The Spiritual Trail

What a Long Shot Needs: A Friend in a High Place

Republican presidential hopeful GARY BAUER has a secret weapon against his rivals. Many of his supporters have been circulating a daily prayer regimen for a "prayerful pursuit of the presidency." Each invocation is targeted at a special challenge facing a long-shot aspirant, from the banal (travel efficiency) to the sublime (on Aug. 24, supporters are asked to fast "to seek God's will for Gary"). Calling for "Kingdom Impact Across Our Land," prayer partners are to plea that "the campaign team will lack gossip and false testimony. The Holy Spirit will protect the Bauer Team from deception and misperception." On another day,...

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