On February 1, 2023, the inaugural National Gathering for Prayer and Repentance was held at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. This event, where lawmakers, evangelical leaders, and Christian communicators gathered to pray, was birthed from a need for a spirit of revival and repentance in the United States.
Sponsors of the event included NRB members Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), Family Research Council (FRC), American Family Association (AFA), Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), Evangelism Explosion, and Ignite America.
The morning gathering included worship, biblical exhortations, and corporate prayer. Featured participants included House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), former congresswoman Michele Bachman (R-Minn.), and numerous NRB members, including Brad Dacus of PJI, Lyndsay Keith of Newsmax, Star Parker of Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), and Tony Perkins of FRC.
NRB President & CEO Troy A. Miller prayed at the event for those in the media outlets and on the airwaves.
“We pray that they will loudly and boldly proclaim the Gospel of truth, hope, and love,” prayed Miller. “May they reach the lost for your glory; may they edify, beautify and build up the church.”
“Lord, we pray that you would give them favor, we pray that they will stand against those who seek to cancel them, we pray that you will open up the hearts and minds of all those who are listening, and we pray it all in Christ’s precious name. Amen.”