On July 2, a new website was launched marking the release of Renewal of America’s effort to raise up 100 million intercessors who will pray faithfully for the transformation of the United States.
“Renewal of America,” according to renewalofamerica.org, “is a movement of many Christians from all across America, united under Jesus Christ and praying for revival in America. We are young and old, rich and poor, black and white—but we all believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, and we believe that God is not done with America.
“George Washington prayed during the Revolutionary War, and he led America to victory and became our first president. When the Constitutional Congress was stuck in creating our constitution, Benjamin Franklin called for a time of prayer. Today, our country faces a new kind of crisis. We are falling away from God and polluting the world with our immorality. Our vision is to see 100 million Christians in America—and, someday, one billion Christians around the world—band together in prayer for revival and join together to help reach our country and our world for Jesus Christ.”
Birthed in the heart of businessman Bob Williamson, Renewal of America is a joint effort of many Christian business people. Teams of business leaders and prayer leaders are working together on this massive effort to raise up an army of praying believers. Believers are encouraged to take a simple pledge expressing their interest to stand together in prayer for the nation. Prayer information will become available to get participants praying in a unified, non-partisan way.
In a symbolic ceremony at a gathering of prayer leaders and businesspeople near Tallahassee, FL, June 30–July 1, 2014, Vonette Bright, the co-founder of Cru and founder of America’s National Prayer Committee, became the first person to sign the site’s pledge, marking its launch.
You can learn more about the movement and sign the pledge at renewalofamerica.org. Those who pledge can also “like” Renewal of America on Facebook and encourage their churches and friends to connect with this movement.
Prayer Connect magazine