This transcript is taken from a Stand in the Gap Today program originally aired on July 6, 2022.  To listen to the program, please click HERE.

Jamie Mitchell:                 I don’t know if you have a favorite passage on prayer. Here’s mine, Jeremiah 33:3. The Lord is speaking to the prophet and he makes this amazing statement, “Call to me and I will answer you and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.” What an invitation. God seemingly pleading with his people to call on him, beseech him, cry out to him. And then, what a confident promise, he will answer. And because God is holy and perfect, he doesn’t lie. He cannot re-nig on a promise. He will answer if we pray. The problem is, I’m not sure we truly believe that. And over the past number of years, as I have visited dozens of churches, there is an obvious and frightening lack of prayer occurring throughout the Christian community. Many churches have ceased praying on Sunday morning, even less have no dedicated time of prayer in their regular programming. And churches that do pray, seem sincere, but they lack the depth or the maturity of believers who really understand what it means to enter into the throne room of God.

And if we believe that our nation is on such decline, that genuine revival and a return to God is needed, learning and practicing serious, intentional, specific prayer must be a priority. Prayer and revival is on the docket today, on Stand in the Gap today. And I’m your host, Jamie Mitchell director of church culture. And joining me today is a new friend to Stand in the Gap. But an old friend of mine, Jim Kenny, the founder of Inspire and Ignite Us or US, and it’s a prayer ministry. And today our title is “The Prayerless Plague, is There Hope?” And Jim, I believe you are convinced that there is hope here in America. There is hope, and you are doing all you can to get prayer back in the hearts of God’s people here in America. Welcome to Stand in the Gap.

Jim Kinney:                         Well, thank you, Jamie. It’s a pleasure to be here with you. And yes, I do believe that there’s hope, but the only hope is prayer. If God doesn’t involve himself in the affairs of our country, in the affairs of our lives, we are wandering hopeless and blind. So yes, there is hope, but the hope is in the prayer, the prayer to the God almighty, who created us and gave us life.

Jamie Mitchell:                 Hey Jim, before we jump into this subject of reviving prayer and seeing revival come to our nation through prayer, why don’t you just take a moment and share your story and the unique journey that God has taken you on in your life.

Jim Kinney:                         I’d be happy to do that. It’s been kind of unique. I’m a little Kansas farm boy, grew up in public schools and public university. And so, I mean, how important can I be? But God has taken us, my wife and I, on an absolutely remarkable journey. After college, I joined the Navy and I flew spy planes for 27 years. Watching what was going on in the middle east, watching what was going on in the Soviet Union, in China, in North Korea. And it was a thrill. I tell people it was the greatest job you could ever have except for the family separation. But God gave me an amazing wife who raised three kids, oftentimes without me, and God stood in. Again, I remember when I was so lonesome and deployed, I was thinking about just going ahead and getting out of the Navy and getting back home and being with my wife and my kids.

And I discovered some promises in scripture where God said that he would be a father to the fatherless and a husband to the widow. And I said, well, Lord, if you put me in this job, then you made my wife a widow and my children are fatherless. I’m holding you to this promise. And he was so faithful. She did a great job. Our kids grew up, they’re well married. All of our grandchildren are believers. It’s been a remarkable journey that way. After the Navy, I went to work for Walk Thru the Bible. That’s where you and I met. And I had a wonderful time there teaching and training others to teach the Walk Through material. It was remarkable to watch God at work there as prayer guided us and gave us hope. I remember every Friday I would get the team together and we would have about an hour, hour and a half of prayer on Friday mornings where each department would share what was going on.

And we’d pray for each other and make sure that all of us knew the issues and what the things were we were facing. And I had one of my sales people come to me and say, you’ve wasted a lot of valuable time. I could be talking, put churches on the phone. And I said, I won’t mention his name, I said, who do you think gets you past the gatekeeper to the decision maker? It’s God himself. So you better get him on your side and you don’t need to be wasting time dialing for dollars, get on your knees before the Lord. And he’ll open the doors into gates for you. And we went from, when I started we were doing about 650 seminars a year to when I left, we were doing almost 2,500 seminars a year. And that was just God at work.

