Thousands of Christians Gathered in D.C. for Prayer and Worship Event
Amanda CasanovaReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2017 Oct 09
Thousands of Christians from all over the country gathered this week in Washington, D.C. to worship and pray for a “spiritual shift” in America.
The event, called America’s Tent of Meeting, brought together some 30,000 at the National Mall.
ATM was sponsored by Awaken the Dawn.
"I see Awaken the Dawn as part of a bigger story that God is telling," said Michael Beardslee of Phoenix, Arizona, in an interview with The Christian Post.
"There is a story that the enemy is telling in our nation, and he likes a lot of attention and he gets the attention a lot of the time," he said.
"I don't know what God's going to do and how He's going to do it, but I know He works in mysterious ways."
Attendees prayed in shifts for 24 hours a day until the event ended Monday morning. There were 58 prayer tents— one for each state and eight more regional tents.
"I came because there is unity when all gather together and when they said there were going to be 50 tents on the mall. I love D.C. and I love the fact that every state is represented in our union," said Christy Holt, who is from Florida.
"With our country and the mess that it's in and the disunity, I thought 'Lord Jesus, thank you that somebody got a vision of unity and of what that would look like.'"
Speakers at the event included Mike Bickle, of the International House of Prayer and Francis Chan, of We Are Church.
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Publication date: October 9, 2017