Special Note: For the last eight years, Heartlight has teamed with UnveilingGlory to provide a means for folks to fast and pray for the President. This has been a non-partisan effort and a response to 1 Timothy 2:1-7. This is the latest update on this effort as the U.S. goes through a transition to a new President.

"Why do Christian girls wear such skimpy clothes revealing their bodies?"

The man asking was a Nigerian Muslim worker at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Virginia. Thankfully my friend replied, "Not all Americans are Christians ... ." But to the Nigerian, all Americans are Christians because to the rest of the world, we are a Christian nation.

We know the difference. The rest of the world doesn't. And so what comes from America ("90210," "Bay Watch," "Sex in the City," "Desperate Housewives," "CSI") portrays to the rest of the world who Christians are and what they do. And what happens to and through the President of the United States also reflects Christ to the world.

Therefore we need to pray, and fast, for our President and our nation.

We here at UnveilinGLORY believe in the power of prayer and fasting. For eight years we have led a bi-partisan effort mobilizing thousands of Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and Independents in the body of Christ to lift up our president before the throne of God and we will continue to do so, especially now.

We are called "The United States of America," but philosophically, we are "The Divided States of America." We are fairly split on issues such as abortion, a means to economic growth, the war on terrorism, Supreme Court decisions, the gay issue, the role God plays in our society, and who should be our president.

And because our nation is deeply divided, we at UnveilinGLORY believe President Obama needs not only our prayers, but fasting as well. Fasting takes it to the next level with God. (Mark 9:29 "He [Jesus] replied, 'This kind can come out only by prayer and fasting.'")

President-elect Obama is walking into some of the most challenging times in America's history and the decisions he makes and how he lives his life will impact the world for Christ.

We do this because at UnveilinGLORY, we've trained ourselves to ask the question, "What does God get out of this" rather than simply, "What do I get out of this." Hence our primary motivation for this is for God's reputation. We seek to make God famous!

Life is about God. It's not about us.
As a result, we encourage people to pray for our economy, not so we can buy more things and have nicer homes, but so that more money can be freed up to send His people around the globe to reveal His glory "for the sake of His great name."

We encourage people to pray for our nation, so that Christ's character will be reflected in all our decisions and culture "for the sake of His great name."

We encourage people to pray for our President so he will walk in holiness and fear of the Lord, looking to God for answers rather than man's wisdom "for the sake of His great name."

Life is about God. It's not about us.

Join us in taking it to the next level. Whether you are in the 53% that voted for him or the 46% that voted against him, we are Christians first and voters second. The Scriptures clearly call us to be in prayer for our President. God wants to bless him, and our nation, and our world "for the sake of His great name."

Please go to www.fastforthepresident.org and sign up today to fast one day a month, as we pray for our President, our nation, and our world to know and honor God!