The National Day of Repentance, sponsored again this year by
Christian attorney and Pastor Jeff Daly, is set for later this
Daly says the National Day
of Repentance is intended for the nation as a
whole, specifically for Christians.
"We need to clean up our own act within
the Body of Christ," he contents. "It has to start with the
leaders. It has to start with those who are the 'called-out' ones.
I studied early American Christian history, and those devout men
and women of God who were our founders knew that when we called for
a day of fasting and repentance, God moved."
God willing, the pastor hopes the event will trigger 2
Chronicles 7:14, which deals with prayer, fasting, and
repentance of sin.
"Yes, we will vote in this coming election, but the issues we
have are deeper than politics," Daly asserts. "There are spiritual
issues for which we need a spiritual solution, and so I think
repentance -- a National Day of Repentance -- we're going to
have it coincide with the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, which is on
September 25 and 26 this year. We think this will be a great
quickening in a positive way of the Body of Christ, waking it up to
be a more spotless bride."
The last president to declare a day of repentance was Abraham