Shirley Dobson, Vonette Bright, Anita Staver, Penny Nance, and Other Christian Women Urge All Christians to Intercede for America
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The operative word here is prayer.
During a recent meeting in Washington, D.C., a group of influential Christian women -including Vonette Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ and Chair of the National Day of Prayer Shirley Dobson--banned together to create the American Prayer Initiative.
A website, www.americanprayerinitiative.org, was set up with a 31-day calendar that prompts individuals to pray 60 seconds each day of each month on a specific topic until Election Day, Nov. 6.
Prayer topics include life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, as the Declaration of Independence suggests; as well as justice, domestic tranquility, defense, the general welfare and the blessings of liberty, as the Preamble to the Constitution denotes.
"The website is simple enough that we didn't want to drive people away," says Nancy Schulze, a member of the committee, founder of the Congressional Wives Speakers Bureau and wife of former nine-term congressman Dick Schulze. "We didn't want to overload the website. It's simply one minute that everyone can take out of their day to pray for their country. Those prayers are sorely needed right now."
The main goal of the American Prayer Initiative, however, is to help America return to its core values set down in the 18th century by the founding fathers.
"The prayer topics and prayers themselves are designed to strategically address issues in our founding documents and to draw novices and seasoned prayer warriors alike into prayer for the reclaiming and rebuilding of America on her founding roots and principles," Schulze said.
The movement was born out of a prayer and accountability partnership between Schulze and Bright surrounding the Christian Worldview program established by Chuck Colson. The two felt as if they "had to try to do something to help change the culture of this country."
While Bright made phone calls some of her influential friends in the Christian community, Schulze gathered together some of her friends in the political arena. They all met in Washington for a "one-day pow-wow."
"We had enough spiritual, intellectual and political firepower in that room that day to start any kind of movement," Schulze said. "We weren't out to start an organization, we were just there for a very intense day of discussion.
Source: Charisma News | SHAWN A. AKERS
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