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Kathy Branzell: Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray in a Polarized Time

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Kathy Branzell is the president of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. She has served as a longtime member of the Board of Directors, having led and served alongside Vonette Bright, Shirley Dobson, Anne Graham-Lotz, and Dr. Ronnie Floyd. Kathy is the author of five books on prayer, including An Invitation to Prayer: Developing a Lifestyle of Intimacy with God, and has served as national coordinator for a variety of ministry movements. Kathy and her husband, Russ, have two children and live in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Key Questions for Kathy Branzell 

-As an organization seeking to encourage the entire church, how do you respond to some of the polarized opinions Christians offer?

-How are you seeing church leaders bridge our current political divide?

-What do you do when you encounter people who use Scripture to back up their preferences?

-How can pastors and church leaders approach prayer in a way that is responsible, honors God, and is not politically partisan?

Key Quotes from Kathy Branzell 

“We’ve tried to change our vocabulary. Instead of talking about the craziness or the challenges, we’ve tried to turn our vocabulary to the opportunity to minister into and the opportunities to see God’s glory.”

“Right here, right now, it’s not too late to resolve how you’re going to live each day.”

“You can’t fret because God is still on his throne, and no matter who is in the White House, no matter the health concern, no matter what’s going on in the world, we can pray, ‘Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’”

“We did 52 days of posting Scripture and prayer on our social media walls…We were literally filling the social media air with prayer.” 

“You’ve got to know that the decision-makers you’re choosing or going to make decisions that align with your beliefs, and only you can decide that. No one can tell you what to do.”

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As Vice President of Ministry Mobilization for Outreach, Inc., Jason dedicates his time to encouraging and equipping churches, denominations and ministry organizations to develop their Kingdom effectiveness by creating a culture that is both incarnational and invitational. He also serves as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement and hosts the weekly ChurchLeaders podcast. Jason lives on Anastasia Island, Florida, with his beautiful wife and children. Connect with him on Twitter and Instagram @jasondaye