In a powerful, electrified gathering, pastors and Christian leaders assembled at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on Saturday to pray for our nation in a “solemn assembly” of unity. Following the counsel of Joel 2 (“Call a sacred assembly, gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders. . .”), the event was timed to coincide with several historical events, including the surrender of General Robert E. Lee in 1865, the Asuza Street Revival in 1906, and the burial of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968.

Christians braved freezing, wet, windy conditions and gathered under umbrellas and ponchos to listen to speakers exhorting the nation’s pastors not to be afraid to address political topics, including the holocaust of abortion, the affliction of racial tensions, the plague of fatherlessness, the healing a divided nation, the downfall of traditional marriage and the turning away from God as a nation. FULL REPORT