If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
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Summer of Mercy - Then & Now
20 years ago, thousands of Christians responded to a prophetic “Joel 2” call from the Holy Spirit and came to Wichita, Kansas in the summer of 1991. They came to publicly stand as a peaceful and prophetic witness for life.
The eyes of the nation were glued to their televisions night after night as God’s people prayed, worshipped and sought the Holy Spirit for an end to the horror of abortion. The focus was on ending the tragedy of late-abortions, as Wichita was home to late-term abortionist George Tiller.
Tiller was the most infamous abortion provider in the world who had performed over 60,000 abortions. Many of these abortions were on viable children who were 7 and 8 months old.
During the summer of 1991, over 50,000 people of good will endured the brutal and burning heat of the Wichita summer sun to step out of their indifference and apathy and embrace the heart of God and follow in His footsteps of love.
The event became known as “The Summer of Mercy” and the political landscape in America was forever changed regarding abortion.
Those who were involved in “The Summer of Mercy” were transformed by the work of the Holy Spirit. Churches were awakened. Pastors were energized. The Christian community was unleashed.
Some of those who were involved became members of Congress, the United States Supreme Court, worked at the White House, won numerous Supreme Court cases, responded to the call of full time ministry and became national Christian leaders.
20 years later, we believe God is issuing a similar historic call:
This July 30-August 7, 2011, we believe God is issuing a similar call to “establish justice in the gates” of our nation. Only this time, we are not being called to Wichita, Kansas but to Germantown, Maryland. This is the home base of the most infamous late-term abortion provider in America today, Leroy Carhart, and is in the shadow of Washington, D.C.
Carhart routinely does abortions on women who are 7 and 8 months pregnant. In the past year, 17 states have considered legislation to ban the kind of abortion that he does. Right now he is under a full investigation in Nebraska and by the Maryland Board of Physicians.
With the majority of Americans now indentifying as pro-life, we believe the ground has never been more fertile for proclaiming the Dignity of Human Life. Now is the time for Christians to stand against the shedding of innocent blood and crushing of human rights with prayerful and peaceful witness. We must bring to an end the tragic loss of innocent life and the exploitation of vulnerable mothers through abortion.
In response to what the Holy Spirit is doing in this hour, we are inviting Christians and people of good will from all across America to come to Germantown, Maryland and be involved in “The Summer of Mercy 2.0.”
God is calling the faith community to step into His purposes this generation. Now is time for us the embrace the cross and walk in radical obedience unto the Lord. Our desire is to see a sovereign God powerfully move, shift history, bring awakening to our nation and end abortion.
Join us July 30 - August 7, for this historic season of prayerful and prophetic witness in Maryland. We will be having; 24/7 prayer and worship, inspiring evening rallies with national political and Christian leaders and cutting edge public events.
20 years ago, “The Summer of Mercy” changed America forever. It is hour hope and prayer that “The Summer of Mercy 2.0” will bring even greater change and transformation to our nation. Prayefully consider standing with us.
We join with the Prophet Joel in crying out, “Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he gracious, compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love…”