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PrayerCast Live invites people to focus on prayer

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For more about PrayerCast Live 2013, go to http://prayercastlive.com.

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 12:01 am

Top figures in the national prayer movement will lead 27 hours of praising God and advice about praying during the PrayerCast Live event Friday and Saturday.

“The whole purpose is to get people focused on prayer — a conversation with God,” said Ken Zick, a men's prayer group leader at Blackhawk Ministries in Fort Wayne who is helping to publicize the event locally.

PrayerCast Live, which is free, begins at 7 p.m. Friday and runs continuously through 10:30 p.m. Saturday, it says on the event website, http://prayercastlive.com.

People can view it on their own, but Zick encourages them to join with others in prayer at two local locations:

•First Assembly of God, 1400 W. Washington Center Road, will present PrayerCast Live from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Room 89.

•Blackhawk Ministries, 7400 E. State Blvd., will show PrayerCast Live from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday in its south campus library.

“There will be time to break away for times of prayer locally in groups,” Zick said.

The gatherings are open to people of all Christian denominations, Zick said. He wants to extend a special invitation to pastors so they can help lead the times of local prayer.

People don't have to stay the entire time at either church — they can come and go, he said.

The main portion of the webcast will originate from the Every Home for Christ mission organization's Jericho Center for Global Evangelism in Colorado Springs, Colo. Live reports from other U.S. cities and from other countries, such as Israel and Australia, also are scheduled to be part of the broadcast.

Many speakers appearing during the wee hours of Saturday morning have been pre-recorded, Zick said. But the event will feature many prominent figures in the prayer movement, such as Ravi Zacharias, David Jeremiah, Joni Eareckson Tada and Shirley Dobson.

Various speakers will discuss the national prayer movement and also offer advice on how to pray and how to increase prayer, Zick said. The program also will include several times of praise and worship.