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Father, we pray for revival among every Native American tribe. Open hearts and minds, God, and allow your Spirit to deeply permeate this population.

On the evening of July 24, evangelist Will Graham, Dr. Billy Graham’s grandson, wrapped up his two-day Native People’s Tour on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations of South Dakota. According to an article on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s website, more than 1,000 attended the rallies and more than 170 gave their hearts to Jesus Christ.

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According to the article, that wasn’t even the most remarkable. Pine Ridge Prayer Leader Terry Craven is quoted as saying “the fact that this was a tour was unprecedented for these communities.”

Perhaps even more encouraging is that the preaching tour caps a yearlong initiative of sharing at basketball camps, youth conferences, weekend outreaches, and a conference for Native American Leaders. And the rallies are not just stand-alone evangelistic events. The BGEA has worked tirelessly with local outreaches and volunteers to build lasting relationships between new believers and the Church.

Will Graham’s engagement with the South Dakota reservations is rooted in his grandfather’s heart: “My grandfather believed the original Americans could become the evangelists that would help win America for Christ,” he said, “I have a burden on my heart to continue that mission of reaching our Native American brothers and sisters with the hope of Jesus, and I believe we’re going to see my grandfather’s words come true in my lifetime.”

What were those words? During an iconic speech at a conference on Indian Evangelism in 1975, Dr. Graham expressed his belief in a Native American revival that could change the world. “You are a sleeping giant, the original American. You are now awakening. Just around the corner, you may become a spiritual superpower in this country that could change not only America, but the world,” he said.

 

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Could this be the time? According to an article published in The Stream on October 11, 2016, it is. The article reviews the documentary Awakened: The Spiritual Destiny of the First Americans. The article quotes Ellson Bennett, pastor of Covenant of Faith Church in Hidden Springs, AZ and a Navajo as saying: “Awakened lays out a stunning declaration from Native leaders that this revival among the First Nations is part of God’s plan for our whole nation. Bennett notes that there are over 500 recognized tribes in the U.S., and 45% of America’s natural wealth is on their reservations. The Native Americans “seem to be the poorest, but are actually the wealthiest people in the world,” he says. “God has reserved our land, our wealth for an End Time gospel, for an End Time move of God.”

During the spiritual research done for strategic prayer surrounding the recently held Day of Prayer in western Wisconsin and A Night for Life in Athens, TX, the Holy Spirit led the researchers back to some of the Native American history in the area. That has led us to believe that ignition points for regional and rural revivals are connected to what God is planning to do for the Native American nations.

The research uncovered a trail of broken promises and injustices against Native Nations by the governments of that time. It also uncovered disturbing aspects of the role some Christian churches played in attempts to westernize Native inhabitants by forcefully removing children from their homes and institutionalizing them into boarding schools, where they were often badly mistreated.

In addition, many early attempts at evangelism among Native Americans included westernizing them, which led to the deep-seated belief that Christianity is the “White Man’s Religion” and a threat to Native American culture and identity.

In my own conversations with Native American Christian leaders in western Wisconsin, they made it clear that the bitterness against the white man and his religion runs deep and that the resistance against the gospel is great. So it is all the more remarkable that doors and hearts are opening. Because of this troubled past, Satan has had a foothold and is working tirelessly to keep the walls of hostility up. I believe that a spiritual awakening among the Native American nations involves deep healing of past wounds and a reconciliation with white brothers and sisters in Christ, bringing to bear what Paul explained in Ephesians 2: 13-18:

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace,  and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.

I am excited to see what miraculous things God is going to do, and for the healing, reconciliation and restoration of justice that follows in the wake of a spiritual awakening. I can’t wait for Native Nations to be set free from the shackles of bitterness and poverty and embrace with joy the riches that is laid away for them in Christ.

But I am also keenly aware that this will take concerted and sustained spiritual warfare prayer to pull down the strongholds that have held them captive.

Hence this call to participate in the awakening that was prophesied by Billy Graham and that is now slowly but surely unfolding in a number of the 325 reservations in the U.S. by urgent and ongoing prayer.

Look for an IFA Prayer Guide for Native American Nations to come soon. Meanwhile, stand with me in prayer for spiritual awakening, healing, and world-changing unleashing to occur in every one of the 574 federally recognized tribes and for Native Americans to come into their true identity in Jesus Christ!

