This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
A long list of well-known personalities including Glenn Beck, Michele Bachmann, and many more gathered on Wednesday at Virginia Beach, Virginia, to celebrate a Declaration of Covenant, a movement to rededicate America to God.
Working with a number of organizations including First Landing 1607, the event featured speakers confessing America's sins, from failures in education to its failure to prevent abortion, and for the sins of its government.
Former U.S. Rep. Bachmann, R-Minn., posted a video, and participants in the live-streamed event explained they were at First Landing State Park where in 1607, Christians "dropped to their knees … erected a cross … and dedicated America to God."
And not just to have God in America, but "for the express purpose of transferring the Gospel of Jesus … to the whole earth."
Another speaker on the podium was Glenn Beck, and coordinator Donica Hudson issued a special invitation to Tucker Carlson.
Hudson explained part of the impetus for the events was a recent call from Beck for a nation's return to God in prayer.
The site included the message, "God warns in Leviticus 26:39-42 that we will waste away in the lands of our enemies because of our sins and our ancestors’ sins; but if we will confess our sins and the sins of our ancestors – their unfaithfulness and hostility towards God, which made God hostile towards them …then God says, 'I will remember my covenant with Jacob and my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.' Likewise, as we humbly repent, God will remember our forefathers' 1607 First Landing Land Dedication Covenant, hear our prayers, forgive our sins and heal our land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)"
Additional speakers scheduled included historian William Federer and Wallbuilders founder David Barton.
Robert Agee, of Banners4Freedom.com, pointed out there was a "ragtag" group that decided to re-covenant Americans "back to God."
Hudson said people know "we're losing our country," and Americans are the last ones "standing in the way" of a one-world government.
"It is We the People … sensing we've got to save America because it's almost gone."
Craig Hudgins, of First Landing 1607, said, "God has never forgotten the covenant, we have. He will honor some of the smallest of events, or smallest of circumstances, and build something…"
Hudson confirmed the rededication now will be an annual event.
One social media contributor provided a comment attributed to Abraham Lincoln: "We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which has preserved us (in peace) and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God who made us. IT BEHOOVES US, THEN, TO HUMBLE OURSELVES BEFORE THE OFFENDED POWER, TO CONFESS OUR NATIONAL SINS, AND TO PRAY FOR CLEMENCY AND FORGIVENESS."