Jan 1st Begins Christian Couple`s Walk to Reclaim America

Released on = December 24, 2005, 11:36 am

Press Release Author = WDCMedia / Susan Zahn

Industry = Non Profit

Press Release Summary = LOS ANGELES --- An Ohio couple will leave Los Angeles
January 1st on day one of their 2,800 mile intercessory prayer walk across America.
Rick and Jane McKinney will kick off their Walk to Reclaim America at California's
Santa Monica Pier on New Year's Day, and over the next several months will make
their way across America's heartland, arriving in Washington, DC on July 4, 2006.

Press Release Body = "Our emphasis will be interceding for our country and its
people," said Rick McKinney. "Lots of great spiritual awakenings have happened
throughout history, but they have all begun with prayer, and so we're going to be
praying for our country."

McKinney said a second emphasis of the walk will be encouraging Christians to take a
stand for righteousness and spiritual renewal in America. "We'll be doing that
mostly through Reclaim America rallies," he explained. "We'll be walking Monday
through Saturday and then on Sunday we'll stop for rallies in churches and city

McKinney said they will be encouraging Christians along the route to join in their
effort. "We're hoping to build a real momentum so that as more and more folks hear
about this walk to reclaim our nation's spiritual heritage, they'll be motivated to
pray and work for a change in their own communities and areas," he said.

"We're really praying our effort will be part of what God is doing to bring
spiritual renewal across this nation," said McKinney, who served as a pastor for 20
years. "We feel strongly that the Walk to Reclaim America will help in three
distinct ways -- through intercessory prayer for America, through encouraging other
believers to live out their faith in visible ways, and through interacting with
people from all walks of life as we - and others involved with us - share our

McKinney emphasized that the Walk to Reclaim America is not in any way political.
"We don't want anyone to misunderstand our intentions," he said. "We're not doing
this to bring political change, or to raise money for a political cause. In fact, we
don't even believe that the kind of change America needs can be accomplished by
legislative means. This kind of change can only be accomplished when hearts and
lives are changed from the inside out, one person at a time."

Added Jane McKinney, "We feel it's time for Christians to reclaim the great
spiritual heritage of freedoms, families, and faith that America was founded upon.
It's time to call this nation back to the truths that brought God's blessings in the
She said that most importantly, it's time to call America back to a living, relevant
faith in a living and relevant God. "That is the only thing that will enable us to
deal with the threats and dangers our nation is facing and give us hope for a
blessed future," she said.

For more information about the Walk to Reclaim America, visit

Media Contact
Rick McKinney, President
Walk to Reclaim America, Inc.

Web Site = http://walktoreclaimamerica.com

Contact Details = Rick McKinney, President
Walk to Reclaim America, Inc.

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