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Brody File Exclusive: Bobby Jindal to Host Major Prayer Event

The Brody File has learned that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will host a major event for Christian Pastors called, "The Response-Louisiana: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis."

It will be held January 24, 2015 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge. Over 100,000 evangelical pastors are being invited by American Renewal Project leader David Lane.

In addition, Lane is encouraging the pastors to pray about running for political office. He believes that if more pastors get involved in the political process, it can and will change the moral direction of this country.

The Brody File has the exclusive email below:

Portion of an email from David Lane with American Renewal Project to over 100,000 Pastors:

On January 24, 2015 Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will host "The Response-Louisiana: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis." As we fast and pray for America, we hope that you will join us at this special event, held at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge.

In addition to this Saturday event, we're planning something special for the Friday too. We are asking 63,000 Evangelical pastors to begin praying to discern if God is calling you to run for political office in 2016.

What types of political office do we have in mind? You name it: school board, county commissioner, city council, mayor, congress, etc.-every arena of local government needs the "salt and light" of Christian witness and participation.

A thousand pastors running in 2016-and three to four hundred pastors winning their political races-would ignite a spiritual movement in the public arena of America not seen since America's Founding. Again, the flock of God hungers for leadership in the battle for restoring America's Judeo Christian heritage and reestablishing a Christian culture.

Will you please pray about running elected office in 2016?

Part of the invitation includes a video. The Brody File has that, too. Watch below:

Bobby Jindal’s appearance is a pretty big deal. First of all, the event gets instant credibility because of his position of influence and national identification. But let’s also remember, Jindal is seriously considering running for president in 2016. An event like this positions him nicely within evangelical world when the hotly contested primaries come around.

Of course, the beautiful thing about Jindal is he’s the type of guy who would host an event like this even if he wasn’t thinking about running for president. He loves Jesus and doesn’t shy away from it. That counts for something.

By the way, besides Gov. Jindal, other prominent attendees include Oklahoma Sen.-Elect James Lankford, former congressman J.C. Watts, Pastor Rob McCoy (who is narrowly losing his race for a seat in the California Assembly) and Dr. Bruce K. Waltke, Old Testament Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies, Regent College. He'll be teaching the pastors about "Proverbs and Politics."