The multi-city, nationwide tour of prayer and praise called "Let Us Worship," made its way to Washington, D.C., on Sunday evening, drawing tens of thousands from across the United States. The gathering, spearheaded by worship leader Sean Feucht, was the 45th event of its kind this year.
Designed to encourage Christians to intercede with God for the country in the midst of a bitter election cycle, pandemic, and racial unrest, Feucht pointed to efforts by state leaders like California Gov. Gavin Newsom to silence singing and worship as the impetus behind his efforts.
Feucht cautioned that the church should not ever react in fear and intimidation but rather always embody a fearless devotion to Christ.
That sentiment was echoed by several who attended, including Minnesota resident Rhoda Mehl.
"We're here standing 'peacefully protesting' by praising God, believing that this is His war, that this is His battle. And He will win," she said, referencing the number of churches that have been closed in recent months. "The church is confused about whose authority they need to respect and respond to. We need to fear the Lord first and then honor the king."
🔦 Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) was a surprise attendee of the event, having just come from the Senate confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.