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On our knees: the only way to approach this election

A diverse group of Christian leaders proclaims that America's problems will not be resolved by the White House, Congress or the Supreme Court. They say there is another way ...

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“The reality," says America's National Prayer Committee Chairman Butts,"is that the spiritual and moral issues facing this nation will not be resolved in the White House, Congress or the Supreme Court. What the United States desperately needs is another Great Awakening! The Church must experience a revival that awakens her to the life-changing power of Jesus Christ in her midst. Such a spiritual awakening within the people of God has the power to bring about true cultural transformation in this nation.

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"So why pray for the elections? There are a number of compelling

reasons: The Bible commands us to pray for those who are in leadership. This includes those who are vying to become leaders."

Black preachers praying for Barack Obama

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“Godly leaders can help slow the erosion of religious liberties in our land," notes Butts. "This can provide an increased window of opportunity for the Church to pray and evangelize.

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“According to Scripture, ‘Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people’ (Prov. 14:34). The selection of leaders who understand and lead according to God’s righteous standards can bring great blessing to a nation.

“Scripture also says in Proverbs 11:14, ‘For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisors make victory sure.’ The determination of who leads our nation will also determine who advises that leader and how we are guided.”

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