Steve Amerson to Participate in the ‘Washington A Man of Prayer 2015’ Event
WASHINGTON, April 21, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — On Wednesday evening April 29, members of Congress will honor the 226th inaugural anniversary of President George Washington with ceremonies in prestigious Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. Honorary hosts for the gala are Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma and Representative Randy Forbes of Virginia. House Speaker John Boehner will begin the evening with a welcome and members will be led in prayer for the nation by Chaplains of the House and Senate Fr. Patrick Conroy and Rev. Dr. Barry Black.
Special patriotic and spiritual musical presentations will be performed by Steve Amerson, Keith and Kristyn Getty, and members of The National Christian Choir. Emcees for the evening are pastors Dr. Jim Garlow and Rev. Dan Cummins. A special blessing for the nation will be given by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn.
The ceremony honoring the 226th inaugural anniversary of President George Washington will be broadcast globally by the Daystar Television Network at 8:30pm-10:00pm EST.
Though the event is exclusively for members of Congress, churches around the world will be able to join the celebration that Wednesday evening during their midweek services via a WND.com webcast. Churches are encouraged to register online to host the historic webcast during their midweek services at www.WashingtonAManOfPrayer.com.
In its fourth consecutive year, Washington A Man of Prayer 2015 commemorates the events of April 30, 1789, when after being sworn in at Federal Hall President Washington along with Congress proceeded to St. Paul’s Chapel where as its first official act offered dedicatory prayers to God on America’s behalf.
Rev. Dan Cummins, the events originator, gives the historic significance of the event stating, “On April 30, 1789, the world saw more than just the inauguration of the president of a new nation; it witnessed a watershed moment in world history – the birth of the American Republic and a functioning Constitution.” He also notes, “Could the ideals penned on parchment at Philadelphia’s Continental Congress preserve in ink what sword and patriots’ blood inscribed on the field of battle? The pen indeed has been mightier than the sword as today we celebrate 226 triumphant years of the American Experiment and the exceptional man who most embodied the dream of all men – the freedom to self-govern.”
Statuary Hall or as it is often referred to as The Old House Chamber was the location of weekly Christian church services from 1800 to 1869. It was the largest church on the east coast with as many as 2000 in attendance – in the Capitol. The American Christian church has deep roots and significant historic ties to Statuary Hall.
Posted on April 21, 2015, in Faith and Politics and tagged Chaplains of The House and Senate, Representive Randy Forbes, Senator James Lankford, Statuary Hall, Steve Amerson, U.S. Capitol Building, U.S. Congress, Washington A Man of Prayer 2015. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.