Tens of Thousands to Gather in Nation's Capital for 'America's Tent of Meeting': Awaken the Dawn

Thousands gather to worship and pray on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on July 16, 2016. | (Photo: Pulse)

Tens of thousands of Christians are expected to assemble on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. this weekend to pray and implore God for divine intervention and to rescue the next generation for a nation in crisis.

"America's Tent of Meeting" sponsored by Awaken the Dawn will be held from 5 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Monday and feature 58 large tents — one for each American state plus eight regional ones — stationed on the grounds of the National Mall. Round-the-clock prayer and worship will be happening in these tents as well as evangelistic outreach equipping sessions.

"We really just want to gather around the work of Jesus and the presence of God," said David Bradshaw in a phone interview Tuesday with The Christian Post. Bradshaw is the director of the Fredericksburg, Virginia-based Prayer Furnace, one of ATM's organizers, who will be speaking on stage. The goal is "to throw a public, audacious, bold, visible celebration of Jesus' worth," he said, noting that worship and prayer are at the center of the event.

Speakers and musicians involved in the event include: Francis Chan of We Are Church, Heidi Baker of IRIS Global, Lou Engle of The Call, evangelist Todd White, Bethel Music, Lindy Conant, and many others.