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GLENN: So right before I went on stage on Saturday, I actually started walking up the stairs and then I walked back down and nobody was there except for David Barton because I was going to introduce him and I said, David, I hate to do this to you but I will forget. Would you remind me to look up how many days we are away from August 28th. And he said, okay. And I said, just remind me. 40 days and 40 nights, it's important. And he said yes. So I go up on stage and I do it and we come back and after he's off, he said, Glenn, 40 days and 40 nights before August 28th is Monday. It begins today. 40 days and 40 nights. 40 days and 40 nights always was important because it was preparatory. It was the time that it took where somebody went out in the desert, you know, God made it rain for 40 days, and it purified things. So now what can we do in the 40 days and 40 nights? Well, I would ask that if some want to fast, if some want to pray, that is fantastic. If somebody wants to start prayer circles, et cetera, et cetera, that is fantastic. Pray for our country for the next 40 days and 40 nights. But I'm going to give you specific things to do in the next 40 days and 40 nights. If you happen to have a pen and paper, please write this down. Otherwise include this in our free e‑mail newsletter at GlennBeck.com, will you, today? And I'll go in hopefully more depth on this tonight, but here it is. Faith, hope and charity. For 40 days and 40 nights I want you to try — no, no. Say it like Yoda.
PAT: No, no. Try not. Do or do not. There is no try. Hmmm?
GLENN: Thank you. Say no.
GLENN: Thank you.
PAT: Yes. No?
GLENN: I don't know why Yoda says, yes, yes? No. Yes? No. Schizophrenic green man. Faith, hope and charity. Do these things in the next 40 days. I know there are a lot of people in this audience that — because I get the mail who say, why, you know, Glenn, you can pray any way you want, you can pray on the mountaintop. And yes, you can. You're right. But pray on your knees one time a day for the next 40 days and 40 nights. One time a day on your knees. This is something that I — because honestly I'll take a shower, I'll be driving the car and I'll pray and sometimes I'm just talking to God and I'm yelling at him and he's yelling at me and, you know, we have quite a contentious relationship. Not so much on my side. More on his. He's like, what the heck is wrong with you, man? So I understand that. You can pray anywhere, and we should be praying. Everything we do should be a prayer. But once a day in the next 40 days, humble yourself and have your children see you do it. Humble yourself and get down on your knees and pray. It puts the proper place, the distance between you and him. You're not buddies, although he is my best friend. He is the one who loves me more than anybody else. He's also my god. Once a day for 40 days and 40 nights pray on your knees.
Two — that's faith. Second one is hope. Where does hope come from? Hope comes from the truth. If you are diagnosed with cancer, you don't want the doctor to lie to you and tell you, "That's just chickenpox, it will, it will pass." No, it's not chickenpox. It's cancer. Tell me the truth. Hope comes from truth. So I want you to do two things in the next 40 days and 40 nights. I want you to pledge to your — no. Covenant with God. Covenant with God. I use that term knowing what it means. Do not mock God. Trust me on this one. Don't say you're going to do something to him and then not do it. He doesn't like that very much. Covenant with God that you are going to stop telling lies. And I mean every lie all the way down to, does this dress make me look fat. I think God can handle that one. I think God goes, oh, yeah, I know: Women, you can't live with them, you can't live without them. God may even say, women, you can't live with them...
So anyway —
PAT: I don't think he says that.
GLENN: You don't think so? Does he say it like this? Women: Can't live with them...
PAT: He might say it like that.
GLENN: You know what my favorite line from Cheers was with Frasier Crane? I think — was it Frasier or was it Norm? Women, can't live with them; can't kill them. Like, what?
All right. So anyway —
STU: Sounds like Norm.
GLENN: It does. So here's the thing. Unless it's a hurtful thing, I mean, you don't want to go out and I don't think that's a lie. That's just not being hurtful. Unless it's a hurtful thing, do not tell an untruth. That's harder than you think it is. Because I'm going to include this as the priority: Even to yourself. Don't tell an untruth.
Find out — the third step of this is find out what it is you believe. You may be living a lie. Find out, find out if you really believe in God, or find out if you are really a conservative or, you know, you really believe in something that you think you believe in but you've always just kind of accepted it because everybody around you always believes it and you just know it from somebody else. Find it to be true yourself. You pick the subject but find out for yourself what is true. In other words, question with boldness for the next 40 days. Don't take things from me. If I say it and you, "Oh, yeah, but he said it; I trust him." Maybe that's the thing you choose. Do your own research. Do your own homework. Challenge!
And then the last one is charity. Charity begins at home. We must restore charity in our hearts because charity is under attack. We are still the most charitable people in the world and the most charitable nation the world has ever seen, bar none. That is our faith that does it to us. But it is under attack. Not only is our faith, our God, our freedom, but charity, under attack. The more this government grows, the more your heart grows dark. I've never felt charitable on April 15th.
So let's start at the beginning. Charity begins at home. Let's strengthen our family. Do something kind for every member of your family once a week. May I recommend that on Sunday you take a few minutes before you go to bed or whenever, after church. If the pastor's going on and on and you are like, oh, jeez, social justice. Then you take your time there to make that little list. Make your list of things that you are going to do for each family member. Do something kind for every family member. Remind yourself, notice, notice how blessed we are. I've been praying, Lord, gently remind us, gently remind our family the ease at which our food has been delivered to us. And I mean that all the way from the store to we didn't have to do anything but go and drive and get it, the wealth that has come into our lives. Gently remind us on how good we have it and the ease of the food. People used to have to work with their hands to grow it themselves after they did something else all day. We don't have to do that. God, thank you. Thank you. Join me.
Now, we're putting up on the website — is it up there yet? We're putting on the website, the other thing that I want you to do, I want you to make this pledge and covenant with God on these things that you're going to do these things. And then I want you to go to the website at GlennBeck.com and I want you to sign that Martin Luther King pledge. What he did, what he said, you've got to do these things. Because you are going to have darkness placed into your heart. They are trying to make you angry. They are trying to make — and you will be. You will be. Say it like Yoda.
PAT: You will be. You will be, hmmm? Yes.
GLENN: I'm not afraid.
PAT: Yes. Oh, you will be.
GLENN: So they are going to try to plant that darkness in you. You must, you must build a gate and a fence around your heart.
PAT: Will do you must, yes.
GLENN: Don't say that as Yoda.
PAT: Build you must, hmmm?
GLENN: Thank you, Pat.
PAT: No. Yes.
GLENN: For 40 days and 40 nights. Change your life in the next 40 days and 40 nights with faith, hope, and charity. And then join me on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the feet of Abraham Lincoln to change your life and change this country. Make a vow to yourself. It will not end with me, not on my watch. It will not end with me. 40 days and 40 nights. They begin today.