Operation Rolling Thunder in Topeka Advocating 24/7 prayer in unity to see the Kingdom of God come in Topeka, as it is in heaven.
Kingdom Blitz Coming in May Three Kingdom Activities Kick Off the Month of May with a Bang The annual National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 1, this year. It is one of three events that will take place in Topeka within a three day span. The other two are Pray 36, a 36-hour prayer meeting, and The Awakening Freedom Tour (see next page). There will be a statewide one-hour noon observance of the National Day of Prayer at the Kansas capitol on the rotunda first floor. Many state legislators will take part, and music and prayer will be a major part of the program. Gov. Sam Brownback has called for Kansans to pray for the state and for those who hold positions of leadership in state government. The citywide observance will be at Community Church, 1819 SW 21st Street, at 7 pm. The theme for the evening is "To Know Him and Make Him Known" which is based on two prominent passages of scripture-- the Great Commandment and the Great Commission. The evening will be spent praying through the Lord's Prayer. In addition to times of prayer, the program will include worship led by a young adult band. There will be a testimony on the power of prayer by Pastor Rey Rodriguez of Harvest Family Fellowship, and testimonies by Sally Zellers who heads the Hi Crest Net Reach program for the Topeka Rescue Mission. International prayer leader Earl Pickard will lead a portion of the prayer time. A former secular hip hop artist, Zacheriah Woodward, will share his deliverance testimony. The national theme for this year's National Day of Prayer is "One Voice, United in Prayer." This is an
annual event in the city, taking place every first Thursday in May. The national task force is led by Shirley Dobson, and their website is NationalDayofPrayer.org. “If the Church of America will cry out for mercy, we can see the moral, economic, political, and social decline of our nation turned around and God’s kingdom established here,” says David Epps, the Topeka National Day of Prayer coordinator. “Social activism and political involvement alone will not transform Kansas or our nation. Our problem is spiritual and requires a united, spiritual response,” according to Epps. When Abraham Lincoln declared a national day of prayer, it was his hope that “the united cry of the Nation will be heard on high, and answered with blessings, no less than the pardon of our national sins, and the restoration of our now divided and suffering Country, to its former happy condition of unity and peace.” We may not be engaged in civil war, but we are certainly in a culture war. The future of our nation is every bit as much in peril as in the days of Lincoln, and who will prevail is yet to be determined. “Prayer is our only hope. Our victory is guaranteed-- but only through national repentance and humility,” says Epps. Our need to pray for God’s mercy has never been greater. For more information on these and other Christian citywide events, visit TransformTopekaKS.org or Facebook.com/TransformTopekaKS.
“The LORD thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded.” Psalm 18:13
Awakening Freedom Tour Rolls into Topeka May 3
36 Continuous Hours of Worship and Intercession for Awakening Begins 9 pm Thursday, May 1 Ends 9 am Saturday, May 3, 2014 All Bible-believing, Jesus-loving Christians may sign up for a one-hour session to worship and pray. Pray 36 is a worship and prayer initiative to connect the National Day of Prayer with the Awakening Freedom Tour. Open Way Church is the host location, 200 NW Gordon in Topeka. Participants will be worshiping and praying for spiritual awakening and for the Awakening Freedom Tour Topeka event on May 3. Visit CultureShield.com for more information on the Awakening Freedom Tour. Contact [email protected]
to receive the online link to sign up for one or more worship and prayer sessions. Or just show up and join in. The Details: Sessions will be one-hour worship and prayer sets, any combination of worship and prayer is acceptable, (from a worship CD put into the church CD player with a prayer leader on stage, to the harp and bowl model of a full band with a prayer leader, chorus leader and singers). Feel free to sign up for two hours in a row. On stage, the church is equipped with a keyboard, microphones, drums, and inputs for guitar, bass, etc. Sound tech will be provided upon request. Security: The parking lot across the street on the south is well lit, and at least two security staff will be available during the nighttime hours. Women and children will be escorted to their cars when it is dark outside. Unfortunately, the church is not wheelchair accessible.
According to CultureShield.com, “The Battle Rages in our nation and it’s time to show up for duty!” The Awakening Freedom Tour, sponsored by the Culture Shield Network, is for middle school and high school students, their parents and all believers. The event will be held from 9 am to noon on Saturday, May 3, at Topeka Bible Church (11th and Mulvane). Pre-registration is required at the CultureShield.com website. Speakers for this half-day conference will be: Neil Mammen is an author, Apologist, a physicist, an international speaker, and engineer by day. As a first generation American immigrant, he was shocked and surprised that Americans are unaware of what a wonderful nation we have. Neil will address how we can turn our Nation back to God. won’t want to miss Bill’s study of Missouri. Governor Sam Brownback is excited about the spiritual history of Kansas. He will be sharing inspirational stories about our Kansas heroes. Kansas has a rich history of fighting for freedom. We can once again arise and be a light to the nation. We cannot move forward in our legacy if we don’t know our heritage. Donna Lippoldt will be speaking on the Key to Equipping & Mobilizing Believers, she is a native Kansan, born and raised in K.C.K., on the ground that inhabited the Underground Railroad. Donna will be challenging parents to take back control of their children’s spiritual, emotional, academic education. The Family is the spiritual center of our nation. God always meant for parents to be the main teacher, and disciple maker of their own children. We are not talking about homeschooling, but day to day sowing into their lives.
Our Vision: 31 Churches each praying 24 hours once a month, covering the capital city with continuous prayer from a coordinated list of prayer needs. How could the city not be transformed? Why not Topeka? Why not now?