Sunday Morning Coffee: The Prayer March

Time flies. I can’t believe it’s already Saturday night, and time for me to write my post for Sunday morning.

I watched Franklin Graham’s Prayer March 2020 today. Watched it from start to finish. Several things I noticed:

No one was yelling obscenities.

Many races were represented among the over 50,000 people who were there, and a lot of them were holding hands in small groups, praying together.

It was peaceful. Lots of signs and banners, but no anger.

Many well-known people were tapped to lead in prayer at various sites. There was a lot of powerful, heartfelt prayer.

There was, as far as I could see, absolutely no mainstream media covering the event.

Hundreds of thousands were following it online.

One of the most touching sites at which they stopped to pray was the WWII Memorial.

World War 2 Memorial | Gold Star Wall at the World War 2 Mem… | Flickr

Each gold star represents 100 soldiers who lost their lives fighting for freedom. Four hundred thousand total. The Greatest Generation. My dad came through it without so much as a wound–at least not a physical one.

They prayed at seven sites. I won’t remember them all, but I believe it included the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Memorial, the Capitol building, the White House, and the WWII Memorial. Can’t remember the other two.

What an incredible event! And with computer technology, we could watch it as it happened. Almost as good as being there. Better, in some ways, because we could get up close and personal. People of all ages, families, I’m sure church groups, and so on. And you know what else? They didn’t leave a massive pile of trash behind them. I’m sure there was some litter, but it was minimal.

In case you haven’t found it yet, Donna Partow, a Christian writer I respect, opened a site some time ago called Pray for our President. It’s a Facebook group that you can find easily just by typing her name into the search option.

With over 126,000 people now on the site, it is dedicated to prayer. Just prayer. It is wonderful to read the prayers of believers from all around the world as they pray for President Trump, pray for our nation, and the way this election could affect the entire world.

II Chronicles 7:14. “If My people, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

2 thoughts on “Sunday Morning Coffee: The Prayer March

  1. In spite of pending fall yard clean up and putting away flower beds for the winter, I stopped and watched the whole thing on line too. One noticeable thing to me was the inclusion in prayers of humility and confessing of national sins. Even as Nehemiah prayed, so did the leaders of the prayer march. I was also, like you, impressed with the prayer huddles that specked the parade route and stops.

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