This week tens of thousands of Christians are gathering for mass prayer and worship in state capitals across the United States.
As a part of an event called "Tent America 2018," hosted by Awaken the Dawn, Christians from across the U.S. are heading to their state capitals for a three-day prayer session and celebration where they will pray for the healing of our nation and celebrate the works God is doing.
The event is running from September 27-29 and is taking place simultaneously with the Feast of Tabernacles which is happening in Israel.
The event will have a tent city set up where people can come to worship, listen to and sing music, pray and hear gospel proclamations. According to Awake the Dawn, the hope is to be able to bring prayer tents to all 50 state capitals as well as to hundreds of college campuses across the country.
According to the Awaken the Dawn website, "The Tent of Meeting represents the raw, unfiltered presence of God, unrestrained by cultural norms – extending an invitation to weak men and women to cry out to meet with Him, face-to-face. This is the cry that must arise from the generations as we tabernacle together in September: We want to meet with You face-to-face! ...John 1:14 declares that 'the Word became flesh and dwelt among us' – we want Jesus to tabernacle among us during Tent America 2018 in His full splendor."
“We want to go on a rescue mission to a generation and to a nation,” said an Awaken the Dawn representative in a video on their website.
"Awaken the Dawn is a Movement with assignments from God. The National Mall was the first assignment, and NOW, we're mobilizing for TENT AMERICA 2018, tent cities on every state capital and on campuses across the nation!" the organization said in a statement.
"We're rallying the nation to pray 24/7 for revival in America and for breakthrough and covering for Tent America 2018 between now and September 27.”
The statement concludes with a call to arms saying, “Would you prayerfully consider taking one hour of your week to dedicate to prayer for Tent America 2018 and Great Awakening in our land?"
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Video courtesy: Awaken the Dawn