Since the early ‘90s, autism, which was once considered to be a rare disease, has exploded. Each year greater numbers of innocent children are diagnosed. Medical establishments, educational systems, and governmental structures have been overwhelmed as wave after wave of autism diagnoses keep pounding the shores of many nations.
But no one is as impacted as the family whose precious child – or children – are swept away by autism. They are left to not only only with the behavioral and social dysfunction, but also with financial, medical, educational, spiritual, and relational issues affecting the whole family.
We at Children of Destiny believe that now is the time to join together in corporate prayer to see the relentless tide of autism turned back! The Bible says, “the earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results” (James 5:16). We believe that the power of our prayers are greatly increased as we join corporately to beseech the Lord.
Click here to see April's calendar giving each day’s topic, Scripture references, and a prayer focus for everyone joining us in this thrust. There is also a printable version available for easy reference. We encourage you to use this calendar and to visit our web site each day in April for a more complete list of Scriptures and detailed prayer points.
We hope you join with us and thousands from around the world as we come to God in a unified concert of prayer to see the tide of autism turned!
Turning the Tide FAQ's
[What is Turning the Tide?]
[How did Turning the Tide come about?]
[Why is corporate prayer important?]
[How can I be involved?]
What is Turning the Tide?
Turning the Tide! is a corporate prayer thrust in which thousands from around the world pray over the same issues related to autism for each day of the month of April. Each day of the week is dedicated to a specific issues (for example, this year we will be praying for specific issues regarding families affected by autism onMondays, educational issues on Tuesdays, and so forth). We have set aside April 23 as a day of prayer and fasting to see the tide of autism turned once and for all.
How did Turning the Tide come about?
As many of you know, autism was once so rare that even doctors knew little of it. But it is now conservatively estimated that 100 new cases will be diagnosed worldwide with each passing day.
As part of Global Harvest Ministries for a decade, we participated in several global prayer initiatives for effective evangelization in different parts of the world. The results were amazing! Therefore, we at Children of Destiny decided in 2008 to launch a corporate prayer thrust over autism and those affected by it. We plan on making this an annual event until the wonderful day when it will no longer be needed.
Why is corporate prayer important?
As Christians, we believe that our most powerful tool in any of life’s circumstances is prayer. James 5:16 says, “the earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and wonderful results.” Furthermore, we believe that the power of our prayers are greatly increased as we join corporately to beseech the Lord. Jesus Himself said, “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them" (Matthew 18:19-20,NIV ).
How can I be involved?
- You can download and print the Turning the Tide! brochure and prayer calendar. It can be easily posted on a refigerator or tucked in a Bible as a daily reminder. Perhaps you might consider printing the brochure and calendar for your family and friends, or direct them to this website for more information.
- Take a few minutes each day to pray through the special extended versions of the Daily Prayer you will be receiving throughout April, or check our website frequently for that day’s corporate prayer and extended prayer points.
- Consider joining us on April 23 for World Day of Prayer and Fasting for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
- As you are probably well aware, recent economic situations have taken a real hit on ministries, and we are no exception. Therefore, we would be deeply grateful if you would consider making a donation to help with the costs of this prayer thrust and our ongoing ministry to families of children and adults with autism and other special needs. To make a tax-deductible donation, please send a check or money order made out to Children of Destiny to:
Children of Destiny
PO Box 36
Zeeland, MI 49464
or click here for more donation options.
If you have any other questions or comments regarding Turning the Tide! or anything related to Children of Destiny, we would love to hear from you! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are excited, and expecting the Lord to move on the Earth as we come together in agreement to see the tide of autism turned. Thank you for standing with us!
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