With Hurricane Isaac causing a delay in the start of the
Republican National Convention, one congressman has taken the time
to reiterate that a number of lawmakers are looking to God for
wisdom as they seek to the lead the nation.
Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA) founded The
Congressional Prayer Caucus several years ago to address the
increased attack on faith across the country. Forbes and one other
colleague called for a gathering of a small group of members of the
U.S. House of Representatives. They began meeting in room 219 of
the Capitol to pray for the nation.
"We think maybe political
leaders and elected officials should be praying that God would heal
this country and bless this country," Forbes shares. "So, we
started having a group that would come together to pray once a week
before the session started."
Forbes, who has also led a Bible study in Congress for nearly 11
years, reports that Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan attends
the study. So, he and knows firsthand that Ryan is a man committed
to his Christian faith.
"More importantly, is he's not afraid to admit that, either," he
notes. "And I think if you look at the Founding Fathers of this
country, they weren't afraid of admitting that faith and standing
for it, and I think that's what's going to be a new energy, a new
opportunity, and a new day for this country. I'm excited about this
Over 100 members of Congress from both parties are members of
The Congressional Prayer Caucus.