Story by staff reporter Nora Drenner
Each year, people gather across the nation at local community events to pray together for America on the National Day of Prayer, an annual national observance held on the first Thursday in May. This year’s observance on May 7 is taking place despite the lockdown of communities across the nation due to COVID-19.
In addition to various local virtual events ,The National Day of Prayer National Observance Broadcast will take place from 8 to 10 p.m. eastern time. It will be broadcast, streamed, and posted live on Facebook Live, GOD TV, Daystar and Moody Broadcasting.
Co-hosting the event are Will Graham, evangelist for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the grandson of the late Billy Graham and National Day of Prayer Task Force President Kathy Branzell.
“Unprecedented times call for unprecedented prayer!” exclaimed Branzell in a news release. “This year’s ‘virtual’ National Day of Prayer Observance may have more prayer – and more ‘pray-ers’ than ever before!”
Nick Hall, Michael W. Smith, Harry Jackson, Andrew Palau, Pat Robertson, Robert Morrison, Rick Warren, Gabrielle Odom, Billy Wilson, Kanita Benson and Greg Stier will also appear.
This year’s theme, “Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth,” is based on Habakkuk 2:14, which states, “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”
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