National prayer gathering is Oct. 20
by DAVID DAVIS, Managing Editor
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A Nigerian immigrant who lives in Cleveland said Africa was dark before Americans took the gospel to that continent. Africa is now calling for prayer to bring the United States back into full spiritual light.

The Rev. Michael Obi said God has used America in tremendous ways to help other nations by taking the gospel around the world.

“Africa was in darkness, but what has happened now is that God has used America so much, the enemy is trying to paralyze the spiritual life of the nation,” said the pastor of Prayer Center Church on Central Avenue.

“God has brought some of these same people to the United States to help Americans regain their spiritual strength.”

Obi is national coordinator and executive director for the African Strategic Leadership Prayer Network that is calling for a national prayer gathering on Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on the Capitol West Mall in Washington, D.C.

The prayer network formed in April 2008, after the Awakening America Alliance, through its executive director, the Rev. Billy Wilson, invited African pastors and leaders to join in crying out to God for revival in the American church and a Christ awakening in the nation.

“American leaders realized the need for prayer and they realized there are immigrants here who believe in the destiny of the nation, so they called on us,” Obi said.

“We’re calling anyone who really believes God can renew the spiritual life of the nation and bring a fresh wind of God’s grace upon the nation.

“I don’t see why anyone can’t come who feels the need for prayer. We want to fill the mall with prayer and we want to fill it with tears. When God sees the tears or people crying for this nation, he will move.

“We realize the problems with the nation are not anything physical. It is spiritual,” he concluded

The mission of the prayer network is to gather the African-Christian community from all over the world to unite in prayer as God's instruments for the blessing and healing of the United States.

“We are responding to the invitation of the American Church to collaborate in asking the Lord to move on behalf of America,” Obi said.

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