Leading up to the November 2012 election, teams of intercessory prayer warriors associated with the Reformation Prayer Network have been focusing their attention on various states in order to "shift the elections" so that voters elect godly, conservative Christian candidates and approve right wing ballot measures.
The latest is Missouri, where Christians associated with the movement are urged to focus on the state's governor. The Missouri Fast Forward Prayer Guide warns,
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, a Democrat, must be called through the blood of Christ into the Light. Call for angelic visitations, divine dreams, visions and encounters.
According to Gov. Nixon's website, Jay "learned at a young age that faith and family come first – and giving back to the community comes next. It is a philosophy that has guided him throughout his career in public service." He notes that he and his family are members of the First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City.
The Reformation Prayer Network is associated with "Apostle" and "Prophet" Cindy Jacobs, who last year proclaimed to an audience at Sarah Palin's church in Wasilla, Alaska, that her goal was "to raise 10,000 intercessors per state." This goal was divinely dictated, she asserted. "Chuck Pierce prophesied we should do that and we believe the prophets. And so by the end of this year we hope to have 500,000 intercessors mobilized to pray for the nation for the 2012 elections to shift this nation to righteousness and justice."
Pierce and Jacobs are part of the New Apostolic Reformation movement, a branch of Christianity that preaches 7 Mountains dominionism.