Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Change We Can Believe In (2 Chron. 7:14)

America needs change. Yet the change we need will not come from Washington or Wall Street. It must come from God. It must begin with God's repentant people praying to Him for the change He requires and the change we need.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
(2 Chron. 7:14)
-- From "Conservatives Urge Americans to Pray for a Troubled Nation" by Susan Jones, CNSNews Senior Editor 5/20/09

America is in desperate need of spiritual healing, say conservative Christian leaders, who are organizing a day of mass prayer and repentance on behalf of the nation.

The “Call 2 Fall” event will take place on July 5. “The day after America celebrates her independence, it's our goal to have eight million Christians declaring our dependence on God,” the Family Research Council says on its Web site. “The Call 2 Fall is a simple but powerful commitment to get on our faces before the Lord, asking Him to reshape our lives and renew our land.”

“Only He can quiet the storms and turn the hearts of this country--and our culture--toward Him. Only He can restore a respect for life, marriage, and faith in the halls of power. And only we can ask Him to,” the FRC says.

The event also has historical precedent: The First Continental Congress called for a day of public humiliation, fasting, and prayer throughout the Colonies on July 20th, 1775, just after war broke out with England, the FRC noted.

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