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Pray for America and Congress

Posted by thelamp on April 11, 2007

Members of Congress have issued a bipartisan appeal for non-stop prayer. The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation – a group of lawmakers who meet weekly for prayer – held a news conference last week and urged Americans to commit to pray for the nation and its leaders for five minutes a week.

Founded in 2005, the Prayer Caucus meets every week that Congress is in session. Members of the caucus gather together and “lay aside party affiliations, political agendas, and individual schedules” to pray together, focusing on God’s promise found in 2 Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, who are called by my Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and heal their land.”

With its membership now nearing 10 percent of the House, the caucus recently announced plans to spread “219 Prayer Groups” across the country, the objective being to establish “spiritual blocks” that will comprise a “wall of prayer” around America. A page on the Prayer Caucus Web site promotes the effort and permits individuals to commit to pray five minutes a week for the nation and its leaders.

During a news conference on Capitol Hill, congressmen issued the bipartisan appeal for non-stop prayer.

“Every one of us who stands here today is here by the grace of God,” said Rep. Al Green, D-Texas. “Not one of us had earned the right to be where we are. So we should give God not only the prayers to deliver us, but also the glory once we are delivered.”

The Center for Moral Clarity wholeheartedly agrees.



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