May Day: A Cry to God for Our Nation in Distress

If you can’t attend the event, set your alarm clock and pray for our nation at 6:10 AM on Saturday, May 1, 2010.

A meeting has been set May 1 in Washington for those who have concerns about the status – and direction – of the United States to submit their pleas to someone more powerful than Washington, all of Washington.

That’s according to WND columnist and Faith2Action President Janet Porter, a coordinator of May Day: a Cry to God for Our Nation in Distress.

The event will happen from sunrise to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

“Our economy is strong. Our borders are secure. Jobs are plentiful. Health-care will not be rationed. That executive order will keep us from funding abortion. Global warming is real but cap and trade will fix it. We made the right choices last November. Selecting our president based on race and popularity was a good idea. We don’t need God, we’re doing just fine on our own,” she writes in a commentary column.

“If this is what you believe, this article is not for you. Go back to watching MSNBC and filing your White House reports on all that ‘fishy speech’ you’ve been hearing,” she suggests.

“Furthermore, if you don’t grasp where we are as a nation and how we got here, you’re not invited to May Day. That’s right, stay home this Saturday because this event is not for you. I’m not kidding. I don’t want you there even if it will ‘boost our numbers,’ or bring the media to cover it. You see, this event isn’t for media attention. I’ve said it all along, our goal isn’t to impress any of the power brokers in Washington. We’re having a meeting with someone more powerful than all of them combined.”

The “May Day” event is, in fact, a “mayday” call of distress for the soul of the nation, she said.

According to a schedule released by Liberty Counsel, the subjects addressed will include family, church, education, entertainment, business, government and media.

“The American Revolution was preceded by the Great Awakening. When the Constitutional Convention was about to disintegrate, the founders convened a prayer meeting, and a few weeks later the Constitution was born,” said Mathew Staver, chief of Liberty Counsel and head of the Liberty University school of law.

“Throughout our history, beginning with George Washington, our presidents have called upon America to pray. America is a great nation because it has honored God. Today, we are calling upon all Americans to pray for our country in these uncertain times.”

Porter said people need to be in prayer even before the event.

“Get right before God. Turn off your television, shut off your computer and open His word and spend time with God like you never have before,” she wrote. “Because that’s the only way God will come and meet with us on Saturday.”

Sunrise – 6:10 a.m. – isn’t really that big a deal.

“Churches in Alaska are opening their doors at 2:10 a.m. to join us,” she said, citing broadcasts on God TV and streamed through American Family Association.

“Get your plane ticket, hop on a bus, rent a van right now and head to the Lincoln Memorial. Too much to ask? George Schalasky is WALKING 720 miles from Illinois…” she said.

“Our economy is not strong. Our borders are far from secure. Jobs are anything but plentiful. Unless we can reverse government health care, it will be rationed. That executive order does nothing to stop us from being forced to fund abortions. Global warming is false and cap and trade is about more government control and less freedom. Last November, we chose death and we experiencing the consequences of our actions. We are in peril and it is our own fault. We have never needed God more,” Porter wrote.

Among those expected to attend are Alan Keyes, Bobby Schindler (Terri Schiavo’s brother), Dutch Sheets, Vision America’s Dr. Rick Scarborough, Pastor Paul Blair, Jim Garlow (who led the fight to protect Marriage in California), Cindy Jacobs, Gen. Jerry Boykin (whose life is depicted in the movie “Black Hawk Down”), Wendy Wright of Concerned Women for America, Tony Perkins of Family Research Council and MovieGuide’s Ted Baehr.

“We need to let God know we’re serious about turning back to Him and fasting from something – whether it’s television, dessert or food – will provide the breakthrough we desperately need as a nation,” Scarborough said.

Sonicflood, a Christian group that sings hits such as “Open the Eyes of my Heart” and “I Want to Know You,” has written a May Day song for the event.

In an open invitation to America to attend May Day, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson proclaimed, “Our nation faces what is perhaps the most serious moral crisis since the civil war as we’ve turned our backs on God and have clearly displeased him. May Day 2010 is a time to come together and proclaim what God has done in the past, to pray for forgiveness and to plead for God’s mercy on all of us.”

Churches may register for May Day at MayDay2010.org.

A Facebook page has been created to help spread the word.

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4 Responses to “May Day: A Cry to God for Our Nation in Distress”

  1. Gee says:

    What happens if I sleep in and pray later? Or pray the night before? Will God ignore me?

  2. Steve says:

    Gee,
    Oh aren’t you funny tonight.
    You are in luck though…God never ignores you…well, maybe you aren’t so lucky then. You might do better if He did ignore you. 🙂
    But anyway, if you talk to God with an open heart, He will hear you, any time, any day.
    Good luck and God Bless!!

  3. Gee says:

    Sorry, but i just don’t understand why you need to pray together during a specific time period on a specific day. Like you said, if you speak to God with an open heart, God will always hear you.

    So if someone skips May Day and prays to God for the same things on May 2, does God listen less?

  4. Steve says:

    Gee,
    Jesus said, “Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
    Matthew 18:19-20 (New International Version)
    God hears all of our prayers, but he rejoices when His saints come together and offer up prayer in unison.
    We are told in Philippians 4:6 to “…not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
    The main thing is to pray. When or where is not as important as just praying. But there is also nothing wrong with presenting a prayer in unity, and if you can join with others to pray at 6:10 AM EDT on May 1, please do so.
    God Bless!!

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