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#0057 – The 24-7 Worship Tent in Washington DC with Jason Hershey

Presence Pioneers - Worship, Prayer and Revival Podcast

In this episode, Matthew interviews Jason Hershey, the founder of David’s Tent DC. They go into the history, the victories, and the struggles.Matthew starts by asking Jason for his backstory – how on earth did he end up hosting a 24/7 worship tent on the National Mall for 5 years (and counting)? Jason started out in Lancaster, PA with a Mennonite pastor/dairy farmer for a father, working on the farm with his family. He feels he truly accepted Jesus after his brother came back from a mission trip to Asia, when Jason was 19. It was his first introduction to Grace. At 22, he joined YWAM and hoped to go to the nations full time, but he realized God was calling him to intercede for the U.S. This meant he moved his young family to DC, and began connecting with groups like JHOP, led by Lou Engle. In 2009 and 2010, he went through what he calls a “pruning season”, where his entire team left him and his wife there in DC and he had to lean into what God had said. He just started going to any prayer meeting he could find! In 2011, he did a 72 day fast with Lou Engle and the Circuit Rider Movement, and what was birthed out of that was David’s Tent. They went to the parks service to find a spot for 40 days to start, hoping to find a side park to set up, and they suggested them setting up on the Ellipse instead, in view of the White House. So they did 40 days in 2012 and 2013, 50 days in 2014, and on September 11th, 2015 (in honor of Amos 9:11), they began the 24/7 model that’s still going today. Matthew then asks him to expound on that pruning season – it’s a pretty common setback for people with big vision. So what did Jason learn in that season? He calls it “the dark night of the soul”. His advice is simply Isaiah 35 – Be strong, fear not, your God will come. It’s tempting to believe what’s happening is your fault, but he insists that if you can trust God, you will come out of the wilderness “leaning on your Beloved”, with deeper intimacy. God isn’t pruning the ministry, He’s pruning us. Looking back at David’s Tent over the last 9 years, Jason recalls the cookie jar. They have a prayer request cookie jar in the tent, where anyone passing through can write down a prayer request and then the staff will pray over it for 2 weeks. They’ve averaged 400-700 prayer requests in that cookie jar EVERY MONTH! Most of the time, there are 3-10 people in the tent, not huge crowds. It’s actually random people off the street – joggers will stop in, write it down, and jog out. Jason believes this proves that people are hungry for God. One woman flew back to DC from Georgia just to tell them that her daughter had been healed of depression after she put it in the cookie jar! That’s one of the special things about the tent setup – people can just wander in and experience what God’s doing. Committing to 24/7 prayer is “weird” enough, but committing to do it outdoors takes it to another level. Jason definitely got ostracized a bit for wanting to do prayer “instead of” missions, but he’s watched them converge at David’s Tent in a powerful way. So what are some of the challenges of sustaining this for years? Basically, he says, prayer doesn’t END the conflict – it starts it. You’re poking at things that the enemy wants left alone, and that will lead to attack. Often, it’s through relationships that he attacks, which can be heartbreaking. The other challenge is the nightwatch – he jokes that people are into the nightwatch for about 2 weeks tops. There’s also been a rise in issues with the homeless, since Covid has shut down the shelters. But Jason says the solution is to rejoice, and be glad that you can see the big picture. The team there believes in building from the Father’s House – He must be the strength of the house. They must be going deeper on a heart level, and not just powering through. It can’t just be in the tent – it must be in our lives.Links from This EpisodeDavid’s TentJason on FacebookKey Scripture: Matthew 5, Amos 9:11, Isaiah 35Subscribe to Presence Pioneers on YoutubeJoin our Email ListThe post #0057 – The 24-7 Worship Tent in Washington DC with Jason Hershey appeared first on Presence Pioneers.


