National Gathering for Prayer & Repentance on Jan. 31 Features Lawmakers, Evangelical Leaders

Lawmakers, evangelical leaders and intercessors will gather for a national day of prayer this Wednesday to “pray prayers of serious repentance” for America.

According to CBN News, The National Gathering for Prayer and Repentance will be held at the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. and be livestreamed on January 31 from 7:30 a.m. EST to 1 p.m.

Several speakers at the event include House Speaker Mike Johnson, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, and Rabbi Jonathan Cahn as well as other members of Congress and members of Parliament from various nations, along with evangelical leaders and intercessors.

As stated by the National Gathering for Prayer and Repentance website, these leaders will “pray prayers of serious repentance for (1) personal sins, (2) sin in the church and (3) America’s sins, followed by praying for the Nations.”

The co-founders of the prayer event are Dr. Jim Garlow and Tony Perkins, founder of the Family Research Council.

“The prayers are about repentance. For personal sins. For sin in the church. For America’s sins. We focus on the vertical, that is, God. We don’t applaud for people. We only applaud for God… at the end. We don’t have speeches or sermons, except designated persons to call us to serious repentance. We don’t even introduce people,” Garlow said.

“The spotlight is on God. People lead in prayer. To Him. For one minute. Sincere heartfelt prayer. Intense prayer. As if the nation depends on it. Because it does,” he added.

Meanwhile, Perkins shared that it was important for Christians to pray regarding the future of America.

“Our nation needs God. Now. Our Founding Fathers understood that our strength and unity were found in our commitment to Him and to His righteousness. We think America is strong, yet a long train of events reveals weakness on every front and historic level of division. We assume America will always be. It will not,” Perkins said.

“America needs God,” he contended. “While some may refuse to accept that reality, we readily acknowledge that America truly does need God… We invite you to join us on January 31 in the spirit of humility, brokenness, contriteness, and repentance.”

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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for Christian Headlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.

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