For those who don’t know me personally but randomly find me on social media, I often get the question: “What does your social media name mean? Pray Or Die!” Some people understand immediately and others find it to be a little harsh without a complete understanding.
In 2006 when I was a college student in the Atlanta University Center that consist historically black colleges such as Clark-Atlanta University, Morehouse, Morris Brown, Spelman and The Interdenominational Theological Center I was invited to church by a peer. This service was different. This service was a prayer service.
It was the first prayer revival that I had ever been to. As the minister reads Luke 22:31-32 where it says “And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath a desire to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brother.
When I heard that scripture I heard an audible voice say “Pray Or Die”. That phrase stayed at the forefront of my mind as God began to deal with me about the power of prayer and the urgent call of prayer in the land. Prayer is our life line, just as a cell phone has to be charged on a daily basis if not it will die, we are the same way. If we don’t pray and stay connected to God in prayer we will begin to die mentally, spiritually and emotionally.
There are many people in the Bible who were in Pray Or Die situations and it was prayer that saved their life. Simeon Peter was in a “Pray Or Die” situation but Jesus prayed for him, Daniel in the Lions Den, Hezekiah when the Prophet Isaiah told him that he would die and he prayed to God and God gave him 15 more years. In all of these instances it was prayer that saved their lives.
After receiving this revelation I started this movement to emphasize the importance of prayer and to teach people about prayer and the student body got behind the movement, to there were young adults and college students in large numbers would gathered frequently and began to grow spiritually by developing prayer lives.
Since the inception of the movement I have traveled nationally preaching, teaching and emphasizing the importance of prayer at revivals, conferences and on college campuses. I have witnessed the miraculous happen at these prayer conference where people have been healed, delivered, and restored by the power of prayer.
As you look at news lately with so much going on, we are truly in a worldwide crisis, people are dying, people are losing faith and if we ever needed to draw closer to God the Time is now.
On Sept. 10–12th every night at 6:30 pm we are calling all of the pastors, clergymen and lay members in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to meet us at Southside City Church, 2606 Hemphill St. Ft. Worth, Texas 76110 where the Senior Pastor is Darrell Auvenshine.