Televangelist Osteen brings 'Night of Hope' to Chicago

August 7, 2011 8:02:38 AM PDT
Tens of thousands of people gathered at Chicago's U.S. Cellular Field Saturday for televangelist Joel Osteen's ''Night of Hope.''

Osteen began by telling people in the audience he expected them to leave Saturday night's event with "more faith, more glory, more peace."

He encouraged the crowd to get up every morning and "get in agreement with God."

"If you're going to live a life of victory, you have to let everyday be a new beginning. You know, when you get up in the morning, you need to forgive the people that hurt you yesterday. Forgive yourself for mistakes that you've made. Let go of every disappointment. Don't go into another day with hurts and pains from the past," Osteen told the crowd.

The preacher and his wife, Victoria, hosted an event at the Family Christian Center in Munster, Ind. Wednesday. They have also held similar events at Dodger and Yankee stadiums.

Osteen heads up the Lakewood mega church in Houston, Texas. His ministry is based on a message of hope and assurance that, with faith, all things are possible.

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