May Day 2010: A cry to God for our nation

Beginning at 6:10 a.m. on Saturday, May 1st, “May Day” will be in full swing. Christians from across the United States will be gathering in front of Washington’s Lincoln Memorial, joining hand in hand with other Christian and Jewish leaders. The goal of May Day? To come together, pray and seek the face of God; to repent, with a desire to turn away from our wicked ways and help save this nation.

Denominational boundaries will be bridged during this event, as various pro-family leaders come together to celebrate and pray, including Dr. James Dobson, President of the American Family Association, Rev. Paul Blair, from Reclaiming America for Christ, Janet Porter (Folger), President and Founder of Faith2Action, Wendy Wright, President of Concerned Women for America, Three Star General Jerry Boykin, numerous members of Congress, and many others.

The event will kick off around 5 a.m., when prayer intercessors begin to pray as people arrive at the Lincoln Memorial. This will be followed by praise and worship, led by Rick Heil, and his group SonicFlood.

May Day will be celebrated until 2 p.m., and will consist of readings from the Constitutions of all 50 states, hourly corporate and silent prayer, in addition to prayers of repentance regarding business, government, media, arts and Culture, education, family and religion.

May Day will offer Americans the opportunity to come together and pray for a nation that is in distress and “publicly repenting and crying out to God for His mercy, instead of the judgment our many sins deserve,” according to the website’s homepage.

“God didn’t call us to gather together to hear political speeches,” said Pastor Paul Blair, Pastor Coordinator for May Day. “He called us to humble ourselves and gather together to pray.” He added, “May Day is ‘Pray Day.'”

“This event is not to impress the media or the Washington ‘elite.’ May Day is focused on God–to cry out and repent of our nation’s sins that have brought us to this point of distress,” said Janet Porter, Faith2Action President and May Day Coordinator. “I believe the national repentance at May Day is essential to break the curses on our nation brought about by our choices of disobedience and death. The good News is repentance breaks a curse and a remnant can save a nation,” she added.

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