On May 2, the Evangelical Immigration Table launched its 92 day Pray4Reform Challenge. They sent a letter to Congress challenging decision makers to pass compassionate and fair immigration reform within 92 days. Throughout the 92 days, evangelical Christians across the country will be showing their support by engaging in thoughtful prayer to support their legislators.
As part of the challenge, the EIT is joining in the #iMarch and will be a part of an hour-long #Pray4Reform Twitter town hall. Evangelical leaders, including Sojourners' Jim Wallis (@JimWallis), will be tweeting and conversing with others in support of immigration reform from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. eastern time.
Christians countrywide also are being asked to join by signing up to be “prayer partners.” Each week during the challenge, they will receive an email or text with guidance on what prayer the Table is lifting up that week. Prayer partners are also encouraged to join the National Day of Prayer on May 30 by holding a dedicated time of prayer event in their communities.
Events can take place in the following form (from the EIT):
- A dedicated time of prayer for immigration at your office, school, church, or prayer group
- “See you at the pole” style event where three or more people gather at a flagpole, front of church, courthouse, etc., and ask friends, your local church, or colleagues to join you
- Prayer meeting with one of your legislators [email Josh Breisblatt email@example.com for help reaching out to congressional offices]
May 30 is the kickoff day for local prayer gatherings across the country.
If you’re interested in participating as a prayer partner sign up at www.pray4reform.org. If you’d like to organize a broader community event for May 30, please email Rudy Lopez (firstname.lastname@example.org). Any public prayer gatherings will be posted on www.pray4reform.org to show the scope of support for immigration reform among the evangelical community!
And follow the town hall and Tweet along! #Pray4Reform
Ivone Guillen is Immigration Campaign and Communication Associate for Sojourners.