On Saturday, September 26, 2020, Franklin Graham and other preachers of the Gospel met at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. to pray for our nation. This was part of an event called, Prayer March 2020 and another called The Return, and local churches were also challenged to meet and pray along with the events that were happening in Washington D.C.
For myself, I gathered at Homestead City Hall in Homestead, FL. I was there representing Summit Church of Homestead as their Prayer Team Director. I didn’t want to be on time, because, truthfully, most people aren’t on time. To my shame, as I walked up to the event, people were already there and it had just started (I was two minutes late).
It was exciting to see people of all ethnicities and various types of churches represented. The Master of Ceremonies was the Homestead Police Chaplain, Pastor Greathouse. Behind him was a group of about 5 or 6 women who were leading worship. The audience of about 45 people were all excited to be there and through out the event, everyone was praying! Seems silly to point out people praying at a prayer event, but over my 30+ years of being involved with events like this, many people did not go to pray, but to watch.
Prayer is not a spectator sport! Prayer requires participation and when it’s done in a group, it is amazing!
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
— 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)
God looks at us as a group of people and asks this group of people, to take some action to receive a response from Him. Don’t be misled, God does answer individual prayers and desires that kind of personal communication with Himself. But, there is something different when as many of His children get together and as a group, humble themselves, pray, seek His face and turn from their wicked ways.
Yes, God’s people have WICKED ways! God’s people are not called Saints because they are Sinless. They are His people by His own choice and even when they are doing things they shouldn’t, He still desires them to Return to Him.
As Chaplain Greathouse (who has an awesome last name, reminds of “Big House” by Audio Adrenaline) continued to rotate between prayer and worship, those gathered prayed and worship together.
I spotted people from Christ Fellowship’s Redland Campus, Pastor Matt Floyd from Calvary Baptist Church, a few from Summit Church of Homestead and at least 3 – 5 other churches which I wasn’t familiar with.
It is truly a wonderful thing when God’s people come together to pray and seek His face on behalf of our City, State and Nation.
Check out this image gallery from the event below.