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                                                                                                                                                 Official Media Kit of the
                                                                                                                                       National Day of Prayer Task Force

                                                                                                 (719) 531-3379

                                  reports November 19, 2007
Channel 13 Central Florida News
                                                                 Washington Times December 5, 2008

  Answer to Prayer:
  Jennifer Harper of the Washington Times                     Ongoing since 2002, prayer warriors rallied
  writes, “Politicians come and go, fashions                  against Manchester’s (KY) prolific drug
  evolve and the culture shifts with alarming                 problem. Located in Clay County, the
  frequency. One thing remains constant,                      second poorest county in Kentucky, and the
                                                                                                                            Sample of Events
  though. Americans pray. A lot. Ninety percent               sixth poorest in the nation, Manchester had                   Across America:
  have a spiritual interlude with God every day,              approximately the same number in the county         • The National Observance from Washington
  according to a study released Thursday by                   jail and federal prison as residents-2,200. As        D.C. will be broadcast live by GodTV
  Brandeis University. Half pray several times                reported on the 700 Club, almost immediately        • Tangle (formerly Godtube) will be hosting a
  a day, in fact.”                                            they began to see change. Drug arrests went           National Day of Prayer video contest, as well
                                                              way up! Drug dealers and users started                as attempting to set the record for the largest
  In big cities and small towns,                              coming to church and getting saved and                online prayer rally with the Guinness World
  Christians are using their                                                        the story of Manchester         Records, on Thursday, May 7th.
  faith and prayers to combat                                                       was carried in                • aCROSS America is a fun prayer event
  crime, homelessness,                                                              papers throughout               idea begun last year in Bakersfield, CA and
  corruption and                                                                    the country.                    spreading, well, across America. Following
  economic doldrums.                                                                                                a time of prayer, participants form a human
                                                                                    Little did they know            cross and an aerial photo is taken of the group.
  Following a forty day                                                             their march against           • Prayerflight is again organizing pilots and
  prayer vigil organized                                                            drugs would ignite a fire       prayer warriors to take to our nations’
  by the Orlando Police                                                             of hope that continues          skies and cover each state capitol in prayer.
  Department, a dramatic                                                            to spread across the            Additionally, Prayer Flight and all 50 state
  decrease in crime was                                                             country. Dozens of              capitol events will be incorporating reading
  reported. The goal was                                                            towns, from Georgia             the preamble of each state’s constitution as
  to reduce crime in Orlando by taking God’s                  to Texas, after seeing the stories on the 700         part of their events. These historic documents
  word outside of churches and onto the streets.              Club, held their own marches and began                give credit to our Lord God and protect our
  “We want to come to the street and bring the                taking back their communities for Christ.             nation’s Christian heritage.
  love and the compassion of our lord, Jesus                                                                      • Dallas is organizing prayer walkers to cover
  Christ, to the community,” said Angel Torres,               On this National Day of Prayer, consider              every street in prayer, between now and NDP.
  an Orlando Police Department chaplain.                      joining with others to positively affect your       • Family Christian Stores across America are
                                                              community. One of the greatest “layperson             distributing collectible National Day of
  Similarly, there were no murders in                         revivals” in history occurred in 1857. At that        Prayer bookmarks.
  Washington, D.C., from July 21 to July 26,                  time there were 30,000 men idle on the streets      • We are hearing about prayer walks, parades,
  2008. Simultaneous prayer vigils were being                 of New York. Drunkenness was rampant,                 prayer breakfasts, solemn assemblies and
  held on the National Mall, prompted by city                 and the nation was divided by slavery. God            many other creative events being planning
  officials declaring a “crime emergency”                     raised up a praying businessman, Jeremiah             throughout the nation - More details as they
  after 14 murders occurred during the                        Lanphier. On September 23, 1857 he began a            become available.
  first 13 days of July.                                      noontime prayer meeting on Fulton Street in
                                                              the Financial District of Manhattan. Slowly
                                                              the prayer group grew and soon spread across
                                                              the nation. In about 18 months, one million
                                                              people were converted to Jesus Christ. “If we
                                                              had a revival like that today, it would mean
                                                              the conversion of 10 million people,” Fulton
                                                              Street Revival Historian Roy Fish said. While
                                                              transforming communities through prayer
                                                              is not a new idea, one could argue that the
                                                              need for it at this time is rivaled by the Great
                                                              Depression or the Civil War. (719) 531-3379                                            Working together as the body of Christ, to call a nation to prayer.
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                                                                                                                                                                Official Media Kit of the

