Prayer is such a delightful and vital part of our walk with God! He desires to be in relationship with us and prayer is a significant means of building upon that relationship.
He calls us into prayer every day, but there are two very special events in May that encourage us to participate in prayer with the communities in which we live and work.
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
On Thursday, May 7th (always the first Thursday in May), the nation is invited to come together under the theme of LORD, HEAR OUR CRY which is based on 1 KINGS 8:28: “Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.”
This event is free and there are many locations that will host prayer groups, sometimes in the morning and sometimes over the lunch hour.
Check out http://nationaldayofprayer.org/ for additional information and for event locations.
THE MINNESOTA PRAYER BREAKFAST
On Thursday, May 14th, there will be a breakfast held in the downtown Minneapolis Hilton.
Pastor Chris has the honor and privilege of serving on the planning committee for the 2015 Minnesota Prayer Breakfast event. He will also be speaking at one of the breakout sessions after the breakfast.
Have you ever attended this great event? If you haven’t, we encourage you to consider attending. Tables seat ten attendees and are sold as sponsorships, starting at $300.
Perhaps your company would consider sponsoring a table and filling ten seats or giving some away as gifts to customers, business partners, etc. If you’re interested in attending and donating to this activity, please contact us.
The model of concerned citizens getting together to pray for their city, their state or their nation goes way back, obviously. But the current inspiration came from people in Seattle who began in the Great Depression to seek God’s help for the poor in their city. In the late 1950s, members of Congress and President Eisenhower began an annual National Prayer Breakfast which spawned dozens of local and state breakfasts with their example. The Minnesota Prayer Breakfast was one of the earliest state gatherings, beginning in 1959.
Please prayerfully consider attending the 2015 Minnesota Prayer Breakfast.