August 29, 2022
In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple… Isaiah 6:1
On the hot, humid afternoon of August 20th, several hundred people gathered for Pray North Carolina, which was held on the steps of our state capitol in Raleigh. The atmosphere was chaotic as a Caribbean festival, led by hundreds of scantily clad women in brightly colored feathers, marched through the city streets to the amplified drumbeat of their “music.” The pulsating sound that could be felt as well as heard was like that of war drums, reminding those who had come to pray that we were indeed engaged in an invisible spiritual battle for our city, state, and nation.
Following statewide leaders, who led the gathering in powerful prayers that focused on strategic areas, I was given the privilege of closing out the prayer rally with a brief message as well as leading in prayer. What could I say in such an atmosphere, when all the pertinent issues had been covered? I invite you to watch the following video of my participation.
Use it, please, to pray with me: