Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018:
We finished our last worship session. Most of the team was packed up, in the van, and ready to head to the airport. Goodbyes were said, tears were shed. Then we all went our separate ways: team members from San Diego, LA, Texas, New Hampshire and NC. What an amazing 5 days we had! Hours of worship & intercession, poured out just 3 blocks from the US Capitol building, where lawmakers will work together, to better our country. We had seen many people come in and out of the tent, during our time there, wondering what was going on, or being encouraged and joining with us in worship. Alltribes DC, day, was powerful, with hundreds gathering together, to worship and pray, and hear the Gospel….people of every color! What a blessing!
After our last session, as we all departed, 5 of us had some time, so we headed over to the Lincoln memorial, the Korean War memorial, and the Vietnam War memorial. As we walked around, taking in the sobering reality of these events, I found myself being overwhelmed with thoughts of so many battles, and things that affect so many thousands of people, across our nation.
I began to realize, at a whole new level, the importance of worship, bringing the presence of the Lord, and prayer, asking for His steady hand to change or shift things in the right direction. I thought of all those who prayed during the Civil war…or any other war—for peace and healing to come.
Our task in worship and prayer can be hard to explain to people. It’s not as obvious as meeting the needs of the poor, physically. But spiritually, we are all poor, without Jesus. Spiritually, we all need the Lord (Matthew 5:1)!
Knowing that pouring out our hearts in worship to the Lord, asking Him to come and change things, this is what our week in DC was all about. Lord knows we need a shift in our nation!
It was an honor and privilege to be a part of that calling, as we gathered with the original Americans/First Nations people in our nation’s capitol, to cry out together, seeking His presence. Days later, countless people having heard the Gospel through song and prayer, praising the Lord together, every tribe and tongue, we got a little glimpse of what Heaven will be like.
Let’s pray that anyone who walked into that atmosphere in that big tent, seeing the unity in the Body of Christ on the National Mall, would have felt the incredible presence of the Lord, and given their hearts to HIM!!! Thank you for being a part!!