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Call to Pray and Act by Chuck Colson and Jim Garlow

    Call to Pray and Act by Colson and Garlow

    In 1996 Dr. Bill Bright started yearly 40-day fasts for revival in our nation. His commitment to this discipline helped many like myself to consider partaking in this valuable gift of the faith. As I have mentioned before, I have completely bought into the benefits of the 40-day fast. I have not always done them with the commitment of national revival, but it always has the element of my own personal revival. This past Sunday I became aware of Chuck Colson and Jim Garlow’s call to fast and pray for our nation. It reawakened the desires that Dr. Bright embedded in me and reminded me of the similar call issued in 200. After a brief discussion with my wife, we agreed that it would be good for me to enter in.

    I am under a personal belief that God has more for me. I have been extremely blessed with a loving, supportive, incredible wife, two amazing kids, a stimulating job, and a wonderful vision for my life. I could have never dreamed all this was possible, but it is here. At the same time, I don’t think God is through yet – with me or this nation. Fasting is a tool that has been given to us to ask, seek, and know for the more that God desires to give.

    This fast has been called for September 20th – October 30th, 2010 in order to press God over the issues of the sanctity of human life, the sacredness of marriage and the preservation of religious liberty. I believe this nation is ready for the next great awakening and spiritual revival. The fast is a call to ask for it. Here is some of the wording on the prayandact.org website:

    The national 40-day fast will be built on both Joel 2 (righteousness) and Isaiah 58 (authentic biblical compassion). The fast will begin at 7:14 am (based on 2 Chronicles 7:14) Eastern time, on Monday, September 20 and end at 7:14 am, Saturday, October 30, 2010. Although many will follow only a liquid diet, persons can fast as God directs them during this 40-day span. (Seek doctors advice regarding fasting.) We admit that fasting is difficult. However, losing a nation is worse.

    The other ministry leaders that have partnered with Colson and Garlow are:

    Che Ahn, Harvest Intl. Ministry
    David Barton, Wallbuilders
    Mike Bickle, Intl. House of Prayer, IHOPU
    Vonette Bright, Co-Founder, Campus Crusade for Christ Intl.
    Stephen Broden, Fair Park Bible Fellowship
    Bishop Melvin Brown, Greater New Hope Baptist Church
    Dean Broyles, The Western Ctr. for Law & Policy
    Michael Brown, Coalition of Conscience, FIRE School of Ministry
    Bishop Keith Butler, Founding Pastor, Word of Faith Intl. Christian Ctr.
    Paul Louis Cole, Christian Mens Network
    Kenneth Copeland, Kenneth Copeland Ministries
    Jim Daly, President & CEO, Focus on the Family
    Paul de Vreis, New York Divinity School
    Creflo Dollar, World Changers Church Intl., Creflo Dollar Ministries
    Todd DuBord, Chaplain to Chuck Norris, Top Kick Productions
    Greg Dumas, The Crossing Church
    Ken Eldred, United in Purpose
    Lou Engle, The Call to Conscience, The Call
    Tony Evans, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
    Pam Faraone, Border School Leadership Institute
    William Federer, American Minute
    Father Joseph Fessio, Editor in Chief, Ignatius Press, San Francisco
    Jim Franklin, Cornerstone Church and Jim Franklin Live Radio
    Maggie Gallagher, National Organization for Marriage
    Professor Robert George, Princeton University
    Professor Timothy George, Dean, Beeson Divinity School
    Phillip Goudeaux, Calvary Christian Ctr., Fellowship Covenant Ministries Intl.
    John Hagee, Cornerstone Church, Christians United for Israel
    Jack Hayford, Founder and Chancellor, The King’s College and Seminary
    Jack Hibbs, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills, Real Radio Ministries
    Chris Hodges, Church of the Highlands
    Walter B. Hoye II, Issues4Life Foundation
    Mike Huckabee, Fmr. Governor of Arkansas & Host, Mike Huckabee Show
    Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr., High Impact Leadership Coalition
    Cindy Jacobs, Generals Intl.
    Paul Jehle, The New Testament Christian Church, Plymouth Rock Fdn.
    Bill Johnson, Bethel Church, Bill Johnson Ministries
    Timothy Johnson, Founder & Chairman, The Frederick Douglass Fdn.
    Rick Joyner, Morningstar Ministries, Oak Initiative
    Alveda King, Silent No More Awareness Campaign
    Richard Land, The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of SBC
    Richard Lee, First Redeemer Church
    Ron Luce, Founder, Teen Mania & Battle Cry
    Bishop Richard Malone, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland (Maine)
    Joseph Mattera, Resurrection Church, Christ Covenant Coalition
    Bill May, Catholics for the Common Good
    Miles McPherson, Rock Church, Miles Ahead
    Andy McQuitty, Irving Bible Church
    John Meador, First Baptist Church Euless
    Dolores Meehan, Co-Founder, West Coast Walk for Life, San Francisco
    Gene Mills, Louisiana Family Forum
    Shawn Mitchell, New Venture Christian Fellowship,
    NFL Chaplain – San Diego Chargers
    Robert Morris, Gateway Church
    Tom Mullins, Christ Fellowship Church
    Eva Muntean, Co-Founder, West Coast Walk for Life, San Francisco
    Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America
    Douglas Napier, Alliance Defense Fund
    Frank Pavone, Priests for Life
    Tony Perkins, Family Research Council
    Gary W. Phillips, First Baptist Church Euless
    Buddy Pilgrim, Integrity Leadership
    Ron Prentice, California Family Council
    Ann Quest, UnityQuest
    Jay Richards, Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute
    Dino Rizzo, Healing Place Church
    James Robison, Life Outreach Intl.
    Samuel Rodriguez, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conf.
    Dave Roever, Roever and Associates
    Dudley Rutherford, Shepherd of the Hills Church and Call on Jesus
    Rick Scarborough, Vision America
    Alan Sears, Alliance Defense Fund
    Jeff Seif, Zola Levitt Ministries
    Toby Slough, Cross Timbers Community Church
    Chuck Stetson, Let’s Strengthen Marriage Campaign
    Larry Stockstill, Bethany Church, Baton Rouge
    Dave Stone, Southeast Christian Church
    Steve Strang, Publisher, Charisma Magazine
    Doug Stringer, Somebody Cares America
    Sarah Sumner, Tozer Theological Seminary, Simpson University
    Luis Tellez, The Witherspoon Institute
    Moses Vegh, Ambassador Ministries
    Thomas Walker, National Governors’ Prayer Team
    Lance Wallnau, Lance Learning Group
    Stuart Weber, Good Shepherd Community Church
    Dave Welch, U.S. Pastor Council
    Christopher West, Theology of the Body Institute
    Don Wildmon, American Family Association
    Tim Wildmon, American Family Association
    Billy Wilson, Awakening America Alliance
    Jody Wood, New York City Intercessors

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