Going Forward: NOON PRAYER CAMPAIGN
Join the Hundred-Thousand-Voice
Liberian Christians: You have a silent weapon.
Use it. That weapon is Prayer. Take it out of
storage, from its hiding place, and use it vigorously.
It is time to act. That action is PRAYER. The
Lord is waiting to hear more from us. Now is the
time to reach Heaven with your voice.
want to provoke you to adopt the Noon Prayer
Campaign. Imagine what would happen when a
collective voice is sent to heaven daily
at the same time asking for the same thing.
If you are moved to do so: Join the hundred-thousand-voice
prayer chorus. Every day at twelve oclock
noon, say the prayer:
God, I thank you. I ask you to forgive my sins.
Please restore Liberia and heal our homeland.
Lord, please renew the mindset of all Liberians.
In Jesus name. Amen.
this, my friend: The Lord sitting on His high
throne. Angels bowing before Him. Heavenly choirs
singing beautiful anthems in His presence. The
breathtaking musical is ongoing. Suddenly in the
distance is heard a muffled forced-rushing sound.
Jesus pauses to listen. A special smile breaks
out on His face. He tells the angels, it
is the Liberian voices-they are paying their daily
homage to me. He continues listening, and
smiling. Then he says, I will move for them.
They have been faithful in their prayer.
of the Noon Prayer Campaign is to Reach Heaven
God that I know and love has said, Delight
yourself also in the Lord and He will give you
the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).
you, Liberian you, desire to see your homeland
shine, once more as a place of hope and a beacon
of West Africa, indeed a shelter for all of Africa?
Do you desire a new, refreshed, rebirthed, restored,
regenerated and rehabilitated land and country?
you, Liberian you, desire to live in a place that
honors the name of the Lord, Jehovah God, the
Maker of heaven and earth. Do you desire to see
the glory of the Lord in the land of the living?
Do you desire to see positive life-style changes
in your family, community, society, and nation?
you, Liberian you, desire state of the art hospitals
and specialty clinics, pharmacies and laboratories,
decent office buildings, malls, supermarkets,
theatres, department stores, schools, universities,
office and municipal buildings (infrastructure)?
you, Liberian you, desire pump water and flush
toilet (sanitation)? Do you desire to see lectric
light (electricity) and light pole (street lights)
and red ray light (traffic lights)
shining all around? Do you desire to plug your
icebox (refrigerator) and freezer, iron, stove,
air conditioner, etc. (appliances) any time you
want? Do you desire to drink irsty (icy) cold
water any time day or night, to quench your thirst?
you, Liberian you, desire to ride on coal tar
paved roads, and multiple-lane highways
and accessible, passable byroads? Do you desire
to see commuter buses, taxis system, trains, planes
and automobiles become as commonplace as in the
you, Liberian Diaspora you, desire to walk up
and down the streets of Monrovia and see many
people you actually know (familiar faces) walking
around, meeting and laughing, hugging and shaking
hands, joking and high-fiving?
God I have come to know and love and worship,
has said: When I shut up the heavens
so that there is no rain, or command locusts to
devour the land or send a plague among my people,
If my people who are called by my name, will
humble themselves and pray and seek
my face and turn from their wicked
ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive
their sin and will heal their land. (2nd
not doubt that one day, The Republic could shine
once more as a beacon of hope for West Africa;
indeed, all of Africa. The Word of God says, Now
my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to
the prayers offered in this place (2nd
do not claim to know answers. I make no indication
that I know the logistics of nation building.
Allow me to say I know nothing about nothing.
One thing I do know, the Word of God is Truth!
When God says it, you better believe it. If God
says His eyes will be open and His ears
attentive to the prayers, then so it shall
be. When the Lord commands to humble self,
pray, seek Him, and turn from sin and He will
hear, you can count it to be that way.
you, have you considered the power of prayer?
I mean battleground, decisive, prayer. Individual
prayer. Unified group prayer. Havent you
yet concluded that when all else seem to be failing,
then, it is time to step up your game! If you
know the winning habit, would you not exhibit
it? If you hold the key in your hands would you
stand outside a locked door waiting to go in?
