September 29, 2020 | IFA Staff
Upwards of 100,000 believers poured into the capital and onto the National Mall over the weekend to usher in the presence of God and appeal for our nation. Several amazing events overlapped, bringing a compounded The Return, spearheaded by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, focused on repentance and prayer for our nation. Tens of thousands of people took a posture of humility and repentance as they listened to worship, prayers, and scripture. Other speakers included Vice President Mike Pence, Ann Graham Lotz, Tony Perkins, E.W. Jackson, Michele Bachmann, all of whom led prayers of repentance for various segments of our culture.
IFA’s Dave Kubal (pictured left) was one of the featured speakers at the event, challenging intercessors to pray for government, and to engage with government. Moments before Kubal took the stage, Rabbi Cahn received word from the White House, that the President had issued a Presidential Message agreeing to the need for prayer and return (repentance) and declaring Saturday, September 26th a National Day of Prayer and Return. “With reverence, humility, and thanksgiving, we beg for His continued guidance and protection,” the Presidential message stated. The spiritual impact of this declaration made by the President on behalf of the nation is significant.
At the other end of the National Mall dovetailing nicely to The Return, was the Prayer March 2020, organized by Franklin Graham. With no other agenda than to humbly pray for our nation through the streets of the capital city, this event also involved prayer and worship, featuring the Vice President, Governor Mike Huckabee, Michael W. Smith, Kevin Sorbo, and others. Seeing the masses of believers fan out to march down the Mall, praying, and ushering the Presence of the Lord was an amazing sight. As I was there, praying and mingling among the others, I could feel the Presence of God, and the freedom that 2 Corinthians 3:17 speaks of: “…where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Walking the streets of Washington, D.C. I saw groups of people pausing to pray, gathered in small groups on the steps of government buildings, in front of museums, and even in clusters on sidewalks. It was positively encouraging. It felt as though the city was being cleansed through the power of prayer.
Add to these events, the perpetual praise and worship from David’s Tent (24/7 Praise and Worship on the National Mall since 2012) and the current 50 Days of Blessing in Lafayette Park, and we are experiencing an amazing outpouring of praise covering our nation’s capital. I want to include some amazing pictures of what I saw and some pictures from others who attended. These images are so encouraging.
God is moving. He is hearing us. Let’s keep appealing to the Father in prayer and repentance for our nation.
If you attended over the weekend or watched the Livestream, share in the comments below how you sensed God moving!
(Article by Kris Kubal, Director of Strategic Resources and Engagement for Intercessors for America.)