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Rogers to speak at White House for May 3 National Day of Prayer

WASHINGTON (BP)–Adrian Rogers, former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will speak at a National Day of Prayer event May 3 at the White House.

The White House observance, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the National Day of Prayer, is scheduled to be 20 to 25 minutes in length. Rogers will speak briefly, and President Bush also will address the gathering.

Rogers, a three-time SBC president, is pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in suburban Memphis, Tenn.

The White House event will be one of about 20,000 prayer observances in the 50 states, according to the NDOP’s Internet site.

The traditional observance in the nation’s capital will be held before the White House event in the Cannon Office Building of the House of Representatives. Charles Colson, chairman of Prison Fellowship, will be the keynote speaker. Representatives of all branches of the federal government will participate.

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