Thomas Rost, owner of R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes in Michigan, lost a case this past June at the U.S. Supreme Court over the firing of a transgender employee. “I’m so happy to be here today,” he said. “I’m so glad that we could have a prayer walk, that we can honor God and His Son, Jesus Christ. … It’s staggering to see all these people, and I’m so grateful for them and for all the participation. … When you take a stand that is contrary to the world, there is much hostility. We’ve faced a lot of hostility, and Christians are at that point now where they have to take a stand.”
“This is a critical time in our American society,” said Robert Morgan, teaching pastor of the Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee. “I wanted to be here to pray for America. There are two small squares of ground that are very important for our nation. One is the voting booth, and the other is the prayer closet. And we need to occupy both.”
Left to right, Tiffany, Warren and Joyce Winston came from the Los Angeles area. “God has the plan that we should be following all along,” Warren said. “We’ve tried so many times throughout history to use man’s plan, to focus our direction on ourselves instead of focusing our direction on what it is that He has laid before us.” Tiffany said: “We wanted to be at the Prayer March in order to stand up for Jesus because there are a lot of things that are happening in this country, and we wanted to be part of something that’s as powerful as this, with all these people coming out for God.
“Our country is just being torn apart,” said Scott Cunningham. “And I don’t think any kind of politicians or man-made solution is going to solve the problem.” Scott and his wife, Connie, drove about seven hours from Jonesboro, Tennessee. “I’m praying that God would just convict hearts and make people realize that our country is heading in a really bad place,” Connie said as tears filled her eyes. “There’s so much evil, so much sin. A lot of the stuff that’s happening just breaks our heart. I can’t imagine what it’s doing to His. He’s the only answer right now. He’s the only answer for us.”
“It’s very important that Christians gather together and seek the will of God, especially in this time,” said Justin Selleck, joined by eight fellow members of the Spanish-speaking church he attends in Sanford, North Carolina. “It’s time for believers to humble themselves and seek God. So it starts with us. It starts with Christians. … We’re here as a Body of Christ to pray and ask for forgiveness.”
Mike and Tina Girardi came as part of a group of 51 from Long Meadow Chapel in Milford, Pennsylvania. “I think this country needs to get back to our Judeo-Christian principles,” Mike said. “I think this [March] is absolutely wonderful. All these people—and all these young people—they’re an inspiration to us who are somewhat older. It’s a wonderful day.”
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