“Thus the Lord was moved by prayer for the land.”— 2 Samuel 24:25, NASB
Thousands of people are expected to attend the Washington Prayer March (*) on Sat, Sep 26, in Washington, DC, organized by Franklin Graham and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. The event is described as "a dedicated prayer march that is focused solely on asking God to heal our land." The prayer march along the National Mall will begin at the Lincoln Memorial and end at the Capitol. Along the way, participants will pray silently for the designated focus at each location.
The Houston's First family is invited to pray in unison with the participants in Washington by gathering online or at The Loop, Downtown, or Sienna Campus during the same time as the prayer march — from 11a to 1p on Sat, Sep 26. While we will not be in front of famous national landmarks, church staff members will lead us along the same journey followed by those at the National Mall and we will pray for the same topics, as well.
At each campus and online, you can choose from one of two time slots — both featuring the same seven stops and prayer focuses listed below. You're welcome to attend one or both!
Click here to download a map of the prayer march's stops along the National Mall and the prayer focus for each location.
|Lincoln Memorial||Humbling ourselves in repentance and asking God to forgive our sins and heal our land|
|WWII Memorial||Our military, police and other law enforcement, and their families—and security and peace for the nation|
|Washington Monument||Salvation of the lost, renewed strength in our families, solutions to the coronavirus pandemic, and an end to abortion|
|White House||The President and the Vice President and their families|
|National Museum of African American History & Culture||Compassion and kindness toward one another, respect and reconciliation between races, and healing in communities torn by violence and injustice|
|National Archives||Religious freedom; and for churches to have boldness, to stand firm with the Word of God, and to preach Jesus Christ in a troubled world|
|U.S. Capitol||Our Congress and other leaders at the national, state, and local levels; the Supreme Court, and judges across the nation|
(*) NOTE: The prayer march in Washington, DC, is not a protest or political event. Therefore, participants are being specifically asked to not bring signs in support of any candidate or party. There will be no microphones or audio amplification for the march along the National Mall.
Here are other ways you can prepare yourself spiritually and practically before casting your vote this fall: