Christians Urged To Place God Above Politics At Tuesday's National Presidential Elections

Campus Crusade for Christ
Tuesday, 7 November 2000

Weekend Fasting & Prayer Gathering, Hosted by Campus Crusade for Christ International, Addressed Issues of Elections, Abortion, Families, and Youth

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 7, 2000—While opinion polls, TV ads, and national headlines make it difficult for Americans to see or think about much more than the presidential candidates, Christian leaders and pastors called on thousands of believers last weekend (Nov. 2-4) to focus on God through prayer and fasting for revival during the final days leading up to Election 2000.

Rev. Ronnie Floyd, pastor of First Baptist Church in Springdale, Ark., served as a speaker at this year's international Fasting and Prayer event sponsored by Campus Crusade for Christ, Mission America, and Woerner World Ministries. Floyd reminded the crowd that "God wants Christians to impact their culture" by going out to the polls and prayerfully casting their ballots in the elections.

Some 1,200 people gathered for the event at Orlando's First Baptist Church. Nearly 2 million more participated by satellite, radio, and the Internet broadcast, to pray for God to move throughout the world, to heal the suffering caused by abortion and youth violence, and to bless our nation's leaders. Campus Crusade for Christ officials reported Internet participation from some 26 countries, including Saudi Arabia, Germany, Japan, Croatia, and India.

Pat Robertson, founder and chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, one of the world's largest television ministries, told people at the Fasting and Prayer gathering that "come Tuesday, we've got the most important election we've had in 100 years."

"We're praying for a great nation. We're praying for revival, regardless of what political party you're in. Lord, have your choice of president. Put your man in office today. This is your land and we give it back to you," Robertson prayed.

Other speakers who participated in Fasting and Prayer 2000 include: Bill and Vonette Bright, co-founders of Campus Crusade for Christ; Rev. Ron Hutchcraft, president of Ron Hutchcraft Ministries; Bishop Wellington Boone, founder of Wellington Boone Ministries; Kay Arthur, founder of Precept Ministries International; and Janet Parshall, a nationally syndicated radio show host.

Campus Crusade for Christ International, based in Orlando, Fla., and founded by Bill and Vonette Bright, is one of the largest non-profit interdenominational organizations in the world.

For more information, or to contact Campus Crusade for Christ, see their website at: www.ccci.org

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