When al-Qaida used airliners on 9/11 in a deadly attack, Americans seemed poised to return to her Christian roots, but in the 19 years since, repentance has cooled. Now, thousands of pastors, congregations and individuals are preparing to attend the "The Return: National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance"— an invitation to all Americans to turn from sin back to God through prayer and repentance.
The image of hijacked airliners becoming missiles combined with COVID-19, tumbling monuments and nightly riots may serve to rekindle the desire of many to ask God difficult questions about the future of a nation whose very currency proclaims, "In God We Trust." "The Return" is designed for Americans to get honest with themselves and the God of their forefathers.
What: "The Return" is a movement that calls on para-church organizations, congregations and individuals to humble themselves in repentance and anticipate God's redemption and restoration.
Where: Washington Mall, between the Washington Monument and Capitol Hill (coordinated events throughout America's cities, towns, houses of worship and homes).
When: Main Event: Sept. 26, 9 a.m.- 6 p. m; Celebration Event: Sept. 26, 6-9 p.m.; Friday Night Event: Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m.
Why: The window of opportunity is open for the American church to consecrate herself through personal repentance and to position herself to be used as God purifies the bride of Christ.
How: Connect with "The Return" at TheReturn.org or call **pray (**7729) to register and learn more. Follow "The Return" on social media at Facebook: @ReturnEvent2020; Twitter: @2020_Return; and Instagram: @The_Return2020.
"The Return" is set for 40 days before the presidential election and on the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, in the days of America's founding and dedication to God. Surrounding the "The Day of Return" on Sept. 26 at the Washington Mall will be 10 days, known from ancient times as the Days of Awe, to be set as a special time of prayer and repentance from Sept. 18-28.
An exciting worship and prayer service, for youth and all ages, called "The Return: Next Generation" is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 25 from 6-9 p.m. ET, leading up to "The Return" on Saturday. The special service will honor military and law enforcement, and Mike Lindell will be launching his new national addiction Lindell Recovery Network. National music artist Danny Gokey will be leading worship, and a moving keynote message will be given by Nicky Cruz.
America's current struggles, along with the pain of the 9/11 memories, may serve to awaken Christians to the need for repentance, co-chair Kevin Jessip believes.
"Without revival, America and its future will be lost," Jessip said. "Therefore, we have a window of time we may never have again."
Christian leaders from across the country support of "The Return" include Pastor Kevin Jessip and bestselling author Jonathan Cahn (co-chairs), Mike Lindell, Michele Bachmann, Pat Boone, Dr. James Dobson, Mark Gonzales, Robert Morris, Marcus Lamb, John Kilpatrick, Pierre Bynum, Gen. William Boykin, Carter Conlon, Bishop Harry Jackson, Alveda King, Anne Graham Lotz, Pat and Gordon Robertson, Kevin and Sam Sorbo, Stephen E. Strang, E. W. Jackson and many more supporters listed at thereturn.org/faith-leaders/.
The following Christian organizations are partners of "The Return": EpicPay, Every Home for Christ, Family Research Council, Family Talk, Gateway Church, Hispanic Prayer Network, House of David Ministries, Inciite Events, Intercessors for America, Jensine Bard Ministries, John Kilpatrick Ministries, 10 Days, All Pro Pastors International, America's National Prayer Committee, Anne Graham Lotz & Angel Ministries, Assemblies of God, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Bless Every Home, Calvary Chapel and Capitol Hill Prayer Partners, CBN, Charisma magazine, Church of God, Collide, CTN, Daystar Television Network, Engage Media Partners, National Day of Prayer, Museum of the Bible, MyPillow, National Christian Foundation, Outreach, Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches of North America, World Evangelical Alliance, Pre-Born! and Triple Horse Studios.
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