July 1: Take a Stand for America — on Your Knees


As encouraging as the last year and a half of policy successes have been, our greatest hope will never be in Washington, D.C. America can’t elect one person or one party to bring about the transformational change that America really needs. That doesn’t mean that we stop engaging the culture. But it does mean that we recognize that America’s greatest need is not political, it is spiritual. That is why we need the church to lead the way; calling on God for his forgiveness, healing, and blessing on our land.

For the past nine years, FRC has encouraged churches across America to join us in Call2Fall, a simple but powerful commitment to get on our knees before the Lord, asking him to reshape our lives and renew our land. On Sunday, July 1, we want to enter the week of Independence Day by declaring our dependence on God. FRC’s National Prayer Director, Pierre Bynum had a chance to talk with CBN News about the event.

“Call2Fall is an initiative for pastors and people, pastors who have a heart for a return to the Lord for our nation, to call upon their people on the Sunday before the Fourth of July, to take time during their regular church service to actually get on their knees physically and pray for our nation.” Too many Americans, Pierre explains, have forgotten what our Founding Fathers knew. “They understood the providence of God; they understood that we owe him all of our rights, our God-given rights. And they knew that without his help and aid, we could do nothing.”

If you and your family want to join us, we’ve created a special website, Call2Fall.com, where you can sign up to spend at least five minutes on your knees in prayer, asking God to pour out his mercy on our lives, our communities, and our nation. Log on to find out more or to see the resources for pastors who want to host their own Call 2 Fall, including sermon starters, bulletin inserts, prayer guides, and more. After July 1, we also invite you to join Dr. Ronnie Floyd and the National Day of Prayer team for “31 Days of Prayer For My Nation” during the month of July. (Details here.)

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“We ought to be crying out to God every day, ‘Lord, have mercy on our nation,'” Pierre said. “And we need to be praying in faith for God to raise up men and women who can lead our nation back to God… He’ll hear us if we do.”

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Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature where he served for eight years, and he is recognized as a legislative pioneer for authoring measures like the nation’s first Covenant Marriage law. (Via FRC’s Washington Update. Tony Perkins’ Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.)

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