Virtual program celebrates 69th National Day of Prayer

Submitted to Branson Globe

A virtual prayer breakfast program to celebrate the 69th National Day of Prayer will be live streamed at 7 a.m. on May 7, the same day and time the annual event is scheduled. Ozark Mountain Prayer Breakfast Organizing Committee Chairperson Bill Budnick said the program will include prayers delivered by local pastors, music and a message tied to 2 Chronicles 7:14. The Facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3170336559684590/


A virtual prayer breakfast will celebrate the Nationl Day of Prayer on Thursday, however the full Ozark Mountain Prayer Breakfast event has been rescheduled for September.

The Southern Baptist Convention is calling on Americans to join in the nationwide remote prayer gathering for spiritual awakening and revival. As the theme for the National Day of Prayer is “Pray God’s Glory Across the Earth,” SBC is urging Christians to pray for God’s glory into the seven centers of influence: government, military, media & arts, business, education, church and family.

“Pray for wisdom (for federal, state and local officials) in all matters related to COVID-19, and the major national and global challenges they address daily. Pray that God will work in them and through them,” the prayer guide states. “Ask God for a great spiritual awakening in the United States.”

Since the COVID-19 virus prompted organizers of the 2020 Ozark Mountain Prayer Breakfast® to postpone the event until September, they decided to host the virtual prayer breakfast. Although this brief virtual celebration will take place on the National Day of Prayer, the full annual event is rescheduled for Thursday, September 24 at the Branson Convention Center. Doors will open at 6 am, with the program beginning at 6:45 am and ending at 8:30 a.m.

Members of the business community, churches, organizations, and individuals are welcome to reserve a table by going to Ozark Mountain Prayer Breakfast website and downloading the reservation form. A table to host friends or office staff is $275 and a single seat is $40.

Budnick said approximately 400 youth from Stone and Taney counties are expected and their participation is made possible by generous donations from the community.

“If you wish to sponsor a table for the youth, please mark the reservation form as such and send in the form with your donation,” said Budnick.

Keynote speaker at the September 24 event will be Pastor Don Piper of Houston, TX, author of 90 Minutes in Heaven. His book was on the New York Times Best-Sellers List for four years.

In each of the past years, more than 1,000 people from Stone and Taney counties have participated in the prayer breakfast.

Questions about the virtual event on Thursday or the postponed event on September 24, can be directed to budnickbill@gmail.com.

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