PHOENIX (ChurchMilitant.com) - Good news is coming out of Arizona with legislative District 3 encouraging the nation to set aside days of prayer for God's hand in the Nov. 8 general elections.
Republicans in Maricopa County, which is part of legislative District 3, have passed a resolution declaring national days of prayer before the upcoming elections in a matter of weeks. The resolution was passed by a nearly unanimous vote.
The resolution, which passed Sept. 8, states in part:
Whereas the upcoming general election held on November 8th, 2022, will likely be the most important election held to protect our Constitutional Republic and the future of our country ... [t]herefore, let it be resolved [select] days to steadfastly pray and observe the tenants [sic] of God so that our country may be worthy of the blessings of the Covenant; liberty, protection and prosperity.
The days selected for prayer are:
In comments to the Gateway Pundit, Arizona businessman Kelly "K.J." Kuchta, one of the main supporters of the resolution, cited as a precedent George Washington's general orders to his troops in 1776.
Washington commanded his soldiers "to pay strict obedience" to "fasting, humiliation and prayer, humbly to supplicate the mercy of Almighty God, that it would please Him to pardon all our manifold sins and transgressions and to prosper the arms of the United Colonies, and finally, establish the peace and freedom of America upon a solid and lasting foundation."
Kuchta points out George Washington recognized there was a spiritual war going on.
"He foresaw challenges for the nation, and when he first saw how we could be independent, he envisioned a world in America that has a covenant with God, but he also knew that over time, the Evil One would creep in," he notes.
"Religion is under attack because it provides that moral compass about how we treat one another with dignity and respect — and respect for life," Kuchta reasoned. "I think the Democratic Party of old has lost its way. They've lost their moral compass."
"What I hope to accomplish is to remind people of the power of prayer, and if God is with us, who can be against us?" the faithful patriot added.
The Catholic Arizonian told Church Militant on Monday America's Founding Fathers saw their victory in 1776 as a setback for the Evil One. He said the Evil One would be back in myriad underhanded ways, as is happening now.
Kuchta believes "when man is abiding by God's will and we live by Judeo-Christian values that God returns to us," a belief inspired by Timothy Ballard in The American Covenant: One Nation Under God. "God's part of the deal is liberty, protection and prosperity," he adds.
He says it's important Americans again invite God to be with them always and everywhere, avoiding a "one-and-done" approach to prayer. He says it's important to think of the founding of the country through the lens of the Founding Fathers making a covenant with God.