Prayer Group Pitches Tent on White House Lawn
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- 2012 Oct 29
As America prepares for the presidential election, a group of Christians have pitched a tent on the White House lawn to intercede for the country 24 hours a day, CBN News reports. Jason Hershey, founder of David's Tent, said he felt God leading him to "do what King David did ... get the presence by the palace in the capital city." The tent, which has been set up since late September, will remain on the White House lawn through Election Day, Nov. 6. According to protocol, President Obama would not be unaware of their presence. "The Parks Service has assured us that this close to the White House they absolutely are required to report to the president everything that happens here," Hershey said, adding that the goal of the prayer tent is not political. "In a time of great debate about which way is this country heading, we want to put a big target on Jesus and say, 'Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all of these things will be added to you as well,'" he said.