On May 7, 2020, the National Day of Prayer will be celebrated across the nation in a virtual event led by Pastor Jack Graham and Pastor Greg Laurie, featuring special guests such as the Hon. Michael R. Pompeo, secretary of state, Mr. William Franklin Graham III and Dr. Tony Evans. The event is hosted by Pray.com and will take place on Thursday, May 7 at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET.
“For many years, we’ve come together on the National Day of Prayer to lift up our country in prayer,” Dr. Jack Graham said. “Although we can’t gather in our nation’s capital this year due to the pandemic, we have a unique opportunity to come together virtually and exalt the name of God and worship Him in the midst of this crisis. Christian leaders from throughout the country will participate—praying for the advancement of the kingdom and the proclamation of the gospel as we seek to provide hope to the hurting through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
This year is the 69th consecutive observation of the National Day of Prayer across the nation. Starting with John Hancock in 1775, the National Day of Prayer has been celebrated as a traditional part of the American experience. Our modern observances were established by law by unanimous approval by Congress and signed by President Truman in 1952. That law was modified in 1988 by Congress and signed by President Reagan, designating the first Thursday in May as the National Day of Prayer, just as Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of each year.
“Our nation needs prayer now more than ever, and so it is fitting that we gather on this day to remind us that we should seek the Almighty God every day in prayer,” said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
At a time of national turmoil and distress, leaders associated with President Donald J. Trump’s White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative continue the tradition of celebrating the National Day of Prayer. Pastors such as Greg Laurie, Chris Hodges and Samuel Rodriguez encourage all citizens to join in this observance in the recognition of the importance of prayer in enabling United States citizens to meet the challenges that lie ahead in battling the coronavirus pandemic.
“At Pray.com, prayer is our priority, and we want to use this national holiday to remind people of the importance of prayer and its power to enable us to meet the challenges that lie ahead with courage, wisdom and justice,” said Steve Gatena, CEO of Pray.com.
Experience the power of prayer through an incredible livestream including pastors such as Franklin Graham, Jentezen Franklin, Dr. Tony Evans, Robert Morris, Gregg Matte, Chris Hodges, Skip Heitzig, Levi Lusko, Joni Eareckson Tada, Samuel Rodriguez, Eric Metaxas, Johnnie Moore and Matt Potter from Pray.com.
“Today we are going to pray for our nation and the healing of this country,” said Franklin Graham, CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA).
The National Day of Prayer livestream is produced by Pray.com. Pray.com was founded in 2016, with a mission to grow faith and cultivate community. Pray.com gives people encouragement and inspiration through daily prayer and faith-based audio content such as Bedtime Bible Stories.
Sources: Breaking Christian News
Netanyahu Met Saudi Prince on Secret Trip, Israeli Media Say
Jerusalem: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held secret talks in Saudi Arabia Sunday with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, media said, in the first reported trip by an Israeli premier to the kingdom.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was in Israel last week, was also at the reported talks, a diplomatic correspondent at Israeli public broadcaster Kan said on Monday.
The broadcaster cited unnamed Israeli officials as saying that Netanyahu and the head of the Mossad spy agency Yossi Cohen “flew yesterday to Saudi Arabia, and met Pompeo and MBS in the city of Neom”, referring to Prince Mohammed’s initials.
Multiple other Israeli media outlets reported similar information on Monday morning.
Netanyahu’s office was not immediately available to comment on the reports.
The meeting comes after Israel agreed historic deals to normalise ties with two Saudi allies in the Gulf, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Those accords were brokered by outgoing US President Donald Trump’s administration.
US and Israeli officials have repeatedly indicated that more Arab states were set to forge ties with Israel.
Publicly, Saudi Arabia has said it would stick to the decades-old Arab League position of not having ties with Israel until the Jewish state’s conflict with the Palestinians is resolved.
Joe Biden appoints Indian-American Mala Adiga as policy director of incoming First Lady
Washington: US President-elect Joe Biden has appointed Indian-American Mala Adiga as the policy director of his wife Jill, choosing an experienced education policy hand as the incoming First Lady focuses on education and plans to continue teaching community college classes.
Adiga was a senior adviser to Jill and senior policy adviser for Biden’s 2020 campaign. She previously worked for the Biden Foundation as director for higher education and military families.
Before that, during Obama’s administration, she was deputy assistant secretary of state for academic programmes at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and worked in the State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues as chief of staff and senior adviser to the ambassador-at-large.
“Future First Lady Jill Biden’s Policy Director will be Mala Adiga, who served as her senior advisor and a senior policy advisor on the Biden-Harris campaign. Adiga will work for a First Lady who has said she intends to prioritise education and military families,”
Biden on Friday announced another round of White House staff positions to be filled by longtime aides to the Bidens.
Louisa Terrell, who served as Executive Director for the Biden Foundation, will become Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. She comes to the position with an experience that includes acting as the Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs in the Obama-Biden administration, the report said.
Carlos Elizondo, who was social secretary for Jill Biden during the Obama administration, will be White House Social Secretary. Ambassador Cathy Russell will assume the role of Director of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel, it said.
Adiga served as Director for Human Rights in the National Security Staff’s (NSS) Multilateral and Human Rights Directorate. Prior to joining NSS, she was an attorney at the Department of Justice, where she served as Counsel to the Associate Attorney General.
Before entering government service, Adiga volunteered and then worked for the Obama presidential campaign for nearly two years, according to her biography on the US State Department website.
She earned her JD from the University of Chicago Law School and her MPH from the University of Minnesota. She graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa with a B A in Spanish.
The new announcements come just days after Biden revealed his first round of top White House staff, including the appointment of his campaign manager, Jen O’Malley Dillon, to serve as deputy chief of staff, and campaign co-chair Cedric Richmond as director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
Late week, he announced that his aide Ron Klain will serve as his chief of staff.
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