Evangelical leaders will gather in Washington, D.C. this weekend to join about a million Christians to pray and worship for the country.
“Together 2016,” inspired by Nick Hall, the founder of PULSE, is an event that will take place on the National Mall on July 16.
"It's a gathering for all people to come together under the banner of Jesus. The only agenda is Jesus," Hall told The Christian Post. "It's the church from all backgrounds — Lutherans, Catholics, Pentecostals. It's going to be worship, it's going to be prayer, and it's going to be lifting up Jesus and praying that He changes our hearts individually. We're talking about a reset in our lives and ultimately a reset in this generation. We really believe that there's a heart issue and that God wants our heart."
Hall said the idea comes from biblical times when God’s people came together to pray.
"The Gathering is just about Jesus, there's a lot of gatherings for different causes but we really believe there's something about just dialing it back and saying, 'We need Jesus more than anything else' and [letting others know] that Jesus is for everyone and that Jesus changes everything," Hall said.
Some of the guest speakers and artists that will be at the event include: Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Francis Chan, Lecrae, Passion, David Crowder, Kirk Franklin, Ravi Zacharias, Jeremy Camp, Andy Mineo, Michael W. Smith, Lauren Daigle, Christine Caine, Mark Batterson, Tony Evans, Matthew West, Jo Saxton, Mike Kelsey, Casting Crowns, John K. Jenkins Sr., Josh McDowell, Luis Palau, Tasha Cobbs, Lacey Sturm, Trip Lee, Samuel Rodriguez, Jennie Allen, Christine D'Clario, Matt Maher, Sammy Wanyonyi, and Lindsey Nobles.
More than 1,000 churches across the country have already agreed to attend.
Publication date: July 14, 2016
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