I went from there to help pastor a megachurch in Winston-Salem, Calvary Baptist church. From there, went to work for Mike Huckabee in his presidential campaign. And that was a whole lot of fun, paid staff member. And he became a real close friend. After that, when he ran out of money and shut down his presidential campaign, I started a consulting firm called Inspire and Ignite. And out of that has grown what we’re doing today.

Jamie Mitchell:                 Wow. What a full life, Jim. Certainly gives a great backdrop, but now even later on, I hate to say that we all are getting a little older. Later on in life, you have a burden from the Lord. Just in a minute, can you share what is Inspire and Ignite US?

Jim Kinney:                         Well, first of all, it’s my Caleb moment. Perhaps God will give me another mountain.

Jamie Mitchell:                 Yeah.

Jim Kinney:                         But I became… After the election in 2020, a friend of mine who I flew with 50 years ago and we’ve remained friends ever since, called me and said, “What are a couple of old retired Navy Patriots going to do about what’s happening to America?” And we began talking and originally our talk was political, oh, we need to true the vote. We need to get the word out. We need to… And finally it boiled down to us. We had our conversations. There’s not a charismatic leader in the country that can turn our nation’s course. There’s not a political party that’s going to make the difference. If God doesn’t involve himself in our affairs, we are on a downwards trajectory.

Well, how do you get God involved? You ask him. That’s called prayer. And so we began working about a year, a little over a year and a half ago, and we’re ready to launch probably in August our whole idea for recruiting prayer warriors. And we’re targeting what I call casual Christians. There are a lot of Christians out there that are concerned about the direction of America, concerned about some of the things that are happening, but they’re viewing it through the lens of the media, or they’re viewing it through the lens of the politics. And they’re hopeless. I can’t impact those things. But when you realize that your prayer, your voice at the throne of God is more powerful than any other for voice in America. And that we are involved in spiritual warfare. So we are recruiting what we’re calling prayer warriors. We’re using the King Arthur motif, the round table of knights. And we’re [inaudible 00:08:05]-

Jamie Mitchell:                 Hold onto that thought. Jim, hold on to that thought. We’re going to get back. We’re going to talk more about prayerlessness in the church and how Inspire and Ignite is doing that. When we get back, we’re going to talk about prayer and revival.

Jamie Mithcell:                 Here on the Wednesday edition, standing together. We’re considering the matter of prayer today on Stand in the Gap. The lack of fervency when it comes to intercession and petition, especially in the church today. And with me is Jim Kenny from Inspire and Ignite US prayer ministry. I’m reminded again what the scriptures tells us. In the book of James it says, “The prayer of the righteous person has great power as is working. Elijah was a man with a nature, just like ours. He prayed fervently that it might not rain. And for three and a half years, it did not rain on the earth. And then he prayed again. And the heavens gave rain and the earth bore its fruit.”

I guess that’s what we desperately need. Men and women of God like Elijah who believe God, who believe in prayer, and in faith and in fervency, they cry out to God and see amazing things. But the problem is we have a prayerlessness problem in the church today, and we need to see that happen. And Jim, as we’ve been talking, you’re looking for people like that. And that’s what Inspire and Ignite is attempting to do. And we’re going to talk a little bit about that ministry in our next segment, but I want to talk just for a few minutes today about revival. Jim, just practically speaking from your perspective, what is revival?

Jim Kinney:                         Well, revival is what happens to people who have been alive in Christ who have fallen away and are reborn if you will. They’re rebirth, they’re revitalized, that’s I think a root word of revival. And what we need to happen in America is we need the church to be revived, made alive again, and then we need a great awakening of the lost. And that only results when the church itself is on fire for the Lord.

Jamie Mitchell:                 So what we’re basically talking about is a casual Christianity or a dead Christianity takes over. And maybe we show up to church and we do some spiritual or religious things, but there isn’t that spiritual intensity or that revival that takes place. And we’re saying that probably one of the signs of that is the lack of prayer in church today, and our need to return to God. So Jim, if revival were to start to take place, what would it look like? And are there some identifiable marks for revival?

