National Day of Prayer Breakfast
Thursday, May 5, 2016, 7:30-9:00AM
3565 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA
You are cordially invited to attend the 18th South Bay National Day of Prayer Breakfast. Patterned after the annual Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., it is an opportunity for Americans of all faiths to take time to pray for our community, state and country.
We are delighted to have as our featured speaker, Ed Smart, father of Elizabeth Smart, who was abducted and held captive for nine months, and an advocate of child protection legislation. Prominent South Bay community leaders will again participate as Lay Readers. Music will be provided by a chorus comprised of members from several South Bay churches and synagogues.
Breakfast is included. Vegetarian meal available. Tickets are $30 per person or $300 to sponsor a table of 10
Significance of the National Day of Prayer
The National Day of Prayer has great significance for us as a nation as it enables us to recall and to teach the way in which our founding fathers sought the wisdom of God when faced with critical decisions. It stands as a call for us to humbly come before God, seeking His guidance for our leaders and His grace upon us as a people. The unanimous passage of the bill establishing the National Day of Prayer as an annual event, signifies that prayer is as important to our nation today as it was in the beginning.
Like Thanksgiving or Christmas, this day has become a national observance placed on all Hallmark calendars and observed annually across the nation and in Washington, D.C. Every year, local, state, and federal observances were held from sunrise in Maine to sunset in Hawaii, uniting Americans from all socio-economic, political and ethnic backgrounds in prayer for our nation. It is estimated that over two million people attended more than 30,000 observances – organized by approximately 40,000 volunteers. At state capitols, county court houses, on the steps of city halls, and in schools, businesses, churches and homes, people stopped their activities and gathered for prayer.