Awake, O harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn
Foundations of the Movement
Throughout scripture, God chose to reveal Himself in the place of worship and prayer. From the tabernacle of David, to the temple in Jerusalem, to the room-shaking prayer meetings surrounding the day of Pentecost, God’s personal Presence has always been central to His purposes in the earth.
The records of revival history also attest to the truth of this Biblical principle. Nearly every great move of God can be traced back to a people that made the power of prayer and worship central in their lives. This principle of the centrality of God’s Presence has withstood the test of time and is still seen to be true in our day. Even right now, as you read this, ceaseless songs and prayers are rising before His throne in heaven. God is enthroned on the praises of His people!
At the Awaken the Dawn Prayer Room in Fredericksburg Virginia, we have sought to make His Presence central in our lives and ministry. As we have done this, we have seen a miraculous storyline unfold in our midst and we believe we are only seeing the beginnings of a massive movement of prayer, worship, and gospel proclamation.
History of the Movement
During the feast of Tabernacles in 2017, we had Awaken the Dawn on the National Mall in Washington D.C. It was nothing short of amazing! On the weekend of October 6-9th, close to 50,000 people and 1,600 worship teams from all 50 states offered up 2850 combined hours of worship and prayer in 58 tents around the clock for three days on our National Mall!
Throughout that weekend, nearly 4 million people across the globe participated and heard the gospel LIVE on Facebook! There was a shift in our Nation’s Capital, prayer movements were birthed, prayers were answered, people were healed, hundreds were saved – and thousands of lives were impacted and forever changed. But the event in Washington was never meant to be the endgame, but a staging ground and beginning of a new Jesus Movement in this generation!
On the of heels Awaken the Dawn 2017, Tent America 2018 was launched. During September 27-29, 2018, once again coinciding with the Feast of Tabernacles, ground-teams from across the nation hosted ‘tent city’ gatherings of worship, music, prayer, and gospel proclamation – simultaneously in all 50 state capital cities, including Washington D.C and Puerto Rico and on 101 college and university campuses! For fifty consecutive hours, day and night, public outdoor worship flooded our nation as the proclamation of the Gospel went forth!
Future of the Movement
In 2019 we are once again hosting Tent America. This time we are inviting anyone, anywhere, to participate as we canopy America with worship, prayer, and gospel proclamation. What would happen if God’s personal Presence was made central in the cities, towns, campuses, and universities of our nation?
As we dream for the future, our desire is to:
- Disciple America in hosting the Presence of God
- Continue to host Tent America and many other catalytic gatherings
- Create a nation-wide network of like-hearted friendships
- See thousands of cities and towns lit up with prayer, worship, and gospel proclamation as the worth of Jesus put on display across our nation.
Join us in the movement.
It’s time to see the worth of Jesus go viral.