Jim Kinney:                         Well, I think the first thing that happens is that the church isn’t contained in the four walls down on the corner building. The church itself becomes involved in the everyday lives of neighbors and people in the workplace and family members and the infectiousness of the love of God and the power of God begins to extend beyond the small little group huddled in the corner of the church, hoping that bad people don’t break in and ruin the service. The Holy Spirit gets loose. I think a lot of us are afraid of the holy spirit, but without the holy spirit, there can never be revival. And the holy spirit empowers us to be bold and to speak truth. And just quickly, I have a nephew who shared the first time he ever shared his faith and it became because he was being counseled on college campus by a crew leader.

And the crew leader sent him and a friend out one evening around the campus to just go share the gospel with somebody. Together, they didn’t have to do it one on one, but the two of them would reinforce each other. And he said, to make it short, he said, when we settled in and were talking with somebody, he said, I found myself saying things I didn’t even know I knew. It was almost like I was just standing aside and listening to myself. But see, God shows up. He doesn’t require us to have every word right, every verse memorized. He requires us to be available. That’s the only ability he requires, is availability. And then he shows up. And when that happens, you got revival going.

Jamie Mitchell:                 Well, it’s that moving from apathy to excitement and intentionality and involvement. As we look through history, signs and marks of revival is a greater boldness in preaching and pointing people back to God’s word, no matter if it offends them, no matter what it means. There’s a greater unity in the church. There’s a pervasive repentance throughout the church. And as even, you mentioned, this desire for evangelism. But there’s also an increased desire to pray. But it’s also Jim, it seems like prayer also opens the door to revival. So how does prayer play a role in revival?

Jim Kinney:                         Well, if you look at prayer and scripture, the old Testament, most of the prayers that we study and know about were by prophets and priests and Kings. There are a few individuals who prayed, Jabez. You remember the prayer Jabez, that was running pretty well when you and I were together at Walk Through. And Samuel’s mother and others. But in the new Testament, the whole story changes when the temple veil is ripped. And we are given access to the holy of holy’s. We don’t have to have anybody pray for us anymore. We go directly to the God of creation. It is amazing. And when we begin to understand and appreciate what God did at Calvary, he opened up our access to the throne of thrones. And when that happens and we begin to appreciate it, it pours out of us in a way that’s like talking to a friend.

I had a young lady working for me at Walk Through who sat in on team meetings and took notes because she was my admin assistant. But at the end we’d pray and she never joined the prayer. So one day I stopped at her desk and I didn’t want to pressure her, but I said, “You’re part of the team and you’re welcome to pray with us as we pray at the end of the meetings.” And she said, “Well, I don’t know all the fancy words.” And I said, “Well, think of it this way. We’ll just ask you to talk to your best friend. And the rest of us will be listening.”

And the next time we were together, she was sitting next to me and we were going around the room and I didn’t want to pause long enough to make her feel like I was putting pressure on her. So I was prepared to just jump right in and not leave a gap. And she started praying. And she began to pray at every meeting. And she learned that it’s not fancy high language. It’s not King James these and those. It’s not big multi syllable words. It’s a conversation with your best friend. And when we can get to that point in our prayer life, that’s praying without ceasing. That’s seeing God as our best friend.

Jamie Mitchell:                 Jim, I wanted to talk about this in the first segment. And we have a couple of minutes here. I hear what you’re saying. And probably those who are listening can appreciate that. But they’re also probably saying we don’t see this intensity or this intentionality or this regularity of real prayer happening in our churches today. Why does there seem to be this malaise of prayerlessness throughout the church here in America? Do you have any insights on that or do you believe that? Do you see the same thing that I’m seeing?

