We hope you will join us for the annual Springfield Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Community members and leaders will pray for our city, state, county, and nation at this local observance of the “National Day of Prayer,” instituted by Congress in 1952. While open to all, the observance specifically honors the Judeo-Christian faith tradition. Our great thanks to the many sponsors who make this event possible.
Out of an abundance of caution, this year’s SPB will now be a virtual event. While it was hoped to be held as an in-person event with a live feed, many civic leaders still feel uncomfortable eating and meeting as a group. As the object of the prayer breakfast is to honor and pray over our city, county, state and federal employees, and as these are the same individuals working tirelessly on behalf of the public to navigate the fluid uncertainties of the pandemic, and as many of these honorees deem the environment “high risk”, the committee has come to the difficult decision to pivot to an online-only event.
Our God is ever in control and our physical proximity is no gauge of our dedication or the impact of our prayers. Though it’s true that our May 2021 event will no longer take place in the way that we intended, we continue to strive toward our purpose – to mobilize personal and public prayer for America.
2021 Springfield Prayer Breakfast Committee