A Nation Cries Out for Restoration
First and Foremost Must Be Restoration in Our Relationship to God, Say Leaders for ‘The Return,’ a National Prayer Observance on Sept. 26 in Washington, D.C.
June 15, 2020
NEW YORK—Over the past several days, weeks and months, America has been crying out for restoration—restoration of health, restoration of peace, restoration of cities, restoration of relationships.
David of the Bible also cried out for restoration in his relationship to God in Psalm 51:10-13:
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.
David’s is a model prayer for all to be restored back to God, and this is also the prayer of a group of well-known leaders who are spearheading a national and global movement called “The Return” that will culminate with a major event on Sept. 26 in Washington, D.C., to spur people everywhere to call upon the Lord and repent.
“As the body of Christ, we need healing to take place as we will begin to walk in the fullness of forgiveness, repentance, reconciliation and restoration,” said “The Return” co-leader and best-selling author Jonathan Cahn. “This may be the way that those far off from Jesus may see Him through us, come to trust and know that He is the Messiah, understand his unconditional love and forgiveness as they experience it through the way we’ve modeled it to them.”
Added Kevin Jessip, Cahn’s co-leader for “The Return,” “Two verses from 2 Corinthians 13 are especially powerful when it comes to how we think about restoring our personal, national and global relationships with God. Verse 9 says, ‘For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.’ And Verse 11 reminds us to ‘(a)im for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.’”
Central to “The Return” movement is the fact that restoration is one of five elements of a journey that leads to God’s redemption of the human condition, knowing that it is only the Holy Spirit who can lead a person to return to God: Repentance, Reconciliation, Restoration, Revival and Reformation.
“The Return” is for all believers who love the Lord from all denominations and backgrounds. Leaders already on board with “The Return” include Gen. William Boykin, Carter Conlon, Dr. James Dobson, Bishop Harry Jackson, Alveda King, Anne Graham Lotz, Pat and Gordon Robertson, Kevin and Sam Sorbo, Stephen E. Strang and many more.
Cahn has also recorded a special video for “The Return,” which already has over a million views. Watch here.
“The Return” is set for 40 days before the presidential election, and on the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, in the days of America’s founding and dedication to God. Surrounding the “The Day of Return” on Sept. 26 at the Washington Mall will be 10 days, known from ancient times as the Days of Awe, to be set as a special time of prayer and repentance from Sept. 18-28.
Coordinated events within “The Return” movement will also take place throughout America’s cities, towns, houses of worship and homes, as well as in multiple countries around the world, as many believe the nation has been given a critical window of opportunity to repent and return to God.
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