Director of the National Prayer Committee David Butts has said that during his many decades in prayer ministry he has never seen more intercessors praying for revival and spiritual awakening across America than right now.

It seems people are waking up to the reality that our nation’s only hope for genuine healing today is for the church of Jesus Christ to come fully alive resulting in a great spiritual awakening that brings millions of unsaved men, women and children into the Kingdom. That alone can restore us to being “one nation, under God, indivisible . . .” (For those unfamiliar with the amazing power of spiritual awakenings, here is a great three minute video that chronicles what God did on our land during the Third Great Awakening of 1857.)

But it is fair to ask what we humans should be doing to help bring another great spiritual awakening to our nation. While each awakening in history has had its unique qualities, one thing has been common to all of them. In the words of noted pastor and author Dr. A.T. Pierson: “There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.”

Because of this reality, we are seeking to raise 10,000 folks in West Michigan who will pray daily for God to pour out His Spirit in power on each local church in our region and on THE one true Church of West Michigan, reviving the church and bringing hundreds of thousands of people to Jesus, all for the glory of our great God! Will you join us by praying alone and with others for God’s power to be unleashed as never before? Then encourage those you know to go to and click on the link themselves to sign up.

Imagine the impact this could have on not only our region, but on our state, our nation and even our world!

CityFest Prayer Chairs,
Randy Hekman and Mary Sterenberg
National Day of Prayer -- May 3
West Michigan Community Wide National Day of Prayer Service
CityFest West Michigan and The Grand Awakening are calling the West Michigan community together to unite in prayer on the National Day of Prayer, May 3, 2018.
We believe it is God’s heart to call us all together, to disregard our differences, and to unite in Jesus’ name in prayer.  Please invite your church to participate in this service.

New Hope Baptist Church | 7:00 pm
130 Delaware St SW
Grand Rapids

Prayer Requests:

  1. Pray for Luis Palau, his family, and his health. For more information, click HERE.
  2. Pray for the growing army of intercessors to sign up and be counted and connected.
  3. Pray for the Pastors and Leaders Conference on Thursday (March 1st). Over 500 ministry leaders have registered.
  4. Prayer for the RE:NEW Gathering on Thursday (March 1st). Pray that many will respond with passion to the call to pray for their family and friends who don't know Jesus.
  5. Pray for God to break our heart for what breaks His heart, and specifically for who He wants to bring into His growing family.
  6. Pray for the CityFest staff: Levi Park, Duffy Johnson, Melissa Banek, Austin Presnell, Dan Clark, Sarah Brittan and Rachel Kono.
  7. Pray that many will come to faith in Christ during the next 6 months.

  • March 1 -- RE:NEW with Andrew Palau, Francis Chan and Phil Wickham. CLICK for details.
  • March 20 -- Prayer Equipping Evening at Gold Avenue Church | 7:00 pm. CLICK for directions.
  • April 5 -- CityWide Prayer Gathering at Christ Memorial Church in Holland | 7:00 pm. CLICK for directions.
  • April 12 -- One West Michigan Kick Off at LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed Church | 7:00 pm. CLICK for directions.
  • April 17 -- Friendship Evangelism Training with Mark Mittelberg at Fair Haven Church.
  • April 17 -- Prayer Equipping Evening at Gold Avenue Church | 7:00 pm. CLICK for directions.
  • April 18 -- Friendship Evangelism Training with Mark Mittelberg at Ada Bible Church (East Paris)
  • May 3 -- National Day of Prayer at New Hope Baptist Church | 7:00 pm. CLICK for directions.
  • May 15 -- Prayer Equipping Evening at Gold Avenue Church. CLICK for directions.