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40 Days to Save America

Contact: Janet Cook, Vision America, 936-560-3900, janet@visionamerica.org

DALLAS, Texas, and WASHINGTON, D.C., May 8, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- 40 DAYS TO SAVE AMERICA Launched with Successful Leadership Strategy Meetings in Dallas and Washington, D.C.

On May 1 in Dallas and May 3 in Washington, D.C., the 40 DAYS TO SAVE AMERICA -- a project of Vision America -- was launched with two highly successful leadership strategy meetings.

As Vision America president, Pastor Rick Scarborough, explained: "Starting on September 28, and continuing through November 6, we are calling for 40 DAYS of prayer, fasting and repentance for our national and personal sins against the God of Heaven who granted us the privilege of living in freest and most blessed nation the world has ever known."

Prominent leaders who have pledged their support for the 40 DAYS TO SAVE AMERICA include:

Congressman Todd Akin; David Bereit - Forty Days for Life; Father Shenan Boquet – Human Life International; Larry Cirignano – Catholic Vote; James and Shirley Dobson -Family Talk; Barrett Duke – Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention; Stuart Epperson - Salem Communications; Don Feder, Jews Against Jihad; Congressman Randy Forbes; Frank Gaffney – Center for Security Policy; Bishop Anne Gimenez – Rock Church International; Congressman Louie Gohmert; Richard Hellman - Christians' Israel Public Action Campaign; Congressman Duncan Hunter; Harry Jackson – High Impact Leadership; Tim and Beverly LaHaye – Tim LaHaye Ministries; Ron Luce – Teen Mania; Penny Nance - Concerned Women for America; Tony Perkins – Family Research Council; Dran Reese – Salt & Light Council; Rev. James Robison – Life Today; Samuel Rodriguez – National Hispanic Leadership; Rev. Lou Sheldon – Traditional Values Coalition; Mat Staver - Liberty Council; Tim Wildmon - American Family Association

Dr. Scarborough observed: "While we are deeply troubled by the direction in which our nation is headed this is not a political effort. The political problems which beset us are symptoms of a deeper spiritual malaise. In times of national tribulation, our people have often been urged to humbly turn to God in prayer."

"Our nation was founded on a religious vision -- the belief that America exists to advance God's glory and, consequently, that as long as we remain true to that vision, we will enjoy His blessings and protection. Our freedoms, which today are everywhere imperiled, are God-given and can be sustained only with his mercy."

To save America, the place to start isn't with primaries, platforms and conventions, but with prayer, fasting and repentance." In the words of Rev. James Robison: "We need to fall on our face before God and cry out for help...and then stand on our feet for God and act."

For a more complete statement of the mission of the 40 DAYS TO SAVE AMERICA, go to 40daystosaveamerica.com. For information about Vision America, go to www.visionamerica.us.

To schedule an interview with Dr. Scarborough, founder and president of Vision America and leader of the 40 DAYS TO SAVE AMERICA, contact Janet Cook at 936-560-3900 or janet@visionamerica.org