With a presidential election year around the corner, every candidate has his or her own website, with many supporters creating their own support sites.
But one presidential candidate has something the others don’t have – an active site set up independently that solicits prayer for her and her family.
That would be Michele Bachmann – and PrayforBachmann.org.
“Jesus detailed the many dangers that lie ahead for those who defend their faith and dare stand publicly for Godly principles,” writes the site’s administrator. “And, as sobering as these words from the Bible may be, Michele Bachmann has willingly stepped out, as an openly God-fearing ‘constitutional conservative,’ into rough, often violent waters on behalf of those who agree that this country’s only way forward is to humbly return to the Godly principles that our founders established this country upon.
“And now, this is our opportunity to come along side Ms. Bachmann in absolute committed prayer and support of her calling to lead this nation back to its foundation in Almighty God,” the site concludes.
The site’s founder, Sally Ebel, told WND why she started PrayforBachmann.org: “I had heard that Michele’s home church had several prayer groups praying for her on a daily basis, and I thought it would be powerful if we could link intercessors together across the country to cover her as she pursues this, the highest office in the land.
“I believe this country is in a crisis as it has never been in before and caused primarily by a Christian absence in our political system,” Ebel continued. “I believe that the action the Christian church takes or chooses not to take in the next few months will directly change the course of history.”
While fellow Republican hopeful Gov. Rick Perry and President Barack Obama also have prayer sites – PrayforPerry.com and PrayforBarackObama.com, respectively – the Texas governor’s site has no regularly updating content, and the president’s page hasn’t been updated since 2009.
Bachmann’s site, however, not only contains weekly updates, but also a prayer “wall” for supporters to add their prayers, a page for organizing local prayer groups and videos, including the following from Bachmann on her “support for Israel”:
Among the prayers posted on the “prayer wall” are the following:
- “Dear Jesus, have mercy on our land. Do whatever it takes to bring our country where we are led by leaders who have a relationship with you. We need leaders who will not compromise Your principles, who will put You first in the land, who sincerely love You more than anything else.”
- “Lord, we thank you for your servant, Michele. … I humbly ask you, Lord, to grant her increased opportunity to speak her heart during future debates, so that more may hear Your words spoken through her. I ask that your Holy Spirit do a work in the hearts of each of the other candidates to really ‘hear’ You and that Ms. Bachmann would have favor in the eyes of the other candidates. We thank you for your continued, endless flow of strength and wisdom, that she may ascend to a position of strong influence in the White House.”
- “Faithful God … Thank you for the loving kindness you extend to Michele and her family. We pray for continued protection over them as they travel today. We pray for discernment for Michele as she continues to serve You and the people of this great United States of America. Please guard and protect Michele from persons who might not necessarily share her heart, vision and commitment to the people of this great country. We beg you to keep the enemy far from her, and for You to give her ears to hear You clearly as she steps out boldly on Your behalf.”
Yet as many of the candidates running for president espouse Christian faith, why does Ebel specifically back Bachmann?
“I believe Michele is the only candidate running that embraces a biblical worldview,” Ebel told WND. “I believe Michele is the ‘real deal’ too. She is a woman of godly character and is full of wisdom and would make an incredible president.
“I also know that Michele is not the final answer to the problems we face,” Εbel continued. “I believe she is the one person who will not be ashamed to humble herself before Almighty God and ask for direction and solutions. … I believe it’s time to pray and raise up a David, who we all know was not the first choice among his brothers to become king, but ultimately was God’s choice, one after God’s own heart.”