Kirk Cameron wants you to pray for America, 7 Mountains Christian style
On July 17, 2012 At 2:51 pm
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Teaming up with the National Day of Prayer Task Force, former television sitcom star Kirk Cameron urges people to pray for America. Cameron has recently warned about "secular totalitarianism" and featured David Barton in a film called "Monumental" that highlights Barton's Christian nationalist version of history.
In a July 3 ad posted by the National Day of Prayer Task Force asserting that prayer will "encourage, equip, engage and encounter," Cameron says that "Prayer changes things" and asks, "Will you pray for America?"
The ad (embedded below) features snippets of school teachers and others encouraging prayer to save America.
"Pray for America, and do it with vigor," Cameron proclaims. "Don't lose sight. Do not lose hope. Pray."
The National Day of Prayer Task Force, in the description for this ad, encourages people to visit the "Commit2Pray" website. There, the "7 Mountains" correlating with what has been loosely described as "Christian dominionism" are listed as prayer "power centers." Included as a 7×7 prayer strategy are:
- Church; and
As an example of the focused prayers, the "media" section advises that "as you watch your favorite sport, ask the Lord to strengthen and embolden any Christians on the team or coaching staff."
The education section warns, "The influence of postmodern thought has left its mark on twenty-first-century education, introducing concepts such as pluralism, 'tolerance,' and the rejection of absolute truth. While the textbooks used in colonial days promoted a faith-based worldview, today’s curricula are replete with materials that accept and, in some cases, even condone immoral activities and lifestyles. Meanwhile, revisionist teachings about our country’s founding remove any reference to the Christian underpinnings that have long set our nation apart and helped it thrive."
As to religion, "believers must be increasingly 'counter-cultural' in order to stay faithful to their convictions. Clearly, the Body of Christ needs intercession as never before."