In the grand tradition calls to prayer, America has responded to the crisis of our day by coming together and turning to God. The theme of the event, naturally, was repentance and intercession.
Moments like this hearken back to the Old Testament promise from Second Chronicles 7:14
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
It is a tradition in keeping with our history of Presidential calls to prayer in times of crisis.
With US cities burning, and tensions running high over a variety of issues ranging from race relations to the Chinavirus, there is much that could benefit from a healing touch from the LORD.
Many who showed up for The Return, which was held in front of the Washington Monument and near the Smithsonian, migrated down the Lincoln Memorial, where Franklin Graham began the Prayer March at noon. Graham’s march was a 1.8-mile trek from the memorial to the Capitol building, making several stops along the way to pray specifically for the protection for our first responders, police, and U.S. service members; wisdom for government leaders; reconciling divisions, and for the return of the U.S. to its Judeo-Christian roots. —ChristianPost
Not to put too fine a point on it:
“Father, our country is in trouble. We need your help,” Graham said. “We pray today specifically for the President Donald J. Trump.”
Vice President Mike Pence was among multiple speakers on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial who discussed the presidency and Supreme Court.
Pence urged the crowd to pray for the armed forces, the executive branch, Congress and “the remarkable woman that the president will nominate to fill the seat on the Supreme Court today.”
“Today, at this Washington prayer march, you continue a great tradition,” Pence said. “Since the founding of our nation, the American people and our leaders have gone to prayer in challenging times.” —NBCWashington
There may have been as many as 50,000 in attendance for the event.
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