Shepherd to Sheep
Today marks the 240th anniversary of America’s first nationwide “Call to Fall.” On June 12, 1775, the 2nd Continental Congress declared a Day of Public “Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer” for the citizens of all 13 colonies, urging them to gather in their churches on July 20th to pray for America. The clash of arms in Lexington and Concord just weeks earlier, marked the beginning of war with Great Britain. Only God could empower the colonies to defend themselves and prevail against the most powerful nation on earth. When God’s people fell to their knees that day in July and cried out with desperate pleas to the God of Armies, they did not know that out of that conflict America would become the greatest, most God-blessed nation in history!
Afterward Sam Adams received a letter from his friend, James Warren, “This fast has been observed as you could wish… with that devotion that our circumstances require. It is a grand solemnity. Three millions of people on their knees at once, supplicating the aid of Heaven… May the blessings of Heaven follow in answer to our prayers.”
How much we need such a Call2Fall today! God tells us precisely what to do when our nation has turned its back on Him (2 Chronicles 7:14; Joel 1:13-14; 2:12-18). That’s why the Call to Fall moment launched this initiative in 2009
On Sunday June 28th, an estimated 2 million believers will observe the 7th annual Call2Fall. This time of united prayer is based upon 2 Chronicles 7:14 and other important calls to pray from America’s history. Calvary Chapel Eagle, along with believers in thousands of churches in all 50 states will spend at least 5 minutes on our knees in prayer for our nation during our weekend worship services.