National Day Of Prayer Planned At Winona Lake

National Day of Prayer will be celebrated in Winona Lake. The event is at noon May 7 at Rodeheaver Auditorium. “Lord, Hear Our Prayer” is the theme. The theme is taken from 1 Kings 8:28, which reads, “Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.” Dr. Patrick Kavanaugh, Christian Performing Artist’s Fellowship executive director, will be the keynote speaker. He is the author of nine books and has lectured at many universities, churches, the White House and the State Department and has appeared on talk shows on television and radio. He also was the first American conductor invited to conduct an opera at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater in 1993. Prayer leaders will be Dr. David Hoffert, education; Dan King, government; Pastor E.J. Underwood, government; Lane Anderson, ministry and missions; Greg Rauen, military; Jill Blackwood, business; and Melissa Montana, media. Music will be provided by members of the Masterworks Festival. Jonathan Keener will be on the piano and Oscar Autoruo Osario will be soloist.