Jim Kinney:                         Yes I do. And to me, I believe the issue is shame. Here’s what I mean, have you ever had a really good friend that maybe you get cross ways with a little bit and you needed to go apologize and how difficult it was to cross that gap to restore that friendship because you wish you didn’t have to admit that you did whatever it was you did that was probably inappropriate. We know God knows. And we come to God and verse John 1:9 says, but if we confess our sins, if we agree with God about our sins, he’s faithful and [inaudible 00:16:51]. When that happens, we walk back into that full relationship, but most believers have sin between them and God, un-confessed sin, that they’re not willing to make known to God. He knows. He already knows. What do you think you’re hiding? Make it right. He’s your best friend. He’s waiting for you. He forgave Peter with all of his heart at the first reunion after his resurrection. He wants you in his arms, in his family. And so-

Jamie Mitchell:                 You know-

Jim Kinney:                         I think we let shame back us into a corner. And when it builds, then there’s this multiple layer of confession that really is required to get that intense relationship with the Lord back again.

Jamie Mitchell:                 Yeah. I think you’re right on that, Jim. I think we know innately, we know in our hearts that we have not been right with God, yet it’s not until there is that sense of repentance and also desperation, that we begin to cry out and start to make prayer much more purposeful. And we have got about 45 seconds or so. Jim, the purposeful nature of prayer, do you believe that? And how do we raise up that purposeful nature, that intentionality? How do we get it into people’s hearts.

Jim Kinney:                         Well, what we’re going to try to do at Inspire and Ignite is to recruit this these round table of prayer warriors. Not prayer warriors when they start, prayer warriors already know how to do this. But we’ve built a prayer app that’s going to lead people to a closer and closer relationship with God. And I believe as you experience prayer and answered prayer, you want more of it. It’s like a thirsty man getting a drink of water. You want more. It’s like a hungry man passing the bakery and smelling the bread. You want more. So we’ve got to, we’ve got to build that experiential relationship that teaches us in real life that God is not remote enough in the corner of the universe, but he’s standing right beside you.

Jamie Mitchell:                 Amen.

Jim Kinney:                         And he’s willing to help in every situation. You just got to agree with him.

Jamie Mitchell:                 You’re right. And when we return, we’re going to consider what is happening in our nation. Why prayer is the answer. So don’t go away. Join us for our third segment as we talk about prayer and revival on Stand in the Gap Today.


Jamie Mitchell:                 Well, just listen to the evening news or pick up the morning paper and you can quickly see the moral and spiritual decline of our nation. Corruption, death, hatred, disunity, prejudice, addiction. The avoidance of truth is everywhere. And sadly, these are things that are happening in many churches today if we would be honest with ourselves. Revival starts with God’s people and then it spills over into the world. The seed of revival, what we believe, is fervent specific concerted prayer by a broken and humbled church. Jim Kinney is my guest today and he has started a ministry called Inspire and Ignite US to help facilitate this return to God and to ramp up our prayer fullness. And what is needed, and Jim, what we’ve been talking about here, is that what our nation needs is not for us to storm the doors of city hall, but what we believe and what you believe would be better is to start storming the gates of heaven first. So why do you believe prayer is the answer for America?

Jim Kinney:                         Well, first of all, prayer is the answer for me as an individual. And you build on that until it’s impacting your community and your society and your country. But Inspire and Ignite US is designed to reach out to a casual Christian who sees that America is struggling and heading in the wrong direction. Jamie, you and I would never have believed in our youth that our government would endorse child mutilation to deal with gender dysphoria. That would’ve never ever even been on the radar. And now we’ve got cabinet members and members in the highest power positions in our country, endorsing those kinds of things. It’s demonic. We want people to see that what’s going on in America is not bad policy. It’s not bad people. It’s not bad politics. It is spiritual warfare. You and I cannot defeat the devil in our own strength unless we put on the whole armor of God. And unless we call God into action on our side of stand with him, America’s lost.

Jamie Mitchell:                 So basically here’s what you’re doing, you are writing a daily prayer, a matter of fact for each day over the last month or so, you’ve been sending me via email what you’re calling a daily prayer for America. So what is the idea behind it and what are you trying to accomplish with it?

Jim Kinney:                         Well, there’s two or three things. First of all, we want to get people involved who aren’t involved in prayer, but who see we’re headed in the wrong direction and are overwhelmed by the forces of evil that seem to be at control of all the power levers. And we forget that God’s the ultimate power lever. And we want to call them back.

