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Grammy Award-Winning Artists Lecrae, Chris Tomlin, Matthew West Join Upcoming National Day of Prayer Celebration

Photo from Chris Tomlin’s Instagram

Grammy Award-Winning Artists Lecrae, Chris Tomlin, Matthew West Join Upcoming National Day of Prayer Celebration

By Movieguide® Contributor

Lecrae, Chris Tomlin, and Matthew West are joining together with ministry leaders for the National Day of Prayer Broadcast. 

On May 5, Pray.com and the National Day of Prayer Task Force are hosting the event, which will take place at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.

“This annual celebration of year-round prayer brings together citizens from all backgrounds into the throne room of Heaven as we renew our reliance on our Almighty God, and as we lift up our hearts to heaven, praying biblically – not politically – and asking the blessings of God to rest on every leader in every area of influence in our country,” said Pray.com co-founder Matthew Potter.

“What an honor it is to have Chris Tomlin, Lecrae, and Matthew West join us for this important annual event,” Potter continued. “While these talented, award-winning artists are known for their engaging music, at the heart of everything they create is a desire to exalt the Lord. What a beautiful opportunity it is to have them publicly support this event and join us in prayer.”

In addition to the Grammy Award-winning artists, pastors A. R. Bernard and Skip Heitzig, ministry leaders Chip Ingram and Joni Eareckson Tada, Anne Graham-Lotz, Nick Hall, and National Day of Prayer Task Force President Kathy Branzell will also join the celebration. 

The 2022 National Day of Prayer Broadcast will take place at 8:00 p.m. EST and will broadcast on networks like GodTV, Daystar Television Network, the Bott and Faith Radio Networks, in addition to being live streamed.  

Movieguide® previously reported on ways to pray for Hollywood on the National Day of Prayer:

    1. Pray for the salvation of lost souls

Jesus’ life, death and resurrection gives us lasting hope and we want that hope to permeate through the lens of culture!

Movieguide® hopes that those in Hollywood would come to know and love Him whether it be through reading the Bibles we hand out at the Movieguide® Awards or through church or a friend.

We know that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6 NASB) and having a personal relationship with Him is the most important relationship anyone will ever have.

Please pray that salvation would abound in Hollywood.

    1. Pray for Christians in Hollywood

Believe it or not, there are scads of Christians working in Hollywood. However, they often encounter significant criticism.

Please pray that Christians who have a large spotlight on them would exercise discernment in the projects they produce and promote.

Likewise, pray that the Holy Spirit would move on the hearts of non-believers in the industry to realize the influence – either good or evil – that their movies and projects carry (Mark 14:28).

    1. Pray that Hollywood would edify the good, true and beautiful

Co-founder and publisher of Movieguide®, Dr. Ted Baehr, reminds us frequently of the quote, “He who controls the media controls the culture.”

Hollywood’s influence reaches millions of people across the globe, which is why it’s so important that the values preached on the platform of the media reflect goodness, truth and beauty, and not hate, self-indulgence and godlessness.

Consider the apostle Paul’s words, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

With this, please pray that there would be a conscious desire in Hollywood to export positive movies that inspire and uplift the world.