Let Us Worship at All 50 Capitals
The National Mall rang with the sounds of worship to the Lord God Almighty on Saturday, Oct. 22, when Sean Feucht Ministries brought the Let Us Worship movement back to our nation’s capital for the third year in a row.
These worship events have tended to occur on auspicious dates: In 2020, Sen. Josh Hawley reminded the thousands gathered for that year’s event — dubbed a “worship protest” — that the event was happening on the eve of the full Senate vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett’s placement contributed to the fall of Roe v. Wade. The second Let Us Worship gathering took place on the 20th anniversary of 9/11, for which President Trump sent an eight-minute greeting and tribute to those who gave their lives on that infamous day. Trump sent another greeting to Let Us Worship this year as well.
Struggling and Striking
At Saturday’s event, Feucht spoke candidly about the struggle his team underwent while considering the staging of yet another major event in D.C. The spiritual warfare, financial outlay, and labor seemed to be overwhelming, but Feucht says the Lord spoke to him, telling him: “Strike the ground, Sean” (a reference to 2 Kings 13:14-19). Indeed, under Feucht’s leadership, the crowd symbolically struck the ground of the National Mall so many times that Feucht lost count.
Feucht has been passionate about abolishing abortion since he was a teen. He was leading worship outside the Supreme Court the day after Roe v. Wade was officially overturned. He says he was disappointed that so few Christians were there, celebrating this milestone for which so many had been praying for 50 years. So he invited the thousands present on Saturday to make it “the wildest dance party that the post-Roe world has ever seen!” Everyone celebrated the lives saved with great passion!
In Saturday’s celebration of life, a visibly pregnant Melody Noel prayed a blessing over the mothers among the assembled worshipers. She prayed for freedom for those suffering the effects of abortion, encouraging them to receive the Lord’s mercy and forgiveness. She also called on the Lord to unleash a wave of adoption over the nation.
Kingdom to the Capitol
Now, like IFA, Let Us Worship is taking the battle for life to the states. The movement’s leaders announced plans to worship in each of the 50 states over the next two years, in an initiative called Kingdom to the Capitol (www.KingdomToTheCapitol.com takes you to www.LetUsWorship.us for now). Feucht asked the crowd:
What would it look like to bring the kingdom of God to the capital cities in America? … Dream with me! What would it look like for the Church to invade the governmental epicenters of every single state and to show up on the steps of the Capitol and say, ‘Here we are!’ … Jesus’ … disciples came to Him, and they never asked Him how to put on a conference, or how to get a book deal. They said, ‘Jesus, teach us how to pray! We recognize the source of Your authority comes from Your place of intimacy. How do we pray like You pray?’… He said, ‘Pray like this: My Kingdom come, My will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’ What does that mean? That means it’s the desire of the heart of Jesus that this place down here would look like that place up there! Well, what would that look like in Frankfurt, Kentucky … Richmond, Virginia … Sacramento, California? … The Kingdom invading the Capitol. … Say, ‘No, no, no, no, no — we’re not going to just let you do whatever you want to do in that building that regulates our lives. We’re bringing the kingdom in the middle of it. We’re fighting for the things that He would fight for. … In a post-Roe era, the capital cities mean even more. … In COVID nobody even knew who their governor was, and now all of a sudden they’re telling you what you can and can’t do. The power of the state governments is very strong, and the Church‘s presence in the state government is very little. … What would it look like if we go state to state to state to state … and we pray in every capital, and we say, ‘God, send revivalists into that capitol. God, change the government in this state. God, let this be a pro-life state. Let this be a state that stands for the innocent lives … a state that maintains religious liberty. … We may be from California, which everyone thinks is crazy, but when we showed up in Sacramento, 12,000 Californians showed up with us. It’s time to take the states back, one by one by one. Anybody with me?
The whole crowd cheered support. “God is calling us to do it,” Feucht said. “We’re bringing the kingdom to the Capitol of every (state) across America.”
Deliverance in D.C.?
The ministry members made the most of their weekend in Washington. On Friday, a small group worshiped the Lord in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Senate Building of the Capitol. During that time, Feucht taught on 1 Samuel 16:4–23, in which King Saul — tormented by an evil spirit — called for David to send the demons away by playing the harp for him. “There are some people in this building who need some deliverance,” Feucht said. “I believe God can do something in the place. He can do something in this atmosphere.” So, inviting the musicians to play improvisational worship, Feucht asserted:
If God can do it in 1 Samuel, He can do it today. Right? How cool would it be if we play the ‘harp.’ Out of this worship time, when senators return and staff members and people return back to this building, what if they feel like something’s different? There’s a heaviness that’s lifted; there’s a chaos thing that’s not here anymore. What if we can bring a lasting change?
Throughout the day Saturday, ministry members gathered for worship and prayer at the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and the Supreme Court. The team also screened Superspreader (which IFA has covered), a documentary about the worship movement, on the Mall before the worship event.
The film depicts much of the controversy about the worship movement, including the toll it took on the Feucht family. In a touching moment Saturday, one of the Let Us Worship leaders led the crowd in praying over Sean and Kate Feucht, saying: “I heard the Lord say … ‘I’m giving you favor in all 50 states.’ … I saw the Church coming around you in this next season. I saw the Church supporting you.” Sean and Kate were visibly moved, and Sean posted about it on Facebook: Kate and I were prayed & prophesied over at a #LetUsWorship event. It was spontaneous and happened right after we launched the most ambitious, wild and MASSIVE vision for the next 2 years!
The Lord seems to have resolved any ambivalence about ministering in the nation’s capital. On Saturday, key leader Pastor Jay Koopman announced that Sean Feucht Ministries is establishing Camp Elah in historic downtown D.C., two blocks from the Capitol and one block from the Supreme Court. The name Elah figures greatly in the slaying of giants: young David took the stones with which he felled Goliath from the brook that ran through the Valley of Elah. During the uncertain time between the leak from the Supreme Court on the Dobbs case to the official ruling on June 24, 2022, members of the ministry team engaged in 40 days of prayer and fasting in the newly secured building.
This year’s Let Us Worship event, too, fell on an auspicious date: just before IFA hosts its first Policy & Prayer Summit, in D.C., a multiday interactive prayer event. We pray that the Lord would multiply all the prayer and worship over our capital city this week.
Here are highlights we filmed:
You can see the entire Let Us Worship event on this YouTube page.
Post your prayer for your capital city here.
Rich and Joyce Swingle have ministered together on every inhabited continent — and they even have a plan for Antarctica! The Swingles have conducted spiritual-life weeks at high schools and colleges. Joyce speaks, and Rich performs. They live in New York City and have 37 screen children. www.RichDrama.com/HeadlinePrayer. Photo Credit: Rich Swingle.
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