You remember that we got some criticism at Walk Through for that famous book called The Prayer of Jabez because it wasn’t very deep theologically, but it touched a need in the church where people said there’s more to this than I’m experiencing. And when they reached out with The Prayer of Jabez, and saw God get involved in their lives. It changed the dynamic of their walk with the Lord. That’s what we want to do. We want to touch all those people who know something’s wrong, something’s terribly wrong. What can I do? I’m just one person. Hey, can you imagine the power of 10,000 voices at the throne of God every day saying, “God help us. We need you. This violence cannot go on, this hatred. This divisions, the insanity of our medical community. Those things cannot go on. And we can’t make a difference, but God you can and I’ll stand with you.”

Jamie Mitchell:                 So every day you through either an app or an email, you’re going to send out a prayer like this. Let me read one of the prayers that I received just a week or so ago. And here it is, “Source of all truth. Your word is truth, and I can rely on it, but the world despises truth. We cannot handle the truth. The narrative is the king defining truth. Decades ago, we abandoned the concept of truth. In today’s America, two plus two doesn’t equal four. Instead, everyone is entitled to their own truth. Being called a liar today in the public square is like being called ugly by a warthog, because truth has no place in America. Without indisputable truth, what passes for public discourse is simply a vain babbling of men. The integrity of my words is critical to the discerning of my character. Help me to walk in integrity in all I do. Help me to accept your truth regardless of how it impacts me personally. Without truth there is no trust, without trust we cannot heal our vast divide. Restore honest discourse in our land. Amen.”

Jim, here’s my first observation of the prayers that you’ve been sending me and I’ve been reading, they’re relatively short. Was that on purpose?

Jim Kinney:                         Yes. If we’re going to attract people who are not customarily at the throne of God, we felt like we had to keep it simple. Each of the prayers is 125 words or 130 words long. Which by the way, Mark Twain once wrote a letter to his friend and said, “I’m sorry, this is so long. I didn’t have time to make it shorter.” Writing and getting condensed into this 125, 130 word limit is a challenge every day. But we felt like people could connect to it. It’s almost like reading a text message somebody sent you. If you get involved with us, we want you to read the daily prayer and then just verbalize amen at the end, as you did, when you finished the prayer. And yes, we are about to launch an app. Right now, everything we’re doing is manual, but we’ve got an app that’s going to come out.

And by the way, if you want to know more about us, we do have a website. It’s, which is kind of interesting. Our corporate name is Inspire and Ignite US, and we discovered that we could have the domain So if you want to find out more about us, you can go online and read about us. But the purpose of the shortness of the prayer is to get you involved. The prayer app will take you deeper. Phase one is the daily prayer. Phase two is a place in the daily app where you can add personal reminders to pray for things in your own life. The third level, as we are encouraging people to learn to get together in community and build these round tables we talked about. Where there’s 10 or 12 people, there’s a chat room you can talk back and forth, each of you share your experiences in answered prayer and your prayer request with one another locally.

And fourth, there’s a prayer calendar where you can pray for national events for prayer for our country. We’ve said from scripture, there are three challenges we’re trying to fulfill. Challenge number one is a personal challenge. And I love this. It’s called standing in the gap from Ezekiel 22:30. “I cast my eyes to enforce about the land, looking for someone who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before me that I might not have to judge this nation, but I found no one.” And so that’s the daily prayer. You personally stand in the gap, ask for God’s help. Number two is a community challenge from Nehemiah 2:17, where Nehemiah says to the people, “You all know the tragedy of Jerusalem, our walls are down. Our gates have been burnt. Let us rebuild Jerusalem together.”

The plan that Nehemiah had was everybody rebuild the wall behind your house. It’s what we want to grow this to. And then thirdly, the national challenge. “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and turn from the wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and heal their land.” So that’s the prayer calendar where you can be praying for events going on all over the country, where people are getting together to pray for God’s hand on America.

