The U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon, for the 32nd year, is now underway – and the reading of the Bible aloud will continue through Wednesday morning. This year, the Faith & Liberty organization is hosting the event virtually from its ministry center across from the Supreme Court building.
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The U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon was established in 1990 by Dr. John Hash and Dr. Corinthia Boone. Vonette Bright, the co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, served as the co-chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force and Chairman Emeritus of America’s National Prayer Committee. Bright helped facilitate the vision for the U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon and encouraged Dr. Boone to hold the event around the time of the National Day of Prayer. In 1990, Dr. Boone took a group of 30 pastors and went on the West Lawn of the Capitol. Each reader would hold a carnation as he read God’s Word and then passed the flower to the next participant. – Faith & Liberty
Then the National Day of Prayer takes place on Thursday, based on the scriptural theme: 2 Corinthians 3:17 “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”