Drawing thousands to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Sunday, Christian artist Sean Feucht led worship as part of his ongoing tour of American cities in a larger weekend event he called a “divine setup.”
Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, the 38-year-old worship leader told the Christian Broadcasting Network that he hoped for a date in October. However, the National Park Service could only offer him this last weekend.
“They came back to me and said, ‘Actually we can’t give you a date in October. The only dates we have available are September 11 and 12.’ And I knew in that moment this was a total God setup,” Feucht said.
On Sunday, before the Let Us Worship event began at 5 p.m., Feucht and his team led prayer at the U.S. Supreme Court, the Lincoln Memorial and White House with the goal of filling the nation’s capital with worship and prayer. The D.C. event kicked off 21 days of prayer for the nation.
The previous night, Sept. 11, President Donald Trump addressed the crowd in an 8-minute recorded message in which he urged Americans to pray. He spoke of the 13 fallen soldiers recently killed in Afghanistan.
“I just feel like we’re in the middle of a leadership crisis in America. … I think everyone would understand that. I think having the former president give an address where he calls America to pray, honor the fallen, honor the military, which I don’t feel like has been done in a great way from this current administration,” Feucht told CBN News. “We need somebody of that caliber, of that level to call America to pray, but also to give us some reassurance that we’re not in this thing alone.”
In remarks to the crowd gathered on the National Mall Sunday, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo., described what was happening in the nation’s capital as the “sounds of revival.”
Gesturing to the U.S. Capitol behind him, the senator said that though bad news sometimes comes from that place, “we have the best news of all.”
“God has dreams for America that aren’t fulfilled yet,” he declared, adding “there’s more to come. The best is yet to come because we serve a King who is on the throne and His Kingdom is ever-advancing.”
“When it comes to our country, He is just getting started,” Hawley contended.
The senator went on to share from the book of Judges, highlighting the story of when Gideon hid from his enemies, and the angel of the Lord showed up and called him a mighty man of valor.