It’s no secret that many Americans are still protesting President-elect Donald Trump’s November victory, but there’s another cohort aiming to put its energies toward something entirely different: prayer.
The As One prayer initiative has launched a new effort to encourage Christians to come together to pray for Trump’s first 100 days in office — a pivotal time during which his transition to power will unfold.
“The first 100 Days of the presidency of a newly elected POTUS is critical for setting the platform and for garnering the success of the administration from the start,” a description of the prayer effort reads. “This year the first 100 days begins on Inauguration Day, January 20th, and runs through April 29th, 2017.”
As One embraces the idea of “intercessory prayer,” encouraging Americans to unite and come together to invoke God to help both Trump and the nation at large.
The initiative, which has led at least one previous prayer effort, was birthed by a coalition of evangelical and charismatic leaders who came together to discuss the current state of affairs, with Mission America, the National Day of Prayer, Harvest Evangelism and other groups joining in to launch the effort.
According to a description on the As One website, representatives from these groups “sought the Lord, strategized, and came to a consensus that God was leading them to unite and issue a national call for multiple days of fasting and prayer walking.”
Right now, the group — which is hoping to see a great spiritual awakening — is encouraging Americans to come together to pray for Trump’s first 100 days, urging Christians and churches to post prayers to social media using the hashtag #Pray100.
“As One is a National Appeal to Heaven and requires the combined efforts of God’s people to unite in prayer for our communities,” a description reads.
Christians will be encouraged to hold prayer events, to fast and to engage in other ways of invoking God on behalf of the Trump administration.
“President Trump has an aggressive 100 day policy. If we do not lift our voice in prayer for this president and his policies, then we will not have a right to complain about what happens during this time frame,” As One has said of the effort, according to CBN News. “Not only that, but we are commanded to intercede first for those in authority over us that we can lead a quiet and peaceable life. (1 Timothy 2:1-3).”
(H/T: CBN News)
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