Chicago – May 4, 2020
TLN will broadcast the National Day of Prayer event LIVE from Nashville and around the nation on May 7th from 7:00pm-9:00pm CT. Will Graham, executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove and associate evangelist of The Billy Graham Evangelistic Foundation will co-host with Kathy Branzell, speaker, author and a board member of the National Prayer Committee and President of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. For nearly 30 years, the Task Force has mobilized prayer groups to meet on the first Thursday of May to pray for our nation and the world. The first televised prayer event started with TLN in 1995. This 2020 unprecedented two-hour broadcast will join viewers together across artificial barriers of age, gender, race, language and economic status at this critical and uncharted time. More information on participating leaders and musicians may be found at https://www.nationaldayofprayer.org/.
Earlier in the day, TLN will broadcast the Chicago Prayer Breakfast. Due to the COVID-19 virus, participants will not meet as usual at The Union League in downtown Chicago. Instead TLN produced the program for broadcast and social media. People may tune in to the event on TLN at 7:30am. Dr. Erwin Lutzer, author, speaker and Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church in Chicago will deliver a message for our times and lead in prayer.
At Noon, TLN will carry the 17th Annual Aurora Prayer Walk on its Facebook page: TLN Chicagoland. Led by Pastor Dan Haas of Aurora Community Church, normally participants walk along a 12-mile route as they pray for the community, schools, businesses, family and the government. This year leaders in Aurora will meet virtually on social media with the same goal to demonstrate unity through prayer and worship. TLN’s President/CEO will participate, praying for Aurora in general and for TLN as the “air force for the ground troops serving in the community.”
The Total Living Network launched as WCFC TV38 in 1976 with Mayor Richard J. Daley presiding as guest speaker at the McCormick Place dedication. Over its forty-plus years of operation, TLN has produced original programming serving the Chicagoland faith community and received numerous Midwest Emmy awards.
TLN can be viewed in the greater Chicago region on cable exclusively on XFINITY basic channel 138. Go to www.tln.com for more ways to watch.
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