This is something you don’t see every day…
But I wish we did!
A Meteorologist was covering a major tornado in Mississippi when he realized just how destructive it was going to be.
You can see him make that realization live on the air and then he pauses and just instinctively says a prayer.
A prayer to Jesus.
We need more of this, a lot more.
WATCH: WTVA meteorologist Matt Laubhan overwhelmed as major tornado hits Amory, Mississippi pic.twitter.com/JDd8n46X31
— BNO News Live (@BNODesk) March 25, 2023
Backup here on Rumble:
Even Fox News took notice:
A local Mississippi meteorologist invoked the name of Jesus Christ live on air as he watched a deadly tornado approach the town of Amory, Mississippi Friday night.
While reporting on the tornado’s trajectory and seeing it get close to the populated town, WTVA’s Matt Laubhan told viewers to get into their “Tornado safe place.”
He then paused and prayed to Christ to keep its resident’s safe.
WTVA meteorologist prays to Jesus Christ on air for residents of Amory, Mississippi as a deadly tornado bears down on them.
Laubhan was tracking the deadly tornado Friday night at the NBC-affiliate’s news station in Tupelo, Mississippi, as it tore through the state, where it would ultimately kill 23 people.
The Emmy-award winning meteorologist was glued to his storm tracker screen as he reported the movement of the storm, becoming noticeably perturbed as he realized the tornado was most likely going to veer directly towards Amory.
At the outset of the nearly two-minute-long clip – which has since racked up more than a million views on Twitter – Laubhan pointed out that his radar was showing a “strong tornado here, just east of Amory.”
“How far to Amory are we talking about?” he asked as he updated and adjusted his real-time models.
Upon further observations, he said, “Assuming we’re moving 65 miles per hour, I would say the western few streets in Amory were now less than two minutes away.”
As radar images behind the meteorologist displayed the storm getting closer to the town, Laubhan warned, “This is a strong, life-threatening tornado that’s going to move either extremely close to Amory, or in through the northern part of the city of Amory.”
He then offered his viewers a disclaimer that he could be wrong about his prediction: “Y’all trust me too much. I tell you where it goes and some of you are like, ‘That’s where it’s going to go.’ But the reality is, this could be changing directions.”
Either way, he advised viewers in Amory, “We need to be in our tornado safe place.”
If you’re like me, it probably immediately reminded you of this moment:
WATCH: ESPN Host Ignores the Haters, Prays for Damar Hamlin on Live TV
It’s no secret that Christians are shunned by the entertainment industry.
We’ve been mocked for our “thoughts and prayers.”
The haters continue to multiply by the day.
But that didn’t stop ESPN commentator Dan Orlovsky from praying on live television.
He prayed for Damar Hamlin’s recovery as well as for his family.
Orlovsky’s prayer is now going viral on social media.
Not only was his prayer touching, but it inspired many to be unashamed of their Christian faith, even in a world where being Christian is made fun of.
Watch the prayer that was aired live on ESPN below:
Dan Orlovsky didn’t just send off a ‘praying for Damar Hamlin’ tweet.
He paused during NFL Live, bowed his head, and prayed.
Powerful, brave, and genuine. 🙏
— Mark Harris (@itismarkharris) January 3, 2023
Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest following a hit in our game versus the Bengals. His heartbeat was restored on the field and he was transferred to the UC Medical Center for further testing and treatment. He is currently sedated and listed in critical condition.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 3, 2023
I have a new level of respect for Dan Orlovsky! Many people talk about praying for someone, very few stop and do it right then and there. Thank you Dan for showing what a man of God is! #Respect https://t.co/QyT2peC24R
— Dan Storrs (@Dan_Storrs) January 3, 2023
Many people say “thoughts and prayers,” but how many of those people actually pray?
Orlovsky didn’t want to just offer words.
He wanted to offer action.
And that’s exactly why he prayed on live TV.
Fox News is reporting that social media is praising Orlovsky’s prayer:
Several sports fans and commentators commended Orlovsky’s live prayer for Hamlin on Twitter as “powerful.”
