WASHINGTON—Dr. James Dobson issues the following statement regarding the National Day of Prayer:
“The mission behind the National Day of Prayer, ‘to mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture,’ is more needed than ever. My wife, Shirley, chaired the National Day of Prayer Task Force for 25 years, so I’ve seen firsthand what can happen when we invite the presence and power of God into our lives, our families, our schools, and our institutions.
“But it all begins with prayer.
“So please join with Shirley and me in carving out a day of concentrated prayer for our country, for our elected officials, and for our personal walk with God.”
Dr. James Dobson is a celebrated psychologist, Christian leader, and Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.” He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family. Dr. Dobson served as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine for 14 years and on the attending staff of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for 17 years in the divisions of Child Development and Medical Genetics. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised four U.S. presidents on family matters. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development. He holds 18 honorary doctoral degrees and was inducted in 2008 into The National Radio Hall of Fame. He is married to Shirley, and they have two grown children, Danae and Ryan, and two grandchildren. The Dobsons reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.