Will Graham to serve as co-host as Americans unite for National Day of Prayer

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COLORADO SPRINGS, USA (ANS) – Evangelist for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and the grandson of Billy Graham – Will Graham – will co-host a national observance broadcast with America’s National Day of Prayer Task Force president, Kathy Branzell on Thursday May 7, 2020.

The US National Day of Prayer is an annual national observance established in public law in 1952 and observed publicly on the First Thursday in May, according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Evangelist Will Graham

A BGEA press release said regardless of the unprecedented challenges that America faces today due to the corona crisis and resulting economic shutdown, it will not be canceled nor postponed – but will look very different from years past.

Each year, people gather across the nation, in over 60,000 local community events to pray together for America. While the number of people gathering may be different this year, prayers will be multiplied and amplified through new and creative approaches, combined with unprecedented access to digital platforms. In homes, neighborhoods, communities, cities, states, nation and the world, observing recommended ‘social distancing’ measures, their NDP coordinators are planning to mobilize millions in unified, public prayer for America.

The BGEA reports that while focusing on using these digital platforms, this year’s ‘virtual’ observances have the potential to become the largest prayer ‘gathering’ in U.S. history – with millions praying togetherindividually.  In addition to virtual events being held in communities across the nation, The National Day of Prayer National Observance Broadcast will take place on May 7th from 8:00 -10:00 p.m. ET. It will be broadcast, streamed and posted in many ways including on www.billygraham.org, seen LIVE on their Facebook page and cross-posted by many of their ministry partners.  It will be viewed on television on GodTV, Daystar, NLC, and BrioTV, with more stations to come, and on radio through Moody and Bott Radio Networks.

This year’s theme, “Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth”, is based on Habakkuk 2:14, and reminds us that this promise, “for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” is for us today. National Day of Prayer (NDP) Task Force President, Kathy Branzell, put it this way, “Unprecedented times call for unprecedented prayer! This year’s ‘virtual’ National Day of Prayer Observance may have more prayer – and more ‘pray-ers’ than ever before!”

 

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