Area pastors requested to join ‘Repentance Sunday’ celebration

Published 9:04 am Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dear local pastors,

As a member of the Atmore area National Day of Prayer Committee, we would like to suggest and request that Sunday, May 3, 2015, be designated as Repentance Sunday. The date of the National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 7, 2015. So, Repentance Sunday would be the Sunday just before this National event.

Please consider our request for designating Sunday, May 3, 2015, as “Repentance Sunday.”

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The following is a suggested prayer of repentance that can be used. It is by Rev. Tom Demaree, pastor and founder of Pentecost Walk ministries.

“This is our prayer:

“Almighty God, we thank You and praise You for Your unending mercy and grace poured out upon our nation. You have delivered us in times of war, reunited us after conflicts among ourselves, and filled our lives with such abundance, Your blessings overflow our borders.

“Yet still, we take You for granted. We come before You now, in desperate need of Your forgiveness. We confess that the liberty You so graciously gave us has become a license to do as we please. Our culture mocks You; our highest courts are esteemed above Your Word. We’ve traded genuine spirituality for temporary pleasure, true virtue for hollow celebrity. We teach our children self-indulgence, yet stand mystified at the blood on their hands. We lust after material things, yet wonder why our souls are empty.

“Revive us, O Lord. Your Presence is our only hope. Impart to us Your passion for good over evil. As we humble ourselves and seek your face, forgive us O God, and heal us. Make us one, that America would be the land You envisioned from the beginning … a beacon of hope lifted to the world, a people free to serve You and one another, in genuine love. In the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob — in the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.”

You can find this prayer referenced at the “In His Presence Ministries/Pentecost Walk” website, located at

Sharon Keesler
Chairperson, National Day of Prayer Committee