40-Day Prayer Fast for a Free, Fair & Safe 2020 Election (Black Clergy and Allies)

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Friends,

We do not have to tell you that this is a historic and pivotal moment in our nation’s history. We are just weeks away from one of the most consequential elections that America has had—one that will determine the kind of nation we will be. At the same time, we are in the midst of a global pandemic that has claimed more than 200,000 lives, an economic crisis that has resulted in the loss of millions of jobs, and a racial reckoning that is holding America accountable to its racist past and trying to loosen the ironclad grip that white supremacy has on our nation

If ever there was a time to pray and fast, that time is now!

Yet, we know from our scriptures that sometimes it takes prayer and fasting to move heaven and earth! When wondering why they could not cast an evil spirit out of a boy the disciples asked Jesus what they had done wrong. He responded, “...This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.” (Mark 9:29, NKJV) In other words, fasting is one of the weapons of our warfare. This is why we are asking you to join us as Black Clergy and allies in a 40-Day Prayer Fast for a Free, Fair & Safe 2020 Election.

We will begin the Prayer Fast on Friday, September 25th through Tuesday, November 3rd (ending at sundown). We invite you during this time to fast in whatever way you are able and to remember to pray daily for our nation and for the election. A prayer guide is now being developed to lead us in our daily devotion time and a Facebook Live Prayer Hour will be held prior to the election. Details will follow.  

We hope you will join us and be steadfast in prayer and fasting for our nation. There is so much at stake for our communities in this election that we want to bombard heaven with our petitions, trusting and believing that God will hear our cries and answer our call for justice, mercy and, a fair and safe election.

Please feel free to share this invitation with your networks. We know that it only takes two or three gathered for God to be in our midst. Imagine what heavenly power we may unleash if we join our voices together in prayer in the 40 days leading up to the election! Truly, we will be able to move valleys of despair, obstacles of white supremacy, and barriers of injustice to mountains of hope and healing. Let’s do our part. then watch God work for our good!

Sincerely,
 
Dr. David Anderson

Dr. Traci Blackmon

Dr. Jamal Bryant

Dr. Leslie Callahan

Rev. Eugene Cho

Bishop Timothy J. Clarke

Dr. Kendrick Curry

Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker

Dr. Gerald Durley

Dr. John Faison, Sr.

Rev. Wes Grandberg-Michaelson

Dr. Cynthia L. Hale

Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III

Pastor Carol Houston

Bishop Reginald Jackson

Pastor John K. Jenkins

Dr. Walter Kim

Dr. Walter L. Kimbrough

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon

Rev Dr. Larry Macon, Sr

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie

Pastor Michael McBride

Rev. Terrance McKinley

Bishop W. Darin Moore

Dr. Otis Moss, Jr

Dr. Otis Moss, III

Dr. Dexter Nutall

Dr. Teresa Hord Owens

Dr. Barbara A. Perkins

Dr. James Perkins

Dr. Zina Pierre

Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick, III

Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III

Dr. Ron Sider

Dr. T. DeWitt Smith, Jr.

Rev. Dr. Gina Stewart

Rev. Adam Taylor

Bishop Walter S. Thomas, Sr.

Dr. Leslie Copeland Tune

Rev. Jim Wallis

Rev. Mathew L. Watley

Dr. Jim Winkler

Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner

Bishop Talbert W. Swan, II



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