*While the nation is riddled with soaring debt, government expansion, abortion, declining morality and a raging culture war, Christian and Jewish leaders are urging Americans to stop shaking their fists at their television sets and come seek the real solution to today’s moral crisis by calling out to God from the nation’s capital.

May Day: a Cry to God for Our Nation in Distress” will take place May 1 from sunrise to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

They will all gather for one purpose: repentance.

The group will repent for how the nation has turned from God in every area of influence: 1) business 2) government, 3) media, 4) arts and entertainment, 5) education, 6) the family and 7) religion.

“We’re headed for a cliff,” explained WND columnist and Faith2Action President Janet Porter, a coordinator of May Day. “Short of calling Congress and waiting for November, this is what to do: Fast and pray for our country in distress. On May Day, the national distress call, we won’t be aiming our message at the Washington elite nor at media activists. It’s aimed at God.”

Porter called on Christians to take part in a 40-day fast prior to the event. She said participants will give up something important to them in the days leading up to May Day.

“We just want God to know we’re serious about standing in the gap for America,” she said. “We are calling the remnant to come and repent. It’s a two-fold plan to not only pray but to proclaim what our founders believed – that we are one nation under God.”

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