Revisit All 7 Stops Along the National Mall

By   •   September 26, 2020

Tens of thousands turned out for Washington Prayer March 2020 with Franklin Graham in Washington, D.C. That included a surprise visit by Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence. The prayer event started on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and continued with six more stops along the 1.8-mile walk along the National Mall to the U.S. Capitol. Watch a replay of the Prayer March.
Stop 1: "Today at this Washington Prayer March, you continue a great American tradition," Pence said during his remarks. "Since the founding of our nation, the American people and our leaders have gone to prayer in challenging times."
Stop 1: Various Christians, clergy and lay leaders spoke during the seven prayer stops. Former U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (Minnesota) prayed from Psalms during the first stop on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Bishop Harry Jackson followed Bachmann, and he prayerfully urged the crowd that despite the ongoing challenges, God is healing us. “We remember Psalm 68:1, ‘Let God arise and His enemies be scattered,’” Jackson said to a chorus of “Amens.”
Stop 2: Edward Graham (center) of Samaritan’s Purse served 16 years in military special operations with eight combat deployments. The son of Franklin Graham participated in the second Prayer March stop at the World War II Memorial. Graham was joined by Ret. Lt. Col. Oliver North (U.S. Marine Corps); Myron Lizer, vice president of Navajo Nation; and Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. The four men asked God for His protection over the armed forces and their families. Edward Graham also focused on first responders during his prayer. “Lord, an ugliness, a great sin and a lie has turned towards them,” Graham prayed. “Lord we ask for Your hand of protection.”
Stop 3: At the Washington Monument, Pastor Skip Heitzig, Jerry Prevo (acting president of Liberty University) and Kelvin Cochran joined Franklin Graham to pray specifically for salvation of the lost, renewed strength in our families, solutions to the coronavirus and an end to abortion. Cochran, former fire chief with the Atlanta Fire Department, asked God to restore the families and use them for His glory. Michael W. Smith (far left) also prayed along the march and led in worship at the beginning.
Stop 4: Franklin Graham, Paula White-Cain and Pastor Greg Laurie prayed in view of the White House for President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, their families and all of those who work in the executive branch of government. “So often we point to the White House as the problem, but in reality You point to Your house, the Church, to us,” Laurie prayed during the fourth stop. “Lord, we’re praying right now that revival will start here.”
Stop 5: Darryl Strawberry, a former Major League Baseball standout, shared an impassioned prayer for compassion, kindness and racial reconciliation during the fifth stop of Prayer March 2020. Standing near the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Strawberry was joined by Alveda King and Pastor Jentezen Franklin. “We claim this territory for Your kingdom, Father,” said King, director of Civil Rights for the Unborn. “We have sinned and misunderstood or just on purpose thought that we were separate races. We are one human race. Acts 17:26 says, ‘one blood.’ Lord God we are one human race. We are not color blind. … We’re going to recognize ethnicity and all the beauty that You gave us, Lord.”
Stop 6: Pastors Robert Morris (speaking) and formerly imprisoned pastor Andrew Brunson (right of Franklin Graham) were joined by former U.S. Representative Frank Wolf (Virginia) during the sixth stop of Prayer March 2020 near the National Archives. The focus during this stop was on religious boldness. “God, we ask today that You will anoint the pastors of America with a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ Name,” Morris prayed.
Stop 7: The last stop of Prayer March 2020 happened near the U.S. Capitol, and the focus here was on Congress, government leaders at all levels, the Supreme Court and other judge positions nationwide. Anne Graham Lotz opened the time recognizing God’s many attributes, including His faithfulness and righteousness. “You have poured out Your blessing on us, but God, we have not been faithful to You,” Lotz prayed. “We have turned away from Your commands. … We confess before You our unfaithfulness.”
Stop 7: Franklin Graham concluded Prayer March 2020 by asking those in attendance to turn and stretch their hands toward the U.S. Capitol building. “Father, we pray right now in Jesus’ name for the men and women that work there on Capitol Hill, that make the laws that affect this nation. We pray that You would move in the hearts of those men and women.”

Please keep praying at this crucial time in our country’s history—for God’s mercy, protection and guidance in the days ahead.