Day of Prayer for Iran

Day of Prayer for Iran

Many of you know that my roots go back to both Mexico and Iran, and that my great-grandmother was martyred for her faith in Iran, which I modernized and included in my novel, Divided Nation.

So, when Elam Ministries asked us to pray for Iran, on a day I was speaking in Columbus, Georgia, I signed on.

Below is a short video where I took the entire congregation into prayer.

Go to Elam’s website for additional prayer prompts and ideas. They do a brilliant job.

I still have a pastor’s photograph whom I pray for. I have no idea his name, or if he’s even alive, but it has been my honor, over the years, to lift up him and those he’s influenced.

Voting Instructions

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1656 England was very divided, not unlike the USA, today.

William Gurnall’s sermon is in 2 parts. Part 1 was the sermon application of Isaiah 1, but part 2 was his Biblically insightful instructions to voters.

This was brilliant in 1656, it is a must read today. . . 


Part 1

The Sermon

William Gurnall, of whom very little is known (except his 1300 page book on Spiritual Warfare) is heavy of heart, for he sees his nation in Isaiah 1.

Read this portion soberly, for you will see your nation in the pages of scripture too, and not in a flatering way.

Part 2

The Vote

I rewrote William Gurnall’s message into modern day English, making it easier to understand.

Sit down, strap in, and don’t hold your breath. You’ll be amazed at his insights.

Part 2, Outlined. . .

Why We Vote

We Steward for God

We Speak for God

We Stand for God

Who Should Get Your Vote

FIRST. Look for the fear of God in those you choose.

SECOND. Look for wisdom and proper gifts.

THIRD. Enquire whether they are Christians.

FOURTH. Look for courage and resoluteness.

FIFTH. Find purposeful focus on the nation’s public affairs.

SIXTH. Choose those who have healing spirits.

SEVENTH. Look for a desire to serve.

FINALLY. Find those faithful to ministers and the ministry of the gospel.

After You Vote




(Don’t let those last two bother you, Gurnall is again, brilliant!)

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This was a brilliant sermon in 1656. It is a must read today.

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SCHEDULE: We don’t want Mark to be the only one who knows what’s going on. Here’s is the current schedule:

FRIDAY, 17th
4:00 PM Arrive, Meet & Greet & Eat
4:45 PM Worship
5:30 PM Pray/Sing/Read
7:00 PM Dismiss/Refreshments
8:00 PM All Night Prayer Begins
(feel free to exit anytime throughout the night)
–You can head to a hotel or use a men’s dorm or women’s dorm, on site, and as available

8:30 AM Arrive, Meet & Greet & Eat
9:00 AM Worship
9:45 AM Psalm 46:1-3 (God comforts by His strength)
10:00 AM Pray/Sing/Read
11:00 AM Worship
11:45 AM Psalm 46:4-7 (God comforts by His presence)
12:00 PM Pray/Sing/Read
1:00 PM Break Bread Together
2:00 PM Worship
2:45 PM Psalm 46:8-11 (God comforts by His deeds)
3:00 PM Pray/Sing/Read
By 4:00 PM Dismissed

(Worship Team: Jerry Tucker, Glenn Tucker, Gary Graham)

CLICK HERE for a short post & video explaining our Pray/Sing/Read sessions.

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Daniel Prayer Garden
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There are 10 hotels, just off Windward Pakwy & SR 400 (which is basically a freeway). These hotels are within 15 minutes of the Daniel Prayer Garden. Click on the photo below. . .

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We want you stay nourished, and so for that reason, we as a group are not fasting during this event.

But, if you feel led by the Lord, please do so, and if you would let Mark know, privately, we will do our best to support you, without being a temptation.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS: Mark will offer lots of free things with your registration. But, it’s important you understand how we want you to register (Please, both attenders & not, complete the “Registration Survey” below). . .

Cost: After much prayer, I am convinced I need to leave the registration amount up to you (whether you attend or not). Certainly there are costs for the event location, musicians, food, etc. But I will tell you what I tell pastors when I speak in their churches, “Whatever you are comfortable with, I will be content with.” That rule has served me well for 15+ years. I think it’s perfect for the registration of this event. Your registration fee will be considered a donation, after we have determined all the costs for the event. Donate in the registration link below or in the “Registration Surve” which you will access below.

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