“Father, today we stand in the gap for the Native American Nations of our country. We confess the sins of our forefathers who treated them cruelly, unjustly, and deceitfully. We are sorry for the misfiring of missionary efforts that elevated western culture over the true gospel of Jesus. Forgive us these sins. Our past humbles us and ignites in us a passion to pray for these first nations, that you would sweep through them with an awakening to the truth of your grace and the understanding that the Creator God has revealed himself to them through His loving Son Jesus Christ. Dispel the darkness. Command the hosts of heaven against the evil one keeping our Native American brothers and sisters in bondage to despair, bitterness, poverty, alcoholism, and hopelessness. Come with deliverance and healing in your wings, and then unleash them to change our nation and world. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

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Author Remco Brommet is a pastor, spiritual growth teacher, and prayer leader with over 40 years’ experience in Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, and the US. Born and raised in the Netherlands and pastoring his first church in Amsterdam, he moved to the U.S. in 1986. He and his wife Jennifer currently live north of Atlanta, GA When not writing books, he blogs and assists his wife as content developer and prayer coordinator for True Identity Ministries. Jennifer and Remco are passionate about bringing people into a deeper relationship with Christ. Photo Credit: Ryan Stone on Unsplash.

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david clay
August 4, 2022

My Heart is thrilled, grieved , and thankful all at the same time !!!! As a young boy i recalled reading about Indians. As a boy i was very attracted to the Indians, not so much as to their Tribal identifies ( or very impressive dress, especially dance costumes)———As i saw it before i even excepted Christ as my Savior at the age of nine. To me they had moral bases perhaps somewhat differently from us. in some ways that was good for the tribe as a whole, The ability to survive literally by their wits, to be appreciative of the little they had, to gave recognition to some ONE they seem to understand was maker of all things, much of it for their benefit, even to recognize that same ONE allowed then to experience the beauty of that same ONE’s Handy work. WE have suppodrtd Missionarries in the past. Know its a very tought Row To Hoe!!! My Hears SOAR to think this could be the REINFORCMENT for GODs army that has been strggling thur hunders of year of teh ;many FAITFUL !!! david clay

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kathy
August 3, 2022

As Lynn said in her prayer ..Northern .missionaires had a profound POSITIVE affect on her ancestors..thus we cannot broad brush paint any group of people . Not all white people are bad and sinful , not all white ppl in our history with the native americans have been evil. There was also a lot of good accomplished in the name of the Lord , by those who followed Him devoutly. The Native American issues are very complex and one thing at the very root of it all is their continual Pagan rituals that are very demonic in origin. Worshiping the creation , instead of the creator. Your cannot blame a select group of people or a government for this. I believe this is a key element that has held them in bondage… the symbols, the statues , the chants, the rituals,,,,all very dark in origin and pagan. The complete RELEASE from these idols and dark spirits is needed first, then other issues can be addressed. Salvation and prayer are the first steps. Then letting go and getting rid of these idols in their culture and everyday life, to obtain TRUE AND COMPLETE freedom.

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Ed
August 3, 2022

Father, forgive us, as Will Graham asks. Also, forgive us for continuing the trend of removing the Jewishness of Messiah Yeshua, dating back to 200 AD to 400 AD, forming Him into a product of our own imagination to be used as a battering ram.
But, also, thank You, for the power of Your Name which never waivers despite our most wicked attempts. There is power in Your name and we declare and decree salvation for the Original Nations in Your Name. Thank You for the many, many nations I have in me. Help me bring glory to Your Name as You give me the words to pray through IFA or on my knees or face.
I love You, Daddy.
In Jesus’ name..

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Lynn Price
August 2, 2022

My father was part Cherokee. My mother was part Choctaw. My maternal grandfather was the principal chief of the Choctaws during the first world war as was his great grandfather during the Civil War. The ‘missionaries who came from the north’ had a profound effect on my Native American ancestors and left me with a rich spiritual heritage. I am so very grateful. It is such an honor to pray for these dear ones. Father, I pray for these native peoples _ these who You have prepared to be objects of Your mercy. May Your grace and saving power be made known throughout the tribal nations. Forgive our rebellion and bitterness and look instead through Your eyes of unfailing love and mercy.

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DR BEATRICE HORNSBY
August 2, 2022

its about time,as one of african descent i have identified with native americans for years and constantly been interceeding for them.Colonization and your culture being overtaken by the devil through his tools he uses is so sad AND EVIL, THANK YOU FOR THIS MOVE TO PRAY FOR NATIVE AMERICANS,INCLUDE PRAYING FOR FIRST NATIONS AROUND THE GLOBE FOR HEALING.

