Each year leading up to the day, a group sets up in front of the Capitol, rain or shine, for a 90-hour Bible reading marathon. This year around 400 people from around the country have participated – including a few lawmakers.
Keith Davidson, founder of Seedline International, is leading this year’s event. He says volunteers are even there reading through the wee hours of the night. “We had a lady last night that was on standby from Alabama and flew in just to read, and she left back out at 6am this morning,” said Davidson.
This annual tradition dates back to 1990. This year they have over 100 Bible translations and versions to choose from and they hope to add even more next year.
“We have a Farsi Bible and folks can come by and read that in their language, we also have a Russian Bible and we have a Chinese Bible that a group yesterday, a Chinese church actually here in Washington, DC, brought out,” continued Davidson.
The event concludes on the National Day of Prayer when a group gathers to read aloud the final chapter of Revelation.
The theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer is “Love One Another”.
“It’s an appropriate theme, especially for this time,” Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA) says.