Anne Graham Lotz Accepts National Day of Prayer Chairman Role
On 65th Annual National Day of Prayer, Dobson Passes the Torch to Lotz
"I’m on tiptoe in my spirit, filled with expectancy to see what God will do," said Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham in response to Shirley Dobson asking her to assume the role of the National Day of Prayer Chairman today, May 5. "In a unique way, I will do my best to combine prayer and the proclamation of God’s Word in what I pray will be a powerful and effective movement of God’s Spirit. Who knows? Perhaps, by God’s grace and mercy, once again we will see worldwide transformation."
The National Day of Prayer Task Force was originally led by Vonette Bright from 1983 - 1991, Shirley Dobson, wife of Focus on the Family Founder James Dobson assumed the role from 1991 - 2016 and now pass the torch to Lotz.
"For the past several years, God has burdened my heart with His message to call His people to repentance, revival, and a recommitment to serious prayer. I have offered five online prayer initiatives through which tens of thousands of people have been led to pray," said Lotz.
Shirley Dobson released this statement this morning via Christian News Wire, "After much prayer and careful consideration, I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of Dr. Billy Graham, has graciously accepted this new role, and will succeed me as the new chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force."