What if God's watchmen on the walls of this city were never sleeping? What if the darkness was pushed back by the Kingdom of Light? Would the city be transformed? What if God used YOU to do it? Why not Topeka? Why not now?

THE LORD THUNDERED FROM HEAVEN; THE VOICE OF THE MOST HIGH RESOUNDED.
Psalm 18:13

Battle on Many Fronts – One Solution

Recent Acceleration of Darkness in the Nation Means We Need Desperate Prayer
      It seems of late there has been one blow after another to our Christian heritage and religious freedoms.  Prayer and awakening in God’s people is our only hope.
      Here are some points for prayer:
·         Education.  From kindergarten through grad school, our secular institutions have become inhospitable and often hostile to Christians.  Teachers and students are coming under fire for speaking the truth, praying, or even possessing a Bible on campus.  Sadly, our youngest students are being indoctrinated with the homosexual agenda. One college student was disciplined for passing out copies of the US constitution!
·         Government.  Corruption and scandal abound.  Consider “Fast and Furious,” the IRS, VA, and Benghazi scandals, releasing five vicious jihadists, and Christian groups being targeted by Homeland Security, military trainers, and the Justice Department.  The president has issued executive orders that effectively shred the separation of powers.  The EPA runs rampant. The military is turning pro-gay. The borders are porous and illegals know they will not be deported.  Then, there’s our disastrous foreign policy.
·         Family.  Many in our nation are in favor of redefining marriage.  Even when voters affirm traditional marriage, the courts negate their wishes by proclaiming a civil right that does not exist in the constitution. “Gay pride” parades, a complicit media, and hateful advocacy groups have ramped up their efforts to normalize perversion.  The CEO of a major corporation was dismissed when it was learned he contributed to the California campaign to affirm traditional marriage.  The fight has now come to the Topeka city council!
·         Business.  We are still in a recession by most standards.  Throwing government money (our tax dollars) at the economy has not fixed it. Our national debt is unsustainable and past the crisis point.  Many fear a Wall Street crash is imminent.  If so, the world will suffer along with us as the US dollar plummets.  Some are storing up provisions for a very bleak future.
·         Healthcare.  The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has not made health care affordable.  Some say the website is still not working properly. The insured are paying more for less coverage or their plans are getting cancelled.  There are still about the same number of uninsured as before.  Christian businesses and institutions are being forced to provide abortion/contraception insurance coverage against their principles.  The CBO has revised its figures to say that it will not save money in the long term but cost billions.
·         Media & Entertainment.  Though we may be grateful for some recent family-friendly films, Hollywood continues to pour out filth and fluff.  The music industry is not much better. The Internet has ensnared millions in pornography, graphic violence, gambling, and other vices while others, in search of intimacy, continually post the status of every detail of their lonely lives.    
·         Church.  There are some Christians who are crying out to God for revival, but most of us are content to attend church and go on living our lives as usual.  Many are uninterested and unengaged.  They don’t vote, and if you call a prayer meeting, won’t come.  We are the answer and don’t know it.  We don’t realize we have the power, in Christ, to turn this nation around through prayer and repentance.  We need to P.U.S.H.  Pray Until Something Happens!


April Prayer Emphasis Supports National Day of Prayer

     Operation Rolling Thunder (ORT) runs year 'round, but the month leading up to the annual National Day of Prayer is a special time of year.  Our goal during this season is to support the coming National Day of Prayer with 24-hour prayer support.   National Day of Prayer is May 1 this year. 
     Topeka area churches join together, each taking a day of the calendar in April and each praying for the city using the ORT Prayer Guide to assist them in their prayers.  If your church is not yet participating, please contact David Epps, the city coordinator, at 785-221-2788 or worship.warrior@hotmail.com.
     To view the prayer guide, click on the tab above.
     There will be National Day of Prayer observances in Topeka at the state capitol and at Community Church.  For more information on those events, go to TopekaNationalDayofPrayer.blogspot.com.

24 Hours of Worship & Prayer on January 12-13, 2104

On January 13, the first day of the 2014 legislative session, worshipers and intercessors prayed for our state governmental leaders, for the state, and for the nation of Israel.  This was part of the larger event in Topeka called Prayer on the Hill sponsored by the Culture Shield Network (see CultureShield.com).

