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The Family Leader Foundation Issues Election Challenge

Contact: Drew Zahn, The FAMiLY LEADER Foundation, 515-263-3495 ext 109, 515-835-9645 cell, Drew@TheFamilyLeader.com

URBANDALE, Iowa, Sept. 30, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- The FAMiLY LEADER Foundation is partnering with dozens of national and state-level organizations – including Focus on the Family, the Newsboys, Liberty University, National Religious Broadcasters, and more – to challenge Christians to spend 40 days in prayer, from Sept. 30-Nov.8, in preparation for the upcoming Election Day.

The call to prayer, called #Focus4Forty, utilizes the If 7:14 prayer ministry's free, downloadable phone app to send participants reminders to pray twice daily, at 7:14 a.m. and 7:14 p.m.

For the 40 days leading up to the election, the If 7:14 phone app's daily alerts will focus on prayer for our nation in the spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

"Our hope is that focused prayer will break down the divisiveness that has plagued this contentious election," says Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of The FAMiLY LEADER Foundation. "Our culture has been caught up in the earthly, political battles of Election 2016. #Focus4Forty is a deliberate call to the church to 'think bigger,' to lift our eyes from the fight and remember our true hope for this nation is not in presidents and princes, but in Jesus Christ, whom the Bible calls 'The King of Kings.'

"And our sincere belief," Vander Plaats added, "is that after 40 days of prayer, we'll all be wiser to choose and choose well when we DO enter the voting booth."

For more information about the If 7:14 #Focus4Forty call to prayer, including a brief video introducing the initiative, visit www.if714.com/focus-4-forty.

Contact: Drew Zahn
Drew@TheFamilyLeader.com; 515-263-3495, ext. 109 (office), 515-835-9645 (cell)

The FAMiLY LEADER's mission is to strengthen families, by inspiring Christ-like leadership in the home, the church, and the government. Learn more about the organization at
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