WATCH: ESPN Host Prays Live on Air for Damar Hamlin in Courageous Act of Faith by Shelby Bowen for Charisma News
GNN Note – With ESPN being owned by Disney, who is no friend of Christianity, I wonder if the man still has his job after this situation. / END
Across social media, you see many posting they are praying and thinking of Damar Hamlin and his family after he collapsed on the field. One ESPN host put words to action when he prayed live on air in a courageous step of faith.
After hearing the Buffalo Bills organization believed in prayer, ESPN football analyst and former player Dan Orlovsky stopped his on-air broadcast to bow his head and pray aloud.
“It’s just on my heart that I want to pray for Damar Hamlin right now,” Olovsky says.
He boldly prays, “God, we come to You in these moments that we don’t understand, that are hard because we believe that You’re God and coming to You and praying to You has impact. We’re sad. We’re angry. We want answers, but some things are unanswerable. We just want to pray, truly come to You and pray for strength for Damar, for healing for Damar, for comfort for Damar. Be with his family to give him the peace.”
Continuing the live prayer, he says, “If we didn’t believe that prayer didn’t work, we wouldn’t ask this of You, God. I believe in prayer. We believe in prayer. We lift up Damar Hamlin’s name in Your name. Amen.”
A secular sports network analyst sitting down before a live camera and humbly asking God to heal and comfort Hamlin and his family is not something you see everyday. His prayer has been shared across social media, encouraging others to be more open about their faith in Jesus.