Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Praying for Spiritual Revival In America

Photo Credit: CBNBy David Brody. It was a sight to behold inside a conference ballroom at the downtown Marriott hotel in Des Moines, Iowa, as hundreds of Iowa pastors called out to God and prayed over two U.S. senators, both of whom seem interested in running for president of the United States.

Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Rand Paul came to Iowa Friday to speak at this Pastors and Pews event, organized by influential evangelical political operative David Lane. The Brody File got an up close look and access to the private event. We will be posting compelling video early next week. For now, we are releasing a few pictures from the event.

Ted Cruz, who received a warm greeting, spoke for about 30 minutes and then took questions from the audience. He outlined how he championed religious freedom cases ranging from the Ten Commandments to the Mojave Cross case. He touched on how to go about eliminating Obamacare; he called for abolishing the IRS (which received a standing ovation), and on the issue of marriage he said, “There’s no issue where we need to be more on our knees…we are facing an assault on marriage.”

On spiritual matters, he told the pastors that, “We are in a battle to turn this country around.” Later, in a one-on-one sit-down interview with The Brody File, he said this country is badly in need of spiritual revival (More on those comments coming Monday). He charged the pastors to step up and speak boldly about the issues facing our country today. He compared all of them to Esther, saying the biblical woman was put in a position of leadership, “for such a time as this.” Read more from this story HERE.


Sen. Cruz and Paul Urge Conservative Christians to Get Involved

By Greg Richter. Two Republican senators who are widely considered to be viable contenders for a 2016 presidential run, were in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday urging conservative Christians to get involved politically.

Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rand Paul, R-Ky., spoke to a group of at least 400 evangelical pastors and their wives at the Iowa Renewal Project, with Cruz telling them “to hold party leaders accountable,” The Washington Post reports.

“Jesus reminds us what our goal should be when he proclaims: ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God,'” Paul said. “This does not mean we never go to war. But it means we should do so reluctantly, and seek an end expeditiously.” Read more from this story HERE.

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  • JPinBJ77

    Our country desperately needs godly leadership! Thank God for Cruz & Paul seeking God and praying with godly people. Every single Christian in American must vote in 2016. EVERY ONE! It’s your duty!

  • georgev

    This is what all the churches in America should be doing, but they are afraid of losing their 501C status so they don’t. That is precisely why they have failed the American people and the people of God. They are putting their faith in the government instead of God and that is why Christianity is failing. Because it’s leaders have failed to rely on God. They are empty as far as faith that God will carry the weight that they need to be carried and that we should be building the kingdom of God and not our own little kingdoms.
    God bless America

  • Carol

    This is #1 and should be of course highlighted with repentance. We have deserted God as a nation. If Gods people can climb back up on Daddys lap, He will heal their land.

    • Linda

      Amen !

  • Walkerz

    I applaud these men for asking for Prayer. I think they are both honorable men . . . however, did Ted Cruz happen to mention to the pastors that he is NOT ELIGIBLE to run for President. If he runs , he will be going against the Constitution . . which he claims to strongly uphold. He was born in Canada . . .only one American parent. Which does not make him eligible.

    • Linda

      what about kenyan boy? Was his kenyan daddy a US citizen

  • Amy Walker

    America was founded and established by the Sovereign LORD GOD ALMIGHTY. It is through Him that our strength, integrity, and longevity lies. Thank GOD for leaders who recognize this truth and are willing to call on the Creator for His wisdom, direction, protection, and provision.

    2 Chronicles 7:14 “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

    • Linda