Hindsight may be 20-20, but foresight is 40-40. At least that is how Southern Baptists see it.
I have not yet determined exactly how, but it is my intention to participate at some level and hope to involve the students in my Western Civilization classes in the 40/40 Prayer Vigil for Spiritual Revival and National Renewal that is being planned by Southern Baptists. The website dedicated to the event explains it this way, “The 40/40 Prayer Vigil consists of 40 days of prayer from September 24 to November 2, 2008, culminating in 40 hours of around the clock intercession during the last 3 days of the Vigil. The Vigil focuses first on personal spiritual revival. It then covers an expanding circle of prayer concerns, from the church to the nation.”
Dr. Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, says that Christian citizenship demands more than voting, “People have come to us and said, ‘What can we do? We believe the country is going in the wrong direction, that there are a multitude of problems that seem insoluble — what can we do?’ And we said, ‘Well, God tells us to pray.'”