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24th Day of 40

Today, October 10, 2020, is 24 days before the November 3, 2020, Election Day in the United States. We are now well into the “40 Day Window of the Watchmen” but if this is coming to you for the first time, there is always time for you to join in. We are setting our alarms to the four times of the ancient “Watches” of the day: 9 AM; Noon; 3 PM; 6 PM. At these times we are joining in a short but sincere prayer of repentance and thanksgiving for God to forgive us and give us direction as a person and as a people. Please pray from your heart. The form of prayer Marceil and I are praying looks like this: “FATHER, WE DECLARE OUR REPENTENCE OF OUR SINS; WE EXALT YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS; WE EXPRESS OUR THANKFULNESS; WE LIFT OUR NATION BEFORE….PLEASE:FORGIVE US,UNIFY US,HELP US,DIRECT US,HUMBLE US,HEAL US,REVIVE US,RENEW US….” As I reflect on the first 16 days of our 40 Day Window, I think about the different “twists and turns” in all layers and levels of our lives and how interconnected things can be. Events that occur across the nation or around the world can touch our personal lives (and quickly) more than we could ever imagine. A strong “PRAYER COVER” is more important in our lives than ever before. This “PRAYER COVER” is symbolized by all of us looking to God in simple faith, humility, and dependency four times each day. The more people who participate the WIDER prayer mesh (cover) and the more faithful we are to it, the STRONGER the prayer mesh (cover). When our Grandchildren had to go into e-learning during COVID, their mother asked us to supervise them on Tuesday and Thursday. A couple of times in the beginning the internet got spotty through out the house. I couldn’t determine if it was the demand in our home, the demand in the neighborhood, or my own router. As I researched it, an idea emerged about the “XPODS.” The XPODS are little devices that you space throughout the house. The picture is that of a “net” or “mesh.” They plug into outlets, so are boosted by electricity and work in sync with each other and the router to deliver a wider internet mesh. The instructions make it clear that it takes several days and even weeks for the mesh to sync. The more the mesh syncs the stronger the signal. I believe a PRAYER COVER works in the same way. The more people who pray about the same thing at the same time is like the systematic syncing of those XPODS plugged throughout my house. If my ideology/theory is correct the idea of calling people to prayer at the same time each day for a specific purpose will work for us beyond this “40 Day Window of the Watchmen.” Marceil and I truly hope this idea is something you can take with you in the future for the spiritual development in your own lives and as you disciple others in the importance of prayer. In the meantime let’s strengthen this prayer cover (mesh) stronger and wide as we sync it up four times a day! God Bless and Much Love, Marc & Marceil

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