Nashville, TN (May 3, 2019) – The Collingsworth Family had the distinct honor of performing at the Celebration Banquet for the 2019 National Day of Prayer events on April 30th in Washington, D.C. Their performance at the invitation-only banquet, held at the Ronald Reagan International Center, was attended by numerous guests, including many members of the U.S. Congress as well as other high-ranking U.S. Government officials.
Phil Collingsworth, Sr. shares, “It was an honor to have been asked by the National Day of Prayer committee to perform for their opening ceremonies this year in Washington, D.C. Our family so enjoyed talking with Dr. James and Shirley Dobson, who have so long been associated with the NDOP (Shirley Dobson was the president for 25 years.) To see that group of politicians and associated government dignitaries call on our Creator and ask for His intervention was an experience of a lifetime for our family. And to enjoy a personal tour of the U.S. Capitol at midnight and to sit in the empty House Chamber and pray aloud for those who would be sitting in those seats the next day was a moment I will never, ever forget.”
Producer and co-founder of StowTown Records Wayne Haun was delighted to be able to attend the banquet with The Collingsworth Family. “Several hundred dignitaries had been sitting for more than two hours when The Collingsworth Family took the stage, and the room was literally transformed. Immediately, the breath of fresh air in that room was felt by all of us, and that was reflected by looks of true joy on each and every face. I know The Collingsworth Family was honored to be there to sing, but it was evident that, at that very moment, the roles were reversed. We were all honored by their presence. We have something very special in The Collingsworth Family.”
May 2nd was the National Day of Prayer, which was observed by millions for the 68th year. The National Day of Prayer initiative was passed into law in 1952 under President Harry S. Truman. Decades later, in 1988, President Ronald Reagan designated the first Thursday in May as the annual observance for the National Day of Prayer. It now includes multiple events during the week, bringing more opportunities for people to gather with the common purpose of interceding for America.