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"David's Tent" Offers 24/7 Praise and Worship Outside White House for 50 Days

  • Carrie Dedrick
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2014 Oct 14
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Christians from all 50 states will gather in Washington D.C. throughout the next month as the third annual “David’s Tent” event stretches for 50 days of music and worship.  

 

David’s Tent is based off of the book of Chronicles when King David sent up a tent outside his palace to house the ark of the covenant. The event, held at the White House Ellipse began Sept. 15 and will conclude Nov. 4. Bands from across the country come to lead worship around the clock for 50 days.  

 

Jason Hershey founded the event in 2012. He said, "David's Tent is a love song to the heart of the Father, lasting 1,200 hours total this year. The issue at stake here is valuing Jesus as He should be valued—this is a 24/7 worship service for 50 days, simply because Jesus is worthy of it. David, even as a young shepherd boy, understood that God was the most important thing to his life!"

 

In addition to music, there is also prayer and scripture reading. 

 

"What we have introduced this year at David's Tent is Ezra's Platform, an area where people can come and read aloud from God's Word. Within our first 10 days, we proclaimed all the way through from Genesis to Revelation; now we're reading it again day and night, alongside songs of worship,” Hershey said. 

 

The organizers of the event obtained the proper licenses to hold event, which Hershey said is a miracle itself in today’s time of religious oppression. 

 

 

Publication date: October 14, 2014

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