Proclamation of 19th April, 2019
As a Day of Repentance, Prayer and Fasting
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 the prophecy of Nahum, “God is jealous, and the LORD avenges; The LORD avenges and is furious. The LORD will take vengeance on His adversaries, And He reserves wrath for His enemies; The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, And will not at all acquit the wicked.”
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 efforts, 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.
Nahum also records, “The LORD is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.”
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 19th day of April 2019, 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 Triune God who only has the power to conduct us safely through all the dangers that attend 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.