Press Release

March 26, 2020

GOVERNOR STITT DECLARES STATE-WIDE DAY OF PRAYER, CALLS FOR NIGHT OF PRAYER

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 25, 2020)— Following Governor Kevin Stitt's proclamation declaring Thursday, March 26, a statewide Day of PrayerOklahoma faith leaders have united together at a special prayer and worship event titled “Let Hope Rise: Together In Prayer for Oklahoma.”

The event, hosted by Transformation Church in Tulsa, will begin at 6:30 p.m. tonight and will be televised live on television and radio broadcasters across Oklahoma. Viewers can also stream online at transformchurch.us/. In-person attendance will not be allowed in accordance with current social distancing guidelines.

“I know this is an uncertain or anxious time for many Oklahomans right now,” said Gov. Stitt. “That is why I believe it is important we join together as a state and pray for God’s blessing, protection and strength as we face a challenge that is unprecedented in its scope. I want to commend and thank our television and radio broadcasters across the state for coming together to connect Oklahomans to this powerful message.”

As of 1 p.m. Thursday, the list of confirmed television broadcasters includes:

  • KFOR, KOCO, KOKH and KWTV in Oklahoma City
  • KJRH, KOTV and KTUL in Tulsa
  • KSWO in Lawton

Confirmed radio broadcasters include:

  • 92.5 KOMA, 93.3 Jake-FM, Magic 104.1 and 107.7 The Franchise in Oklahoma City
  • Talk Radio AM 1170, 98.5 KVOO and Big Country 99.5 in Tulsa

Hosted by Transformation Church Pastor Michael Todd, the event will also feature Pastors Craig and Amy Groeschel of Life.Church, Pastor Jamie Austin of Woodlake Church, Pastor Herbert Cooper of People’s Church, Pastors Paul Daugherty and Sharon Daugherty of Victory Church, Dr. Joel Harder, Chaplain of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Pastor Alex Himaya of Battle Creek Church, Pastor Doug Melton of Southern Hills Baptist Church OKC and Pastor Bill Scheer of Guts Church. 

“Prayer is not our last resort, but our first response,” said Michael Todd. “We believe our faith is more important now than it has ever been. Everyone needs an anchor during this turbulent time and that is what prayer is for us.”

“We believe the Church isn’t a building. It’s the people who gather together in worship. Even though we can’t meet in person right now, we’ll continue to use technology to meet online,” added Craig Groeschel. “As we see God move in incredible ways through churches across our state and around the world, we have faith that He will draw even more people to Him in this uncertain time. We have hope because we know our God is good and He’s still in control. ”