The upcoming national election will be the focus of the 40 DAYS TO SAVE AMERICA, a national call to prayer, fasting and repentance in the 40 days prior to the election.
In times of national tribulation, our people have often been urged to humbly turn to God in prayer.
Our nation was established upon a strong religious foundation. Our freedoms, which today are everywhere imperiled, are God-given as expressly stated in the words of what might be called our National Mission Statement, the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." They can be sustained only with His mercy.
During the American Revolution, in the darkest days of the Civil War, at the outset of our involvement in World War II, leaders as different as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared national seasons of prayer, fasting and repentance.
Today, our nation faces multiple crises – pending economic collapse, moral disintegration, and international terrorism -- but all have spiritual underpinnings. Together, they are even more daunting than those Americans confronted in 1776, 1863 and 1941.
Now as then, our national survival is at stake.
Now as then, our destiny rests in God's hands. The crises confronting us are beyond the power of human beings to resolve without Divine guidance.
Nothing short of a Third Great Awakening can save us.
That's why the 40 DAYS TO SAVE AMERICA project is so vitally important.
Though voting is both a civic duty and a Biblical responsibility, which must be approached with solemnity and due deliberation, something else must happen first if we are to see our nation saved. We must begin by asking God's forgiveness for our national and individual transgressions, and for His guidance in the task of selecting our leaders at all levels of government and, thus, charting our nation's future.
Starting on September 28, and continuing through November 6, we are calling for a Great Religious Awakening through 40 DAYS of prayer, fasting and repentance.
While we are deeply troubled by the direction in which our nation is headed (according to a Feb. 5 Rasmussen poll, 63% believe America is on the wrong track), this is not a political effort. The political problems which beset us are symptoms of a deeper spiritual malaise.
The place to start isn't with primaries, platforms and conventions, but rather through prayer, fasting and repentance.
We are calling for pastors, priests and rabbis to open their churches and synagogues throughout America for 40 days for prayer and fasting, each person seeking their own level of unselfish sacrifice as we corporately and individually seek God for His intervention in our beloved nation.
We are calling for Christian and Jewish voters to make informed choices, voting not as Republicans or Democrats, but as followers of the living God.
We are calling for our leaders to have the wisdom and discernment to act according to His will and not based on personal or partisan considerations.