Pastors flood D.C. to pray for lawmakers

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
 | 
Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

U.S. Capitol 3Approximately 1,500 pastors and other Christian leaders are in the nation's capital this week to connect with lawmakers and focus on spiritual revival and patriotic renewal.  

The fifth annual Capitol Connection, sponsored by Awake America Ministries, features pastors and legislators joining together to pray and be encouraged. 

Dr. Paul Chappell, senior pastor of Lancaster Baptist Church in California and president of West Coast Baptist College, is one of the key note speakers for the three-day event that kicked off Monday. He is challenging pastors to be the faith leaders that God has called them to be even though the world may deem that foolish.

"And despite the fact that we're going to be deemed as fools and there's going to be difficult days," he says, "that's where leaders have to step up and encourage God's people to follow Him in faith."

Chappell says the pastors and other Christians are also spending time with their elected representatives.

"We want the Christian elected official to be encouraged that we're praying," the pastor tells OneNewsNow. "And we want those that are not Christians to know that we exist - that we do pray for them, and that we actually still believe in the infallible truths of the Bible. And as weird as that may seem to some of them, it's who we are."

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Predict the most-heard phrase when Dems push for more gun restrictions in 2019: (Choose up to two)

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

US senator apologizes to anyone offended by 'hanging' remark
El Chapo trial witness: Ex-Mexico security chief was bribed
Mistrial declared in case of slain NYC runner Karina Vetrano
Lawyer: Trump provides written answers to Mueller questions
Obama judge bars US from enforcing Trump asylum ban
Trump says no new punishment for writer's murder

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Utah election called between Mia Love and Ben McAdams – and it's bad news for Pelosi
Big victory for Christian baker in Colorado
Robert De Niro and his wife, Grace Hightower, split after 2 decades: reports
Dog attack at Oklahoma school leaves 12 children injured
Joni Eareckson Tada diagnosed with cancer again

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Pro-life groups ask: Why not?

'Choose Life' stamp (illustration only)Several organizations are partnering together in a campaign to try and put a stamp on the pro-life movement.