John Bornchein    

Let me take just a moment of your time to tell you about something that has truly kept me awake   at night with excitement and great expectation. We are witnessing ground-breaking activities in the prayer moment that are   mobilizing millions of people in humble petition before Almighty God and what is taking place here at the Task Force is no exception. Ever since the Summons in Washington  D.C., we have been grounded in praise and worship and following His leading into new and exciting territory. With the recent launch of the Pray for America Bus Rally Tour, covering 35 states, God has also brought us new partners in Australia, the United Kingdom, and South America. Indeed, the prayer movement is alive and well and gaining momentum as perhaps never before. The fruit of your labor is evident with the estimated 42,000 events that took place on the first Thursday of May and I feel it is safe to say that this is only the beginning of what God has in store for all of us in the coming months ahead. Not only has God brought new partners from overseas, but He has helped us gain favor and support from several International ministries right here at home including Family Talk, the American Family Association, New Life America, Bott Radio Network, Turning Point, RZIM, Joni and Friends, and many, many others. Together we can reach millions of listeners and viewers through social media, radio, print, and e-communications. I believe God was preparing this foundation for a reason and what has transpired from many conversations is an idea that we have never tried  before. In fact, to our knowledge it has never been attempted until now.     


On October 18-19, the National Day of Prayer will broadcast the first 24-hour PrayerCast, featuring  the foremost teachers on  prayer to equip and mobilize via streaming video through a state-of-the-art webcast. This special event will be FREE but you are encouraged to form or a join a group in your area at a local prayer meeting or church assembly. Speakers will interact live with viewers and answer questions submitted via social media. The goal is to reach millions across the globe with the knowledge and understanding of prayer and its application.


A specially designed studio with PrayerCast program facilitators will instruct viewers with details on the downloadable materials. They will also  take questions from registered group hosts (through a special Twitter feed). This will enable groups to participate from any location in the country. At points throughout the program, viewers will be connected to locations throughout the world - from the LIVE event in Colorado Springs to the International House of Prayer in Kansas City to the prayer center in Australia - all LIVE and uncut. Once the live events have concluded, viewers will have a chance to continue their education at any point throughout the evening with pre-recorded content and highlight messages  from the National Day of Prayer video vault. Speakers will include Greg Laurie, Dr. Ravi Zacharias, Dr. David Jeremiah, Beth Moore, Franklin Graham, Kay Arthur, Rebecca St. James, Third Day, Joni Eareckson Tada, Shirley Dobson and more. Then, the program will resume Saturday morning with LIVE, interactive events.


Prayerfully consider hosting a local event, which could complement your regional training efforts or make plans to join us in Colorado Springs for what is sure to be a God-blessing, inspirational experience. More details are coming soon so mark your calendars now.


- John Bornschein, Vice Chairman