                                                                                                                                                      National Day of Prayer Task Force

                                                                                                            (719) 531-3379
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                            Media Tools:                               Video Highlight:
                   To obtain access to our media server for                                Racing Legend Darrell Waltrip has recently recorded a :60 Video PSA
                   downloading media tools, simply visit                                   talking about the importance of prayer and encouraging participation in
          and click on                                    the National Day of Prayer on May 7, 2009.
                   Media. Then, click on the media form
                   button. You will be prompted to fill out                              Darrell Waltrip is a three-time former NASCAR Winston Cup champion,
                   a short form, indicating the tools you                                1989 Daytona 500 winner, current television race commentator with Fox
                   would like to receive. You can also                                   Broadcasting Company and columnist at Darrell Waltrip
                   request a media interview on this form.                               often talks about how he was the winningest driver in the 1980’s with 57
                   Questions? Contact: Becky Armstrong,                                  races, however unpopular with fans and other drivers until he came
                   NDPTF Media Manager at                              Darrell Waltrip   back to his relationship with the Lord in 1983. Since that time, Steve
                   719-268-4813 or (cell) 719-482-8778.                and Darrell Waltrip’s faith journey led them to found Motor Racing Outreach (MRO), a
                                                                       full-fledged church on wheels. Come Sunday morning, wherever the NASCAR tour brings
                                                                       the congregants together, drivers, mechanics, pit crew, and their wives sit on folding chairs,
                       Available Media Tools:                          usually in an empty garage, for interdenominational services.
                   • TV BETA Tapes
                                                                       Waltrip had won 84 races and millions of dollars before he stopped racing stock cars in
                   • TV Videos                                         2000, but he says MRO is his proudest racing accomplishment. “If we weren’t able to have
                   • Radio PSA’s (liners for music                     a church on the road,” Waltrip says, “guys wouldn’t be able to get to church.”
                     stations, network liners,

                     :30 and :60 spots)
                   • Banner Ads for Web sites                                    It is an encouragement to know that students are praying for me… Ultimately,         “
                   • Print Ads (Full Color and B&W)                              I know I make better decisions because the students are praying for me.
                   • Billboard Ads                                               Judge Gershwin Drain (Michigan Circuit Judge)
                   • Electronic Billboard Ads
                   • Press Kit (including full                     Why Pray for Our Leaders:
                     interview bios)                               Loneliness and feelings of isolation are common among leaders today. Many of them only hear
                                                                   from people when there is a need or complaint. Additionally, they bear the responsibility of
                                                                   playing a crucial role in determining the future course of our nation. In years past, our presidents,
                        Recursos en Espanol                        congressmen and local representatives have looked to God for the discernment they needed to
                   ¿Usted tiene una voz a la comunidad             serve the American people. This foundation of faith, humility and prayer is just as important for
                                                                   today’s governing bodies. Therefore, we encourage our fellow citizens to keep all elected officials
                   hispánica local? NDP le ofrece las              in their prayers.
                   herramientas en español, incluyendo:
                   día del nacional seis mensajes, 2009                                         I Timothy 2:1-2 “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers,
                   de radio del bookmark del rezo,                                              intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and
                   boletín de la iglesia, ilustraciones                                         all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all
                                                                                                godliness and holiness.”
                   2009 con el mensaje y el scripture,
                   dos guías del rezo y más. Estos                                              For information on adopting a leader and to hear testimonials from
                   recursos están todos disponibles en                                          adopted leaders, visit Join with thousands around the
                   nuestro Web site bajo medios en                                              nation in this campaign to reclaim our country through prayer.

