A truly beautiful and poignant moment occurred during Tuesday’s broadcast of NFL Live. NFL Analyst Dan Orlovsky did something completely foreign in the corporate media: he bowed his head and prayed in front of a national audience.
As we all know, Damar Hamlin on Monday night suffered the worst injury in NFL history and is currently fighting for his life in a hospital. He has received well-wishes and prayers across America for his full recovery.
Orlovsky joined in a way that frankly made modern TV history. He first expressed uncertainty whether he was doing the right thing but then vowed to move ahead:
“Maybe this is not the right thing to do but it’s on my heart I want to pray for him.”
“I’m going to do it out loud, I’m going to close my eyes, I’m going to bow my head and I ‘m just going to pray for him.”
Then he began to pray for Hamlin.
WATCH (h/t Breitbart):
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
“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.”
“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.”
Truly emblematic of the Christian spirit. Let us also pray for the doctors treating Hamlin.
The prayers may also be working. Here is an update from the Buffalo Bills:
Damar remains in the ICU in critical condition with signs of improvement noted yesterday and overnight.
He is expected to remain under intensive care as his health care team continues to monitor and treat him.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) January 4, 2023
In a country of Joe Bidens and Meghan Markles, be a Dan Orlovsky. Treat others with kindness and pray for others experiencing discomfort or misfortune. One day you could be in that position.
Also our entire nation needs our prayers because things have been going to hell for long time. Moments like this do provide hope that better days lie ahead.