A yearlong prayer campaign is traveling
across the United States to reclaim the nation’s Christian roots.
Dubbed Root 52, the 52-week prayer
strategy will move from state to state in the order they entered the union, as
local intercessors fast and pray for government leaders and for the state to return to
its prophetic “covenant roots.”
“If we will take our place in repentance,
bowing low before God in humility with fervent prayer and fasting, seeking
God’s face and his heart towards our nation, we believe that united with God
and one another, a nation can be shifted,” wrote Root 52 organizers Mike
and Cindy Jacobs, founders of Generational International and the Reformation
The campaign began Jan. 1 with two
weeks of prayer for national political leaders. The tour then moved to
Delaware, the first state to enter the union, and is in Pennsylvania this week.
Intercessors there are leading prayers outlined on the Root 52 Web site, which
includes links to teachings by Chuck Pierce and Dutch Sheets about covenant
roots and spiritual mapping.
“In Hebrew, the United States is
translated Artzot Ha-Brit, which means ‘lands of covenant,'” Mike
and Cindy Jacobs wrote on the campaign Web site. “If we will covenant together
as the body of Christ, we have an opportunity to turn this battle at the gates.
… We believe that as the call goes out and the praying church arises, uniting
in heart and purpose, that we will stand strong. As a result, we will see the
walls of deception, seduction, lies and rhetoric come down like those of
The campaign is part of a year of
“humiliation, fasting and prayer” Cindy Jacobs called in December to “turn the
nation back to God.”