This summer, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee promoted “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” which broke sales records for the chicken chain. Now, he is drumming up support for a prayer initiative next month.
Huckabee is encouraging millions of Americans of all political affiliations to unite in prayer on Jan. 20, for an event called “A Day to Pray.” He's asking for prayers for our country, President Barack Obama, Congress and governmental leaders across the nation.
“Join me for 'A Day to Pray,'” the Facebook event page says, “where we will ask God to grant our leaders, from the local school houses to the White House, the wisdom they need for the road ahead. We will gather to ask God for forgiveness and healing of our land and to bless our Country and her people. This will not be a political rally but a spiritual event and hopefully one that can help bring us together as we move forward as a nation.”
Cindy Jacobs, co-founder of Generals International, is supporting the event. She posted on her Facebook page earlier this week: “Governor Mike Huckabee is calling for A Day to Pray! January 20, 2013! Please read his letter and let's stand together to pray for this nation!”
Huckabee's letter, posted on the Generals International website, starts with the verse 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.”
Read the rest of his letter below.
The elections have ended and although many of us may have desired a different outcome, we cannot change what has happened. However, we can in common cause come together to help heal the deep divisions which threaten the greatness of our nation and the freedoms we hold so dear.
Today I ask you, as a faith leader within your community, to commit to joining me on January 20th for A DAY TO PRAY, a nationwide event to begin the healing of our country.
A DAY TO PRAY isn’t partisan or political, but is a spiritual event where believers from all faiths and walks of life will join together to pray for our selves, our families, our leaders, and our country.
As we have done in the past, let us bring together our friends, our families, and everyone we can reach using our own networks and platforms to advance A DAY TO PRAY and start a healing in this land.
A Facebook event has been created at www.ADaytoPray.com for every believer to RSVP for the event and commit to joining us for a national online Prayer Service.
I hope you will join me and use the website, your Twitter account, Facebook page, pulpit, or the printed word to share this simple message with your friends, family, and followers:
Let us stand together with one voice to determine the future of our ONE NATION UNDER GOD.
Friends, let's make this viral. Make it your own platform—not mine. Please share with your personal networks of friends and family. It is important that we show our unity in this effort so that we will not be dismissed as only a few. We will be heard by Almighty God and he will answer our prayers as He has promised, and we will see a revival in our land.
RSVP on Facebook at www.aDaytoPray.com and direct your friends, families and followers there to RSVP.
When you post your messages, please share them with us. We will promote your organizations on the event’s Facebook wall, so that everyone can see who is involved and support them as well.
Let me close by sharing one of my favorite quotes, "I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go."
Abraham Lincoln said this at a time of great tumult for our nation. While our challenges are different today, receiving God’s forgiveness and wisdom are just as important to the future of our nation.
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