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Mary Trabulsi
August 2, 2022

I live in Middleton Wisconsin, have been praying for First Nations people and want to know how I can connect with those who led the Day of Prayer in western Wisconsin

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Maggie H
August 2, 2022

“Bennett notes that there are over 500 recognized tribes in the U.S., and 45% of America’s natural wealth is on their reservations.” What does that mean for Bill Gates?…Just a thought.
I am humbled by my realization that the attitude I’ve had toward the Native Americans has been deeply prejudice. I repent for that and it saddens me.
I have been in YWAM and warned not to impose our culture on people we minister to, however that attitude runs deep. God help us!
I love this article as it shines light and brings attention and conviction to me. I too need that awakening!

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Darlene Estlow
August 2, 2022

Father, we praise you for what you are doing in our nation and among the Native Americans!

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Maggie H
August 2, 2022

You can watch “Awakened the Spiritual Destiny of the First Americans” free on YouTube.

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    Mary Frances Mc ALL
    August 2, 2022

    We were called back out our Ancestral Territory in 2006-7. We arrived in This Territory and way Sovereignly led into An Intercessors Prayer Meeting. Chief Anne was there and many others. Chief Anne is Powhatan Bloodline Descent.. only The Lord God Almighty knows These Mysteries. Rejoicing. HALLELUJAH. GLORY TO KING of Kings.

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Jean Shea
August 2, 2022

I can’t tell you how many times I have prayed for healing between the nations of the United States and its citizens and the First Nations people.
There is a great need on BOTH SIDES for repentance and forgiveness. Unfortunately, most of it effort seems to be directed toward and at the Native peoples, that they are the ones who must come around. But I say until the white cultures understand that Native peoples are deeply spiritual, more so than the mainstream American religion, and many have as their own origin stories the same ones as the Judeo-Christian tradition, and that needs to be respected.
I have said that often Christians missionaries have failed in their efforts because of the two faiths, the Native people actually believe theirs, while often the missionaries do not really believe theirs, and it has been all too apparent.
So I continue in my prayers, believing for God to move people in BOTH nations.

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JoLin Westerbur
August 2, 2022

I lived on the Rosebud Reservation [My husband taught at the high school for 2 years]
Pastor Moore [Red] was our pastor. What a powerful man of God. He is Home now.

My prayer is that The Holy Spirit will use the people on The Res in a mighty way. In Jesus name Amen

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D
August 2, 2022

We are blessed to be living in this time. God is answering so many prayers! James 5:16

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Ray Hinsch
August 2, 2022

On Eagle’s Wings, a ministry under Ron Hutchcraft Ministries, Harrison, AR, is intimately and actively involved in reaching out to Native Americans.
How is BGEA and On Eagle’s Wings cooperating?

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    Remco Brommet
    August 2, 2022

    Ray, I am aware of both ministries but I do not know to what degree they are cooperating.

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Linda k Rice
August 2, 2022

Prime has an excellent documentary of what God is doing in the SW. I think it’s called The Awakening.

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    Susan CC
    August 2, 2022

    This excellent documentary is titled “Awakened” and free at this link which is the “Awakened” website.
    https://immersioninc.wixsite.com/awakened/film

    or on youtube:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7AU_GEe0v4

    and Amazon but for a rental fee….

    However you choose to view, it is well worth the time, great reminder Linda!

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    Jean Shea
    August 2, 2022

    It is an excellent documentary. Believers are also encouraging to find and read Chief Joseph Riverwind and his wife Laralyn (sp?). They are very dedicated in their efforts to make known that Jesus is very much at work among the First Nation people.

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Susan CC
August 2, 2022

Exodus 25:8 And they are to make a sanctuary for Me, so that I may dwell among them.

Ezekiel 37:27 My dwelling place will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be My people.

John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Revelation 21:3-4 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying:
“Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man and He will dwell with them.
They will be His people and God Himself will be with them as their God.
‘He will wipe away every tear from their eyes,’ and there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the former things have passed away.”
Isaiah 61:3 …to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.

