Monday, August 29, 2011

Cry Out America! Suffolk County

On September 11, 2011, believers in Jesus Christ will gather in every county of the United States for prayer on the 10th Anniversary of the 9-11 Attacks.
Time: Sunday September 11, 2-3pm

We in Suffolk County, the Greater Boston area, are in a unique position as we mark this anniversary. 10 years ago, two jets left Logan Airport and flew into the World Trade Center in New York City.

In many ways this was symbolic of what our city has become. We were founded to be a city set on a hill, the only major city in the world outside of Jerusalem founded on a covenant with God. Instead of being a point of light, in many ways we have become “a byword among the nations.” We believe that we can still tap into the ancient wells of our city, and be a light to the world.
Join us at 2pm Sunday September 11, 2011 on the Boston Common, for one hour of concerted prayer for our nation and the city of Boston.

We will gather on the Northeast corner of the Common, not far from the State House, and near Park Street Station.We ask that you encourage your church to spread the word, and also pray the following prayer in your church on Sunday, September 11, 2011.

Heavenly Father,
Source of all Life, Freedom, and Joy:
We pray for our nation,
and for Suffolk County Massachusetts.
We have permitted sin,
broken covenants,
and allowed the shedding of innocent blood.
You have heard our many cries of repentance.
Now we ask that you bring forth a new birth of freedom to this city,
a second American Revolution of righteousness,
and a Third Great Awakening.
May we return to the original destiny for Boston,
and reopen the ancient wells of revival.
We are asking for a mighty move of the Holy Spirit,
unlike any before in human history.
All this we ask for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ,
in whose name we pray.
Christ Otto, Suffolk County Coordinator, Cry Out America.
Questions may be directed to

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Become a Chaplain

Chaplain LeSette Wright
President, CUME Alumni Association
See website for dates and times.

Prepare to become a chaplain and to render spiritual aid in personal crises and community-wide disasters. This intensive 45 hour course of training for certification for chaplaincy is open to non-clergy. Course includes (but not limited to): critical incident stress, critical incident stress management, critical incident stress debriefing, grief and loss, trauma, domestic violence, disaster relief, depression, human trafficking. Details on the Boston event and the International Fellowship of Chaplains.

72 Hours of Prayer

Consolata Apwapo writes: Dear Beloved of God,

The Lord bless you and keep you. We thank God for yet another opportunity to spend time in His Presence together. Together with Grace Ministries International, Intercity Prayer Altars Network invites you to 72 Hours of Prayer, including a Day of Declaration at Capitol Hill, Concord NH.

Date and Time: Wed Oct 12, 7pm- Sat Oct 15, 7pm
Start Location: Grace Ministries International, 263 Rt 125, Brentwood, NH from Wednesday at 7 pm - Saturday 12 noon.
End Location: Capitol Hill Sat afternoon, 12pm-7pm.

Theme: Repositioning Ourselves for Dominion!
Isaiah 22:22-23
22 The key of the house of David
I will lay on his shoulder;
So he shall open, and no one shall shut;
And he shall shut, and no one shall open.
23 I will fasten him as a peg in a secure place,
And he will become a glorious throne to his father’s house. 
Vision Statement
God is mindful of us and wants to visit us with His power and glory. He has made us a little lower than the angels and has crowned us with His glory and honor. He has made us to have dominion over the works of His hands; He has put all things under our feet! With this in mind, we need to Reposition ourselves to walk in our God given Dominion!
Come into His Presence and Reposition yourself for dominion to be true witnesses of the Kingdom of God and for Jesus Christ! Imitating Jesus Christ, the author and finisher of our faith,seeing yourself as God sees you.
Consolata, Intercity Prayer Altars Network 781-888-2895
Beverly, Grace Ministries International 603-642-7848
We look forward to spending time together in the Presence of our Father!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

10 Days Boston and BNOW

For the last three years, believers around New England have partnered together to do a Fall Solemn Assembly that was linked with 10 days of worship, fasting, and prayer based on the fall “Feasts of the Lord”. 

On March 7, during a time of listening prayer regarding the Solemn Assembly, the Lord made it very clear that he had something different in mind for the “Solemn Assembly” this year. The Lord said that it would be a celebration, that it would happen on October 9th in Boston, and that others were also hearing from God about this and it would involve many different threads coming together.

As you can imagine, I was somewhat taken aback by the shift in emphasis for the Fall Gathering.  I almost felt like God was winking at me—“just trust me Son”. 

At that time, plans were already underway to do “10 Days Boston” this fall (September 29 to October 9).  In response to this word, a group of us began to dream about a fall 10 day city-wide gathering of worship, fasting, and prayer that would culminate (somewhat differently from past years) in a celebratory gathering on Sunday, Oct 9.

A Divine Set-up

A few days later, I spoke with Zenzo Matoga who has been organizing the Boston Night of Worship. Zenzo shared with me the startling fact that BNOW was being planned for Sunday, October 9th--the same day the Lord had said to "bring threads together.” It was a moment of clarity—God had been setting us up!  Personally, I was blown away by some of the similar ways that God was speaking to us, including the sense that this year would be a "Celebration" (consistent with BNOW) rather than a "Joel 2" Solemn Assembly. 