          (719) 531-3379                                                    Working together as the body of call to call a nation to prayer.
                                                                                               Working together as the body of Christ, to Christ,a nation to prayer.
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                                                                                                                                                                     National Day of Prayer Task Force

                                                                                                                             (719) 531-3379

                                                                       Frequently Asked Questions:

                                     National Day of Prayer Timeline
Mayflower Compact (declares                                             1   Who is the National Day of Prayer Task Force?               5   What’s this year’s theme and its
new country for “advancement                                                On April 17, 1952, President Truman signed into                 accompanying Bible verse?
of the Christian Faith”)
                                                                            law the observance of a National Day of Prayer, and             This year’s theme, “Prayer…America’s
1775                                                                        designated it as a floating holiday. In 1981, The               Hope!,” is based on Psalm 33:22, “May your
First National Call to Fasting                                              National Prayer Committee was established with the              unfailing love rest upon us, O Lord, even as
& Prayer — called for by                                                    purpose of helping to bring about an official National          we put our hope in you.”
Continental Congress
                                                                            Day of Prayer that would occur on the same day
                                                                            each year. This group was instrumental in the launch        6   What inspired this year’s theme?
1863                                                                                                                                        “At this time of economic downturn,
President Lincoln declares                                                  of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Founded
a National Day of Prayer                                                    in May 1983, the NDP Task Force is the Judeo-                   terrorist threats, and relentless assaults upon
and Fasting                                                                 Christian expression of the National Day of Prayer.             foundational biblical principles, it’s heartening
                                                                            The Task Force played a central role, in cooperation            to reflect that we serve a God who has
1892                                                                        with the National Prayer Committee, in the eventual             repeatedly shown Himself “mighty to save”
Schools recite the first Pledge of
Allegiance — October 12, 1892                                               joint declaration by President Reagan and Congress,             (Zephaniah 3:17) in the lives of those who
                                                                            designating the first Thursday of every May as                  trust in Him. Inspired by this uplifting truth,
1952                                                                        the annual National Day of Prayer. In 1991, Mrs.                the National Day of Prayer Task Force has
President Truman declares                                                   Shirley Dobson became the Chairman of the NDP                   selected “Prayer…America’s Hope!” as the
a National Day of Prayer
and signs into law an annual                                                Task Force. Vonette Bright, the Task Force’s first              theme for our 2009 observances.” — Shirley
observance thereof                                                          Chairman, remains the Co-Chairman.                              Dobson NDP Chairman

1954                                                                    2   What role has prayer played in our Nation’s                 7   Are teenagers involved in any of
Words “Under God” added to                                                                                                                  the NDP events?
The Pledge of Allegiance
                                                                            The men who conceived our nation drew strength,                 Yes. Each year, America’s young people take
1955                                                                        wisdom and inspiration from prayer and referred                 part in observances throughout the country.
President Eisenhower signs law                                              on numerous occasions to the necessity of relying               It’s tremendously exciting to see those among
adding “Under God” to paper                                                 on the Almighty God. Since our nation’s inception,              the younger generation acknowledging the
money, national buildings,
government offices                                                          nearly every President has called the nation to prayer          power and importance of prayer. Visit
and monuments                                                               during critical times. In 1863, for instance, President to view events
                                                                            Lincoln declared a national day of prayer and fasting           being planned by teens, for teens.
1977                                                                        as the decisive Battle of Gettysburg raged. And in a
US Supreme Court upholds                                                                                                                    Aside from planning the national
National Motto “In God
                                                                            pivotal action, in 1952 President Truman signed into        8
We Trust”                                                                   law the observance of a National Day of Prayer.                 observance that takes place each May, are
                                                                                                                                            there any other ministry activities in which
1981                                                                    3   Why Participate in the National Day of Prayer?                  the NDP Task Force is involved?
Culminating nearly 10 years of                                              We are blessed to live in a country that allows us the          While the annual National Day of Prayer
planning, the National Prayer
Committee was established                                                   freedom of religious expression in the public arena.            gatherings are a powerful expression of
                                                                            Given that this fundamental liberty was guaranteed              humility and faith, our overarching goal is
1983                                                                        by the drafters of our Constitution, it’s particularly          to encourage people to make prayer for our
The National Day of Prayer                                                  disturbing to see the relentless attempts of some to            nation a daily part of their lives. In keeping
Task Force was established May                                                                                                              with the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to “pray
1983. The first National Day of
                                                                            revoke this right. Indeed, it is becoming increasingly
Prayer Observance was held in                                               rare for any public mention of God to go uncontested            continually” (I Thessalonians 5:17), we’re
Constitution Hall                                                           by those who would make such actions unlawful.                  convinced that intercession must be offered
                                                                            The National Day of Prayer provides an opportunity              in an ongoing basis to be truly effective.
1987                                                                        for the community of faith to take advantage of our             Throughout the year, we coordinate prayer
Vonette Bright & NPC begin
lobbying President Reagan and                                               right to publicly gather, pray and worship God.                 events and resources to this end. One
Congress to set aside designated                                                                                                            such program is our own Adopt-a-Leader
day for national prayer                                                 4   Who organizes NDP events? What do these                         campaign. Through prayer resources and the
                                                                            events look like?                                      Web site, Americans are
1988                                                                        National Day of Prayer Task Force’s success is                  adopting and encouraging leaders in all areas
President Reagan signs into
law the designation of the First                                            largely a result of an extraordinary grassroots                 of our lives: government, church, education,
Thursday in May as the annual                                               movement. Local events are planned and executed                 family, media, military and business.
observance for the National                                                 by tens of thousands of dedicated volunteers                    Additionally, in the past two years over
Day of Prayer                                                               throughout the country. Prayer observances have                 141,000 people have been presented with
1991                                                                        been held in federal prisons, national monuments,               the gospel message.
Mrs. Shirley Dobson becomes                                                 Indian reservations, military bases, stadiums, nursing
Chairman of NDP Task Force                                                  homes, schools, town halls, in the Senate and
                                                                            Congressional chambers of many state capitols and
Annual NDP                                                                  overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition to these
First Thursday in May                                                       public activities, people gathered to pray in their
                                                                            homes, churches, and other private places. (719) 531-3379                                                                                      Working together as the body of call to call a nation to prayer.
                                                                                                              Working together as the body of Christ, to Christ,a nation to prayer.
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                                Beth Moore
                                2009 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force
                                Chairman Shirley Dobson is announcing Beth Moore as the 2009 Honorary Chairman. As well as participating in
                                limited media interviews, on May 7, 2009, Moore will address the National Observance at the Cannon House Office
                                Bldg. and the Pentagon celebration, both in Washington, D.C.

