Mayor's Prayer Breakfast2018_programPlymouth Mayor Mark Senter Hosted the 45th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning at Christo’s Banquet Center.  Two hundred ten people attended the event which coincides with the National Day of Prayer.

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast2018_crowdThe National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5, 1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer. Every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation.

Prayer brings people together. Prayer builds bridges between opposing persons and even political parties. Prayer brings UNITY.  The 2018 theme was Pray for America – UNITY, based upon Ephesians 4:3.

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast2018_LightfootThis year former Bethel College basketball coach, Mike Lightfoot was the guest speaker.  A graduate of Bethel College Lightfoot retired in the spring of 2017 a Bethel’s head basketball coach after 30 years.  He is currently the Regional Director for Nations of Coaches a National organization that mentors college coaches.  This was Lightfoot’s second appearance at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast.  He was Mayor Mark’s first guest speaker in 2010.

This year student from the Grace Baptist Christian School Worship Team preformed as well.

Mayor's Prayer Breakfast2018_United WayThe proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the Boy Scout and Cub Scout Troops in Plymouth.  A special offering was collected at the conclusion of the breakfast and the $594.30 raised was donated to United Way for local flood relief.