Intercessors around the world will gather in Washington, D.C. later today to “pray prayers of serious repentance” for America when the National Gathering for Prayer and Repentance takes place at the Museum of the Bible.
House Speaker Mike Johnson, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and Rabbi Jonathan Cahn will be among several speakers at the event including other members of Congress and members of Parliament from various nations, along with evangelical leaders and intercessors. CBN News reports these leaders will “pray prayers of serious repentance for personal sins; sin in the church; and America’s sins, followed by prayers for the Nations,” according to the event’s official website.
Co-founder Dr. Jim Garlow stressed that the event is not about man’s performance, but about glorifying God. “The prayers are about repentance. We focus on the vertical, that is, God. We don’t applaud for people. We only applaud for God … at the end. We don’t have speeches or sermons, except designated persons to call us to serious repentance. We don’t even introduce people. The spotlight is on God. People lead in prayer. To Him. For one minute. Sincere heartfelt prayer. Intense prayer. As if the nation depends on it. Because it does,” he explained.
Fellow co-founder Tony Perkins who heads the Family Research Council, believes it is imperative for America’s future that believers pray. “Our nation needs God. Now. Our Founding Fathers understood that our strength and unity were found in our commitment to Him and to His righteousness. We think America is strong, yet a long train of events reveals weakness on every front and historic level of division. We assume America will always be. It will not,” he underlined.
Participants will also hear reports of what God is doing in Israel including the latest on the war with Hamas and how prophecy is beginning to be fulfilled with the arrivals of five red heifers in Israel. As CBN News has reported, some Jews and Christians believe red heifers are a key element leading to the building of the Third Jewish Temple. The heifers are currently in a secure, undisclosed location in Israel. Plans include moving them to a visitor’s center in Shiloh, where the tabernacle of the Lord once stood for nearly 400 years. The book of Numbers explains that ashes of the red heifer are used to purify priests for their service in the Temple.
The prayer event will be live-streamed from 11:30 pm AEDT tonight (January 31).