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Bestselling author Jack Countryman writes devotional
in the spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14
If My People: A Prayer Guide for Our Nation, Provides Insight
and Encouragement Just in Time for the 2016 Election

(Nashville, Tenn.) – In the heat of any political election, it is natural to watch voters become more and more emotionally invested. Whether they are voicing an opinion on Facebook or via the comments section of a news article, it seems as though everyone knows exactly what they would do to impact the areas of government that matter to them.

Voters depend on the candidates and their plans to effect change. But what if God’s plans had more of an impact on our current “state of the union”? What if people’s prayers were so strong that they made an impact on our leaders, and eventually, our country?

If My People: A Prayer Guide for Our Nation, by Jack Countryman, is a helpful 40-day prayer guide for those who love America and who are led to pray for our nation and its leaders.

Perfectly timed for release early in the 2016 election season (the book is available February 9), If My People will provide believers with a 40-day prayer journey with devotional thoughts to inspire and encourage. With more than 675,000 copies sold of the booklet of the same name, this edition extends the call to prayer for our nation and fills a need in a time of political division and transition.

If My People guides believers in the spirit of 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 I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” [NIV]). In the days prior to the election, this book also stirs readers with seven prayers from past presidents, including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and others, who were inspired during some of our country’s darkest days.

As Countryman notes early on in the book, “When we seek God in prayer for our leaders, we impact the very direction our nation will take…There is tremendous power in prayer.” This book will not only encourage and remind believers that “in God we still trust,” but it will also bring a greater sense of patriotism and pride in our nation.

About the Author

Jack Countryman is the founder of JCountryman® Gift Books, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers, and the recipient of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) Jordan Lifetime Achievement Award. Over the past 30 years he has developed bestselling gift books such as God’s Promises® for Your Every NeedGod’s Promises® for MenGod’s Promises® for Women, and God Listens. Countryman has sold more than 20 million books.


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