When America’s founders faced challenges, they often had the wisdom and insight to call for a national day of prayer and fasting.
America is facing challenges today that, in many ways, rival anything we’ve seen since the start of World War II.
- There’s a concerted effort to redefine marriage as any union between people, regardless of sex, possibly regardless even of the number of participants in that union and possibly even regardless of the status of blood relationship between them;
- America continues to abort unborn babies by the millions and has now moved further in the direction of euthanasia on both ends of the life spectrum – possibly even making it a matter of national, state-controlled health-care mandates;
- American foreign policy seems directionless, no longer with the primary concern being national security, but in fostering and fomenting change for the sake of change and breaking down the barriers of national sovereignty;
- Government seems determined to enforce a monopoly on force by making it more difficult for Americans to exercise their constitutionally protected right to procure and bear firearms;
- Government and cultural institutions are breaking down the pillars and principles upon which self-government has been built;
- Government is building up its authority and diminishing the role God plays as the supreme authority in the lives of free people;
- The people are responding, predictably, by doing what’s right in their own eyes, as the people of ancient Israel did before their judgment.
I could continue.
But these are some of the overwhelming problems our nation faces.
Can they be addressed by working through them in the conventional political process?
I doubt it.
Government is broken. No longer does Washington see itself as a servant of the people but rather as their master.
So where do we turn? How can we save America? What would our founders do faced with such predicaments?
I suggest those of us who understand the challenges we face for the very survival of America as we have known it throughout most of its history – a shining city on a hill, one nation under God – must start planning now to do something radical.
We’ve got to do battle with the powers and the principalities we face, with the violence and immorality, envy, hatred and avarice by humbling ourselves and seeking the will and mercy of God.
A nationwide day of prayer, fasting and humility can have an enormous impact on restoring our country.
Imagine thousands of churches opening their doors to millions of worshippers who heartily confess their sins, seek forgiveness and pray for salvation and redemption and the restoration of our country.
I can think of no better date for such an event than Sept. 11, 2013.
Will you make a note on your calendar now to join me in that commitment?
Will you help me spread the word to the remnant of Americans who understand what we’re up against?
Will you talk to your pastors and Bible study leaders and get them on board?
Don’t waste your time trying to get media attention. That’s not needed. This is a matter between God and His people.
His word tells us in 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall 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.”
We’ve got our instructions. God is waiting on us to act – His people. He’s not waiting on the whole world to act. He’s not waiting on a majority of Americans to act. He’s waiting on us.
Will we follow His command and accept His promise to forgive our sin and heal our land?
Mark the date – Sept. 11, 2013.