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On our knees: the only way to approach this election

A diverse group of Christian leaders proclaims that America's problems will not be resolved by the White House, Congress or the Supreme Court. They say there is another way ...

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Prayer on the steps of the Wisconsin state capitol

Echoing Wilson’s call is America's National Prayer Committee website 40 Days of Prayer.  It explains “No one ministry or person is behind this call to 40 days of prayer for our elections,” but that an invitation is being issued by leaders from more than 90 regional and national prayer ministries in the United States. “Our urgent cry is that every believer pray and rally others to pray for this election. Not prayer that seeks to promote or harm a specific candidate, but that cries out to God for His purposes for our nation, that a standard of righteousness be raised again in this land, and revival in the church.”

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The Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant group, has also declared a

“40/40 Prayer Vigil”

– 40 days of prayer before the elections.

That initiative consists of 40 days of prayer as well as 40 hours of around-the-clock intercession just before the elections. Participants are asked to “Pray for 40 days, once each day between September 26 and November 4,” as well as to “Pray for 40 hours between 4 p.m. on November 2 and 8 a.m. on November 4.” The vigil’s website offers a free, downloadable

prayer guide
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