10,000 Christians gathered in Philidelphia to pray for our nation this weekend. What was called the “America For Jesus” rally drew Christians from across the nation to pray for one thing; Revival! More and more people are starting to understand that the solution to America’s problems is not going to come from the political arena, but instead is going to come from the spiritual arena.
As Billy Graham once stated “To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees”. No truer words have been spoken.
America for Jesus was not about Politics
This event was not about politics. There were very few references made to Mitt Romney or Barack Obama. One guy interrupted Pat Robertson in his speech trying to put a plug in for Mitt Romney and was told. ”shut your mouth” because “this is not political.” Robertson also told the man he was disrespecting the prayer.
The most notable quote by Robertson in his speech was this line which I totally agree with although many times I find myself at odds with Pat, especially lately. ”I ran for president once, and it’s a mistake I wouldn’t want anybody to make, We will never change America through politics. We will only change America through an outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit.”
This two-day event was put on by a coalition of ministries called One Nation Under God. It started on Friday night with a youth rally. Saturday’s events started at 7:00 a.m. and went throughout the day. There was praise and worship, prayers led by many people, and guest speakers such as Pat Robertson and Tony Perkins the president of the Family Research Council, but the emphasis was on prayer.
Praying for our nation united Christians of all creeds and colors.
One blogger who was at the event recognized the multi-cultural aspect of the event as there were leaders and people of every ethicity united under on banner; to pray for our nation. He reported that one African American leader said we need to take back the symbol of the rainbow because they were a multi-ethic movement all united in Christ. One park ranger estimated the crowd to be between 8,000 and 10,000 people.
Will this be a start of revival in America? I don’t know for sure but what I do know is that as people start praying, turning from the direction they have been on and turning towards Him, that He will heal our land. That is a promise that I am standing on!
You can see more pictures of this prayer rally here.