let the enemy and his minions be defeated, dishonored and rejected.

    Let your Kingdom come down in our midst and bring love, healing, and freedom from the bonds that the enemy brings along with the death, division. and destruction. Let your light shine, let the truth reign, let your love transform and bring your salvation. Shatter the forces of evil and let them be exposed by the light of your Son and Spirit. Save us O Lord.

    In Jesus name, Amen.

    *Top

    >>>Don't Miss an Update**Click Now** Get CHARISMATICA by Email<<<