“Dan Orlovsky didn’t just send off a ‘praying for Damar Hamlin’ tweet. He paused during NFL Live, bowed his head, and prayed. Powerful, brave, and genuine,” Outkick sportswriter Mark Harris wrote.
“This is as powerful as it gets. Praying on national TV probably wasn’t an easy thing to do… but @danorlovsky7 did exactly that. Let’s all follow his example and keep praying for Hamlin,” ClutchPoints writer Joey Mistretta agreed.
“Faith on the Field” host Rob Maaddi wrote, “Proud of you, bro. ‘For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among them.’”
Entrepreneur Joe Pompliano tweeted, “Shoutout to Dan Orlovsky for not just saying thoughts & prayers but actually stopping NFL Live to bow his head, close his eyes, and pray for Damar Hamlin. Kudos to you, @danorlovsky7.”
“power of prayer,” “The Rally” host Brooke Fletcher commented.
“I have never seen anything like this before. Dan Orlovsky just prayed for Damar Hamlin live on @espn moments ago. See below. ‘So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.’ -Psalm 90:12 @danorlovsky7,” professor Denny Burk remarked.
Football players across the league have echoed calls for prayers after Hamlin’s collapse during the Buffalo Bills game. Hamlin’s teammates gathered on the field shortly after he collapsed for a group prayer.
How inspiring is that?!
In a world where Christians are told to shut up and hide their faith, Orlovsky went on national TV and practiced his faith.
He didn’t preach at anyone.
He didn’t condemn anyone.
He just showed the world what being a Christian is about!
This is awesome, and I think, unbelievably courageous of Dan Orlovsky to openly pray for Damar Hamlin on ESPN. What a moment. THIS is the viral content we need.pic.twitter.com/R8SmKWQInN
— Tarek Fattal (@Tarek_Fattal) January 4, 2023
It’s easy to say to pray for people, but big props to Dan Orlovsky for actually leading their entire viewership in doing so praying for @HamlinIsland, and taking the petition to the throne of Grace, where the only power to heal Damar comes from. We need more of this on TV. https://t.co/72un6JpZVL
— Joseph Robba (@jrobba) January 3, 2023
Dan Orlovsky just prayed out-loud, live for Damar Hamlin on ESPN and I think that was one of the most powerful television moments I’ve seen in a long time.
Really moving, public displays of faith like that seem like a rarity.
— Ross Lovelace (@Rosslovelace) January 3, 2023
Man. HUGE @danorlovsky7 fan. God will often speak to you in nudges. You have to be close to Him to feel them. Thank you Dan for being an incredible example last night and talking to God to humbly ask for healing.https://t.co/NTwqZxNYqQ
— The Coonskin Cap (@TheCoonskinCap) January 4, 2023
In a time where political divisions are running deep, prayer and trust in God is what can unite us!
This is why Orlovsky’s prayer is going viral.
Breitbart offers more insight:
ESPN host and former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky defied woke critics and performed a live prayer for the recovery of Buffalo’s Damar Hamlin live on the air on Tuesday.
Orlovsky cited the seemingly over-used phrase “thoughts and prayers” seen on social media but took that sentiment one step further during Tuesday’s broadcast of NFL Live.
“You know, like, this is a little bit different. I’ve heard it all day, like ‘thoughts and prayers,’” he said at the outset of the segment, also noting that the Buffalo Bills had said that they believe in the power of prayer.
Then he did what few would dare do in this day of hyper-anti-Christian sentiment on TV.
Orlovsky bowed his head and prayed aloud.
“God, we come to you in these moments that we don’t understand, that are hard, uh, because we believe that You’re God and coming to You and praying to You, um, has impact,” he said.
“We’re, we’re sad, we’re angry, um, and 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, to be with his family to give them peace. 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, and we lift up Damar Hamlin’s name in Your name, amen,” he concluded.
As the left gets more and more aggressive against religion, Orlovsky’s show of faith is inspiring!
May this be an inspiration to us all about the power of prayer!
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