My Ernest Plea

The Great American Fast Bellefonte, Pa.

Carrying the cross in Bellefonte, Pa.
Carrying the cross in Bellefonte, Pa.
Street preaching in Bellefonte park
Street preaching in Bellefonte park
Pastor praying at courthouse claiming Bellefonte for God's glory
Pastor praying at courthouse claiming Bellefonte for God's glory
praying at courthouse in Bellefonte
praying at courthouse in Bellefonte
Pastor Ken preaching at The Great American Fast
Pastor Ken preaching at The Great American Fast
Evangelist Michael preaching in The Great American Fast
Evangelist Michael preaching in The Great American Fast
Pastor Bill preaching in The Great American Fast
Pastor Bill preaching in The Great American Fast
Missionary Sam & Wife Mary Beth and baby Thomas leadoff speaker at The Great American Fast
Missionary Sam & Wife Mary Beth and baby Thomas leadoff speaker at The Great American Fast

My Ernest Plea a Closer Walk with Thee

Sunday, July 3, 2011 The Great American Fast was held at Lifegate Baptist Church in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. During the weekend we observed several hours of fasting, prayer, praises, and preaching. It is my ernest plea that the lives of all those attending were forever changed for the glory of God, I know mine was.

Will you join me in prayer? You know by reading my hubs I often have and include prayer in them.

LORD GOD we seek your face now, asking you God to restore America in her glory as you started her. We ask God as those on the Mayflower wrote out the Mayflower Compact God that this land preserved for a Christian nation will come back ton you Lord. We pray now God as we are celebrating 235 years as a sovereign nation today that you set your hand of mercy on this land. God if you must correct our land, if you must hand out your wrath we ask it be quick God and open our eyes open the eyes of our leaders God that they will serve you before they serve man. God we ask you convict their hearts Lord that they choose to work your will in America over serving their own pride and their own office. God I pray our president takes out the constitution and reads it and sees just how much it declares your Word and your holiness and your sovereignty. God I pray each senator, congressman, every government official stops to read these words written by our fore fathers. God I pray they see how these early pioneers of America stopped for prayer as they wrote the constitution. God I pray they see how it was a spiritual document and not a political one. God I pray that these leaders today will see the God breathed out true inspiration that was given as this document was written under. God you gave this country to Christians, you gave it so you could be glorified, so you may hear our pleas, our praises our glorifying of your holy name. God I am so grateful for what you have done in this land. God I am so thankful you gave a man the inspiration to start a fast and prayer service in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania to honor you, to pray to you for the forgiveness this country needs so greatly. Oh, God, this is my ernest plea, that you God will be glorified in all we as a nation do, that God you would silence the earth crying out, still the winds of hurricanes and tornados, stop the earth from moving in the earthquakes we see, God give us mercy from the wild fires, floods, heavy rains and drought. God we know all these disasters are occurring because we have let our voices stop, because we have sinned against you Lord and now to get honor and praise the earth itself is crying out. God my ernest plea is you quiet the earth and raise our voices that we may again praise you.God I know we had the whole host of heaven praying with us in the fast, God I know the call2fall had over one million praying July 3, 2011 for healing in this land as we prayed, fasted and preached your Holy Word, God hear our prayers, heal our land God that we may give you the glory and honor. God my ernest plea to walk closer with thee. God I pray you give us the boldness to preach and teach that a great revival will explode across this nation and millions come to know Jesus Christ as Savior. And God it is in His Holy Blessed Name I pray, AMEN.

Fast Events

We all gathered on Bellefonte in Lifegate Baptist Church July 2, 2011 and carried the cross through town to the park. There we had an open air preaching time from the steps of the park gazebo. Several people of the town watched as we walked the streets carrying the cross. Questions were asked and Bible tracts were handed out. Even more people in the park heard the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. Saturday evening we gathered the speakers and their families for prayer and dinner. We had a couple hours of fellowship before then retiring for the night. Sunday we again gathered at Lifegate Baptist Church. We had an hour of preaching by missionary Sam Snyder then took an hour of prayer. During this prayer we walked to the courthouse and prayed to God claiming the town for God. Then we returned to the church and listened as long time preacher Ken Codner brought a very inspiring and convicting message. Then I had the third message for an hour and then another hour of prayer. This was truly inspiring as several in attendance prayed aloud for God to restore America. Then Pastor Bill closed the service with a bold strong message of hope in America returning to the founder and creator of this land the one true almighty God of heaven.

Oh, my friends, this is my ernest plea, that America will return to God and that revival like never seen before breaks out.

Comments 22 comments

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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

Michael: It's been a while. You have been missed. As the bride and bride-groom walk hand in hand, so also our Lord and Our God walks with us, as The Holy Spirit indwells us.


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RevLady 5 years ago from Lantana, Florida

What a glorious day it must have been and a glorious time you must have had Michael. I rejoice in the Lord that His holy Spirit is still moving and working among men.

All glory to God!

Forever His


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lifegate 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

Michael, I "second" your prayer and I'm so thankful for all that was accomplished and the part you played to the glory of God. Even though the Holy Spirit indwells us, I wonder how many He truly leads!


"Quill Again" 5 years ago

HI Michael... Thank you for this hub, the prayer and your willingness to reach oit to the community as you have and living the great commission as we are called to do...

Many Blessings


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

HI Michael,thanks for sharing this hub and beautiful prayer !

Awesome and vote up !!!


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olgakhumlo 5 years ago from Mira Road Mumbai India

Praise the Lord! The saints go fasting! Last two Sundays our church too has been praying for the ban of the gay-marriage Bill. We'll continue to pray for the revival in America.


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Dave,

Thanks for the reply, I have been so busy but it felt good to publish another hub


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Rev Lady,

Yes it is so amazing to see God working, His Holy Spirit moves and it is amazing to be a part of it.


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Lifegate, I believe the Holy Spirit leads we know that just how many feel that leading but do not have the boldness to follow the lead.


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Quill,

Thanks for your reply my friend, yes living the great commission leaves me feeling goose bumps at times to think about it.


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Kashmir,

All welcome, thanks for the liking of the prayer.


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

olga,

Keep on keepin' on as a pastor friend of mine says, keep up the prayer and gay marriage will end and revival will come


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Seek-n-Find 5 years ago from Illinois

I join you in prayer!


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Jenny Rose 5 years ago from Northeast USA

Beautiful prayer, Michael, and I join you in it. Amen.


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Seek,

Thank you we all need to join in one accord in prayer for our country.


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Jenny,

Thanks again for joining in prayer. My prayer is all can join us not only in prayer next year but in person for The Great American FSt.


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Jo_Goldsmith11 5 years ago

A-men! May the Lord our God, our father who is in heaven continue to bless you and may you keep the fire of truth burn in your heart forever! God bless you! I boldly and proudly stand in agreement with you! Many will be saved before we go into battle for one last time. (you can find me in the front of the line) :-)


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Jo,

God bless you my sister in Christ willing to go forth for the Lord God Almighty, I too believe that there will be another outpouring across this land of revival and many to be saved, we as God's people just need to be willing to answer the call.


His daughter 5 years ago

Thanks for sharing this event in word and pictures for those of us who could not be there. I am thankful that we have a Heavenly Father Who hears our prayers no matter where we are....Who sees and knows our hearts.


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

His Daughter,

We have a heavenly Father above with arms full of mercy and hands full of love! Amen, it was great in Pa.


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Saintatlarge 5 years ago from Canada

Thank you Father God for men like Michael and others, who will stand in the gap and make appeal to you. Blessings, St.L


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us. Author

Saint,

Thanks so much for the comment.

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