According to the 40 Days to Save America website, "our national survival is at stake" and "nothing short of a Third Great Awakening can save us." To solve this alleged crisis, religious right leaders say that beginning "September 28, and continuing through November 6, we are calling for a Great Religious Awakening through 40 DAYS of prayer, fasting and repentance."
The chair of the group is Dr. Rick Scarborough, who claimed last summer that America will not survive if President Obama is re-elected. He is joined by leaders of various Christian right and New Apostolic Reformation activist groups who oppose marriage equality and reproductive choice, such as Concerned Women for America, Liberty Counsel, the Family Research Council and Kingdom Warriors.
An ad from 40 Days to Save America released on YouTube (embedded below) claims:
Are you concerned about the future of America? You're not alone! All around us we see a nation spiraling down into an unGodly mess of secular humanism, immorality, corruption, deceit and attacks on religious liberty. And many believe there's nothing that can be done to stop it.
They're wrong. We can do something.
In the midst of this national crisis, our call to action is clear. God spells it out for us in 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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land." This is an offer we can't refuse because we know that God is faithful to do what He promises if we act in obedience.
So we're asking pastors and congregations all over America to commit to 40 days of prayer, fasting and action to save America. 40 days to humble ourselves before God. 40 days to repent and seek His face. 40 days to cry out to Him with one voice to save our land. 40 days to take action as He leads. We believe He will answer.