It looks like Vision America’s Rick Scarborough is launching a new prayer and fasting effort timed to coincide with the 2010 elections called “40 Days to Save America” which, he insists “is not a political effort” because “the political problems which beset us are symptoms of a deeper spiritual malaise:
Starting on September 24, and continuing through November 2, we are calling for a Great Religious Awakening through 40 DAYS of prayer, fasting and repentance …The place to start isn’t with primaries, platforms and conventions, but rather through prayer, fasting and repentance.
• We are calling for pastors, priests and rabbis to open their churches and synagogues throughout America for 40 days for prayer and fasting, each person seeking their own level of unselfish sacrifice as we corporately and individually seek God for His intervention in our beloved nation.
• We are calling for Christian and Jewish voters to make informed choices, voting not as Republicans or Democrats, but as followers of the living God.
• We are calling for our leaders to have the wisdom and discernment to act according to His will and not based on personal or partisan considerations.
In a video announcing the project, Scarborough says the goal is the recruit 40,000 religious leaders who will lead the congregations in forty days of prayer and fasting for the nation leading up to the election because “this is a time of national tragedy where he must have God help us [because] it is almost as if He is sounding the alarm”: