A meeting has been set May 1 in Washington for those who have concerns about the status – and direction – of the United States to submit their pleas to someone more powerful than Washington, all of Washington.

Lincoln Memorial

That’s according to WND columnist and Faith2Action President Janet Porter, a coordinator of “May Day: A Cry to God for a Nation in Distress.

The event will happen from sunrise to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

“Our economy is strong. Our borders are secure. Jobs are plentiful. Health care will not be rationed. That executive order will keep us from funding abortion. Global warming is real, but cap-and-trade will fix it. We made the right choices in November 2008. Selecting our president based on race and popularity was a good idea. We don’t need God; we’re doing just fine on our own,” she writes in a commentary column.

“If this is what you believe, this article is not for you. Go back to watching MSNBC and filing your White House reports on all that ‘fishy speech’ you’ve been hearing,” she suggests.

“Furthermore, if you don’t grasp where we are as a nation and how we got here, you’re not invited to May Day. That’s right – stay home this Saturday because this event is not for you. I’m not kidding. I don’t want you there even if it will ‘boost our numbers’ or bring the media to cover it. You see, this event isn’t for media attention. I’ve said it all along: our goal isn’t to impress any of the power brokers in Washington. We’re having a meeting with someone more powerful than all of them combined.”

The “May Day” event is, in fact, a “mayday” call of distress for the soul of the nation, she said.

According to a schedule released by Liberty Counsel, the subjects addressed will include family, church, education, entertainment, business, government and media.

“The American Revolution was preceded by the Great Awakening. When the Constitutional Convention was about to disintegrate, the founders convened a prayer meeting, and a few weeks later the Constitution was born,” said Mathew Staver, chief of Liberty Counsel and head of the Liberty University school of law.

“May Day: A Cry to God for a Nation in Distress” will take place May 1 from sunrise to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

“Throughout our history, beginning with George Washington, our presidents have called upon America to pray. America is a great nation because it has honored God. Today, we are calling upon all Americans to pray for our country in these uncertain times.”

Porter said people need to be in prayer even before the event.

“Get right before God. Turn off your television, shut off your computer and open His Word. Spend time with God like you never have before,” she wrote. “Because that’s the only way God will come and meet with us on Saturday.”

Sunrise – 6:10 a.m. – isn’t really that big a deal.

“Churches in Alaska are opening their doors at 2:10 a.m. to join us,” she said, citing broadcasts on God TV and streamed through American Family Association.

“Get your plane ticket, hop on a bus, rent a van right now and head to the Lincoln Memorial. Too much to ask? George Schalasky is WALKING 720 miles from Illinois,” she said.

“Our economy is not strong. Our borders are far from secure. Jobs are anything but plentiful. Unless we can reverse government health care, it will be rationed. That executive order does nothing to stop us from being forced to fund abortion. Global warming is false, and cap-and-trade is only about more government control and less freedom. In November 2008, we chose death, and we are experiencing the consequences of our actions. We are drowning, and it is our own fault. We have never needed God more,” Porter wrote.

Among those expected to attend are Alan Keyes, Bobby Schindler (Terri Schiavo’s brother), Dutch Sheets, Vision America’s Dr. Rick Scarborough, Pastor Paul Blair, Jim Garlow (who led the fight to protect marriage in California), Cindy Jacobs, Gen. Jerry Boykin (whose life is depicted in the movie “Black Hawk Down”), Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America, Tony Perkins of Family Research Council and MovieGuide’s Ted Baehr.

“We need to let God know we’re serious about turning back to Him and fasting from something – whether it’s television, dessert or food – will provide the breakthrough we desperately need as a nation,” Scarborough said.

Sonicflood, a Christian group that sings hits such as “Open the Eyes of my Heart” and “I Want to Know You,” has written a May Day song for the event.

In an open invitation to America to attend May Day, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson proclaimed, “Our nation faces what is perhaps the most serious moral crisis since the civil war as we’ve turned our backs on God and have clearly displeased him. May Day 2010 is a time to come together and proclaim what God has done in the past, to pray for forgiveness and to plead for God’s mercy on all of us.”

Churches may register for May Day at MayDay2010.org.

A Facebook page has been created to help spread the word.

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