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Nationwide Prayer Initiative Seeks to Reclaim, Rebuild America

Man PrayingA nationwide prayer initiative is underway and calls for 60 seconds of prayer each day until November 6, 2012.

Backed by multiple national Christian ministries, the American Prayer Initiative (AmericanPrayerInitiative.org) has been organized to strategically address issues in our nation’s founding documents and to draw novice and seasoned prayer warriors alike into prayer for the reclaiming and rebuilding of America on her founding roots and principles.

“Knowing that our roots are in Christ and our deepest founding principles were borne out of Scripture, our prayers will not return to Him void,” say organizers of the effort.

Prayer topics include Justice, Domestic Tranquility, Defense, the General Welfare and the Blessings of Liberty, which are derived from the Preamble to the Constitution.  From the Declaration of Independence are prayer topics on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.  Immediately following prayers addressing the Pursuit of Happiness are prayers for a return to Virtue, Ethics and Truth in America. Part of the strategy is to raise greater awareness about the biblical founding of this country as people pray.

So far, the prayer initiative has been presented through many forums including the National Day of Prayer, The Council for National Policy, The National Prayer Committee, and Chuck Colson’s Christian Worldview Coalition, among others.

Organizers are hoping that supporters of the initiative will help the website to go viral and help the effort to spread out to their church, Bible study groups, organizations, family and friends.

The prayer initiative was the result of a one-day meeting of women including Vonette Bright, Co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ; Shirley Dobson, Chair of the National Day of Prayer; Penny Nance, Executive Director of Concerned Women for America; Janet Parshall, Radio Talk Show Host of In the Market with Janet Parshall on Moody Broadcasting; Anita Staver, Attorney and President of Liberty Counsel; Devi Titus, President of Global Pastors Wives Network; and several others. 

The women met in Washington, DC, in an effort to strategize a way to change the culture, but concluded that any movement would be of limited sustainability unless “we the people” return to the God upon whom this country was founded. 

Included in the initiative’s website are prayer topics for each day as well as a way to sign up for daily prayer reminders via email.  Also, scriptural references and suggested prayers have been prepared for each day leading up to November 6th and are viewable on the website.  November 6, 2012, is the next Election Day in the United States.