Praying on the Mountain is a call to prayer for spiritual awakening that God began in the heart of the Rev. Fred Lunsford, a 95-year-old World War II hero. What began as a call for 100 pastors to gather and pray on top of a mountain on May 5 of this year has now become a movement for 1 million believers to unite and ask God for revival in America and beyond.
May 5: A Glorious Day of Prayer
While Lunsford originally called for 100 pastors to join him on the mountain and pray, God raised up double the amount. However, the large gathering was prevented due to COVID-19 restrictions. God then gave Lunsford and these 200 pastors a new vision to ask 100,000 believers to pray from their homes. God again intervened — and over 265,000 believers pledged to pray for spiritual awakening.
A local radio station broadcast live from the mountain as Lunsford and a few local leaders prayed for revival. Later that day, Ronnie Floyd, CEO and president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s executive committee, hosted a live online prayer gathering with Lunsford, Greg Mathis, David Horton, Don Wilton and other key figures behind the movement.
Click here to view the online prayer gathering with Floyd.
A Significant Movement
Biblically and historically, God has always preceded and permeated revivals with earnest and united prayer. Click here to learn why J. Chris Schofield believes Praying on the Mountain’s call to prayer is significant and may be the beginning of another spiritual awakening.
Click to read testimonies from Greg Mathis, senior pastor of Mud Creek Baptist Church; David Horton, president of Fruitland Baptist Bible College; and J. Chris Schofield, director of the Office of Prayer at the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
Resources to Help You Pray
Every year, thousands of North Carolina Baptists gather and pray for spiritual awakening for 30 days in October.
Visit prayfor30days.org to download a free 30-day devotional prayer guide or to register to receive a daily prayer prompt text during October. This may help prepare your heart ahead of the Praying on the Mountain call to prayer events.
Please note: A new 30-day devotional prayer guide titled “God’s Great Hope” will be available in August 2020.
Praying on the Mountain: A Video Documentary
Greg Mathis, senior pastor of Mud Creek Baptist Church in Hendersonville, NC, with the assistance of his staff at Mud Creek, has produced an amazing 28 minute documentary video that tells the story of Fred Lunsford and the Praying on the Mountain call to prayer.
Join Fred Lunsford and others at Lighthouse Mountain to pray for spiritual awakening on the following dates. Contact Fred Lunsford, Christian Lighthouse Ministries at (828) 837-6530 or [email protected] for more information.
- July 5, 2020 — 1 p.m.
John Cook, Facilitator
- Aug. 5, 2020 — Noon
Mickey Maennie, Facilitator
- Sept. 5, 2020 — Noon
Ronald Patterson, Facilitator
- Oct. 5, 2020 — Noon
Tony Lunsford, Facilitator
- Nov. 5, 2020 — 1 p.m.
Randy Johnson, Facilitator
Praying on The Mountain Prayer Revival
Aug. 8, 2020
First Baptist Church, Andrews, N.C.
Fanning The Flames Prayer Summit
Sept. 12, 2020
Truett Conference Center & Camp, Hayesville, N.C.
“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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
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