Friday, April 30, 2010
This Saturday Bill Lewis will be joining with Christian leaders of all denominations for a national prayer event on the Mall in Washington, DC. The purpose of May Day 2010 is to call Christians to pray, fast, and repent for the nation. Throughout the day Bill and other members of the May Day 2010 committee will lead in prayers of repentance for personal and corporate sin, and remembrance of God’s Sovereign work throughout our history. They will also focus on prayers for revival and reformation.
Scripture encourages solemn assemblies in times of national distress. The Old Testament abounds with stories of Israel’s deliverance because of the response of a humble-hearted people. We are called to pray, seek the face of God, repent, and turn from our wicked ways—individually and as a nation (II Chronicles 7:14). Throughout American history, our leaders and our people have honored the Biblical command for days of national prayer and repentance. It is especially fitting that May Day 2010 will take place in front of the Lincoln Memorial, as it was President Lincoln who penned these inspiring words:
“And whereas, it is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history: that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”
-Abraham Lincoln, March 30, 1863, Proclamation appointing a National Day of Prayer and Fasting
For more information please visit www.mayday2010.org