One of the greatest military victories in the Bible involved the destruction of the walls of the fortified city of Jericho at the hand of God Himself. In Joshua 6, God outlines His battle plan commanding His people to march around the city once a day for six days, and on the seventh day to march seven times, and to shout at the sound of the trumpets. They did just as God commanded… walls crumbled. God gave His people victory.
The “Jericho Challenge” is a prayer challenge based on this ancient example and is centered on the truth that God can bring down huge walls in our lives. In the Old Testament, God gives His people a promised LAND, but today, He gives us a promised LIFE. First is the promise of a new life in Christ, and with that are promises in Scripture for nearly every imaginable situation you can encounter. His promises are meant to be believed!
At Cross City, the Jericho Challenge has become a prayer movement. Each week, we invite our people to join us for a time of ministry through prayer. They come to the stage and our team prays for them aloud. We have seen hundreds respond and countless prayers answered. Some of the most powerful times of worship have happened as people come to the front of our church for prayer.
It’s an amazing experience.