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Changing Our Nation, Part 1: The Power of Prayer

Vol. 74, Prg. 6–10
April 9–13, 2007

Homeschooling families are rightly concerned about the direction our nation is headed. But what can we do to make an impact? This week, National Day of Prayer Task Force Chairman Shirley Dobson joins Michael Farris to discuss the power of prayer in turning our nation around.

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The National Day of Prayer
The Solution to Our Nation’s Problems
'America, Unite in Prayer'
How to Get Involved in the National Day of Prayer
Prayer in Your Home

Shirley Dobson

Shirley Dobson is nationally recognized for her leadership skills and her many contributions to women’s affairs, Christian organizations, and the institution of the family. In 1999 she received the Full-time Homemaker of the Year Award from Eagle Forum, and in 2000 the Distinguished Achievement Award from Point Loma Nazarene University. She was given the First Baptist Church of Dallas’s W.A. Criswell Lifetime Christian Citizenship Award in 2006.

A graduate of Pasadena College, Shirley Dobson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education; her name was included in “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities” during both her junior and senior years. Following graduation she taught in the Hudson and Arcadia Unified School Districts in California. After her marriage and the birth of her first child, she chose to become a full-time mother and homemaker.

Currently, Mrs. Dobson serves as chair of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. In addition, Mrs. Dobson is a member of the board of directors for Focus on the Family.

Shirley Dobson and Gloria Gaither have recently co-authored a four-book series for families. The first three publications are titled Making Ordinary Days Extraordinary, Creating Family Traditions, and Celebrating Special Times with Special People. The fourth book is yet to be released. Mrs. Dobson’s book describing the remarkable gift of prayer, Certain Peace in Uncertain Times, was published in 2002.

Shirley Dobson is the wife of psychologist and author Dr. James C. Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family. She and her husband reside in Colorado Springs and have two grown children and one grandchild.

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