Our nation needs God. Now. Our Founding Fathers understood that our strength and unity were found in our commitment to Him and to His righteousness. We think America is strong, yet a long train of events reveals weakness on every front and historic level of division. We assume America will always be. It will not. 'Under God’ must become more than a part of our Pledge of Allegiance. 'In God we trust’ must be more than our national motto on our currency. America needs God. While some may refuse to accept that reality, we readily acknowledge that America truly does need God. It is for that reason that we come together at the National Gathering for Prayer and Repentance to repent of sin. We invite you to join us on January 31 in the spirit of humility, brokenness, contriteness, and repentance.
Tony Perkins, Family Research Council, co-founder of the National Gathering for Prayer and Repentance
In November of 2022, I called Tony Perkins, and Congressman Mike Johnson, to see what their thoughts were about calling government and faith leaders together to pray for repentance. They both agreed that this was needed. The National Gathering for Prayer and Repentance is not a prayer breakfast. This is a “no-breakfast prayer.” The prayers are about repentance. For personal sins. For sin in the church. For America’s sins. We focus on the vertical, that is, God. We don’t applaud for people. We only applaud for God…at the end. We don’t have speeches or sermons, except designated persons, who take seven or eight minutes, to call us to serious repentance. We don’t even introduce people. The spotlight is on God. People lead in prayer. To Him. For one minute. Sincere heartfelt prayer. Intense prayer. As if the nation depends on it. Because it does.
Dr. Jim Garlow, Well Versed, co-founder of the National Gathering for Prayer and Repentance