From Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council.
“A recent MTV-commissioned poll suggests a decade-long trend among America’s youth toward more liberal political and moral values. But the future impact of the growing youth prayer movement wasn’t taken into account. On Saturday, over 70,000 young people (some joined by their parents) converged at the Titan Stadium in Nashville to spend 12 hours under the hot Tennessee sun, repenting, praying, and covenanting with God to live lives of moral purity, wholehearted devotion, and prayer for our nation and their generation. The event was organized by my friend Lou Engle, who similarly brought 400,000 young people to our nation’s capital in the fall of 2000 to pray for America and America’s youth. Lou later founded the Justice House of Prayer (JHOP) in Washington, D.C. JHOP trains young prayer warriors to keep vigil 24/7 and deploys teams to pray silently outside the U.S. Supreme Court – crying out to God to end abortion in America. Lou has planned a “march” across America – solemn assemblies in Las Vegas, Iowa, Kansas City, Atlanta, Orlando, Berkeley, and Detroit, to culminate in The Call DC in August of 2008 (08.08.08). They expect this national solemn assembly (patterned after Joel 2:12-19) to bring over a million Christians, young and old, for a day on the National Mall, to plead with God for our nation.”