Tens of thousands of Christians are expected to assemble on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. this weekend to pray and implore God for divine intervention and to rescue the next generation for a nation in crisis.
“America’s Tent of Meeting” sponsored by Awaken the Dawn will be held from 5 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Monday and feature 58 large tents — one for each American state plus eight regional ones — stationed on the grounds of the National Mall. Round-the-clock prayer and worship will be happening in these tents as well as evangelistic outreach equipping sessions.
“We really just want to gather around the work of Jesus and the presence of God,” said David Bradshaw in a phone interview Tuesday with The Christian Post. Bradshaw is the director of the Fredericksburg, Virginia-based Prayer Furnace, one of ATM’s organizers, who will be speaking on stage. The goal is “to throw a public, audacious, bold, visible celebration of Jesus’ worth,” he said, noting that worship and prayer are at the center of the event.
Speakers and musicians involved in the event include: Francis Chan of We Are Church, Heidi Baker of IRIS Global, Lou Engle of The Call, evangelist Todd White, Bethel Music, Lindy Conant, and many others.
“We believe that, as the Psalms say, God inhabits the praises of His people. And in the midst of the bold, costly celebration of Jesus at the center of our nation that He is going to move in power and bring transformation and change and dwell in the midst of the praises of His people,” Bradshaw said.
Awaken the Dawn, he added, is on a “rescue mission” for this generation and he believes we are living in a time when the Church of Jesus Christ must come together to stand in the gap and pray and proclaim the Gospel in order to see a substantive spiritual shift in America and reach the youth of today with “a new Jesus movement.” Patterned after this weekend’s event in the nation’s capital, ATD hopes to visit every state capital and as many university campuses that they can in 2018 for a subsequent prayer initiative called “Tent America.”
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Source: Christian Post