We love to hear that Virginians are saying this event was a “day of hope for Virginia and America”. The State Capitol of Virginia was a most gracious host for the Virginia Call to Prayer Day last Wednesday, April 6. We all experienced a profound sense of unity and purpose, and we are so grateful to play a part in it. The day was truly inspired by the Lord. Watch for the full event on video soon or view photos of the event here on our FindRoom219 Facebook page.
Representatives from the Family Foundation had this to say:(Full Blog)
“Several hundred people joined Governor Bob McDonnell, Lt. Governor Bill Bolling, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and several senators and delegates to call on the Lord to heal our land and bless the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition to the three statewide officials, speakers included Senator Phillip Puckett (D-38, Tazewell), who led a prayer; caucus co-chairmen Delegate John Cosgrove (R-78, Chesapeake) and Senator Jeff McWaters (R-8, Virginia Beach); and Congressman Mike McIntyre (R-N.C.), a co-founder of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, who encouraged prayer for all those in authority as we are commanded in I Timothy 2:1,2.”
Baxter Ennis notes, “Today I witnessed hundreds of God’s people, led by the top three office holders in the state, humbling themselves, praying and seeking God’s forgiveness and blessing. A great movement has begun in our nation, “A Call to Prayer” that is being led by Congressmen Randy Forbes (R-VA) and Mike McIntyre (D-NC), co-chairs of the Congressional Prayer Caucus. Already state legislators in Mississippi, Colorado, North Carolina and Kentucky are preparing to join Virginia with a prayer caucus in their states. This is not a political movement or a social movement – but a spiritual movement fueled by people anxious to see our nation return to the Judeo-Christian heritage that helped us to become the greatest nation on the face of the earth.” (Full Blog)
The Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation intends to provide the newly formed Virginia Commonwealth Prayer Caucus a great deal of support in a number of ways. We believe this is the beginning of a mobilization effort that will shape the future of Virginia and the nation.
Virginia was just the beginning. In June, we plan to be in Raleigh for North Carolina Call to Prayer Day, and in August, in Lexington for Kentucky Call to Prayer Day. Many other state legislatures are ready to move forward. Momentum is building in this nationwide movement to form legislative prayer caucuses and mobilize like-minded elected leaders to stand united in prayer and action.
Listen to an interview with CPCF’s Executive Director, Lea Carawan on the VA Call To Prayer Day here.