                                Founder of Living Proof Ministries, Beth Moore focuses on teaching women how to love and live in God’s Word.
                                She has written a number of widely popular books and Bible studies. God has also given Moore the opportunity
                                to serve the body of Christ throughout the United States and many different countries, including: Ireland, England,
                                Singapore, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, India, Angola, Kenya, and South Africa. In 2004 she began a radio ministry
                                called Living Proof with Beth Moore, and can be seen each Wednesday teaching Bible studies on the television
                                program ‘Life Today with James and Betty Robinson.’ Speaking with compassion, honesty and humor, Beth Moore’s
                                passion to share God’s love can be seen both in her words and her actions. To learn more about Beth Moore and
                                Living Proof Ministries, you can visit her Web site at

“   We need to be able to comprehend, as a generation of people, that the nation our great-grandchildren will occupy will be, in many ways,
    a direct result of our prayers and our pursuit of God today. When we sit back and think, ‘I have no impact, I have no power, I’m just at
    the mercy of my circumstances and the circumstances of this nation,’ that is deceit. God has told us that we can impact our generation
    and generations to come.
    Beth Moore

                                Shirley Dobson
                                Chairman of the National Day of Prayer
                                Task Force
                           Mrs. Dobson has served as Chairman of the National
                           Day of Prayer Task Force since 1991. Through the
                           efforts of her team, and grassroots coordinators
                           throughout the country, tens of thousands of public
                           prayer gatherings occur each year in this call to
                           prayer for our nation, its leaders and citizens.
                           A graduate of Pasadena College, Shirley Dobson
                           earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Following
graduation she taught in the California public schools seven years. She holds
Honorary Doctorate degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary, Biola
University, Huntington College and Dallas Baptist University. After her
marriage and the birth of her first child, she chose to become a full-time
mother and homemaker.

Shirley Dobson is nationally recognized for her leadership skills and her many
contributions to women’s affairs, Christian organizations, and the institution of
the family. Shirley Dobson and Gloria Gaither have co-authored a four-book
series for families. Shirley has also co-authored two devotional books with
her husband, Dr. James Dobson. Her most recent book is “Certain Peace in
Uncertain Times”, describing the remarkable gift of prayer.

