Join us every Tuesday and Thursday at 12am EST/11pm CST for the Midnight Cry prayer call.
And at midnight a cry was heard: “Behold the Bridegroom is coming; go out to meet Him!”….. and those who were ready went in with Him to the wedding and the door was shut. – Matthew 25:6 &10b NKJV
In 2012, the Lord gave me the idea to host a prayer call in which I would intercede on behalf of the callers. He gave me the title “Midnight Cry” from Matthew 25:6 and the call was officially launched two years later on May 5th, 2014.
Midnight, while symbolizing the breaking of a new day, is simultaneously still a very dark time of night. As I processed this I thought about the spiritual significance of midnight. It’s that point where, although we’ve been ushered into a new season (a new day), everything around us may still look and feel so dark and dismal. I know for a fact that when we are going through really difficult seasons, midnight can feel like God has abandoned us, like we’re all alone with no one to talk to or call on. It’s at this time that the enemy attacks our vulnerability and our weak frame with thoughts and emotions that are impure, negative, and/or defeating. And, if unchallenged, these thoughts and emotions can lead to impure, negative, and defeating actions. How many regretful decisions have been made in midnight hours? Help us Lord!
Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. He further admonishes us therefore to cast down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and to bring every [negative, impure, defeating] thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
In Matthew 25, the 5 wise virgins were found ready and waiting when the midnight cry went forth that the Bridegroom had returned. While we do not know when the Lord will return, we do know that we want to be ready…. even more so at those times when our vulnerability and weak nature cause us to be distracted and off-guard. Sometimes praying for ourselves, by ourselves can be difficult during times like this. This is why this prayer call is needed. I invite you to call in and be a part of this time of intimacy as we petition God literally in the midnight hour of our distresses and varying situations. We are all hurting and going through different life tests. No man is an island. Let’s go to God together (Ref. Matthew 18:20).
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