Kanye West urges Americans to 'turn to faith' in presidential campaign ad

Kanye West has not yet given up his bid to be the President of the United States, releasing a religious campaign advertisement just 22 days out from the US election. 

In the short clip West shared with his 40 million Twitter followers, he gives a sermon about his vision to strengthen religion in America, should he be elected. 

"America. What is America's destiny? What is best for our nation? Our people? What is just? True justice? We have to think about all these things together as a people. To contemplate our future, to live up to our dream, we must have vision," West says while standing in front of a black and white American flag. 

"We as a people will revive our nation's commitment to faith, to what our constitution calls the free exercise of religion, including, of course, prayer," he continues, over footage of a family praying around a dinner table and sweeping shots of outer space, among other things. 

"Through prayer, faith can be restored."

"We as a people are called to a greater purpose than ourselves. We are not only a beacon to our world, but we should be servants to each other to encourage each other, to help each other, to lift up each other - our fellow Americans - that we may all prosper together." 

While showing childhood photos and other snaps from his own family albums, West asserts that his administration will "build a stronger country by building stronger families," calling them "the building blocks of society, of a nation". 

"By turning to faith, we will be the kind of nation - the kind of people - God intends us to be," the rapper concludes, finishing with: "I am Kanye West and I approve this message." 

West missed several crucial deadlines in his attempt to get on states' ballots in the lead up to the election, however he does feature on California's ballot as a candidate for vice president. 

A message displayed at the end of his video urges voters to "write in Kanye West". 

Earlier this year, West held a presidential rally in which he broke down in hysterical tears while discussing abortion, yelling "I almost killed my daughter," with reference to his first born child North. 

That event signalled the start of a slew of troubling behaviour, including several Twitter tirades in which he accused his wife Kim Kardashian of "white supremacy" and trying to "lock him up"

In response, Kardashian released a statement about her husband's bipolar disorder, asking for compassion from the public.