Joseph Farah has won a high-level endorsement of his plan to hold a day of prayer and fasting on Sept. 11, 2013. Michele Bachmann, unsurprisingly, just loves the idea. She even commented on it on the floor of the House so it would be in the Congressional Record.
“I join together with other Americans who have called for September 11, 2013, to be set aside as a day for personal prayer, reflection and fasting, for ourselves and for our nation,” Bachmann said in a statement.
“At this time of national mourning, as we search for comfort in the aftermath of this loss of innocent life, we would be wise to consider afresh 2 Chronicles 7:14: ‘If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land,’” she said.
And I’m sure this one will work much better than innumerable previous such days, right? Like last year’s “40 Days to save America,” created by Rick Scarborough (who does this sort of thing every couple years) and promoted like mad by the Worldnutdaily. And then there was If My People 2012, which happened at almost exactly the same time, also for 40 days. And America for Jesus 2012, which only lasted two days. And Cry Out America, which took place on Sept. 11th last year. And The Awakening 2013, which happened this weekend. And don’t forget Rick Perry’s The Call event in Houston. And his multiple declarations of days of prayer and fasting to end the drought (after which it actually got far worse). And The Call Detroit last year. And the National Day of Prayer that takes place every year. And The Response USA, which happened several times in several cities last year.
One really must wonder why, if this works so well, all those previous ones didn’t work. God apparently didn’t listen every other time the same people have done this, so why is it going to work this time? Is God going to pay special attention that particular day? We’re up to our eyebrows with days of prayer and fasting, for crying out loud. When are they going to start actually doing something? I have a theory: I think the organizers are just doing it to gain followers and money.