Vantage Point Ministries

The Solemn Assembly

Dear Christians, Pastors, Teachers, Leaders and Friends:

My name is Craig King. I am a 70-year-old Christian, husband and retired lawyer, who lives in St. Louis, Missouri. I worship at Church of the Word.

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Please also consider sharing this with other churches, seminaries, and denominations!

I pray that the Holy Spirit would move through the American Church with this Solemn Assembly!

I am asking for God to bless America through our Prayer and Repentance!

Please read on!

Why am I Contacting You? Why are you reading this?

God has laid this burden upon my heart over these recent months as this country falls into nearly complete collapse.  I am writing to ask you to prayerfully consider calling a Solemn Assembly in your church in order to beg God to relent!

What is the Problem?

It appears that Evil and Wickedness are flourishing to record heights in our World and across America today! We can see that America is falling apart right before our very eyes, and many are concerned that God is pouring out his judgment upon America for our longstanding and growing unfaithfulness to him. God often warns us of his impending judgments and gives us the opportunity to repent and beg him to hold back his hand of judgment.  

  What is the Biblical Solution?
Here are two classic scriptures that urge his church to call for a Solemn Assembly in times of trouble for just these purposes.  

If my people who are called by my name 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.” (2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV)  

“Consecrate a fast; call a solemn assembly. Gather the elders and inhabitants of the land to the house of the Lord, your God, and cry out to the Lord. ‘Yet even now’ declares the Lord, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.’ Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster.” (Joel 1:14, 2:12-13 ESV)  

What is a “Solemn Assembly”?

A Solemn Assembly is a Day of Prayer, Fasting and Repentance called by a church when its leaders are moved by the Holy Spirit to believe that God may relent from his impending judgments if his people will cry out in their brokenness and repent. The Solemn Assembly is planned and blessed by God as a corporate process of repentance for the corporate body of the church. God has shown over and over again that he often blesses such obedience with actual relief from the impending doom by increasing the faith of his children and by destroying his enemies.

“The Solemn Assembly” by Richard Owen Roberts (1989)

I am attaching a document entitled “The Solemn Assembly” which was written by Richard Owen Roberts in 1989. This document is a good place to start to help you learn about the Solemn Assembly. Here is a link where you can find the same document online.

This document sets forth the following:

  • The Need
  • The Biblical Background
  • The Historical Foundations
  • Practical Suggestions on how to plan and conduct one

Helpful Resources

Here are two very good websites that can help get you prepared.

The National Solemn Assembly Committee

Global Repentance

The Mission – To Call All People And Their Leaders To Repentance

Historical Foundation – Practical Steps

A Step-by-Step Guide to The Solemn Assembly

My Final Thoughts:

1.  America is falling apart fast! I urge you to act fast! So that you may pray that God may act fast!

2.  Please consider forwarding this suggestion of the Solemn Assembly to other churches, pastors and church officers around the country and around the world! If your church is part of a larger denomination, please consider forwarding this idea up to the denominational leaders and asking them to send it out to all of the churches in your denomination. I pray that God would create a worldwide grassroots movement of repentance and healing for our world!

3.  If you decide to call a Solemn Assembly, please email me back, and I will send you the following additional materials to help you on your way:

  • A “Prayer for America” based on the prophet Daniel’s prayer for Israel in Daniel 9:1-19, which he wrote while Israel was in captivity in Babylon.
  • A detailed list of America’s corporate sins and our individual sins in this broken culture. This list may be of help to you and your church officers in naming the particular sins of America that stand out most clearly in need of repentance as you prepare your congregation for the Solemn Assembly.
  • Materials on how to use the strong language of the Psalms to help you focus your prayers on the evil at hand, asking God to come quickly to defend his cause, to defend his name, and to destroy his enemies, and to protect and preserve his children, while we wait patiently for him to reveal his perfect plans and purposes in these difficult times.
  • Sample Step-by-Step Guides and Programs for use in planning a Solemn Assembly in your church.

4.  I will keep you in my prayers – that God would pour out many blessings among his children in your congregation, but also that he would bless America and the World by coming to defeat his enemies and save his dearly loved children!

5.  Please send me a follow-up email to share with me any blessings experienced by your church in light of their obedience in responding to your calling of a Solemn Assembly.

6.  May God bless his dearly loved children in America and across the World through The Solemn Assembly!

Many thanks,

Craig King