Florida's healthcare bill containing key pro-life amendments, H.B. 1143, has officially arrived on Gov. Crist's desk as of Monday, June 7th, 2010. Starting today, the countdown begins for the consecutive 15-day period of time that Gov. Crist has to sign or veto the bill. Gov. Crist has stated that he would use all 15 days to "gain more wisdom."
We believe that this is a divine invitation from God. What would happen if the praying Church arose in faith, crying out for God to fill Gov. Crist with wisdom from heaven during these 15 days? Scripture is filled with answered prayers to similar situations, from the in-breaking of God's mercy in Esther's day, to Saul's dramatic conversion. Could we be in a similar situation?
Already, God has been responding in Florida as multitudes have gathered in prayer and fasting for the ending of abortion in this state: from a state-wide Solemn Assembly (4/24) conducted by Bound4LIFE leaders in Florida, to a state-wide Silent Siege changing hearts and saving babies' lives. God's hand has been in this from the beginning. Undoubtedly, prayer and fasting is God's strategy for releasing mercy and blessing upon a land in crisis, rather than judgment (Joel 2). We believe the success in the passing of these pro-life measures thus far is due to God answering our corporate, unyielding prayer. Prayerfully, this stirs your faith, as our response in this moment is of great value in God's eyes. Let us not give up or relax or resolve, but faithfully hold the line of intercession for LIFE in this hour. You are key to this moment!
During the corresponding 15-day period of time, starting tomorrow (6/08), we are asking you to join in 15 days of prayer and fasting with multitudes of others across the nation for Florida, praying that God would fill Gov. Crist with wisdom from heaven and turn his heart. As scripture proclaims, "The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes." - Prov. 21:1
I believe the Lord will release breakthrough in this matter as we ask Him together. Your intercession will join our local efforts in Florida's capital city as Bound4LIFE Tallahassee conducts Silent Sieges, every Monday-Friday from Noon-1pm inside the Capitol Rotunda. There is still hope in this hour.
There are a few ways you can participate:
1. Pray and fast during the 15 days.
- Pray and fast daily for God to release wisdom for Governor Crist and for the ending of abortion.
2. Call and email Gov. Crist: 850-488-7146, Charlie.Crist@myflorida.com
- In your own words, urge Gov. Crist to sign HB 1143 into law.
IF YOU LIVE IN TALLAHASSEE OR STOP THROUGH THE CITY:
- Silent prayer siege for the ending of abortion and sending of revival.
1. Bound4LIFE-TLH Silent Sieges: Monday-Friday from Noon-1pm in the Capitol Rotunda
2. Justice Intercession Set: Thursdays 8-10pm
- Focused time of intercession and worship for the release of breakthrough in this matter
Will you join in prayer and fasting to cry out for Governor Crist for the 15 days to "gain more wisdom"? God could yet intervene and turn Gov. Crist's heart to defend the life of the unborn. Across the state of Florida and in our nation, let us collectively partner with God's heart in this matter!
Jared Olsen | Bound4LIFE Tallahassee Chapter Leader