The Seven Mountains of Culture are the focus of continuous prayer on the seven days preceding the Cry Out America prayer service on Sept. 11.
Cry Out America organizers are seeking seven lead churches to take responsibility for praying for church, family, marketplace, government, media, education, and arts and entertainment.
Each of the lead churches will be responsible for prayer in the prayer tower at North Cleveland Church of God. Each church could enlist other congregations to help.
Lee University students normally engage in vigilant prayer from 6 a.m. to midnight. The student prayer group, Converge, is committed to discipleship and leadership training, weekly campus wide gatherings, healing prayer and compassionate outreach off campus. Converge is lead by Emmaline Elliott, Kendra Hause and Michael Pierce.
Jonathan Wayne, a university student from Virginia, is doing a summer internship with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He said students would rather be part of the community rather than simply viewed as students.
He suggested students could pray during the night between midnight and 6 a.m. that week while the churches fill the other 18 hours.
Candies Creek Baptist Church Pastor Jamie Work will recruit other pastors from Bradley County to signup to pray on one of the seven topics on one of the days leading up to the nationwide Cry Out America service on the Bradley County Courthouse Plaza at noon on Sept. 11.
Wednesday, Sept. 4, through Tuesday, Sept. 10, would serve as the cadenza to the crescendo on Sept. 11, when all seven days of prayer all come together in a community-wide gathering in the seat of county government.