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Vision: Advancing the Nation Toward Righteousness
On Monday, January 2, 2012, the United States Reformation Prayer Network launches its FastForward Campaign - a fasting and prayer initiative with the purpose of advancing our nation toward righteousness.
Our foundational scripture for this initiative is Nehemiah 6:15-16, which tells of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem in 52 days. Likewise, we will engage in a year-long intercessory campaign to rebuild the walls of righteousness around our own hearts, around each state and around the nation, and then move forward into our God-given destiny.
We want to see Godly leaders and laws put in place. Where there is immorality we want to see Godly virtue. Where there is corruption we want to see leadership above reproach.
We want to promote and sustain a Biblical worldview among the leaders of America and establish a Republic that is built upon and perpetuates Biblical values.
To accomplish this, we need to mobilize a well-informed army of impassioned voices and activists to bear up the nation in prayer, thus, the FastForward Campaign.
The FastForward Campaign begins on Monday, January 2, 2012 and ends on Sunday, January 20, 2013. This intercessory initiative runs through the entire 2012 election cycle, the lame duck period and ends on Presidential Inauguration Day.
We will launch FastForward with a 21-day national call to prayer and fasting and then continue with 52 weeks of prayer and fasting, going state by state.
A national prayer guide will be released for the first 21 days of the campaign to help prepare our hearts and bring unity of understanding on the current state of our nation. We will also release state-focused prayer guides targeting key issues and the electoral events within each state.
Focus on the 2012 Elections
Prayer for the 2012 elections is a critical part of the FastForward initiative. The US Presidential Election will be held on November 6, 2012. Prior to these elections, each state will host caucuses and/or primary elections to determine which candidates will appear on the November voting ballot.
On November 6, 2012, elections to the US Senate will also be held, with 33 of 100 seats in the Senate being contested in regular elections. The winners of these Senatorial elections will serve six-year terms from January 3, 2013 until January 3, 2019. Additionally, special elections will be held to fill vacancies that occur during the 112th United States Congress.
There will also be elections to the House of Representatives, elections for governors in 13 states and territories, and many state and local elections—all on November 6, 2012.
As part of the FastForward campaign, there will be strategies in place for saturating in prayer each states’ electoral events and getting the Body of Christ educated on the issues and to the voting booths.
The states of Iowa (January 3 Caucus) and New Hampshire (January 10 primary) will lead the way. Visit USRPN.org for more information and prayer guides.
State-by-State Prayer Schedule
Beginning January 23, 2012, each state will take a turn to lead the nation in fasting and prayer for one week. Here is our state-by-state FastForward prayer schedule.
During the two-week break between South Carolina’s week of prayer ending on October 29 and South Dakota’s week of prayer that begins on November 12, we will once again come together in a two-week national fast to saturate in prayer the days leading up to and immediately after the November 6 election day.
How You Can Get Involved
FastForward is an initiative of the United States Reformation Prayer Network. To receive all FastForward prayer guides and election updates, please sign up for a subscription to our website and newsletter service, http://www.USRPN.org.
Let’s join together in a season of concerted prayer and fasting for a move of God that will advance our nation toward righteous governance and the Biblical principals it was founded upon.