Pray for the President with www.presidentialprayerteam.org–Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
This report says that www.presidentialprayerteam.org is trying to get 2.8 million people to agree to pray regularly for the president.
We’ve looked into this and it’s a legitimate effort with the endorsement of numerous Christian leaders including Dr. Paul Cedar of the Evangelical Free Churches of America.
It was originally going to be launched in November, 2001, but the terrorist attacks on the U.S. in September, 2001 prompted the group to go ahead and start the ball rolling.
The idea originated with Arizona sculptor William Hunter, who specializes in patriotic themes in his art. He engraved and minted a special coin designed to be a reminder to pray for the President of the United States. That led to the thought of mobilizing a large number of people in prayer. The goal is to get 1% of the American population committed to regular prayer for the President, or about 2.8 million people.
A spokesperson for PresidentialPrayerTeam.org said those who become a part of the effort will not end up on any commercial mailing lists.
Also, those who do register their interest at the website will be kept up-to-date on prayer needs for the president.