These are some of the prayer tags that are planted in the ground. A metal rod goes between the two holes on both ends.
We anointed the soil and planted the prayer for the State of Pennsylvania in the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. We had extra time to distribute prayer cards as well.
It was dark when we arrived in the State of Connecticut, but the light that was projected on this sign, coupled with the light of God shining within us, made this area a perfect place to pray and anoint the soil with oil. As the sign indicates, the area was settled 381 years before we arrived there on January 18, 2021. I am not sure what they did back then, but we certainly prayed for the area when we arrived, as well as for the entire state.
We were traveling North Bound I-85, west of Petersburg, VA. I spent a moment in prayer in Richmond, VA, which is 25 miles to the north. Richmond was the capital of the confederacy against the union during the US Civil War. Of course, the confederacy was defeated and had to be reconciled back to the union. The lesson to be applied is to not rebel against God’s sovereignty but reconciled to Him (2 Corinthians 5:18-20)
Arrived in Hobbs, New Mexico during a 1 in a 100-year snowstorm that blanketed the Southwest. It was bitter cold with temperatures in the single digits. Nevertheless, prayer planted, oil poured, Mission Accomplished!
Near mile marker 75 along I-95, the Lord provided an area in Liberty County, Georgia to pray and plant the prayer into the ground. Yes, the State of Georgia was on our mind, but bigger than that, the people of Georgia is on the mind of a loving God who gave His only begotten son (Jesus Christ) not only to Georgia, but into the world, and whosoever believes in and accept Jesus Christ as Lord shall be saved and receive everlasting life. So, while this is on your mind, this is a good time to repent and be reconciled to God. (Acts 2:38)
God directed me to a beautiful opening along the highway for a moment of prayer for the State of South Carolina. As you can see in the background of the picture, it was a calm, clear, and sunny day with the temperature being mild and pleasant.
Despite the challenges of navigating the New Jersey Turnpike and the enormous traffic headed into New York, we were undeterred in our mission to anoint the soil with oil and pray for the state. God drew us to a place where prayer was conducted safely and securely. Mission Accomplished!
Praying in the State of North Carolina between the cities of Raleigh and Durham. This state holds a special place with me as I once lived in Fayetteville, NC for eight years and Durham, NC for six. The place I am praying is the same area when in 2003, my vehicle broke down. After a few frustrating moments, I decided to pray over the vehicle, and instantly, vroom! ...It started. From that time on, I called out the name, "Jehovah Jereh" every time I passed by that area.
This symbol is very familiar to many. It is known as the Washington Monument in Washington, DC. We arrived in DC on January 18, 2021, the day before the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States, Joseph Biden. I was concerned that I would not have an easy entrance into DC, considering the events of January 6, 2021, and the heavy presence of law enforcement. To our surprise, we entered the city with complete ease and free of roadblocks and checkpoints. We prayed and anointed the soil with oil near the campus of Howard University. Leaving the area was more of a challenge. So I spent that time being redirected as a sign to pray for each street and area where we were redirected.
I had to backtrack into Rhode Island from Massachusetts, as it was completely dark by the time we traveled through it. I felt lead not to stop the first time. Rhode Island reminds me of ancient Israel's tribe of Benjamin compared to its size to the other tribes. Rhode Island is the smallest state in the union, but it does not mean it is insignificant in the eyes of God. I spent a little extra time in prayer for Rhode Island. The mission was accomplished, albeit not in the original order that was scheduled.
Here I am in a moment of prayer in Florida, which was the launching point of the 50-State Prayer Mission. Although I was raised in South Florida and currently reside there, South Florida is the most spiritually challenging place I've ever lived---even with its diversity, beautiful weather, and breathtaking scenes. I make this assessment based on my 14 years of being back here after 25 years of being away and having traveled to over 30 countries and in all 50 states during that time. Many tribal, territorial, deceptive/fraudulent, ancestral/legacy, lascivious, and religious strongholds are fortified in the various ideologies, ethnicities, and cultures, including spiritualism, animal sacrifices, and other cult practices in this cosmopolitan region of the country. Nevertheless, we must continue to pray for God's kingdom to come and will be done in all of Florida, as it is in heaven.
Please enjoy more pictures from Phase V
Pastor Stephenson at the Western entry point to the State of Kansas. Kansas has a lot of rich history, including the spiritual event in Topeka in December 1901. A man by the name of Charles Parham led a Bible School in the city. He instructed his students to research evidence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit, in which all the students discovered that the recipient of the Holy Spirit spoke with other tongues on each occasion. Parham scheduled a watch night service for December 31, 1900. A young woman in the meeting desired the Holy Spirit because she wanted to go on the foreign mission's field. As the story goes, just after midnight, the woman began speaking in the Chinese language and later wrote in the Chinese language without formal training.
Bishop Parchia, Pastor Stephenson, and I arrived in Illinois from the West and planted the prayer tag and anointed the soil with oil. Mission Accomplished--Glory to God!
We were intrigued to see this nearly 20-story Cross structure in Effingham, IL. I later discovered that it is the second highest cross structure in USA.
It's Bishop Parchia's turn to drive and use his driving skills.
We entered the State of Indiana from the West and prayed in a small forest area at the Welcome Center, which is in Terre Haute, IN.
This compass shows the location of where we planted the prayer tag/placard and anointed the soil with oil in the State of Indiana. Mission Accomplished!
We spent the night in Ft. Wayne, IN and drove Northwest into Ohio, making a stop in Toledo for some Jamaican cuisine. The stop proved to be more than a food stop, as we had an opportunity to minister to one person but ended up with a small captive audience. We planted the prayer tag/placard near the Northern gate to the State of Ohio, bordering Michigan. All Praises to God!
We arrived in Michigan on May 6, 2021. Unbeknownst to me at the time of planning this prayer mission, May 6th is also the National Day of Prayer.
We planted the last prayer tag/placard between three trees at the Michigan Welcome Center on its Southern border.
The prayer tag/placard is firmly planted, the oil is in the soil, and the 50-State Prayer Mission is completed!