From Mississippi Tourism Association: On December 10, 1817, Mississippi was officially recognized as the 20th state in the United States of America. In 2017 the state will have the unique opportunity to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mississippi’s statehood with a reflection on Mississippi’s history and culture.
From the Bible Study Site:
Ezra records that there were 200 “singing men and women” who came out of Babylonian captivity and returned to Judea (Ezra 2:65).
Our Father in heaven,
We thank You for stirring the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia to have the Jewish exiles rebuild the temple in Jerusalem. Ezra led a group of Judean exiles living in Babylon to their home city of Jerusalem.
We call forth those individuals with a Cyrus anointing to let the captives free in the Mississippi Delta.
We thank You that the Delta is a birthplace of music.
We decree that singing men and women of the Mississippi Delta will come out of captivity in this bicentennial year. O Lord, let there be a new sound in 2017. Amen.