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MEDIA ADVISORY, October 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- The weekend of March 29th - 30th, 2008 has been designated as the 18th Annual "Just Pray NO!" to drugs Worldwide Weekend of Prayer and Fasting. Eighteen is a very significant number. It is the numerical value of the Hebrew word, "Chai" – the word for "Life." We are praying that those who are bound by addiction and who are dead in their sins and trespasses will find new life and freedom in Messiah during our eighteenth anniversary year.
Since April 7th, 1991 "Just Pray NO!" Ltd. has sought to unite Christians from around the world in intercessory prayer on behalf of the addicted and their families. Not only is substance abuse America's number one health problem, the devastation of alcoholism and other drug addiction has impacted families and communities worldwide. Substance abuse has been directly linked to violence and sexual immorality and is a major source of income for organized crime and terrorist activities. The "War on Drugs" directly impacts the "War on Crime" and the "War on Terrorism!"
Make a formal commitment to join with believers in Christ from around the globe this coming March. Put on the full armor of God and fervently pray in spirit and in truth. We are again seeking to enlist one million prayer warriors from around the world to join us in battle!
We are not only praying for the release of those bound by substance abuse but also for people to be delivered from pornography, gambling and obesity.
Empowered and directed by God the Spirit, the body of Christ should pray to God the Father in the name of Jesus Christ for the following specific prayer points:
1. Pray that the Holy Spirit brings conviction of sin, righteousness and judgment to those bound by addiction. (John 16:8-11)
2. On behalf of the addicted, break every stronghold, demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. Pray that their every thought be taken captive in obedience to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
3. Pray that our fast will be pleasing to God and will set the oppressed free and break every yoke of addiction. (Isaiah 58:6)
4. Pray that the addicted will seek after God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength (Deuteronomy 4:29) and will place their trust in Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord.
5. Pray that those who are enslaved to carnal desires will be set free and instead hunger and thirst for the Word of God and the righteousness of Christ. (Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 6:33)
We are again seeking individuals and groups which are willing to commit to pray weekly on behalf of the addicted and their families, and then join with multitudes of other committed Christians from around the world in prayer and fasting during weekend of March 29th – 30th, 2008.
If you believe that God is calling you to intercede for the addicted please contact us. To learn how groups can participate in our annual prayer event, or find help for addiction through prayer and Christian ministries log on to our web site: http://justprayno.org or email: firstname.lastname@example.org