May 2008 / Bott Radio Network Co-Sponsors The Nebraska State Capitol National Day Of Prayer Observance, Thursday, May 1st
The nation observed the 57th Annual National Day of Prayer established by joint resolution of Congress in 1952. This year’s theme “Prayer! America’s Strength and Shield” reflected the words of Psalm 28:7, “The Lord is my strength and shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.”
Over fifty observances took place in thirty-five Nebraska communities. In Lincoln, Bott Radio Network co-sponsored the annual prayer observance which took place at the State Capitol Building Rotunda. The National Day of Prayer Proclamation was read by Nebraska State Senator, John Nelson, followed by prayers from area pastors and civic leaders. The specific areas of prayer were: military, government, business, education, media, family and church.
Nebraska State Treasurer, Shane Osborn reflects on his harrowing experience of being detained by the Chinese government. The story dominated national headlines in April, 2001. Osborn was piloting an EP-3E airplane with a 23 member crew about 70 miles from the Chinese island of Hainan in international airspace. As a Chinese J-8IIM fighter jet suddenly collided with his aircraft, his EP-3E’s propeller cut the fighter in half. The impact sent Osborn’s plane into an inverted dive, dropping thousands of feet in seconds before he could regain control of his aircraft. After landing the plane on the Lingshui Air Base on Hainan Island, Osborn and his crew were detained at a Chinese military installation where they were interrogated over two weeks. They were finally released from Chinese custody on April 11, 2001. After the incident, Osborn was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in flight.
Jon Wofford, Sports Anchor on KLKN Television in Lincoln, Nebraska . . . prays for the Media, for truth and morality to be presented in the culture and for media outlets to affirm Life.
Pastor Harry Riggs of First Baptist Church in Lincoln, Nebraska prays for the Body Of Christ in all of it’s various expressions in Nebraska’s Capitol city. He prayed that the church would serve in unity, externally focused on the lost and needy.
Ron Hartog with Christ for the City International and Nebraska State Senator Tony Fulton in prayer at the National Day of Prayer observance.
A view of the participants in the Nebraska Capitol Rotunda at the National Day of Prayer observance in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Tom Millett, BRN Area Manager in Nebraska, during corporate prayer at the Nebraska State Capitol Rotunda.
Bott Radio Network co-sponsored the National Day of Prayer observance at the Nebraska State Capitol along with Nebraska Family Council www.nebraskafamilycouncil.org/. Above, a participant in the National Day of Prayer observance reads the display provided by the event’s co-sponsors.
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