Shortly before the election, Mike Huckabee tried to launch a get out the vote effort for conservative Christians modeled on the success he had had earlier in the year with his “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.” Given the results of the election, the effort was obviously not very successful … which is why Huckabee is now launching a similarly formatted “day of prayer” campaign scheduled for the day before President Obama’s inauguration:
The elections have ended and although many of us may have desired a different outcome, we cannot change what has happened. However, we can in common cause come together to help heal the deep divisions which threaten the greatness of our nation and the freedoms we hold so dear.
Today I ask you, as a faith leader within your community, to commit to joining me on January 20th for A DAY TO PRAY, a nationwide event to begin the healing of our country.
A DAY TO PRAY isn’t partisan or political, but is a spiritual event where believers from all faiths and walks of life will join together to pray for our selves, our families, our leaders, and our country.
As we have done in the past, let us bring together our friends, our families, and everyone we can reach using our own networks and platforms to advance A DAY TO PRAY and start a healing in this land.
Let us stand together with one voice to determine the future of our ONE NATION UNDER GOD … It is important that we show our unity in this effort so that we will not be dismissed as only a few. We will be heard by Almighty God and he will answer our prayers as He has promised, and we will see a revival in our land.
Let me close by sharing one of my favorite quotes, “I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.”
Abraham Lincoln said this at a time of great tumult for our nation. While our challenges are different today, receiving God’s forgiveness and wisdom are just as important to the future of our nation.