14 Jan 2021

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Jason Hershey - David's Tent DC

In Every Place

Jason Hershey with his wife Kimberlee have been full-time missionaries with Youth With A Mission since 1999.  They moved as intercessors to Washington DC in 2004 where they have pioneered YWAM DC and two 24/7 lamps of prayer, David's Tent DC and the American Center for Prayer and Revival. (ACPR) They have seven children, with an eighth in heaven. Enjoy this episode as Jason shares more of the story of what Jesus is doing in Washington DC on the White House back lawn.    To find out more please visit: www.davidstentdc.org SUBSCRIBE TODAY--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ineveryplace/support


4 Jan 2021

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Prayer Week - Jason Hershey - Hopelessness

Beyond President's Chapel @ Elim Bible Institute and College

Are you struggling with hopelessness and disappointment? It is not the end of the story yet! Jason will take us through the books of Luke, Hosea and Exodus to explain that we can bring our disappointments to the Lord. It is precisely in that place of pain and hopelessness that Jesus wants to meet us and, by the power of the cross, open up a door of hope. This massage will speak to your heart.

1hr 3mins

24 Jan 2020

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Prayer Week - Jason Hershey - The Tabernacle of David

Beyond President's Chapel @ Elim Bible Institute and College

An empty pot prayer is when you have nothing left. When you are at your bottom, when you've ran the race and you can no longer stand because you are too weary. Have you felt that way before? Through this message Jason Hershey speaks to our hearts. He remind us the importance of going back to the Lord even when we feel weary. He is the one who helps us rest and recharge our souls. God is faithful and He will continue to be faithful! This message will speak to your heart.


22 Jan 2020

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Prayer Week - Jason Hershey - A Lifestyle of Seeking His Face

Beyond President's Chapel @ Elim Bible Institute and College

In this message Jason shares about some of his fasting experiences and the benefits of it regarding our spiritual life. The Father said: "I am with you". When you trust God with your life and you substitute some of your everyday habits such as eating meals, friend time, family time and more, and replace it with quality time with only God, "The Holy Spirit anoints you and everything you do." Fasting is one of the many ways to humble yourself before God. What do you need to fast from in your life right now? Humble yourself before him and ask him, " God what do I need to fast from so I am able to feel you and come closer to you in a way like never before? Seek his presence today.


22 Jan 2020

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President's Chapel - Jesus is worthy of it all - Guest speaker - Jason Hershey

President's Chapel @ Elim Bible Institute & College

Is Jesus worth your time, money, and energy? Are you willing to sacrifice something valuable as an act of worship to Him? Jason Hershey, founder of David's Tent ministry located in Washington D.C, shares an inspiring message with us. Based on the story in Mark 14, he encourages us to live a life of worship because Jesus worthy of it all. Are you ready to do it? This is a message you do not want to miss out on!


2 Apr 2019

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Episode 24-Jason Hershey

The Funk Soul Cafe

Author Jason Hershey is our special guest. He will discuss his latest book, 'To Die To Live'.


17 Feb 2017

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Kingdom Work for Christ – Worship Music Today, Jason Hershey, David’s Tent!

Kingdom Work for Christ

Host Emma Boa-Durgammah is blessed to welcome Jason Hershey, a Christ Follower and Kingdom Worker for Christ who is being used to significantly impact praise and worship music unto the Lord today. Jason and his wife Kimberlee moved to Washington, D.C. in 2005, fulfilling a call to intercession on behalf of the United States. Since then they have been blessed with five children (Cadence, Blaze, Avella, Anthem and Pillar). God has used them to pioneer YWAM, Washington D.C., Washington House of Prayer, and David’s Tent DC.Jason recently released his page-turning, Spirit-filled, and inspirational book David’s Tent on the transformative work God performed in his heart and how it rendered an opening for God’s Kingdom Work through David’s Tent. Located on the famous grounds of the National Mall within view of the White House, U.S. Capitol, and under the shadow of the Washington Monument, David’s Tent is a place where continuous 24/7 praise and worship music is and will be elevated unto Jesus from September 11, 2015 through November 8, 2016.  It’s estimated that over 100,000 Christians have attended the live events or viewed the live webcasts from David’s Tent DC.David’s Tent is inspired by the biblical event about 3,000 years ago where King David moved the Ark of the Covenant into a tent in Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel. King David then hired 4,000 musicians and 288 singers to minister to the heart of the God of Israel 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for the rest of his reign. For more please visit www.davidstentdc.org.Emma would love to hear from you through email after the show contact@kingdomworkforchrist.com.

1hr 6mins

1 Oct 2015