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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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

offering daily thoughts on how to pray

Teens praying at the annual Meet You At the Pole event at high schools nationwide


“The reality," says America's National Prayer Committee Chairman Butts,"is that the spiritual and moral issues facing this nation will not be resolved in the White House, Congress or the Supreme Court. What the United States desperately needs is another Great Awakening! The Church must experience a revival that awakens her to the life-changing power of Jesus Christ in her midst. Such a spiritual awakening within the people of God has the power to bring about true cultural transformation in this nation.

"So why pray for the elections? There are a number of compelling

reasons: The Bible commands us to pray for those who are in leadership. This includes those who are vying to become leaders."

Black preachers praying for Barack Obama

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