One Cry Prayer Summit


speakers.jpg__765x130_q85As a Christian and as a broadcaster, The National Day of Prayer has always been a significant event. I first became involved when I happened to be on Capitol Hill for other reasons and “stumbled” on an event in the Canon House Office Building. Dr. James Dobson was speaking and I got to a phone to call back and report on the air what was happening. We subsequently broadcast that event live the following year on MIDDAY CONNECTION. Then, under the leadership of Dr. Bob Bakke while I was at Moody, I was part of the team that annually produced the Nationally Broadcast Concert of Prayer. The opportunity to host those events on radio and work with such a great, professional team are among my favorite radio memories.

In 2012, we once again seized the moment on the National Day of Prayer to broadcast a prayer event to the nation. Under the leadership of Dr. Bakke and Byron Paulus of, a special 2-hour, live broadcast was aired on hundreds of radio stations, calling the nation to prayer for a national spiritual awakening. We then did it again in the Fall of 2012, and those programs were recognized as the Radio Program of the Year by the National Religious Broadcasters. They were sweet times of unified prayer and worship.

Now, we are poised to do it again in 2013 on The National Day of Prayer. On Thursday evening, May 2, from 8:00 to 10:00 pm ET, we will broadcast live from the studios of Moody Radio in Chicago to participating radio stations all over the country, asking God for a personal and national spiritual revival. It will be an honor to once again co-host with Bob Bakke. And not just on radio– we will be streaming live and using Facebook and Twitter to reach out and include as many people as we can muster to pray with us that evening.

To read more about this very important and unique prayer gathering, please visit Read and sign the One Cry declaration, and then join us for the  live broadcast on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

By the way, my FIRST PERSON interview with Dr. Bob Bakke is also available online and you can listen to it here.

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