Petition for A National Day Of Prayer

I am calling for a National Day of Prayer and Fasting for the Economy. By way of this petition to President Bush and Congress, we plan to ask the outgoing President and Congress to officially proclaim Thursday, December 18th as a National Day of Prayer. In the face of a national crisis, declaring a National Day is something many former Presidents have done. I estimate that well over 250,0000 signatures will be submitted for the petition. The crisis is a spiritual problem. The answer to our economic downfall is not trillions of dollars, but the humble prayers of forgiveness and repentance for our sin and rebellion to God.

This Petition will be hand delivered to President Bush and to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid as leaders of the United Stated Congress on Tuesday, December 16, 2008.

Bill Keller
Founder of LivePrayer

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To: President George W. Bush and the United States Congress,

We the undersigned, hereby urge President George W. Bush and the United States Congress to call for a National Day of Prayer and Fasting in the United States of America for the economy on Thursday, December 18, 2008.

This nation since its founding has recognized its dependence upon Almighty God. We have a rich tradition in our land of setting aside time to confess our sins and transgressions, in humility, with the assured hope from the Holy Scriptures that genuine repentance will lead to God's mercy and pardon and that our nation's blessings come from our Creator.

God has richly blessed us over these past 232 years and we have squandered those blessings. We have turned our back and forsaken God, turning instead to the false gods and idols of this world. We deserve His wrath and punishment for our wickedness, and can only escape God's judgment on our nation by turning our hearts and lives back to Him and His Truth.

Our nation is in the midst of an economic crisis that is not going to be solved by the wisdom of men or any amount of money, but only by the grace and mercy of Almighty God. When facing God's judgment, the King of Nineveh called his people to repent and turn back to God. The people obeyed and God mercifully stayed His hand of judgment on Nineveh.

We call upon you as the ones the people of the United States have elected to lead our nation, to follow the example of past Presidents and Congress, and call the people of our land to fast and pray for God's favor and blessings on our economy.

The Bible states in 2 Chronicles 7:14, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall 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."

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