proclaim a national day of prayer

Highly esteemed Prime Minister Rutte, Your Majesty King Willem-Alexander, Proclaim a National Prayer Day!

The corona crisis has been gripping the Netherlands and other countries for months. The government is putting a lot of effort into controlling the problem and looking for solutions. But you have not yet called for a day of national prayer. Until now, only a social and human message has sounded to do it together. But this is the time for a Biblical call to pray to God as a people.

It is true that there have been some initiatives. On March 18, for example, a day of national prayer was already organized by religious and social institutions and organizations. But the voice of you has not yet pointed to the spiritual direction that is needed. In the past, the Netherlands had a government that proclaimed national days of prayer. We experience the lack of this in our own time as a great spiritual loss.

Martin Luther warned in his days that false teaching was more dangerous than the plague. Bear in mind that the plague sometimes reduced the population of a place to the half or even worse. In our time, the most dangerous virus of unbelief still walks around. Many have as their agenda to stand up against God's creation ordinances. Crying sins such as abortion, euthanasia and same-sex marriage seem to be the crown jewels and export product of the Netherlands in our time.

Important world leaders have already preceded you. For example, President Donald Trump called on his country to hold a national day of prayer on March 15. As God's minister (Romans 13), but also as a public person and servant of the public good, you are the person to declare the national prayer referred to. Because you can reach many people, we appeal to you: call out a national day of prayer! In the way of repentance and prayer, God wants to give forgiveness and healing.

The Bible contains a spiritual cure for the corona crisis: 2 Chronicles 7 verse 13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people, 14 If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

The content of this petition have been sent by letter to the Prime Minister and His Majesty the King.

Was signed by the chairman and secretary of the HGCU foundation