Tens of thousands attend prayer march in D.C.

by Jeffrey Swindoll · Sep 27th, 2020 11:13 am

Last Updated Sep 28th, 2020 at 9:00 pm

Tens of thousands attended the "Washington Prayer March with Franklin Graham" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Saturday.

"I think we're at a crucial point in this country," Graham said. "We're that close to losing our nation … We need to pray that God will intervene. And that's what we're here to do is pray for this country."

"We see that as a nation we have turned our back on God," Graham noted. "We've taken God out of school. We've taken him out of government. We've taken him out of public life. And we need to put God back in these areas. We need God's help. Only God can heal our land and bring us together. And so, this is a march to show unity, but more importantly, to lock arms and for all of us to pray by marching. We're all doing this together. It's not that I am more important than somebody else, I'm not. Our prayers are equal before God. We're just going to go and pray and ask for God's help."

Organizers of the event estimate up to 50,000 attended the event. Over 3.8 million people watched the event on Facebook, YouTube, and the Prayer March Website.

"Father, our country is in trouble. We need your help," Graham said. "We pray today specifically for the President, Donald J. Trump."

Vice President Mike Pence also spoke at the event.

"Today, at this Washington prayer march, you continue a great tradition," Pence said. "Since the founding of our nation, the American people and our leaders have gone to prayer in challenging times."

Pence also said Trump sent his greetings, gratitude, and asked him to say, "Thank you for your prayers."

Liberty University, whose new president Jerry Prevo also spoke at the event, brought 46 buses full of more than 1,000 students to the event.

"These people have come from all over America at their own expense. They're coming to pray for the country," former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee said while hosting the event's livestream. "They're here to solve the trouble our land is in."

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