UT Tyler setting of 50-hour praise and worship tent event

Similar events held in all 50 states, numerous campuses

UT Tyler setting of 50-hour praise and worship tent event

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A 50-hour long event focused on praise and worship kicked off Thursday night on the UT Tyler campus, just one of many identical events around the country.

The event is called Tent America 2018. Tents are set up and for 50 hours, people will be continuously praying and singing underneath them, from 6 p.m. on September 27 through 9 p.m. on September 29. The idea is to have people in all 50 state capitols and at numerous college campuses praying in unison.

"We’re praying, we’re believing that as we are singing, as we are praying, as we are releasing our words, something amazing is happening in the atmosphere,” said Frankie Benitez, pastor of Trinity Fellowship Church.

Those involved say the event is intended to promote unity in the body of Christ among all denominations, generations, and cultures. For more information, click here.

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