At the end of September, 10 members from Cornerstone Community Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation, in Hagerstown, Maryland (Dean Pryor, pastor), traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in a prayer walk. The group was led and organized by Craig Mickel, a Cornerstone member and small group Bible Study teacher.
The group started their morning out with a Bible lesson from Genesis 18, discussing Abraham’s intercessory prayer for Sodom and Gomorrah. With their hearts focused, they set out for a few hours of engaging in their own intercessory prayers.
The group split up and attended both The Return 24-hours of prayer, organized by New Jersey Pastor Jonathan Cahn, and the Prayer March, organized by Franklin Graham. Throughout the day they heard both men speak and joined the other hundred-thousand participants in lifting up our country in prayer.
Graham’s Prayer March led participants to various monuments throughout The Mall, with each stop calling for prayer for a specific item. They prayed for unity, peace, reconciliation, and guidance, among other specific and timely matters. Some of the group from Cornerstone loosely followed this itinerary, while others marked their own path, stopping to pray when they felt led to do so. Craig reports that all participants were glad they attended the eye-opening event.
As he walked about the capital, Craig saw groups gathering in circles everywhere in “intercessory prayer for our country.” He was blown away by the sheer volume of people in attendance and noted people gathering to pray together in groups anywhere from three to 50 all throughout The Mall.
“You could really feel the Holy Spirit there,” Craig said.
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