Former 2016 presidential candidate, Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, joined forces with a number of conservative pastors and members of Congress last Wednesday to pray against Satan's power on Capitol Hill.
Wallbuilders is a conservative organization run by evangelical author and activist David Barton while the Jefferson Gathering is a prayer organization started by Skyline Church lead pastor Jim Garlow and overseen by Pastor Dan Cumming who is responsible for the annual "Washington: A Man of Prayer" event that takes place in the Capitol's Statuary Hall.
Garlow highlighted several photos from the event on his Facebook page depicting several members of Congress and pastors at the town hall.
"Senator Ted Cruz was eloquent as usual. He came through a bruising election - and continues to be a profound & significant voice in the Senate. Thank God for him!" wrote Garlow with a photo he posted of Cruz.
"There are at least 5 or 6 pastors (maybe more?) in Congress. Congressman Jody Hice - GA - is one of those & was my friend before he went to The US House of Representatives. These are the type of high quality people who are representing you. (The problem has been in the White House & 5 of the Justices of the SCOTUS. The problem is NOT the Congress.)," he wrote in another post with Hice.
Two of the pastors who participated in the event, Dave Kistler of the North Carolina Pastors Network and Dale Walker of the Tennessee Pastors Network, talked about the event on the American Pastors Network's "Stand in the Gap" radio program last Friday.
Kistler noted that U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black preached to participants and reportedly prophesied that a revival is about to sweep America and "it will commence ... in the halls of Congress." And Walker agreed with the prophecy.
"If God rules in the halls of legislation, it's the pulpit's benefit of being there, being on site and standing up and speaking the law of God to our elected leaders and praying for them," Walker explained. "It's been the absence of the pulpits is the reason why Satan has ruled in the halls of legislation."
Kistler further confirmed information shared by Garlow that in addition to praying in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Capitol, pastors were allowed to pray in the U.S. Senate chamber by Rep. Louie Gohmert.
"We got on our knees ... and it sounded almost like a labor room as people were crying out to God for the revival that Chaplain Black believes is coming and that we believe is coming," Kistler said of their prayers in the Senate Chamber.
"To do that in the Senate chamber was an absolutely astounding opportunity," Kistler said, "and again it puts an exclamation point on the Senate chaplain's assessment that revival is on the way and may indeed begin in the halls of Congress."