Jamie Mitchell:                 Jim-

Jim Kinney:                         And that’s the purpose of what we’re doing. Excuse me.

Jamie Mitchell:                 Jim, as I have used your prayer, as I did even this morning, not only does it teach me something, especially about God, you address God differently each day, which is just fabulous. It gives me just a spectacular idea of who God is, but then it also motivates me to pray in some other ways. Before we go to break, though, I want to read another one of these prayers. And if we have time, we’ll come back.

Here was, I guess a day or so ago, “My solid ground. You’ve placed my feet on solid ground. The enemy cannot deceive me. I’m secure in you, but father, so many around me are fearful of the truth. They grasp at every deception to build the fantasy world full of safe spaces, censorship, false history, fake science, dark propaganda, substance abuse, and virtual reality that allows them to avoid the desperate state of their souls. Such willful blindness is destroying America. Without you, she is lost. And the hope of humanity dies with her. I feel overwhelmed by the darkness surrounding me. Fill me with your holy spirit. Use me to shine a light on the deception threatening the eternal souls of the human race. I want to make a difference for you. Amen.”

Jim, these are seeds to encourage people to pray. And you’re actually teaching people to pray. You have about 30 seconds, is that really what these prayers are to do? To get people both thinking, teaching them, and motivate them?

Jim Kinney:                         Absolutely, but it’s supposed to be transparent to the user, especially if they’re casual Christians. We’re not going to load them down with a lot of theology. We’re going to teach them by practice. And I use different salutations every day because when I first started this every day was dear heavenly father, dear Jesus, and I thought he is so much more than that. And we need to call him by all of his glory. So every day we come up with a salutation that kind of fits the prayer, but also is a description of the character of God.

Jamie Mitchell:                 Hey, I want to encourage you and we’ll give you the information on our last segment again, how to get in touch with Inspire and Ignite US so that you can start getting these prayers sent to you. And then when the app launches. When we come back for our last segment, we want to talk about practically, how do we get America praying and get things returning back to God.



Jamie Mitchell:                 We’ve been trying to solve the plague of prayerlessness problem across America. And especially within the church. We have with us, our guest, Jim Kinney, founder of Inspire and Ignite US and the daily prayer for America. We’ve discussed the issue of prayerlessness and we’ve admitted that we have a problem with prayer in the church and within believers. We’ve discussed revival. And then we opened the door and Jim shared a little bit about Inspire and Ignite US and the receiving daily of this daily prayer for America, Jim, in our final segment, this is kind of a lightning round. I have a number of questions about prayer and how it works. And we can’t discuss prayer without considering the issue of spiritual warfare. I really believe Satan is alive and well. Spiritual warfare is true. How does prayer play a role in that battle?

Jim Kinney:                         Well, we’re trying to position prayer, not as a shield that you go and hide behind, but as part of the armor in the offensive. And most of our prayers in America today are… God encourages them, they’re concerns of our heart, but most of our prayers don’t attack the agenda of Satan. Lord help my aunt with her knee replacement. Lord help me with my finances. Lord, help my wife through her depression. Whatever those concerns are, God encourages that those are not bad prayers, but they’re not spiritual warfare prayers.

Spiritual warfare takes on the agenda of the enemy. And when you do, you’d better put on the whole armor of God every morning. But we see prayer as an exciting adventure. I did 27 years in the Navy watching the enemy. I was a spy. Okay. And I know you’ve got to know what the enemy’s doing and you’ve got to be prepared. We are warning people on our website, hey, don’t sign up for this if you’re not ready to take your water pistol and take on the gates of hell with God guiding you, with God’s power behind you. And that power comes from prayer.

Jamie Mitchell:                 In the 1960’s, there was a fellow by the name of Dr. J. Edwin Orr he was a professor of church history at Biola University. And he was the foremost expert in revival in America, you should check out his YouTube videos, they’re amazing. And historically there has never been revival until the church unified in regular intentional public concerted prayer as congregations. We need to reclaim corporate prayer in the house of God. Jim, do you have any suggestions? And I know there are many pastors listening today. How would you encourage them about leading prayer in their churches?

