This Sunday, June 29, Christians across the United States are urged to “declare our national dependence on God” by joining in repentant prayer for our nation during the “2014 Call2Fall” prayer event. The Family Research Council (FRC) is partnering with the National Day of Prayer Task Force, the Congressional Prayer Caucus, Awakening America, Alliance Defending Freedom and other groups for the annual prayer event, which is described as a “definite time during worship on Sunday, June 29, 2014 when we get on our knees and faces before the Lord in repentant prayer, pleading with God to reshape our lives, renew our land, and send times of refreshing.”
Call2Fall began in 2009, when FRC President Tony Perkins was “challenged by an elderly woman to call our nation to our knees in prayer.” Perkins was also inspired by reading about “a Continental Congress’ call to prayer in 1775 that resulted in three million colonial Americans gathering on their knees in repentant prayer for our troubled, fledgling country.” Since 2009, over 1.9 million churches and individuals have participated in Call2Fall.
There are a number of ways to participate in the Call2Fall and help spread the word:
Visit the Call2Fall website and click “I’m in!” to sign your name to the Call2Fall “Declaration,” which is based on 2 Chronicles 7:14 and states: “I will answer God’s call to fall on my knees in humility and seek His face in repentance so that He might forgive my sins and heal our land.”
Ask your pastor to set aside three to five minutes of Sunday worship time on June 29 for the congregation to pray for the nation.
Host a Call2Fall event on June 29 at your church or home.
Access helpful resources and ideas on the Call2Fall website, including promotional materials, videos, bulletin inserts, sermon ideas and prayer targets.
“[During the first prayer of the Continental Congress], many of our Founding Fathers were moved to tears and to greater dependence on God as they faced grave uncertainty on the eve of war with Great Britain,” said FRC President Tony Perkins. “May we, too, humble ourselves in prayer before God in this pivotal year for our nation. If enough Americans will unite in humble, repentant prayer, I am trusting that God will hear our prayers, forgive our sin, and heal our land.”