Lord, Forgive Us!
In 400 years, what have we done with our freedom?
August 24, 2020
NEW YORK— On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. ET, Times Square Church will be live streaming its Worldwide Prayer Meeting from Plymouth, Massachusetts. Pastor Carter Conlon, General Overseer of Times Square Church, will be leading the prayer meeting from Plymouth.
Plymouth plays a significant role in our spiritual history. In 1620 the pilgrims who survived the first winter after arriving in Plymouth prayed. They had little strength, no plan and were surrounded by enemies. All they had was a promise from God that they were being given a land where every person could worship Him freely and according to conscience.
God was faithful in bringing them here and giving them this land, but in 400 years, what have we done with the freedom He gave us?
“We took our freedom and enslaved an entire race of people,” says Conlon. “He prospered us as a nation, and we became greedy as a people. Our families are broken. Our children are being indoctrinated in schools starting from daycare. We have changed the definition of marriage. Our nation is unraveling. Our only hope for the future is God.
“That’s why we’re going back, 400 years later, to where our nation began, to Lot #1, the very spot where it began, and we’re going to pray,” explains Conlon. “When we open the prayer meeting in Plymouth, we’re going to repent and ask God to forgive us for what we’ve done with the freedom He gave us. God told me we need to confess the sins of the nation one by one and ask for forgiveness.”
God showed Conlon that He made a covenant promise to the pilgrims who prayed in 1620 and that is why He wants us to pray from that place. “We are going to re-discover our roots and reclaim the promise of God that made America. We are going to believe God for a mercy moment for our nation. Mercy moments are initiated by God. We see these moments throughout the Bible and throughout history. Moments where God has already decided to move and to show mercy, but He is looking for a people, anyone, who will agree with him.
“He is looking for somebody who will say: ‘God, the whole of society deserves to be judged, but I’m hearing something from your heart that you want to show mercy. So, I’m standing in the gap between this moment that deserves the justice of God and the mercy that I’m hearing in my heart. I’m standing in the gap and I’m believing that you want to show mercy.’ It’s not about us, it’s about Him! That’s what a mercy moment is and that’s why we’re going to Plymouth to pray,” explains Conlon.
Conlon was led to visit Plymouth in 2019, where he met a couple who had been praying for a spiritual awakening in America and had been led of God to purchase Lot #1, the site of the house where the 51 pilgrims who landed on the Mayflower and survived the brutal winter of 1620, prayed and covenanted with God. They had prayed and asked God if he could arrange for them to meet Carter Conlon. Conlon and his wife visited their house on Lot #1 and they prayed.
Conlon was so moved by the presence of God as they prayed in Lot #1, that he cried out to God that night. “Lord, why did you take me to that house? he asked, “We know this was a divine appointment. What was it that you are trying to speak to my heart? That night, the Lord took me back to the scripture in second Chronicles. And He began to speak to me about the covenant promise that He made to those 51 who prayed. That, as the scripture says about the children of Israel, they did not get the land in possession by their own strength. God gave them the land.” 400 years later, Conlon will be praying from Lot #1 in Plymouth, along with others, just as Solomon prayed from the new temple and asked God to have mercy on His people if they sinned against Him.
Times Square Church is inviting people and churches across the nation to gather online on Tuesday, October 6th at 7:00 p.m. ET, to pray and reclaim the covenant promise God made when they prayed and He gave them the land. There will be people from all backgrounds praying on October 6. We invite everyone all over the country to gather online in churches and homes to join us online for our Worldwide Prayer Meeting as we pray from Plymouth.
The Worldwide Prayer Meeting draws prayer requests from thousands of people in 208 self-reported countries and dependencies throughout the world via website submission form and text message. The weekly live prayer meeting is live streamed every Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET at tsc.nyc/webcasts/tuesday-7pm, and on the Times Square Church Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Conlon believes this is a pivotal moment for America. “We’re going to pray and we’re going to believe that God is going to resurrect this nation again. This prayer meeting is not our idea, this is a God-initiated moment in the history of this nation. The very future of America now depends on our prayers.
“Tell everyone, tell your family, tell your friends and pray with us on October 6th, online from wherever you are, your home, your church. Let’s believe God for a mercy moment for America!”
For more information and to register to pray with us, visit our website at itstimetopray.org.
Times Square Church is an inter-denominational, multinational congregation, located in the heart of New York City, at 51st Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, founded by Rev. David Wilkerson, author of the best-selling book “The Cross and the Switchblade.” Over 10,000 people, representing more than 100 different nationalities, gather to pray together each week, finding true unity is possible through Jesus Christ. Every Tuesday Times Square Church live streams its Worldwide Prayer Meeting, which draws prayer requests from thousands of people in 207 self-reported countries and dependencies throughout the world via website submission form and text message. The weekly live prayer meeting takes place each Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. ET at tsc.nyc/webcasts/tuesday-7pm, and on the Times Square Church Facebook page and YouTube channel.
To interview Carter Conlon, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.