Dear Heavenly Father, I pray Your words. I pray You will dwell among each individual comprising the Native American Nation. Through Salvation in Jesus Christ, You are their God and they are Your people. May Salvation saturate and heal. I pray no more tears. I pray no more mourning or pain. I pray in the Name of Jesus the former things have passed away and this awakening nation are the righteous oaks planted for Your Glory. I ask this and so much more in the Name of our Righteousness, Jesus Christ. Amen

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Allena Jordan
August 2, 2022

This is an old song by John Michael Talbot which I have always appreciated. No Longer Strangers just as the scripture says in this article.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtXolt-H30A

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Mary D
August 2, 2022

It is Coming! Dr Graham, Chuck Pierce and others have been seeing and saying the same thing for a good while! At the Turn Around event in 2017 with Dutch Sheets and Chuck Pierce in Washington DC it was Decreed. I’ll never forget the beautiful Native American believer doing the Rain Dance! The Holy Spirit rained! You could feel His presence tangibly, even online! Glory of Zion in Texas has been ministering to Native Americans, and Pacific Islanders who regularly join in Worship online or in person as do many other tribes and nations from around the world! It is so moving to see our brothers and sisters from the US and around the world in their Native Dress worshipping and singing to the Everlasting God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob! All Praise to our Savior Yeshua for what He has, is and will do! As One!

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    Susan CC
    August 2, 2022

    My heart quickened as I read your comment Mary. Yes, ALL Praise to our Savior Yeshua. HE IS the Son of The Creator of all humankind. Amen

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Nancy Rife
August 2, 2022

This is so encouraging!! We visited Wounded Knee many years ago and our hearts were broken by the betrayal that happened there. Years later I saw Jay Swallow speak at a conference in Ann Arbor. He shared so deeply from his heart the past betrayals, but also some of the miracles that have occurred when an area repents and there is reconciliation between government leaders and Native leaders. Thank You for what Will Graham and BGEA are doing now to bring Your message of love and freedom to the Native Americans, Lord!!

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Susan
August 2, 2022

I have long felt great sorrow for the atrocities against the Indians nations. I pray for complete healing for all people. It’s just like God to hide treasures on their lands! I can feel the holy spirit so strongly!

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Luanne
August 2, 2022

Abba, thank you for what you are doing in our beloved land for every tongue, tribe and nation! Reveal yourself to each and every Native American man, woman, and child of all 574 tribes. Fan the fires of revival to consume these territories.. We declare and decree the walls that separate these precious ones in your sight from You will come down in Jesus’ name. Restore, restore, restore! LORD of Hosts, send forth the mightiest of the mighty of your warring angels to tear down principalities, spiritual wickedness in high places, and the rulers of the darkness of these Native American Tribes. Walls come down! Reveal yourself Abba. Reveal yourself Lord Jesus. Send forth the fullness of your Spirit. Appear in dreams and visions to those you are calling to evangelize these peoples. Reveal yourself through your Word. Open the eyes of the understanding of each and every soul. . Bring forth the treasures hidden in the earth. We take dominion of these treasures for your kingdom in Jesus name. Let them not fall into the hands of the evil one but use them for your glory! The silver and gold are yours! The copper mines are yours! The oil fields are yours! Flow like a mighty river. Pour out your all consuming fire and liquid love over each one. Restore hearts and minds. Restore families. Heal the broken-hearted. Set the captives free. Preach the gospel to the poor and recover sight to the blind. Set at liberty them that are bruised, We come against every ruling spirit of drunkenness, drug abuse, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse., poverty, lack, witchcraft, false religions, false doctrines, and every lie from the pit of hell. Turn the hearts of the fathers to their children. Release spiritual, emotional and physical healings. Bless On Wings’ of Eagles Ministries, Will Graham, and all others working these fields which are white unto harvest. Send fourth laborers, Lord of the harvest! May these mighty spiritual warriors flood the atmosphere with your praises and fuel revival fires all across America! Thank you Abba! Thank you Jesus! Thank you Holy Spirit! We look with eager anticipation to hear, see and taste all you have planned come to pass, in Jesus name we pray, Amen!

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    Bobhuseby
    August 2, 2022

    Indeed Luanne !! What a great article and area of focus as we engage th Holy Spirit. Praying your prayer with you this day in Jesus blessed name!!

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      Susan CC
      August 2, 2022

      “Restore, restore, restore!”
      “Reveal Yourself Abba.”
      “heal, set free, release, send forth…”

      Yes and Amen Luanne to each point in your powerful prayer!

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