Shirley Dobson is the wife of psychologist and author Dr. James C. Dobson,
Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Focus on the Family. She and her husband
reside in Colorado Springs and have two grown children and one grandchild.
                                        NT609 © 2009 The National Day of Prayer Task Force

(Shirley Dobson’s complete bio is available at room)

 “    Since the days of our Founding Fathers, the government has protected and encouraged public prayer and other expressions of
      dependence upon God. However, there has been a concerted effort by a small but determined number of people who have tried to
      prohibit all references to the Creator in the public square, whether it be the Ten Commandments, our Pledge of Allegiance, or the
      simple act of corporate prayer. This is unconscionable for a free society.
      Ronald Reagan once said, ‘If we ever forget we are one nation under God, we will be a nation gone under.’ The National Day of
      Prayer provides an opportunity for the community of faith to exercise our freedom to gather – to worship and to pray as guaranteed in
      the U.S. Constitution. More than ever, we must say together, ‘Prayer is America’s Hope.’
      Shirley Dobson (719) 531-3379                                                                     Working together as the body of call to call a nation to prayer.
                                                                                             Working together as the body of Christ, to Christ,a nation to prayer.
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                                    Brian Toon Bio
                                    Brian Toon is the Vice Chairman of the National Day of Prayer (NDP) Task Force. He is a retired Navy Captain,
                                    with 25 years of leadership experience. He has a proven track record leading large organizations, including a
                                    nuclear warfare command center, aircraft carrier air and flight deck operations, and a Naval Aviation squadron.
                                    He has a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a Masters Degree
                                    in National Security and Strategic Policy from the Naval War College, Newport, RI and a Bachelors Degree in
                                    Business Administration from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

                                    An excellent communicator, he has participated in numerous interviews on national television networks,
                                    including CNN, MSNBC, and ABC, has been interviewed by the Los Angeles Times and Detroit Free Press
                                    and he’s been featured on the British Broadcasting Network (BBC) while Air Boss of the Aircraft Carrier USS
                                    Abraham Lincoln during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Brian is married and has 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

                               More importantly, Brian has a strong faith in Christ and a deep desire to use his gifts and talents to champion
the cause of prayer in our country. As a military man, Brian has spent the past 25 years helping to defend the United States from aggression.
Now, along with Chairman Shirley Dobson and the NDP Task Force, he is tasked with furthering the protective prayer shield around the United
States in order to defend our nation’s morality from the forces of darkness.
(Brian Toon’s complete bio is available at room)

“   Every year we are encouraged by the creativity of prayer warriors who recognize the power of intercession and invest their time and
    energy to lead others in prayer. We also greatly appreciate the partners who help spread the word about the National Day of Prayer
    through their web site, radio waves, air waves and print media.
    Brian Toon

                                                                                 Pro Bono Media:
                                                                                 How Does Pro Bono Media Benefit the National Day of Prayer?
                                                                                 National Day of Prayer Task Force is an independent non-profit 501(C)(3)
                                                                                 ministry. We receive no government funding to perform the work of uniting
                                                                                 Christians throughout America to lift our nation and our leaders in prayer.
                                                                                 Can you help us make every Christian in America aware of a local National
                                                                                 Day of Prayer event?

                                                                                 We need your partnership!
                                                                                 •    1,500+ radio stations nationwide to feature NDP Radio Spots
                                                                                 •    Media Interview Opportunities to talk about local events
                                                                                 •    Daily Newspapers to run articles and print ads
                                                                                 •    Christian Television networks and local network television stations
                                                                                      nationwide to play Video Public Service Announcements
                                                                                 •    1,500+ billboard and electronic billboard locations across
                                                                                      the nation to display provided artwork
                                                                                 •    Web Radio Promotion
                                                                                 •    Tell Your Friends through Facebook, Linked In, Myspace
                                                                                      and e-mail blasts
                                                                                 •    Christian Print Monthly publications to feature articles by
                                                                                      Beth Moore and Shirley Dobson
                                                                                 •    Plan a National Day of Prayer observance in a local church,
                                                                                      business or school

                                                                                     Church Resources:
                                                                                     Visit the church page for planning tools and
                                                                                     resources to hold a National Day of Prayer
                                                                                     event at your church. Sermon Notes, Small
                                                                                     Group Studies, Event Guides, Video and Audio
                                                                                     downloads and more are available at
                                                                            (719) 531-3379                                                              Working together as the body of call to call a nation to prayer.
                                                                                      Working together as the body of Christ, to Christ,a nation to prayer.

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