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We need to be in prayer on these three principles. We must get down on our knees in humility on a regular basis and pray to God from 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, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Accordingly, we are calling for the first of a series of a national 40-day fasts, built on Joel 2 (righteousness) and Isaiah 58 (authentic biblical compassion).
The fast will begin at 7:14am (based on 2 Chronicles 7:14), on Sept 20 and end at 7:14am, Oct 30, 2010. Although many will follow only a liquid diet, persons can fast as God directs them during this 40 day span.
A – Affirming the Basics
By signing on at www.ManhattanDeclaration.org (nearly 440,000 persons have signed this elegantly written statement; we need to see it exceed one million persons affirming:
- Sanctity of life
- Sacredness of marriage
- Preservation of religious liberty
C – Conforming our Lives to our talk
- Personal integrity of lifestyle, being authentically biblical Christ followers, in the spirit of a Joel 2 fast.
- Serve others by compassion and action for the less fortunate, alleviating human suffering and systemic poverty in our communities in the spirit of an Isaiah 58 fast (encouraging compassionate acts during the fast).
T – Transforming the Culture by a restoration of values
Serve the common good by speaking up winsomely for the sanctity of life, sacredness of marriage and religious liberty in our workplace and with our friends and neighbors and with the teachers who teach our children in schools, colleges, in the media and particularly in the Church.
Being consistent by voting in all elections only for candidates who affirm the sanctity of life in all stages and conditions, the integrity of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and religious liberty and respect for conscience.