An Egyptian-born megachurch pastor is calling out for 100,000 “Bible-believing” Americans to pray for the United States.
“Real change in America is still possible as long as there are Christians willing to consecrate themselves to God in prayer for the spiritual state of this nation.”
-- From "Megachurch Pastor Seeks 100,000 Christians to 'Save America'" by Michelle A. Vu, Christian Post Reporter 7/27/10
Dr. Michael Youssef, founding pastor of The Church of The Apostles and president of the ministry Leading the Way in Atlanta, has found 42,450 people so far to join him in daily prayer for the United States since the “God Save America” campaign launched on July 4.
A major emphasis of the prayer campaign is to remind American Christians that the United States was founded on dependence upon God. But today, Youssef says, the country’s leaders and citizens try to attain success in their own terms.
Participants of the “God Save America” campaign are expected to offer up prayers of gratitude for the rich Christian history of America; repentance for individual and national sins; petition for God’s blessing on America; and pray for wisdom and discernment for elected officials as well as for boldness and strength to share the Gospel with neighbors.
“The reason for our country’s decay – our economic turmoil, our social ills, the church’s coldness and apostasy from the Truth … is because we have departed from the one true God,” Youssef said. “He wants to bless our country in His sovereignty and mercy, but we need to repent of our pride and willful independence.
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