‘Let Us Worship’ in Times Square
Let Us Worship filled Times Square with kingdom-expanding joy Sunday evening! Once the tents were put away, there wasn’t a drop of the expected thunderstorm. Intercessors, on-site and from afar, prayed away that attempt of the enemy to thwart the Lord’s plans.
Eric Metaxas opened the event, saying, “We’re not just singing songs, we’re doing spiritual warfare.” He opened and closed his section with prayer, including this: “We pray that You pour out Your Spirit with manifestations of miracles and healings and signs and wonders in this city, and that people will write about the revival in New York City. We declare it with a Third Heaven authority. In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
Sean Feucht, who started the Let Us Worship movement during the height of the COVID lockdowns, said Sunday night: “The purpose of this whole place [Times Square] is to get Your attention, and we’re gathered here to say, ‘Our attention is on You.’ … This is a prophetic sign. … This is where we’re going as the Church of Jesus Christ. Our focus and our attention is on You.” He prayed over us that we might not have blinders on, preventing us from being distracted by the things going on in the world. “If we can do this in Times Square, New York,” he said, “we can do it anywhere.”
The footage we took from the event, which you can watch below, includes an interview that Joyce Swingle and I did with Pastor Jay Koopman, who preached during the event. He is an associate pastor at Harvest Rock Church, in Pasadena, California. IFA followed their court case seeking to stay open during the lockdowns and that went to the Supreme Court, which ruled in their favor. Pastor Koopman prayed for IFA: “Father, I pray that we hear the whisper that is louder than anything around us, that speaks to our hearts.”
I’m not sure Let Us Worship planned it, but we welcomed in the Jewish New Year in Times Square! Rosh Hashanah began at sunset, during the concert. Several of us brought our shofars for the occasion.
Though protesters arrived with signs saying things like, “We love abortion,” and “Curb your God,” Feucht and Pastor Koopman were undaunted. Pray that the seeds planted in hearts on Sunday night will bear fruit.
Let Us Worship’s next stop is Washington, D.C., on Oct. 22. Find out more at www.LetUsWorship.us.
Here are some highlights of the Times Square event:
Here’s footage that IFA contributing writer Keith Guinta, Joyce, and I took, including Eric Metaxas’ opening prayers, footage that wasn’t captured after the live feed ended abruptly, and our interview with Pastor Koopman:
Here’s the first half-hour of the event:
It seems the enemy was attacking through the live stream as well, but they may post the entire event later. If someone discovers it, please post the link in the comments below.
Post your prayers for revival in New York City and in our nation.
Rich Swingle has taught and performed in 39 nations on six continents. He grew up on a 70-acre farm and moved to an 8-foot-by-10-foot room in Times Square in 1993. Rich and his bride, Joyce Swingle, another contributing writer for IFA, now have 37 screen children. The Swingles live three blocks from Times Square. www.RichDrama.com. Photo Credit: Intercessors for America.
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