NEW YORK — Battered by the winds of a pandemic, social unrest and an especially contentious election season, America is now poised to answer a call to repentance and restoration signaled from the lighthouse of a grassroots church movement known as “The Return: National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance,” — now set to kick off one day earlier, with a newly added worship and prayer service called “The Return: Next Generation.”

Scheduled for Sept. 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. ET on the National Mall in Washington, DC, the special service known as “The Return: Next Generation” welcomes the general public, young people, families—all can join as a precursor to the main gathering of “The Return” on Sept. 26, which will draw tens of thousands in person and online.

The Return: Next Generation will be honoring our military, law enforcement and Mike Lindell will be launching his new national addiction Lindell Recovery Network, national music artist Danny Gokey and other artists, alongside a moving key note message given by Nicky Cruz.

“The Return” – 5 Rs

Attendees should enter the special Sept. 25 gathering at 12th St. and Madison Drive and are encouraged to observe appropriate social distancing, aided by fencing provided by the crew of “The Return: Next Generation.” Food trucks and portable restroom facilities will be available.

In ancient times, the Greeks referred to kairos to mean “opportunity,” a sailing term that literally means “toward the port.” At the precise moment, sailors used it to describe when the tide and winds were favorable to make it safely to port. They would set their sails to take full advantage of it. Pastor Kevin Jessip, along with New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Cahn — co-chairs of “The Return” — believe Sept. 25 and 26 represent America’s kairos moment.

“When God is at work, as He is now, we must wake up to that opportunity, set our sails to His favor, and ride in His boat, using the wind and tide,” Jessip said. “The time has come for each of us. We have been called to seize the moment! We are at the threshold of the greatest move of God in our time.”

Jessip believes the opportunity is time-sensitive and demands courage of the American church, and that the moment could easily be lost by those who hesitate.

“‘Opportunity’ implies ‘the right moment which may only last for a moment,’” Jessip said. “Kairos means a God-given opportunity is being offered to mankind at a specific moment in time. However, the word also implies there is a risk of faith. In other words, as time moves on, the opportunity can be missed.”

That’s why Jessip and Cahn, along with many Christian leaders throughout America, are urging people to attend “The Return: Next Generation” worship service on Sept. 25 in person or online, as well as the main Sept. 26 gathering that will call the American church to prayer and repentance.

“We are living in a Kairos moment today,” Jessip continued. “We believe that working together in unison under the leadership of Jesus Christ, we will be honoring the appeal of the apostle Paul when he said in Romans 15:5-6, ‘May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity amongst yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.’”

Cahn recorded a special video about the event, which already has nearly two million views. In addition, online resources are available, including videos and downloads for individuals, pastors and churches. Daily devotionals also encourage personal repentance and consecration.

“The Return” is for all believers who love the Lord from all denominations and backgrounds. Leaders already on board with “The Return” include Jonathan Cahn and Kevin Jessip (co-chairs), Mike Lindell, Michele Bachmann, Pat Boone, Dr. James Dobson, Mark Gonzales, Robert Morris, Marcus Lamb, John Kilpatrick, Pierre Bynum, Gen. William Boykin, Carter Conlon, Bishop Harry Jackson, Alveda King, Anne Graham Lotz, Pat and Gordon Robertson, Kevin and Sam Sorbo, Stephen E. Strang, E. W. Jackson and many more supporters listed at thereturn.org/faith-leaders/.

“The Return” is set for 40 days before the presidential election, and on the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, in the days of America’s founding and dedication to God. Surrounding the “The Day of Return” on Sept. 26 at the Washington Mall will be 10 days, known from ancient times as the Days of Awe, to be set as a special time of prayer and repentance from Sept. 18-28.

Coordinated events within “The Return” movement will also take place throughout America’s cities, towns, houses of worship and homes, as well as in multiple countries around the world, as many believe the nation has been given a critical window of opportunity to repent and return to God.

NEW YORK — Mike Lindell, known to most Americans as the “MyPillow guy,” is donating the proceeds of his new book, What Are the Odds? From Crack Addict to CEO, to “The Return: National and Global Day of Prayer and Repentance.” Lindell wants to help deliver God’s message of hope to addicts and to raise support for the landmark revival gathering of “The Return” on September 26.

Photo of Mike Lindell, the Pillow Guy
My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell

As the founder and creator of MyPillow and an advisory board member of “The Return,” Lindell is sending a copy of his book to everyone who donates at least $25 to “The Return.”

“The Return is America’s moment to unite together in prayer asking God to forgive our nation of the sins we have all committed,” Lindell said. “Right now, in our country, we can ask for healing and forgiveness as we have the biggest opportunity in history: We have addiction. With addiction, the addicts and the addicts’ families are praying for their souls. They’re open to hope. And where is that hope? The hope is in Jesus. We encourage people to attend The Return in person or online, but however people participate, prayer, repentance, hope and healing will be sought after that night, and we know the only One Who can bring someone from rebellion to redemption, from repentance to reformation.”

Lindell is a living, breathing testimony to the redemptive power of God to turn him from a 20-year crack addict into a CEO with a net worth of $300 million. He wants other lost people to find their recovery through Christ as he did.

Like Lindell’s book, “The Return” is an invitation to all Americans to turn from sin back to God through prayer and repentance. Thousands of pastors, congregations and individuals will attend the “The Return” landmark gathering at the National Mall on September 26.

As a thank-you gift, Lindell is sending donors of “The Return” copies of his book, and donors are still able to deduct most of their donation for tax purposes. Examples of the donation and books received are as follows:

  • $25 – 1 book and a $20.00 tax deduction
  • $100 – 4 books and an $80 tax deduction
  • $250 – 10 books and a $200 tax deduction
  • $500 – 20 books and a $400 tax deduction

Donations will benefit the Lindell Recovery Network and “The Return,” which have partnered together to help the addicted and the lost, and to bring America back to God. Supporters may also hear a special phone message by calling **PRAY, or **7729.

Lindell joins Christian leaders from across the country in support of “The Return.” Other leaders include Pastor Kevin Jessip and bestselling author Jonathan Cahn (co-chairs), Michele Bachmann, Pat Boone, Dr. James Dobson, Mark Gonzales, Robert Morris, Marcus Lamb, John Kilpatrick, Pierre Bynum, Gen. William Boykin, Carter Conlon, Bishop Harry Jackson, Alveda King, Anne Graham Lotz, Pat and Gordon Robertson, Kevin and Sam Sorbo, Stephen E. Strang, E. W. Jackson and many more supporters listed at thereturn.org/faith-leaders/.

Coordinated events within “The Return” will also take place throughout America’s cities, towns, houses of worship and homes, as well as in multiple countries around the world, as many believe the nation has been given a critical window of opportunity to repent and return to God.

The following Christian organizations are Partners of “http://www.hispanicprayernetwork.com/The Return”: EpicPay, Every Home for ChristFamily Research CouncilFamily TalkGateway ChurchHispanic Prayer Network, House of David MinistriesInciite EventsIntercessors for AmericaJensine Bard MinistriesJohn Kilpatrick Ministries.

Visit “The Return” at www.TheReturn.org or call **pray (**7729) to register and learn more. Follow “The Return” on social media at Facebook: @ReturnEvent2020; Twitter: @2020_Return; and Instagram: @The_Return2020.