Worship singer Don Moen is gearing up for a big event aimed at restoring unity among American Christians, an effort that’s strategically set to unfold this Sunday — just two days before the ever-contentious 2016 presidential campaign comes to a close.
The event — titled “A Time of Prayer, Unity and Healing” — will stream live online on Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. E.T. It’s an initiative Moen hopes will bring Christians together, easing what he believes is an ever-growing rift between Bible believers.
The groundwork for the event was laid two years ago when Moen said he began noticing how fractured the nation was becoming. Over time, he said that intense division subtly started to impact the church.
Listen to Moen discuss how he plans to unify America below:
“I just saw such division in our nation … and then I saw that same division spreading into the church,” he recently told “The Church Boys” podcast. “And that really began to grieve me.”
So, he started working on a musical program that includes prayer and a variety of other elements — something he believes could truly help bring churches back together.
“I began working on a combination of songs, prayers and hymns to bring people together on things we agree on rather than disagree,” Moen said.
And the fruits of that labor will come together at First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, this upcoming Sunday. Moen’s hoping the mix of worship music and prayer will help unify the church, with his powerful message expanding beyond Christians to have an impact on cities and nations across the country.
“(We’re) bringing people together to say, ‘Church, hey let’s wake up,’” Moen said. “Let’s come together upon things we agree upon, the word of God, Jesus … the power of prayer. Let’s come together in unity.”
He said the multicultural, multigenerational event will specifically focus on prayers for America and for the upcoming election, with those participating “joining our hearts together … based on 2 Chronicles 7:14.”
That verse reads: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
And, as it turns out, Moen’s effort might just be the beginning, as he’s planning to take the unity event to other churches in countries around the globe.
“Every nation is facing the same stuff and so we’ve got to wake up,” he said.
As for Sunday’s event, scores of people will join Moen in person in Florida, but people across the U.S. — and the world — can tune in online as well. Find out more about the event here.
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