Former NFL quarterback and ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky spoke a moving prayer on air for Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin after collapsing on the field due to a cardiac arrest during Monday night’s game. According to Faithwire, Orlovsky shared that he felt in his heart that he needed to pray for Hamlin at that moment.
Orlovsky prayed, “God we come to you in these moments that we don’t understand, that are hard, because we believe that You’re God and coming to You and praying to You has impact. We’re sad, we’re angry, 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 … worked, 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.”
Football fans across America have been praying for Hamlin since Monday’s incident. The Hamlin family has expressed immense gratitude for prayers and asks that they continue as Hamlin is showing signs of “progress” though he remains in critical condition, according to a friend of the family who told ESPN national reporter Coley Harvey.
Orlovsky’s public prayer for Hamlin showed America the power of faith. As Americans join together to pray for Hamlin, the message is clear that prayer is a uniting force. The overwhelming support for Hamlin shows the enormous lengths of God’s love, as does Orlovsky’s passionate prayer which he boldly shared with viewers giving everyone hope as they place their faith in God.