Prayer March 2020

Prayer March 2020
Prayer March 2020

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Prayer March 2020

Story by Tom Price
Photos by Christian Rodriguez and Michael Herrera

With well over 50,000 evangelical Christians crowding in to hear his words, Pastor Franklin Graham lifted up our nation in prayer at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., at noon this past Saturday, September 26. Well-known musician Michael W. Smith led the large group in praise songs before a surprise visit from Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen. Huge crowds, lined up at the memorial and the reflecting pool, let out a deafening cheer when the Pence family appeared.

After several others prayed, Franklin led the prayer walk with seven stops between the Lincoln Memorial and the U.S. Capitol. People prayed at the World War II Memorial for the military and police, at the Washington Monument for solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic and the end of abortion, and at the National Museum of African American History and Culture for respect and reconciliation between the races— among several other stops.

Pastor Greg Laurie talking to man

Calvary Chapel Pastors Greg Laurie and Skip Heitzig talk to friends and family ahead of the 2020 Prayer March.

Calvary Chapel groups from across the nation journeyed to D.C. to join other believers in the one-day event that began at the Lincoln Memorial and ended in front of the Supreme Court. Pastor Skip Heitzig of Calvary Church in Albuquerque, NM, was invited personally by Franklin. “There are thousands upon thousands here for one reason,” exclaimed Skip. “They believe that God in heaven is going to answer our prayers like He said He would. The Lord said, ‘Call on me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things which you know not.’ So, we are looking for God to answer that prayer and hopefully bring revival back to this country.”

Crowd and Monument

Believers from across the country met at the footsteps of the Lincoln Memorial in the nation's capital for prayer.


Family prays together

A young family pauses for prayer as part of the 2020 Prayer March last Saturday.


Family prays to God together

Believers from every walk of life participated in the historic event.


Franklin Graham marches and holds sign

Pastor Franklin Graham leads the 2020 Prayer March through Washington, D.C. while stopping to pray at the various monuments.


Franklin praying

Pastor Franklin Graham leads prayer as thousands of people prepare to unite in prayer.


Franklin Graham preaching

Pastor Franklin Graham hosted the 2020 Prayer March in Washington, D.C. on September 26.


Jesus is Coming

A man shows excitement for the return of Jesus.


Jesus Matters

Thousands of believers gather on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to unite in prayer for the country.


Big crowd

Thousands of believers gather in Washington, D.C. for the 2020 Prayer March.


People hold signs in street

Signs displaying various Bible verses and Scripture were on display throughout the day.


People march and wave

Belivers extend their arms during a moment of worship before the start of the 2020 Prayer March.


People pray in front of capital

Three believers embrace in a special moment of prayer.


People walk together

Thousands walk from the Lincoln Memorial toward the Washington Monument in the first part of the 2020 Prayer March.


People with hands up and eyes closed

A woman joins the crowd in a shared moment of prayer.


Two women worship the Lord

A believer passionately raises her arms while Pastor Franklin Graham prays for the nation.


All verses above are quoted from the New King James Version.

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