WHEREAS, God has promised to move when His people call on Him in united extraordinary prayer (Jeremiah 33:3); and
WHEREAS, Our duty as Christian citizens is to pray for the authorities God has placed over us (1 Timothy 2:1-4), and for revival in America (2 Chronicles 7:14); and
WHEREAS, The prayers of God’s people on behalf of this country have never been more crucial; Now, therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED, That the messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention meeting June 11-13, 1996, in New Orleans, Louisiana, call upon God’s people in the United States of America to pray and fast, as He might lead, for forty days, September 27, 1996 to November 5, 1996, in regard to the election of our serving officials and the future of our country; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, That we join other believers in observing Election Day, November 5, 1996, as a National Day of Prayer.