By SELENA SEABROOKS
The Dallas Examiner
“There’s so much going on in the world today. We have taken prayer out of everything and prayer is important. If you have little prayer, you have little power. That’s what we’re doing now. We’re doing little prayer and that’s why we have no power,” said Dr. Angela King, founder of Women Praying for Christ Ministries.
With this in mind, King organized the 24 Hours of Prayer event for Sept. 29. The event would technically start at Sept. 28 midnight until Sept. 29 at 11:59 p.m.
“People are hurting. People are giving up. People are just watching their loved ones just die. Their homes are breaking up. Their children are going awry. The world is just in an uproar. It is time for us to gather together, to plead, and ask God to please heal our land. That’s the only way it’s going to be done. We’re going to have to decide that prayer is important,” she stated.
She said that each hour of prayer during the event would be led by four designated female prayer leaders with a different pray focus point; as an example, pray for reconciliation, pray for healing from the pain of the past, and pray from the youth and children of the land. Although King has organized previous prayer lines, this is the first time she has organized a prayer line that will extend for 24 hours.
King explained that the event was a mandate from God and is themed, “A call for the wailing women,” a theme that has been a part of King’s ministry for many years. She stated that it was her calling to gather women together for prayer. She commented that God gave her a special mandate for women.
“We all understand that men can pray but no one can wail out like a woman. I’m just being real. We know how to get in and cry our makeup off and let our glue get loose on our weaves, calling out to God. We understand the seriousness when the enemy comes up against our family and our children, we know how to wail out to the Lord,” she said.
She stated that her goals for the event were to encourage others from around the world to pray, to bring prayer back into the schools and our everyday life. She commented that God must be put first and included in what we do. Another goal of the event is to bring more love back into the world. She hoped that those in need of prayer would call in and receive the extra push they need to keep going.
“There’s so much going on and we can’t allow the enemy to feel that he has control, that he has truly taken over this land because that’s what he feels right now. And its what people are feeling. They have that give-up spirit. They’re just giving up,” she conveyed. “People are feeling unloved right now. This is to remind them, it doesn’t matter how your life looks. No matter what you’re going through, Jesus still loves you and He’s going to always work it out for your good.”
Initially, she wanted 48 women to cover the 24-hour event; however, due to an increased demand to get involved, she increased that number to 80. At that time, there were nine slots still available to be filled.
“There is power in prayer and there is strength in numbers,” King said in closing. “The only requirement is that when they pray, they be reminded that they are only praying to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”
“There’s hope in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He’s still in control and he still has all power. They’re loved. They’re needed and wanted on this earth. There’s so much to be done and if they can continue to believe in Him and don’t give up, God’s going to work everything out for their good.”
Additional information and registration for the event can be found at http://www.wpfcm.org.