This summer, after further confirmations from the Lord that left absolutely no doubt in our minds as to His direction, the 10 Days Boston planning team and the Boston Night of Worship team agreed to a common vision to align the 10 Days Boston with BNOW this year. In past years, the 10 days has culminated in a NE Solemn Assembly--this year it will build up to the Boston Night of Worship on October 9th

While the character of the 10 Days will stay the same (focus on God doing a deep work in our hearts, opening ourselves up to personal repentance, and longing for Christ’s return) we’ll hit a different high-note than years past with the Boston Night of Worship.  This is all part of God bringing threads together—I can’t wait to see what he does through this!

10 Days Boston: What if?

All of us worship and pray on a daily basis.  However, there are some moments in time where our regular rhythms are not enough, where God invites us to set aside ordinary life in order to seek His face with extra-ordinary focus and passion. God uses these times of consecration to strengthen the simplicity of our faith in Jesus Christ, to deepen our love for one another, to breathe fresh vision, and to bring personal and corporate breakthroughs. After these times of consecration, our “normal” life is deeply affected, reviving us with a deeper awareness of God’s presence in all circumstances.

Can you imagine what it would look like, if at the same moment in time, thousands within the Church of Boston set-aside “normalin order to seek God’s face together?

Can you imagine thousands of believers overwhelmed by fresh revelation of who Jesus Christ really is, and who we are in Him?  Perhaps thousands will have personal breakthroughs in a short period of time. Many of us have witnessed when just one person in a local congregation has a profound encounter with Jesus, it can affect the entire congregation.  What if thousands had this experience within a short period of time and then came together on October 9th for extravagant worship?  Could it be the turning point for an entire city? 

10 Days Boston: The Plan

Of course, the heart of 10 Days Boston is followers of Jesus setting themselves apart to seek God with united worship, fasting, and prayer.  Fundamentally, we’re asking you to set yourself apart and go deep with God during these 10 Days.
With a deep sense of thankfulness for what Christ has done for us, 10 Days Boston will be characterized by an unapologetic desire for “more”. Through concerted worship and fasting, we are expressing a deep longing for more of God in our own lives, for love, purity, and power in the Church, as well as intentionally “longing for and hastening the day” of Christ’s return. 

There will also be three ways we’ll be seeking God corporately

1)     Nightly Gatherings (Sept 29-Oct 8) hosted by different groups of believers in different locations.  Together with believers around metro Boston, we’re planning a mobile gathering of worship and prayer that touches every corner of the city of Boston and engages the city-wide church.  Each night from 7-9pm, a different group of congregations will host a gathering of worship and prayer in a different part of the city.  See our schedule to see who’s hosting, find locations, and get directions

2)     Daily, Ongoing Prayer (Sept 29-Oct 8) The evening gatherings will move all around the city.  During the day the worship and prayer will continue with two set “prayer hubs”, one in Cambridge and one in South Boston.  As God calls you, we’d encourage you to engage in daily, corporate worship and prayer during the 10 Days

3)     A Culminating Gathering: Boston Night of Worship on Oct 9 is the final, celebratory gathering.  Make sure you’re not still fasting at this point!  We’re coming together to celebrate the finished work of the Cross and declare that “Jesus Christ is Lord over Boston”. will be the online hub for locations and scheduling.  We’ll be sending regular email updates as the schedule solidifies.

A Call to the Region

In addition to this call to Boston, we are inviting believers around New England to worship, fast, and pray from September 29-October 8 and then join us in Boston on October 9th for the Boston Night of Worship.  We’re hoping to see city and area-wide churches set themselves apart during these days to humble themselves, pray, turn from sin, and turn towards God’s face.  We hope you can join us as well.


Jonathan Friz and the 10 Days Boston Team

Friday, August 5, 2011

Boston Night of Worship

Over 100 local worshippers united across cultural, denominational, and social lines will unite on one stage at the 8,000-seater Agganis Arena. Let's come and shake the city with our worship and rededicate New England back to Jesus! Joining us this year are guest worship leaders Tye Tribbett and Jared Anderson of Desperation Band.

  • To buy tickets in person, visit our website for a list of locations
  • Groups of 20 or more, contact the arena directly at 617-353-4628 
"FRIENDS OF BNOW" Program! Preferred floor seating, a free T-shirt and the NEW BNOW DVD! This offer is available for a donation of $65 to help us make BNOW 2011 a great success.
E-mail us for more information or call Amy @ 617-953-5219.

To Join BNOW 2011 Choir and for Volunteer Opportunities, come to one of our Mobilization Meetings, starting THIS FRIDAY! Spread the word to everyone you know!
  • August 5, 7:00pm @ Lion of Judah Church, 68 Northampton St., Boston, MA 02118
  • August 13, 10:00am @ International Family Church, 99 Concord St., N. Reading, MA 01864
  • August 20, 10:00am @ Jubilee Christian Church, 1500 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, MA 02126
  • August 27, 10:00am @ Life Church, 4000 Mystic Valley Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155
10 Days Boston/United Night of Prayer
  • We will be praying for 10 days leading up to BNOW 2011. For a list of locations go 
  • Come and be part of the first "United Night of Prayer-Boston" 2 days before BNOW 2011 on Friday, Oct. 7th @ 7pm, Jubilee Christian Church, 1500 Blue Hill Ave., Mattapan, MA 02126  

"Praise and Worship From United and Desperate Hearts Will Shake the Foundation of a City!"
"That they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me." John 17:21-23

Connect with us at:

United Night of Worship
PO Box 51934
Boston, MA 02205