Jim Kinney:                         Well, if you’ll notice one of the things we do in our prayers, and I hope a lot of folks will sign up to do that. They can either go to the website or come to my personal email and give me an email address and we’ll add you to the list. But one of the things that we’re trying to do is we’re trying to say this begins with my heart.

So you’ll notice that almost every prayer says, Lord help me to implement this in my life. And when the church, and when I say the church, I’m talking about the body of believers, not the building down on the corner of the intersection, but the believers in America begin to go to the throne and ask for God to use them in this process. And we get 10,000, 100,000 people every day saying, God, help me be your representative in this particular issue in this particular challenge, because I want to make a difference. That’s where revival starts. That’s where the corporate power comes from. It’s incorporating all of us in the same mindset. We’ve got a lot of people praying all over the country and there are a lot of good prayer sites. I’m not putting anybody else down, but there’s not an organized effort that I’m aware of to every day bring as many people as God will bring to the website, to the throne every day, asking for God to intervene in America and to use me. Fix my heart, make me an agent of revival.

Jamie Mitchell:                 One of those things that pastors can do, Jim, is even read through your prayers on any given week and maybe incorporate some of what you are suggesting we should be praying for in regards to our country on a Sunday morning. I mean I’ve told my wife numbers of times with all the churches that we visit, I’m shocked when a pastor or a church leader stands before the church and actually leads the church in prayer and pastoral prayer. But it would be very easy for them to take some of the ideas from your prayers and incorporate it in their Sunday morning prayer time. We need to keep moving. But Jim, if this happens, if prayer begins to get back into the lifeblood of the believer and the church, what do you think could happen? What is the vision that we could see, and not just America get better, but what really could God do through this?

Jim Kinney:                         Well, I think that this kind of prayer approach can spark the revival we’re seeking because as people begin to make themselves available to God, they make themselves available to revival, that spreads. That spreads in the work room, the break room, within your family, in your neighborhood, in your communities. So just the idea of the church believers getting back on the… I saw a t-shirt once that I loved, it said, “Get on your knees and fight like a man.” This idea that prayer, the corporate power of us coming together, asking God in God, is unbelievable. We’ve never seen it, Jamie. We’ve never seen it in our lifetime. We’ve seen sparks of it, but we’ve never seen it sweep a community, sweep a state, sweep the nation. And ultimately that means change the world. Because the Bible says that Satan retreats from the light. So that’s what happens when we begin to spread a little light, Satan begins to retreat and that’s what we’re after. Let people free, turn people loose, get out of their lives, let the light shine.

Jamie Mitchell:                 Jim, I used to say as a pastor for years, the last three spiritual disciplines that Christians really needed to conquer was giving, evangelism, and prayer. And all three are tied together until I really learn to pray, I’m really not going to share my faith. And until I share my faith and I really start to pray, I’m not going to see the need to give. It all comes together. And there needs to be that intentionality and that intensity of what you are suggesting. And these daily prayers for America begin to be the seeds for America. Jim, as we come to a close of this program, again, I want you to share with people, what is the website for Inspire and Ignite US? And when can they anticipate the app being ready to be available?

Jim Kinney:                         Well, we’re targeting the first week in August for the app. Let me say one thing about the prayers, we’re going out now manually to about 150, 175 people. And the feedback has been amazing. We’ve got pastors who are posting the prayer on their website every day, the church’s website every day. So there’s power here and it’s beginning to come together. To find out about more about us, go to, Or we just say, Inspire and Ignite US, you figure out where to put the dot. Or you can come to my email, which is

Jamie Mitchell:                 We started the program today and I quoted Jeremiah 33:3, “Call to me and I will answer you. I will tell you great and hidden things that you do not know.” We believe that here at American Pastor’s Network, and we believe that at Stand in the Gap. We need to return to God, call out to him. He will answer. And prepare to see great things. Revival is possible. We need to start to cry out to him. Come back and join us 23 hours from now for another Stand in the Gap Today, and remember lift up Jesus or you will certainly be let down. God bless you. Have a wonderful rest of your day.