This weekend’s worship festivities on the National Mall will culminate on Monday in the form of a day-long women-led worship rally in which people from all across the United States will be called to pray for a “Jesus Movement” to sweep the nation and foster racial reconciliation, gender equality, and for an end to abortion.
Thousands of women are expected to gather in Washington, D.C. for “Rise Up,” a worship-focused revival calling on Americans to repent for the country’s history of racial and gender-based injustices and for the country’s embrace of abortion.
The women’s worship rally comes just over 20 years after hundreds of thousands of Christians gathered on the National Mall on Oct. 4, 1997, for the male-centered Promise Keepers’ Stand in the Gap rally.
Organized by Lou Engle’s The Call, Rise Up will occur as Christians from all 50 states set up tents on the National Mall for three days over the weekend to hold prayer and worship at America’s Tent of Meeting sponsored in-part by Awaken the Dawn.
“Rise Up is sort of the culminating event for that three days of prayer and worship,” Rise Up organizer Kristina Sabestinas told The Christian Post. “We would like to see another Jesus Movement birthed for a new generation and believing supernaturally that the presence of God would move across this nation and draw people to Him. We believe prayer is a really important part of that.”
With the call for women to “rise up” being the central theme of the event, those who gather on Monday will be called to follow the biblical examples of women like Deborah, the only female judge in the Bible who told that God Commanded Israel’s troops to attack the forces of the oppressive King Jabin, and Esther, who saved her people from possible genocide.
SOURCE: Samuel Smith