Worship and prayer began at 5 pm, Sunday, January 12, at Higher Ground Ministries, 813 S. Kansas Ave.  We continued through the night until transitioning to the Old Supreme Court Room of the capitol at 8 am on Monday.  The Old Supreme Court Room is in the south wing, third floor.  Worship and prayer continued non-stop during the day as legislators and other government officials met.

Monday's other activities included a 10 am prayerwalk, noon prayer gathering, and two sessions of a workshop on prayer and fasting. See TransformTopekaKS.org for more information.


Supreme Court Prayer Update

The following was posted by USAToday.com on July 1, 2013.  We need to intercede for our nation.  The decline is accelerating.  Have mercy, Lord!

Poll: Support for gay marriage hits high after ruling

WASHINGTON — A record majority of Americans approve of same-sex marriage in the wake of two landmark Supreme Court decisions, a USA TODAY poll finds. But the high court's rulings that struck down provisions of the Voting Rights Act and tightened the rules on affirmative action aren't in sync with the public's views.

Overall, views of the court soured after a term that ended last week with high-profile decisions over who can marry, how college admissions are judged and whether the nation is ready to move on from some civil rights protections on voting.

The court's decisions that opened the door to gay marriage in California and struck down a law that barred federal benefits for same-sex couples may well have boosted support in a country that was already moving in favor of same-sex marriage.

"Neither one of those decisions is as a legal matter a huge gay rights victory," says Tom Goldstein, a Harvard Law School professor and publisher of SCOTUSblog, which analyzes the high court. "But it's the moral message from the court that these unions are entitled to equal respect ... that is probably the lasting legacy of the decisions and is probably going to play a significant role in public opinion."

The poll by Princeton Survey Research Associates questioned 1,003 adults from Thursday through Sunday. It has a margin of error of +/-3.6 percentage points.

Corruption and Overreach of Power in Government

Pray for the US federal government and White House decision-makers.  Recent revelations of corruption in federal agencies and massive government surveillance of US citizens has many wondering if the warnings of George Orwell's novel 1984 have started to come true, though some decades late.  Some believe the military is beginning to restrict the rights of members, including chaplains, to share their faith without career or legal repercussions. 

Pray that the Church would remain true to her calling to share the gospel without fear of intimidation or reprisal.  Pray that darkness would be exposed and the light of truth would shine into each situation.

Pray for our president.  Pray for national leaders in government and in the Church who dare to speak out for righteousness.

Welcome

Operation Rolling Thunder in Topeka is part of a statewide network of praying Christians who believe prayer changes every realm of our society.
Our Core Values
  • The Holy Scriptures are the divinely inspired written word of God.
  • As we pray, God releases a foretaste of this future glory.
  • Repentance always precedes spiritual awakening.
  • Prayer is an enjoyable privilege that draws us into intimacy with Almighty God.
  • If we seek Him first, all other needs will be met by our loving Father.
  • Our access to the Father's heart is through the sacrificial blood of His Son and by the Holy Spirit.
Our Goals
  • To cover the Topeka area with constant prayer to bring transformation and blessing
  • To enlist the participation of every Bible-believing, Christ-centered congregation in our area
  • To pray from a coordinated, citywide prayer list
  • To pray for every sphere of society to be transformed
Praying for Every Sphere of Society
  • Family
  • Government/Military
  • Church
  • Business
  • Education
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Heatlhcare
Cities and regions all over the world are being transformed by God's power. Why not Topeka? Why not now?
If those of us in Topeka who are called by His name will humble ourselves and pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, then God will hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Be a Connector. The Life You Change May Be Yours.

ORT Connectors are the critical church contacts that administer the prayer initiative in their church. One church connector has found that ORT has changed her life. When the call came in her church for a connector, she was moved to step forward and volunteer. She acknowledged that prior to accepting this area of service, she had not been a prayer warrior.


But now, accepting this opportunity to serve, she finds she is a different person. Where before, prayer was not an urgent thirst in her life, she now finds she is constantly looking for opportunities to "be with the Lord" in prayer.

She has prayed, "Lord, I don’t even recognize myself anymore. You have changed my life." She now keeps ORT communicated to the church body, urging members to sign up for 24/7 opportunities.