CAPITOL HILL (AP)- The 19th annual U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon has started in a cold drizzle.
The public reading began Sunday evening and is continuing non-stop, day and night, until the final “Amen” of Revelation is read aloud this Thursday – the National Day of Prayer.
The Marathon’s co-director, the Reverend Michael Hall, says the readers’ only shelter is an umbrella, but bad weather has never stopped them before.
He says every time slot is filled, with 18 members of Congress among the volunteer readers.
Passers-by typically watch briefly out of curiosity or ignore the Bible reading altogether, but Hall prays God will use it to change lives and call the nation to repentance.