WE WILL RESPOND.
In the Bible book of Joel, in Chapter 2, an ancient Hebrew prophet speaks to a nation in crisis and gives God’s solution when He tells them to, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning (contrition and humility)” (Joel 2:12). In that day, the command was for everyone to stop what they were doing and gather for a “sacred assembly,” to turn to God with prayer and fasting.
America’s issues are not primarily financial, political or moral. Neither does America’s hope lie in one leader or institution. Our hope is found in the One who desires for us to turn to Him with our hearts. This is our response – to call on Jesus on behalf of America, that He might hear our cry and heal our land.
The Response is holding statewide solemn assemblies to gather people from all ages, denominations and backgrounds in prayer and fasting on behalf of our nation. Governor Nikki Haley is inviting South Carolina and the nation to a time of worship, prayer, fasting and repentance on June 13th at the North Charleston Coliseum. This is the time for Christians to come together to call upon Jesus to guide us through unprecedented struggles, and thank Him for the blessings of freedom we so richly enjoy.