Rise Up 18: Bishop Harry Jackson Calls for Prayer Before the Midterm Elections
Bishop Harry Jackson, pastor of Hope Christian Church and member of President Trump’s faith council, will host a two-night intercessory prayer event called Rise Up 18. Rise Up 18 will take place on the eve of the midterm elections, Monday, November 5, in the Washington, D.C., area.
God Moves Because of Prayers
“We believe that God moves because of the prayers of His saints,” Jackson explained in a recent interview with CBN News. “I believe that prophetic intercession is critical in the days going into this midterm election. We’ve got Supreme Court justices and lower court judges at stake. We have a lot of policies that have a Christian agenda and we need to have a healing between Democratic Christians and Republican Christians. We need to take the higher ground of praying God’s agenda, not partisan political agenda in this important season of time.”
Faith leaders from around the country will intercede in prayer for the United States and the upcoming elections. Cindy Jacobs, Dr. Lance Wallnau, Mario Bramnick, Michele Bachmann, Dr. Alveda King and others will attend.
A Prophetic Influence
“No matter what party you are … it’s critical that we participate as a prophetic influence into the political system of our day,” continued Jackson. He believes that the church is the only unifying factor.
“If you don’t vote, don’t complain,” Jackson warned. Many years ago, a state trooper threatened Jackson’s father after he voted. Jackson explained that the right to vote was, in many cases, bought with the blood of citizens. “It’s a sacred right … I believe it’s our sovereign responsibility.”
He wants Christians to vote their values. “Vote the things that matter to you. If you’ll do that and we all pray before we go into those booths to vote, I believe that the Will of God will be manifest[ed] … . We are a large enough voting bloc that we can make the distinctive and decisive difference in this and every election that is to come in our nation.”
You can join in the prayer event. It will take place at Hope Christian Church, 6251 Ammendale Rd. in Beltsville, Maryland. If you are unable to attend in person, you may stream the event at GodTV beginning at 7 p.m. EST.