Sunday, September 28, 2008

Day 15: Election Prayer Focus South Carolina

South Carolina - Palmetto State

Motto: Prepared in mind and resources.

While I breathe, I hope.

Capital/Largest City: Columbia


Governor Mark Sanford (R)

Senator Jim DeMint (R)

Senator Lindsey Graham (R)

1. Henry E. Brown, Jr. (R)
2. Joe Wilson (R)
3. J. Gresham Barrett (R)
4. Bob Inglis (R)
5. John M. Spratt (D)
6. James E. Clyburn (D)

Prayer Points

*Declare that revival comes to South Carolina.

*Declare that signs and wonders follow the preaching of the Word in South Carolina.

*Declare divine strategies be released to Christian leaders in South Carolina.

*Declare the leaders in South Carolina walk in wisdom and the fear of the Lord.

*Declare prosperity comes to South Carolina.

*Declare business opportunities increase in South Carolina.

*Declare that legislation passed in South Carolina is in agreement with the Word of God.

*Declare the people of South Carolina get out and vote.

*Declare an accurate accounting of the vote in South Carolina.

*Declare an end to the gasoline shortage in South Carolina.

*Declare protection over the state of South Carolina.

*Declare protection over the South Carolina National Guard, military personnel, and military bases.

Following exploration of the coast in 1521 by Francisco de Gordillo, the Spanish tried unsuccessfully to establish a colony near present-day Georgetown in 1526, and the French also failed to colonize Parris Island near Fort Royal in 1562. The first English settlement was made in 1670 at Albemarle Point on the Ashley River, but poor conditions drove the settlers to the site of Charleston (originally called Charles Town).
South Carolina, officially separated from North Carolina in 1729, was the scene of extensive military action during the Revolution and again during the Civil War. The Civil War began in 1861 as South Carolina troops fired on federal Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, and the state was the first to secede from the Union.
Once primarily agricultural, South Carolina today has many large textile and other mills that produce several times the output of its farms in cash value. Charleston makes asbestos, wood, pulp, steel products, chemicals, machinery, and apparel.
Farms have become fewer but larger in recent years. South Carolina ranks third in peach production; it ranks fourth in overall tobacco production. Other top agricultural commodities include nursery and greenhouse products, watermelons, peanuts, broilers and turkeys, and cattle and calves. The only commercial tea plantation in America is 20 mi south of Charleston on Wadmalaw Island. (

Early in the 20th century, South Carolina developed a thriving textile industry. By 2007, textile employment had dropped significantly. The state also converted its agricultural base from cotton to more profitable crops, attracted large military bases, created tourism industries and, most recently, attracted European manufacturers.

South Carolina, like most other Southern states, has a Protestant Christian majority, and a lower percentage of non-religious people than the national average. The religious affiliations of the people of South Carolina are as follows:
Christian: 92%
Protestant: 84%
Southern Baptist: 45%
Methodist: 15%
Presbyterian: 5%
Other Protestant: 19%
Roman Catholic: 7%
Other Christian: 1%
Other Religions: 1%
Non-Religious: 7%
Sephardic Jews have lived in the state for more than 300 years, especially in and around Charleston. Until about 1830, South Carolina had the largest population of Jews in North America. Many of South Carolina's Jews have assimilated into Christian society, shrinking Judaism down to less than 1% of the total religious makeup. In addition, Roman Catholicism is growing in South Carolina due to immigration from the North.

South Carolina Singularities
Adjutant general: The head of the state's national guard, the adjutant general, is a statewide elected official.
Driving Under the Influence: South Carolina is the only state in the nation with mandatory videotaping by the arresting officer of the DUI arrest and breath test.
Fire Safety Regulations: South Carolina is the only state that allows fire officials to sidestep a federal regulation requiring that for every employee doing hazardous work inside a building, one must be outside.
School Buses: South Carolina is the only state in the nation that owns and operates its own school bus fleet.
Strokes: South Carolina has the highest rate of stroke deaths in the nation.
Black Water River: With the Edisto River, South Carolina has the longest completely undammed / unleveed blackwater river in North America.
Outdoor Sculpture: South Carolina is home to the world's largest collection of outdoor sculpture located at Brookgreen Gardens.
Landscaped Gardens: South Carolina is home to the oldest landscaped gardens in the United States, at Middleton Place near Charleston.

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