Mike Huckabee and Tony Perkins featured prominently in a prayer event held in Sacramento on Saturday.

The daylong event attracted thousands of Christian conservatives to the California Capital to pray and fast in protest of gay marriage, pornography and abortion.

A promotional video featuring former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee rallied the faithful to Pastor Lou Engle's seventeenth iteration in ten years of TheCall to Conscience.

In the video, the 2012 presidential hopeful urged followers to rally against gay marriage: “TheCall is going to the mall … to build a wall for life and the sanctity of marriage. With Judge Walker reversing the vote of millions of people concerning traditional marriage, this is a perfect time together for a solemn assembly to fast and pray and stand for the most critical issues of our day.”

Tony Perkins, president of the anti-gay Family Research Council, offered a similar message in person.

“If [the ruling] stands, in one generation we will have gone from banning the Bible in public schools to banning religious beliefs in society,” the told the crowd.

Both men were referring to a recent federal judge's ruling that struck down California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8, as unconstitutional. The decision has been placed on hold while it's being appealed.

Engle organized a similar 2008 event held in San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium to pray for passage of California's gay marriage ban.

The prayer event began with a four-hour religious concert Friday night at Raley Field.