If you were like us, you assumed that the massive public “The Response” prayer rally organized by Rick Perry, the American Family Association, and others this summer was a one-off event.
But it turns out that it was not, as The Response website is now back on-line and announcing that a series of events will be held next year:
America’s issues are not primarily financial, political or moral. Neither does America’s hope lie in one leader or institution. Our hope is found in the One who desires for us to turn to Him with all our hearts. This is our response — to call on Jesus on behalf of America, that He might hear our cry and that we would see a revolution of righteousness in this country.
This year and next, The Response is holding state-wide solemn assemblies to gather people from all ages, denominations and backgrounds in prayer and fasting on behalf our nation. Join us in Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and Arizona as the church in these states responds to the call to prayer.
In August 2011, The Response gathered 40,000 people in Houston, TX to respond to the trumpet call to prayer. Though Governor Rick Perry initiated The Response in Houston, these upcoming state-wide gatherings will not be affiliated with any particular presidential candidates. The Response is committed to prayer above politics, to seeing the church moved to stand for righteousness and to pray for God’s mercy for America.
State to state, city to city, we will not rest until we see a righteous revolution awaken the church.
The Iowa event is next month while the South Carolina and Florida events are being held in January and the Arizona event takes place in February … which, wouldn’t you know it, just so happens to coincide pretty closely with the Republican primary elections in each of those states.