FROM: Jerry Falwell
DATE: March 26, 2003
ONE MILLION HEARTS IN PRAYER FOR AMERICA (PART I)
This is the first of a two-part special edition of "Falwell Confidential." Part II of this series will be sent out Friday, March 28.
On March 30, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed a proclamation appointing a National Day of Prayer in America. This prayer decree came at the height of the Civil War, with thousands of American soldiers from the North and South already dead and no end to the bloody conflict in sight. Mr. Lincoln's resolution entreated Americans to "rest humbly in the hope authorized by the Divine teachings, that the united cry of the Nation will be heard on high ...."
Our nation once again finds itself in the midst of military conflict, our service members placing their lives on the line for the cause of liberty.
It is therefore time for Americans - in the tradition created by Abraham Lincoln and other presidents who understood the value of beseeching God - to join together as a PRAYER FORCE for our nation.
I am seeking to enlist at least one million Prayer Warriors (Pray for America) who will enlist in this PRAYER FORCE with me in order to fervently and recurrently pray for seven crucial things. Let us pray for:
1. wisdom and guidance for President Bush and his administration during this fateful time.
2. the protection of our military personnel who are at conflict in Iraq.
3. the safe return of those military personnel who are missing in action.
4. the families of those who have been killed in action.
5. victory over the unregenerate Saddam Hussein (if he still lives) and his vicious followers and the establishment of a viable government in Iraq.
6. the safekeeping of our nation against the forces of terror who seek to do us harm.
7. a spiritual reawakening in America.
While the peaceniks and Hollywood leftists cry out for "peace" - not freedom or liberty - at all costs, President Bush is boldly directing America in the pursuit of the liberation of Iraq.
This is an honorable pursuit.
President Woodrow Wilson said, "No man can sit down and withhold his hands from the warfare against wrong and get peace from his acquiescence." The left will never understand this. That's why in San Francisco last week protesters raised signs reading, "We Support Our Troops When They Shoot Their Officers."
Their hatred for America is astounding.
While the left directs its hysterical verbal assaults on Mr. Bush, conservative people of faith must vocally support him. The most effective way to do so is through our prayers. We know that President Bush treasures the prayers of the American people. He recently said, "It's a humbling experience to think that people I will never meet have lifted me and my family up in prayer."
It is a joy to pray for a man who appreciates and reveres those prayers. This is a key reason that I want to compile a list of one million people who will pray for President Bush, our troops in Iraq and the safety of our nation. Will you please join with me in this effort?
If you will, please click on the Pray for America link (Pray for America) and join with other Americans in this massive prayer chain.
In addition, I am asking everyone participating in this effort to enlist ten others who will commit to joining us in this grassroots PRAYER FORCE. After joining this effort by clicking on one of the several links, you will then be able to link to a site that allows you to invite your friends and loved ones to join us in this prayer action.
My goal is to literally recruit one million people - a PRAYER FORCE - who will earnestly pray for the seven items listed above. Imagine the power of one million hearts in impassioned prayer.
Please join with me now (Pray for America) in praying for these seven key things (and then invite your friends and loved ones to join us).
On Friday, I will be sending out Part II of this "One Million Hearts in Prayer" effort. Part II will enlighten you on some key ways to pray for our nation and our leaders.
Thank you in advance for joining this PRAYER FORCE (Pray for America) of one million people of faith who love America.
Posted by Mike Doughney at March 26, 2003 10:20 PM