Proclamation of 25th March, 2016
As a Day of Repentance and Prayer
For the Southern Nation
Southerners! We have sinned against Almighty God.
We have allowed ourselves to become lax in our responsibility of faithfulness to Almighty God. We have yielded ourselves to the false gods of self, entertainment, indulgence, sport and riches. We have trusted in the false gods of political and business leaders.
The result of our unfaithfulness is that we suffer the trials of a society wrecked by sin, of families tortured and destroyed by demonic role-models, and of governments infested with self-serving politicians and bureaucrats.
We read in Psalm 2, The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, "Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us." God's response? - He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. And, He shall break them with a rod of iron; He shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.
As the season of our Lord's crucifixion and resurrection approaches, let us receive in humble thankfulness the lessons which He teaches us, devoutly acknowledging that to Him, and not to our own feeble arms, are due the honor and the glory of victory; that from Him, in His paternal providence, come the anguish and sufferings of defeats and failures, and that, whether in victory or defeat, our humble supplications are due at His footstool.
The Southern National Congress calls upon the people of the South-a people who believe that the Lord reigns, and that His overruling Providence orders all things-to unite in prayer and humble submission under His chastening hand, and to beseech His favor on our suffering Southland.
Therefore in humble dependence and trust upon Almighty God, I, David O Jones, as Chairman of the Southern National Congress, do issue this proclamation setting apart Good Friday, the 25th day of March 2016, as a day of fasting, humiliation, and prayer; and I do hereby invite the people of the Southern States to repair on that day to their respective places of public worship. And to unite in supplication for the favor and protection of that God who has hitherto conducted us safely through all the dangers that attended us.
We also call upon the Governors, Legislatures, Clergy and Congregations of the Southern States to join in proclaiming and observing the appointed day of repentance and prayer for the Southern Nation.