Forget the plenty talk. We are a society-full
of know it all people! Leave the empty
talk-talk. Begin to pray. Pray often. Pray more.
Pray passionately. Repent, and start to do things
Gods way. Clear the path your prayer has
to travel. Clean up your heart. Move the blockades
from in the way of your prayers. Flush your system
with the things of the Lord.
Diaspora you, have you considered the power of
prayer? Some traveled abroad while in their twenties
and are now in their fifties; and regardless of
all they have acquired in foreign lands, they
still sit dreaming of home and gazing
with nostalgia. You reminiscent and speak of,
I want to go home even if just
to see. That tells me your body is functioning
quite properly in one place while your heart is
caught in another place. The saying is, home
is where the heart is. If you were told
prayer changes things, would you believe it? If
you were told that prayer could make the home
you wish for, a reality, would you give serious
prayer a second thought?
above-mentioned Biblical quote from 2nd
Chronicles was from the happenings surrounding
the time of King Solomon building the temple of
the Lord. After years of construction, that magnificent
wonder was completed. King Solomon dedicated the
temple, making burnt offerings as was the custom.
He presented the people to Jehovah God to keep
and protect. After the prayer, God responded by
fire! The Glory of God (the presence of the Lord)
filled the place. Hallelujah! The Glory of God
was so strong it consumed everything on the altar
and filled the entire temple that no one could
enter there. The Glory of the Lord was everywhere,
dominating the whole place! Such was the power
of God that day that all the people fell flat
on their faces to the ground and worshipped the
Lord God: the Living God! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!!
that night, Almighty God, Jehovah Shammath
(The Lord is Present) visited King Solomon
and gave him that promise for the people. The
Lord warned, if the people forsook the Lord their
God, He would reject the temple, that majestic
wonder. You see, my dear friend, God is not about
buildings and structures. God is about hearts
and minds turned to Him and stayed on Him. If
the people would honor the Lord Almighty, He would
be with them. Jehovah Sabaoth (The Lord of
Hosts or The Lord of Armies) would answer
his children whenever they call on Him!
friend, imagine that sight! Imagine what would
happen when thousands of Liberians constantly
fall prostrate in their private corners to worship
their God, Jehovah Most High. Prayer can turn
things around. Forget a little bit about what
others are doing wrong. Stop just stoning. Start
building up, one stone at a time. Lift one another
up! You do what is right. If everyone tries to
do right, there would not be enough wrongs to
friend, Gods ears and eyes are open. He
is watching everything we do. If God sees the
burning desire to restore our land and country;
if God sees our honest commitment to be better
people; and if we diligently lift up the name
of the Lord above every name, then what Liberians
greatly desirerestoration of our land and
countrywill be ours! Jehovah Tsidkenu (The
Lord our Righteousness) will answer by fire and
turn our homeland around, propelling Liberia to
bigger and better days! Jesus Christ will prove
that with God nothing is impossible.
friend, the Word of God is Truth. According to
the Holy Bible, Unless the Lord builds the
house, they labor in vain that build it; Unless
the Lord guards the city, the watchman stays awake
in vain (Psalm 127:1). Let us ask the Lord
to build our house (heart and country).
When the Lord builds Liberia, only then shall
The Lone Star stand forever.
God that I know and love has said, Call
upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver
you, and you shall glorify Me (Psalm 50:15).
God will hear the cries of the many, old and young,
who desperately want to return to their homeland.
God will hear the cry of the tired, beaten, weary
refugee still languishing in foreign lands. God
will hear the cry of that second generation Liberian
who has so much to offer but not enough chances.
God will hear the cries of the internally displaced,
distressed, depressed, hopeless and lost child
and fatigued adult who has given up in despair
and have no place else to go. God will hear the
cry of every Liberian who desires to see their
nation arise and awaken from what seems like a
long, deep sleep. God will hear the cries of His
repentant children. In Jesus name. Amen.
Servant Hortense Grimes
Hortense D. Grimes is the founder of Do It
For Christ Ministry. The Servant is an encourager,
motivational speaker, writer, Christian leader
and award-winning author. Ms. Grimes can be contacted
via her ministrys website at www.doitforchrist.org.
Hortense is a Servant of the Living God.